June 27, 2012
Darksiders 2 Commentary
While I wasn’t the biggest fan of the first Darksiders, there was enough enjoyment there that I am looking forward to Darksiders 2. I have always been a huge fan of the four horsemen. I used to concept sketch them all the time (while other girls did their makeup, I was drawing death on a pale horse). That aside, the game has had some push backs on release dates which seems to be happening a lot in the gaming world.
They released a very interesting live action trailer that features Jeor Mormot ‘the bear’ from Game of Thrones if you are a fan of the series. However, to watch the full cut of the trailer you have to go to the Darksiders facebook page, which I feel is worth it. I saw a review somewhere saying that it was pretty campy even as far as live action trailers go, but I quite liked it.
One thing I don’t like is the marketing ploy of the Darksiders team at E3. There has been a LOT of talk about booth babes, and I have been asked to give my opinion on them several times. I do not care if companies choose to use attractive, approachable women to market their products. The company I work for (The D20 Girls Project) is an agency for said girls, so I must not be that against them. However, I would much rather see girls who can cosplay and know the industry than girls wearing fishnets and holding the game as featured below. How cool would be it be to see two or three girls in full armor of Death and War standing around. Much cooler I think, and I would happily volunteer.