I've wanted this game for ages, but reports of very sluggish framerates on both the PS3 and 360 completely put me off picking it up for full price. I noticed that it was supposed to get a PC release in June 2010 so I'd sit tight and pick that up. It finally got a PC release in September.
The port itself it pretty much bare bones. Aside from resolution, gamma and vsync settings, the menus are all console based. In face, if you've got a 360 controller connected, not only does it detect and work perfectly with it, they keyboard and mouse controls get disabled exactly like they did with Metro 2033. Cue loads of PC people whinging about it. I think it's great!
In the game, you are War, one of the four horsemen of the apolalypse who seems to have been duped into unleashing armageddon on Earth. Luckily, you've been given permission to clean up after yourself in the form of a 3rd person action rpg/hack and slash type affair that really, really reminds me of Soul Reaver, another game I loved.
As far as hack and slash games go, it seems pretty straight forward. I totally expect to open up more combos and the like later, but for now I'll have to make so with a few slash, dash and throw attacks. That said, the combat is great fun and some of the demon's kick ass!
I think the game expects me to collect seals or something and as I do, I'll restore my powers, gain access to new areas and and progress through the game. You all know the drill. This game does nothing new.
Luckily though, it looks great, sounds great, feels great to play and is fantastically paced from the get go. Sadly, the PC version on Steam is €49.99, so I bought it from a US game download service, and entered the code they emailed me into Steam! Stupid Euro pricing a go go!
And now for some screenshots. The game runs at 1920*1200 @ 60fps on my machine without even breaking into a sweat. I'll be honest, I could live with quick and dirty console ports like this all the time for third party stuff...
DarksidersPC_2010_09_28_19_29_23_53.png 3.16MB 6 downloads
DarksidersPC_2010_09_28_20_47_16_50.png 2.63MB 2 downloads
DarksidersPC_2010_09_28_20_57_41_40.png 2.84MB 3 downloads
DarksidersPC_2010_09_28_21_22_22_85.png 2.87MB 1 downloads
DarksidersPC_2010_09_28_21_26_45_65.png 3.25MB 2 downloads
Edited by bowser123, 29 March 2014 - 02:33 PM.