I by no means thought I’d see one other Darksiders launched after the implosion of THQ, however Darksiders 3 is out now and developed by Gunfire Games. The newest within the overblown post-apocalyptic motion journey sequence is outwardly an odd beast. Folk can’t appear to resolve if it’s garbage or nice, and our Alec Meer reckons in his review that it’s each, because of its personal confused id. Sometimes it’s a bit Diablo, different occasions it’s all fairly Dark Souls, and customarily it sounds a bit too straight-laced for its personal good, as hinted at by the intense (and doubtlessly spoilery) launch trailer beneath.
With such a wooly reception to the third game, I’m simply left questioning if this one may find yourself the final within the sequence. I hope not, although – even when it’s wonky in locations, I wish to see extra of this over-the-top aesthetic. Twenty-foot-tall flaming megademons battling in amidst impossibly huge constructions each man or mystical-made. Even with out comedian artist Joe Madureira this time spherical, Gunfire Games (principally the unique Vigil Games crew reformed) have managed to copy his fashion effectively. They’ve obtained an excellent eye for extra, and it’d be a disgrace to see that forgotten.
I’m personally fascinated to see such a variety of opinions on Darksiders 3 – opinions are in all places. The first game might need set the sequence up as a heavy steel comicbook Zelda-like, however its sequel had extra open-worldish motion RPG ambitions. To today, folks nonetheless argue whether or not the second game ruined or saved the sequence, so I’m wanting ahead to making an attempt this one for myself and seeing how I do with it. Still, being a full-priced retail game with DLC but to return (together with serpent holes to be plumbed, ooerr), I would wait till the following spherical of gross sales, although.
Darksiders Three is out now on Steam, Humble and GOG, and prices £45/€60/$60 for the common version, and £60/€80/$80 for the deluxe version, together with the DLC season cross. It’s revealed by THQ Nordic.