Darksiders II (Limited Edition) - Xbox 360
Darksiders II is an action-adventure game and the sequel to Darksiders. It takes place parallel to the first game where War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, went to Earth after he was stripped of his powers and in tricked in causing a war between heaven and hell. His brother Death is convinced of his innocence and sets out at the same time to resurrect humanity and prove his brother's innocence. He travels through different lands and locations to restore the mistakes and kill those responsible.
The gameplay with its third-person hack-and-slash is similar to the first game. The environments consists of large open world areas where dungeons lead to new locations. Death can travel the distances on foot or using his horse Despair. Another character is the raven Dust that helps locate objectives. Both can accessed by the player through a key or button. Fast travel is available as well and it is possible to return to the overworld from inside a dungeon, saving progress there, to continue later. Next to the action there are also still many environment-based puzzles that require the manipulation of levers, tiles, pressure plates, doors and portals to progress. A lot of time is also spent on exploring and navigating the environment, including climbing using fixed points, running along walls and swimming. Compared to War in the first game, Death is much more agile and can perform acrobatic moves. Similar to the first game many more mechanics are unlocked along the way, such as the Death Grip grappling hook and the Voidwalker portal gun. Other abilities are Soul Splitter and Interdiction to control other characters, often to solve puzzles. Many levels also have large boss characters with QTE-finishing moves.
This limited edition was exclusive to pre-orders and could also be obtained through Darksiders II (Collector's Edition) and Darksiders II (Angel of Death Edition). It contains:
- Darksiders II (base game)
- Darksiders II: Argul's Tomb (DLC)
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