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Darksiders 3 Review

By BwwDtt | 09 February 2021
Average: 5.5 (2 votes)

Darksiders 3 is a sequel to the famous Action / RPG series, the main character of which will be the last of the Nephilim named Fury.

  • Sophisticated skill system
  • Dynamic battles
  • Fascinating storyline
  • Interesting and challenging bosses
  • Stunning landscapes

Darksiders 3 Description

Darksiders 3 is the continuation of the famous series of games about the horsemen of the Apocalypse. It is a project that combines genres such as open-world, Action / RPG and slasher. The game was developed by Gunfire Games and published by THQ Nordic. The release took place in November 2018.

The plot unfolds at the time of the War's imprisonment when the Charred Council summons Fury - one of the Apocalypse's Horsemen. When Fury comes to the Council, they inform her that War is a traitor who broke the seventh seal, resulting in the Apocalypse. The Council does not know how War did this, but the result was a problem: the Seven Deadly Sins broke free after the Seventh Seal fell, so the Council orders the Fury to go to Earth to catch the sins bring them back to imprisonment. The game's plot is built around Deadly Sins' capture, which the player will have to deal.

Darksiders 3 Gameplay

The main gameplay has been preserved from the previous two parts. In Darksiders 3, an open world is implemented on an even larger scale, which the player will have to explore. In addition to the main quests, he can go through side quests to strengthen the main character. Much attention in the game is devoted to battles with enemies of various strengths in large numbers.

Combat system

The combat system in Darksiders 3 has undergone significant changes. The developers have radically reworked the mechanics of battles, inspired by the souls series. If earlier the player was provided with a more arcade version of fights, often requiring attack spam, the player needs to combine well-timed attacks and dodges consistently. It will also be necessary to calculate the timing of the animations of both the main character and his opponents. Even skilled players and fans of the series will have a difficult time at first.

Darksiders 3 Combat System
There are fewer opponents in each location, but they began to do many times more damage, which is why the player has to dodge continually.

The newly introduced combat system makes Darksiders 3 quite hardcore. For those who want to avoid this challenge, the developers have added the ability to choose a classic casual combat system or a complicated new one.

Graphic component and elaboration of the world

The third part of the series is notable for another graphical breakthrough. Compared to the previous game, Darksiders 3 has received significant improvements in shaders, lighting and detail. The game world looks even fuller and more affluent.

The location design has changed for the better. Each area of ​​the game world is skillfully intertwined with each other.

Darksiders 3 Graphics
The areas are quite colourful, varied and memorable, which, coupled with decent level design, makes them interesting to explore.

It is also worth saying the apparent borrowing of the location design model from the souls series. The absence of a map, which is one of the innovations, does not interfere with easy orientation. Besides, many shortcuts have been developed for convenient and fast movement.

Bosses in Darksiders 3

Another worthy and exciting feature of the game, which has also changed is bosses. If in the previous parts the boss fights were tied only to tactics and a specific strategy, then here, in the manner of the Souls series, it will become necessary to memorize the opponents' movesets, as well as to build up skills in battle.

Weapon system and skill upgrades

Technically, Fury has only one weapon - its whip, but as the game progresses, the lack of techniques will be compensated by the number of forms that this weapon can take. The whip can be turned into a spear, a blade and even a hefty hammer. New forms will be available after receiving the Void's powers, of which there are only four (fire, storm, pure strength and stasis). They will give not only new weapons but also abilities, as well as change the appearance of Fury and her ultimate.

All weapons can be improved with the help of a unique resource and improvements can be inserted into it, which give two abilities - active, when using this particular weapon, and passive, acting constantly. Modifications can also be enhanced, but for other resources.

Darksiders 3 Weapon system and skill upgrades
There is also a separate system for improving the characteristics of Fury.

Darksiders 3 System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon R7 370 with 2 GB VRAM
  • CPU: AMD FX-8320 (3,5 GHz) / Intel i5-4690K (3,5 GHz) or better
  • File Size: 25 GB available space
  • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 64 bit

Recommended Requirements

  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: AMD Radeon RX 480 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 with 4 GB VRAM
  • CPU: AMD FX-8320 (3,5 GHz) / Intel i5-4690K (3,5 GHz) or better
  • File Size: 25 GB available space
  • OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 64 bit