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  • Summary: From the dawn of creation, the council has maintained the Balance across existence. Carrying out their orders are the Horsemen, Nephilim (powerful beings spawned from the unnatural union of angels and demons) who have pledged themselves to the Council and been granted immense power.From the dawn of creation, the council has maintained the Balance across existence. Carrying out their orders are the Horsemen, Nephilim (powerful beings spawned from the unnatural union of angels and demons) who have pledged themselves to the Council and been granted immense power.

    However, this power came at a tragic cost: the Horsemen were ordered to use their newfound strength to wipe out the rest of their kind. What followed was a bloody battle on Eden where the Horsemen, obeying the will of the Council, annihilated the Nephilim.

    Darksiders: Genesis is an action/adventure that tears its way through hordes of demons, angels, and everything in-between on its way to Hell and back with guns blazing and swords swinging. Genesis gives players their first look at the world of Darksiders before the events of the original game, as well as introduces the horseman Strife.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Feb 18, 2020
    90
    Regardless of if you’ve played every Darksiders game or this is your first one, Darksiders Genesis is worth playing. The characters and combat remain fun and exciting to play even after the credits roll. While some enemies can be annoying, combat never gets dull and new items you earn along the way always make encounters fresh. Amongst the other big titles launching this spring, Darksiders Genesis is one that shouldn’t be missed.
  2. 85
    Darksiders Genesis is a rousing achievement, taking the pillars of the franchise and bringing them to a new genre and perspective. That shift is pulled off almost to perfection, creating one of the better games in the franchise and a satisfying and rewarding combat experience with a lot of meat on its bones.
  3. Feb 27, 2020
    83
    It’s a fun action-adventure game that builds upon the lore of the series in a way that works pretty well, with interesting combat mechanics and an addictive upgrade system that gave me a good 20 or so hours of playtime. Even now I could go back and clean up some of the collectibles and optional challenges, and still plan to do so at some point. So yeah, I think Darksiders Genesis is certainly worth a look, but you’ll likely get more appreciation out of it if you’re at least familiar with the series up to now.
  4. Feb 14, 2020
    80
    Darksiders turns into a top-down hack-and-slash title... and turns out to be all the better for it. Some minor annoyances don't weigh up to the sheer amount of fun this game holds in store for you, solo or in co-op. The deep and varied combat system forms the proverbial cherry on the cake.
  5. Feb 21, 2020
    79
    Despite the lack of polish and variety Darksiders Genesis is an entertaining spin-off that keeps a lot of the franchises’ staples intact.
  6. 70
    Darksiders Genesis is a welcome change of pace. Fan of the series might question whether or not they will like the dramatic overhaul, but this is a really solid Diablo style of game that is a lot of fun to play. I enjoyed the new character a good deal and have always appreciated the world these games were set in. The wheel is not getting reinvented here, but the overall execution is generally well done.
  7. Feb 13, 2020
    60
    What may have been a solid experience a few years back feels too stale in 2020. Darksiders Genesis is completely competent in its own right, but it doesn't do enough to differentiate itself from previous iterations despite a change in perspective. Combat is a highlight and the Creature Core system provides some depth, however, they're about the only two features we can muster any enthusiasm for.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 32
  2. Negative: 5 out of 32
  1. Mar 8, 2020
    10
    Мне нравится, что разработчики не боятся экспериментировать. Тут игра предстаёт перед вами совсем другая, которую мы привыкли видеть.Мне нравится, что разработчики не боятся экспериментировать. Тут игра предстаёт перед вами совсем другая, которую мы привыкли видеть.
  2. Feb 15, 2020
    10
    If you love Darksiders, you will love this game. Great fusion of previous Darksiders games and Diablo.
  3. May 19, 2020
    10
    I really couldn't believe it. When I initially saw its trailer I was skeptical. It was obviously a Diablo wannabe. After the amazing first 2I really couldn't believe it. When I initially saw its trailer I was skeptical. It was obviously a Diablo wannabe. After the amazing first 2 games I was really disappointed with the, full of bugs, mediocre no3 and I had my expectations really low.
    The game is fresh, the bugs are few to none and, even though it looks as a Diablo clone, it simultaneously has the darksiders hack n' slash flavor we loved in the past.
    If you haven't played it yet, do it. I took a platinum in 39 hours and i enjoyed every minute of it. This comes from someone who has no time to play nowadays; I just found some for this gem.
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  4. Feb 16, 2020
    8
    Edit: After spending my Sunday morning playing this on apocalytic and adjusting controls from the options I'm upping this to an 8 with anEdit: After spending my Sunday morning playing this on apocalytic and adjusting controls from the options I'm upping this to an 8 with an astrix that the controls menu should be vistited every now and then during play. I'd even say they should prompt the options menu after certain unlocks.

    It's pretty good. It's no Alienation or Diablo in terms of the fun factor immersion but stands with them in polish and lands somewhere inbetween in feel and structure. Normal is a tad to easy so I've been playing single player on Hard and not needed to grind earlier levels or drop difficulty until the third last level but instead I just dropped difficulty as the game has dragged a slight bit. If you do intend on hard or Mayham and can't keep up, there is a fantastic Arena for grinding and a fun part of the game itself and worth a once through at least as they unlock.

    Story is as dull and forgettable as all most DS games and presentation is much the same too, however there are some annoying choice in sound design that are quite headache inducing, especially is some areas where VA has a seriously over used echo effect. Feels lile they are covering bad VA more than adding the effect for lore. Some of the dialouge is eye rollingly cringey and not much homour lands or even tries to really land, it's all very childish and doesn't fit in the setting at all. Strife is nothing more than, that Comic relief guy in Destiny cutscenes. The side stuff and progression is extremely engaging and I'm actually enthused to go back and on apocalyptic difficulty and clean up SOME trophies yet I know I won't be Platinuming as I've mentioned the game starts to drag before it ends but that is a good thing of itself as the game peaks high and burns out just in time. I wasn't expecting diablo playtimes going in and I got what I wanted.

    The isometric view with some of the games mechanics is easily it's weakest part and goes beyond frustration in some areas, leaving a wonder why they just wouldn't cut that faff if they couldn't make it work more effectively. Climbing, throwing bombs and anything that requires depth perception is cruelly unfair and horrid to play, even more so when it has a timer.

    Very close to being a 9 and reaching the heights of Alienation or other refined, smaller scale diablo esque games but it sumbles in too many areas and fails at some of what it tries to implement to set itself apart. Still, a solid fun 7 and if you have more patience and a head for climbing, platforming and other precision activities in the isometric perspective, perhaps an 8. I however, can not let that slide.
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  5. Feb 8, 2021
    8
    A little buggy at times and has network issues when playing co-op, but a fantastic game overall and I hope for more Darksiders.
  6. Aug 13, 2020
    8
    Раздают в икс бокс гейм пасс. И я прям очень доволен. Пощёлкать демонов и отдохнуть вполне ок. РекомендетРаздают в икс бокс гейм пасс. И я прям очень доволен. Пощёлкать демонов и отдохнуть вполне ок. Рекомендет
  7. Feb 14, 2020
    0
    Giving it a 0 because the first reviewer here, Kriskobra gave it a 10 to counter the 0's that weren't even on here. Idiots rejoice!

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