Darksiders for the Xbox 360 and PS3 is a new a action RPG in the tradition of God of War. What sets this new game apart is the wonderful art direction, done by comic veteran Joe Madureira. Madureira (or Mad! for short) is one of the main art directors for this game, known for illustrating comic classics like X-Men, Batman, Superman, and the amazing Battle Chasers.
Anticipation for the game has increased significantly over the last year, focusing on the wonderful visual aspects as well as the fusion of different gameplay ideas. It has been described as a comic book telling of the Book of Revelations, with giant monsters and bad-ass warriors.
Set in the post-apocalyptic future, you take control of War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, who is bent on revenge and redemption for his part in bringing about the end of the world. Over the course of his journey, War challenges the forces of both Heaven and Hell, and is forced to make some unlikely allies along the way.
Gameplay wise, Darksiders features a mix between melee combat, similar to God of War and other hack and slash beat-em-ups, and the exploration elements of a Metroidvania game. Inspiration for the game comes heavily from classic titles like The Legend of Zelda and Symphony of the Night, where you enter a dungeon, collect a unique item that allows you to solve puzzles and master new fighting techniques, and progress to the final boss.
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