The Darksiders games have always had the unusual place of being far better than they had any right to be. For all its larger-than-life heavy metal aesthetics (HUGE shoulder pads!), the first game in the series was one of the better Zelda-like action adventures of its time, and still looks great thanks to a recent HD update. The sequel made combat faster and introduced more action-RPG elements, shifting the genre more towards hack n' slash combat with high-agility maneuvering, but never to the detriment of the overall design.
It looks like the third might well be living up to that legacy, thanks to a little bit of gameplay footage released just before 2017 comes to a close.
Darksiders 3 made our list of games to get excited about for 2018. It's among some impressive company, too. Go check it out!
Yep, that's Darksiders alright. Despite the next-gen spit and polish the game has clearly received (those are some lovely lighting effects, and the incidental scenery gubbins are very detailed), everything from the pace of movement to the enemies remains familiar, even when new elements are introduced, such as Fury's versatile flaming chain-whip doubling as a grappling hook for traversal purposes.