The Darksiders 2® Catch-All

For what it's worth, I've been following some traversal videos that make it seem like DS2 is just fine in the Zelda dept.

Saw a tv commercial tonight. Looks good. Must be the PC version.

Garden Ninja wrote:
Blind_Evil wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

Supposedly they toned down the Zelda elements

Do you remember where you'd heard that? I've been following pretty closely and hadn't a whiff of it.

I don't remember hearing it specifically, but in game play videos with dev commentary during E3, they were focusing on the action RPG mechanics (loot and combat), and didn't mention anything that seemed like Zelda. That could just be because it is the new stuff though.

They tried to make the first game out to be way more God of Warish than it really was at press demos and stuff so who knows.

Okay just got a follow-up email about the one yesterday.

Hello Rykin,

You may have received an email stating that the release date for your Darksiders II pre-order product has been changed to August 2nd. We apologize for any confusion that this may have caused. You will still be receiving your game on or around the release date of August 14th. Your order has been released to our warehouse for processing and will be staged and shipped according to your delivery destination and chosen delivery method. You will receive a separate shipment notification with tracking information (if available for your shipping method) once the order leaves the warehouse.

Again, we apologize for any confusion that this may have caused.

Happy Gaming,
THQ

Sounds like it was just something weird with the way their system works.

Some people on Gaf were saying that THQ has done this before (Saints Row 3, I think?) and that a sizeable chunk of people got their games days before street date.

I guess it's all in how the dice rolls as others were a couple days after launch.

I got that correction email, and a few hours later got an actual shipping notification.

Aaron D. wrote:

people got their games days before street date.

That'd be fine with me <,<

Yea I got a shipment notice a few hours ago as well (just been too busy to post). For some reason though it looks like it is shipping from Indiana to California and from there to me in Oklahoma?!?!?! I think they need some logistics support.

I preordered the PC download version from THQ to get the free DLC. When I got my confirmation email, it said "Note: If your order contains download products, you can complete the download by clicking the DOWNLOAD NOW button below."

Of course, there was no DOWNLOAD NOW button in the email.

I assume all I need is a serial number to give to Steam, since a Steam account is listed in the game's system requirements.

Hopefully THQ support can straighten this out. :-/

This was only $37.50 on Green Man Gaming today so I pre-purchased it. I love how much faster the combat looks and the loot system looks great as well. I hope the dungeons are more Zelda-ey this time though.

Crucible Mode Reveal

** [non-story] spoiler alert, etc. **

Pretty neat. Looks like they're including a

Spoiler:

hoard mode.

I like that it's accessed in-game, as I'd be more willing to fiddle with it from inside the campaign vs. having it on a separate, front-end menu.

Anyone else that preordered a physical copy: does your shipment tracking page seem odd? Mine lists Package #1-#4, and only the last one has an expected arrival date attached. I wonder if that's just an awkward way of saying how many stops it'll make?

Yeah, I got that too.

It's strange because the tracking number is the same for all four locations. I was inclined to believe that it was just four stops along the way until I looked at the order that went, MD, IL, TX, DC. Starting and Maryland and heading out west only to come back to DC makes absolutely no sense.

Can't make heads or tails of it, but I'll just patiently wait for my package.

Yea mine is that way too though mine starts in Indiana and then goes to California before turning around to head for Oklahoma (think I mentioned it above). I think what they must be doing is shipping them from the manufacturing in groups and then splitting them up at a distribution center to send them to their final destination. Definitely not a good view to be presenting to end users.

On a plus side mine says it should be delivered tomorrow. Not sure if that means delivered to me or the place in Cali though.

So I thought this was fun

That was awesome!

admitted. It was funny.

Aaron D. wrote:

That was awesome!

Amazing!

Just got an email from GMG stating that Steam keys will be given out within a day. Pre-load? Yes, please.

I envy you. Question, since release is so close, should we maybe open a Spoilers thread and keep this one free of them? Or would that be too much?

No word on my digital order from THQ. They haven't even charged it yet. Or maybe they have, I don't know, their site is terrible. I can't even see the order without using the direct link from my order confirmation e-mail.

kexx wrote:

Question, since release is so close, should we maybe open a Spoilers thread and keep this one free of them? Or would that be too much?

My first impression is that the core game is so long (30 hrs. from most accounts) that I wouldn't go near a thread with open spoilers until I finished the game myself.

Seems like it's easier to have spoiler threads for shorter games like the recent Walking Dead series 'cause you can plow through it in one or two sessions and then dive into the thread to openly discuss. I'd be more reluctant with a longer single-player campaign title like this one.

Aaron D. wrote:
kexx wrote:

Question, since release is so close, should we maybe open a Spoilers thread and keep this one free of them? Or would that be too much?

My first impression is that the core game is so long (30 hrs. from most accounts) that I wouldn't go near a thread with open spoilers until I finished the game myself.

Seems like it's easier to have spoiler threads for shorter games like the recent Walking Dead series 'cause you can plow through it in one or two sessions and then dive into the thread to openly discuss. I'd be more reluctant with a longer single-player campaign title like this one.

Well the same thing could be said about Mass Effect 3. Game´s pretty long, and we had a dedicated spoiler thread in it. Granted, the story had much more to offer, but we still kept them separate, and it worked wonders. Just a thought though.

ARGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!

Just went to load up my DS1 game save to mop up, and do the last play through, and it has gone.

I upgraded hard drives about 8 months ago to a 250GB from the 120GB. It said a few files didn't blah de blah who reads that crap?

I miss memory cards, I truly do. I don't want to search for all the shards for that armor again...

All of a sudden the release of DS2 isn't as shiny (I'll get over it, but I just wanted to whinge).

kexx wrote:

Well the same thing could be said about Mass Effect 3. Game´s pretty long, and we had a dedicated spoiler thread in it. Granted, the story had much more to offer, but we still kept them separate, and it worked wonders. Just a thought though.

I don't think this is going to have nearly the same volume of players as Mass Effect 3. If it gets to be a problem we can make a spoiler thread, but for now it makes sense to stick with one and use spoiler tags.

I also don't feel like people are playing Darksiders 2 for the same reasons as Mass Effect 3 (namely for the story). But just because I don't care about the story doesn't mean no one should.

I don't even remember the story of the first game. Some guy turned out to be a traitor. I killed a lot of things. The end.

Stele wrote:

I don't even remember the story of the first game. Some guy turned out to be a traitor. I killed a lot of things. The end.

Yea pretty much. You forgot about the disembodied feminine voice (maybe the devil who knows) that tricked the guy who betrayed everyone. Just finished it again last weekend. The story is pretty meh. Not bad but meh.

Aaron D. wrote:

It's funny 'cause I often hear games of riff mechanics off of established IPs referred to negatively as copy-cats. But I've never heard this leveled at Darksiders. It does seem like a patch-work of proven, successful formulas found in the likes of Zelda, etc., but it also has enough of it's own identity where it never feels like it's trying to be the next Zelda, God of War, etc. It's fully confident in being it's own thing in spite of the inspirations propping it up.

Kind of cool and a rare thing, imo.

An explanation:

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