Thursday, February 4, 2010

The ending of our story.

I take back what I said about the possibility and possible condition of a sequel to Darksiders. The ending is a cliffhanger of epic purportions: for many hours you have been stuck as War, the most straight forward and boring of all the horsemen. Right before the credits roll War grumbles that he is not alone and three meteorites are shown plumeting from the sky. From what I understand the origial idea for Darksiders included all four horsement as playable, with four player co-op. Picture, if you will, Borderlands (which was excellent) but instead of a rag tag bunch of mercs you play as demigods bent on detroying both heaven and hell. It is understandable that Vigil Games backed away from this. It would be an incredible investment into an unproven IP. Should Darksiders get a true sequal, and should it include the kind of co-op experience that has been proven possible on a console by Borderland and Left 4 Dead, they should include a free pair of pants with every pre-order, and I would be first in line.

Who am I kidding, I never play co-op anything, but it certainly sounds like it would be a lot of fun. Or it could be like Zelda Four Swords and end friendships in eruptions of bloody violence. Either way, good times.

Quite some time ago I set up a 'blog' for my 360 here, then forgot about it for about two years. Looking at it now I am suprised by what games I played the most. Rock Band, Street Fighter IV, and SSFIIHDR are the top three. Rock Band has the lead running away at 68 days. I must have gotten over my music game addiction, because nothing else in the genre even comes close. What is also suprising, and I think this actually points to a problem in their reporting, is how low Oblivion is. I put an embarassing amount of time in that game, most of which is not reported here. I don't know why it bothers me, other than my epeen being sold a little short.

Virtual sword fighting?

Ew.

3 comments:

  1. We put a LOT of time in HDR last year.

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  2. I miss those days. Since then, red rings of death and school have been giving me hell, while Bayonetta has been taking up what little time for gaming I have (just started non-stop climax). One day we have to get back to HDR (shakes fist menacingly).

    In the meantime, keep the reviews coming!

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