Darksiders 2 (360): I was a fan of the first Darksiders, mostly because I’m a huge fan of Joe Mad’s artwork, and also because I liked the Devil May Cry/God of War/Zelda hybrid-feel to it. Was it the most original game? God no. Anytime you can call a game the hybrid of <insert game titles here> then it’s not all that original. Strangely though, despite the less than the original concepts, it was a really fun game with some mind-blowing bosses. Last week, during my nightly eBay perusing, I saw a copy of Darksiders 2 about to sell for $4.75 with free shipping, so I swooped in with 8 seconds to go and got it for an even $5.00, ruining someone’s night and making mine a bit better. Double bonus. After playing it for a few days, I can say that this game is much different from the original Darksiders. The biggest difference being the addition of loot. You now get coins and more importantly, equipment that you can either use, sell, or sacrifice to level up the equipment you have. Just this one aspect makes this game more enjoyable to me. Also, I like the fact that the battles are not one after another after another after another..etc..so you actually get some time to explore the enviroments. It gives the game an RPG kinda feel to it. The puzzles are a lot more interesting, a couple reminded me of Portal, (you have to fire portals to get from point A to point B),and generally they didn’t piss me off like some of the puzzles in the original. Not that the original’s were incredibly difficult, just incredibly frickin’ long. I actually really enjoy playing as Death more than I did playing as War in D1 (tired of typing Darksi…damn..<sigh>…Darksiders). Death’s abilities are more interesting and just plain cooler. He can create doppelgangers of himself, wall-walk, summon monsters, and opens doors and chests with ghostly hands. His scythes are pretty damn neat too. The bosses from what I’ve seen so far are huge but not as challenging as the bosses in D1. We’ll see if that holds true as I get deeper into the game. Speaking of which, I read earlier that this game is larger than the D1, so that’s another bonus. Overall I’m really happy with this game, definitely worth 5 bucks. And ruining someone’s night.