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Darksiders: Warmastered Edition Review

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition

Release: 22/11/2016
Publisher: Vigil Games
Developer: Nordic Games Publishing
Genre: Action, Adventure, XBox One Reviews
PEGI: M
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The apocalypse has been kick started in the re-released version of the game and it is our duty to kick some behind and take names. Darksiders was originally released back in 2010 for the last generation consoles – Xbox 360, PS3 and the PC. This year the Warmastered Edition of Darksiders is released at a discounted price of $19.99 or £14.99 and worth every penny. THQNordic and Vigil Games bring us a protagonist to right his wrong doing while doing it at 1080p resolution and 60 FPS and it feels like the right way to re-make a game.

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The THQNortic and Vigil Games combat title Darksiders: Warmastered Edition, follows our protagonist War, hence the game title Warmastered Edition. War is one of the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse but he is accused of pre-maturely ending the world as we know it and is stripped of his God-like powers. He is also made to be on trial for his said actions and of course pleads his innocence. The Horsemen is allowed one last chance at redemption after pleading his innocence to The Charred Council and they return him to Earth to find the responsible party for his betrayal.

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition plays by its own rules when looking at a classic revenge story as War is stripped of his powers and has to go on this journey with hand to hand combat while increasing his skills the more demons he slays. Darksiders has a great mix of problem solving and action to go along with its greatly improved visual effects from the original version. Killing enemies is where its at in Darksiders and the more War eliminates the more souls are awarded to you which will come in three different forms. Health, Currency and Wrath will be delivered to your pockets from the souls you take which will benefit you more in the game in terms of current health and upgrades to War.

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The one feature that really makes Darksiders: Warmastered Edition stand out is the games visuals. As mentioned earlier, the visuals are a huge upgrade from the original version of the game and this makes the game even more enjoyable. The resolution is at 1080p and the framerate maintained is 60 FPS which is a standard now in the video game world. The backgrounds and open world that you discover are very dark areas you don’t ever want to experience in real life and Darksiders seemed to nail the world we should fear perfectly. I never played the original game but I did check out video play and old reviews to see what the differences were and along with updated resolution and frame rate, we also get minor updates to enjoy. All minor updates are important too as we also see some of the texture fixes and any bug issues the game previously had are now resolved.

Audio in Darksiders: Warmastered Edition gives the gamer a feel for an apocalyptic world. Coming in from the heaven and hell cut scenes to the battles going on with the souls on Earth, we feel the groans of the un-dead and the souls that escape them. The general music and sounds give us exactly what we need to get into the mood of the game and battle your way through the betrayal you experienced and avenge War the Horsemen.

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Darksiders normally would not be a game I would have picked up on my own because it didn’t seem like something that was in my style of play but after spending the time with the THQNordic and Vigil Games title, I was hooked and wanted to follow the story through. Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is very easy to pick up and go through the story without having played a previous game in the series and the difficulty curve is on the gamers side as it’s not a hard game to learn off the bat.  For a discounted price and the fun level of the game, it comes highly recommended. Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is available now on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC.

 

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