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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 06:36pm 07/12/09 | 25 Comments
THQ were nice enough to hook AusGamers up with some extra Darksiders love, and while you already know we're chomping at the bit for the game, we're still willing to share with you deeper reasons why.

So if you missed our hands-on preview (from a much earlier build, mind you), or our interview with creative-director, Joe Madureira, be sure to check our list of 10 reasons why we think this is one of the first things you should buy in the new year (even more than food or drink). We also have a stack of new screens you can check out here.

Click here for our 10 compelling reasons.



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greazy
Posted 06:45pm 07/12/09
"will own you" - this line makes me completely uninterested in the game and the review. what are we children?



darkjedi
Posted 06:58pm 07/12/09
The last time something was going to "own us" was John Romero with Daikatana.

The only b****** that came out of that debacle were the dumbarses who bought the damn thing.


Still, Darksiders does look (and sound) rather awesome indeed. Just a shame it's so close to Bayonetta (another kickass/awesome title). The lead character in DS looks an awful lot like a Blood Elf Death Knight from WoW however...
Dan
Posted 07:04pm 07/12/09
I've only been able to play a few levels so can't speak for much gameplay wise, but I absolutely adore the art direction and character design in this game. It's like the Legend of Zelda if it grew up and bulked up and wasn't on a platform that's a generation behind.
Khel
Posted 07:26pm 07/12/09
Have to say, I'm much more interested in Darksiders than Bayonetta. Bayonetta just looks to me like another Devil May Cry game with some different characters plugged in, and I'm pretty over that formula.
d0mino
Posted 07:34pm 07/12/09
Any proponents of The Legend of Zelda series, Metroid, God of War or even Devil May Cry (mostly the two former though), will be right at home with Darksiders mature, intelligent puzzle design.


im in.
Seven
Posted 07:53pm 07/12/09
No PC :(
Midda
Posted 07:59pm 07/12/09
I haven't read the article yet, just posting to say I'm looking forward to this game.
Phar4oh
Posted 08:15pm 07/12/09
QUOTE="will own you" - this line makes me completely uninterested in the game and the review. what are we children?"

The reviewer is expressing passion and excitement for the title. Would you prefer something boring and nonchalent? It's hard to get excited about a game if the reviewer has the enthusiasm of a lawn mower trade show.

... a bit wingy I must say
greazy
Posted 08:26pm 07/12/09
it's possible to express passion and excitement without using the words "own you". my ten year old brother says I OWNED YOU!

Trauma
Posted 11:53pm 07/12/09
No one cares greazy.
Ronnny
Posted 12:29am 08/12/09
Yer thats right Greazy, all your bases belong to us, WE F*****G OWN YOU!
Zmoo
Posted 01:36am 08/12/09
Previews like this make me wonder if the ausgamers staff are on the take...
CSIRAC
Posted 02:01am 08/12/09
Console only? Lame :(
Dazhel
Posted 02:02am 08/12/09
Previews like this make me wonder if the ausgamers staff are on the take...


lol
It's just a few features and some screenshots. If you don't like it you're always welcome to head back to OCAU.

Oh, wait...
konstie
Posted 03:11am 08/12/09
man, don't mean to b****... but please don't turn into IGN and make lists about every damn thing imaginable.

good article though !!! :D

EDIT:

is this the game with mark hamill voice acting some of the characters?

he did a sick job as the joker in arkham and in the cartoon show
konstie
Posted 03:08am 08/12/09
ALSO- is this the game with mark hamill doing the voices for several characters?

he did an awesome job as the joker in Arkham as well as in the series..
konstie
Posted 03:09am 08/12/09
ALSO- is this the game with mark hamill doing the voices for several characters?

he did an awesome job as the joker in Arkham as well as in the series..
konstie
Posted 05:24pm 08/12/09
mistake
skythra
Posted 03:15am 08/12/09
The last time something was going to "own us" was John Romero with Daikatana.
fpot
Posted 07:35am 08/12/09
shade
Posted 08:50am 08/12/09
hey, nothing wrong with some l337 speak

pwned.
fpot
Posted 08:57am 08/12/09
You have to make sure the people reading it speek leet though
HurricaneJim
Posted 09:00am 08/12/09
I don't know how anything on technology that is 5 years old could "own". Unless the hyperbole is only meant as a comment on that 5 year old technology.

Would a Sopwith Camel own a Messerschmidt Bf109E1? Would a PzKpfw VI Ausf B "King Tiger" own a M1A2 Abrams? I think not and neither will this game.
darkjedi
Posted 09:13am 08/12/09
Have to say, I'm much more interested in Darksiders than Bayonetta. Bayonetta just looks to me like another Devil May Cry game with some different characters plugged in, and I'm pretty over that formula.


I'd lean more towards God of War than DMC (although that's kind of like comparing Apples to well, Apples), but point taken. However if Bayonetta's demo is any example of what to expect, then it's been executed quite nicely.

Q1 2010's really shaping up nicely so far!
Keato
Posted 09:45am 08/12/09
I'm happy to be owned to support the Ausgamers love.
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