What We Want to See in Darksiders 3

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Darksiders was developed by Vigil Games and previously published by THQ. Ever since THQ went under it's now published by Nordic Games. Darksiders is a series of two games which follows two of the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, War and Death in each game respectively.

Both games play very differently from each other, War is lumbering and slow, you have to play a lot more tactically with him --think an easy version of Dark Souls. On the other hand, Death is wiry and quick, climbing over obstacles and leaping from ledges. Where War uses brute force and tactics, Death is more nimble.

With a rumoured Darksiders 2 for Xbox One and PS4 version on the horizon, does this mean Nordic Games and Vigil Games are preparing the groundwork for a Darksiders 3? I sure hope they are, and these are the 3 things Darksiders 3 could include.

#1 - There are FOUR horsemen, not TWO - Strife

War and Death have their own games, but Strife is left out. Is that fair? And he isn't the only one.

Strife (second in from the left) is known for his excellent marksmanship. He wields two pistols, Mercy and Redemption.

This could allow for an expanding on the shooting mechanics employed by the current games to a more 3rd person style, for only the shooting. However, if this game become a third person shooter that would be pretty disastrous, but just using the mechanics.

The game could be based on stylistic shooting, employing a Matrix style bullet time and diving mechanics, maybe even wall running mixed with the standard Darksiders abilities and melee.

#2 - Don't Make Fury Angry

The final Horseman (or Horsewoman?) is Fury, she needs to be playable!

Each Darksiders game has one main protagonist, but maybe Darksiders 3 can have two? Where at the beginning of the game you pick who you want to play as, and the story unfolds slightly differently, why not have Strife and Fury playable in the same game. Then in Darksiders 4 you can play as any of the horsemen.

Fury wields a whip as her main weapon and claws for secondary. Not much is known about her personality, but she appears to be calmest of the Horsemen.

As Fury is level headed she could have an 'at peace' meter, as it fills up it will allow Fury to transform into something else, like with Death's Reaper form, she can then do higher damage, but also move a lot faster. Fury should be a very fast character using her agility do acrobatic attacks, and even some stealth, which, of course, will mean we need better AI and it MUST be optional --no forced stealth and no 'if detected you instantly fail' sections.

With the whip, Fury is then able to pull people from higher, or lower, places and maybe use it Indiana Jones style for swinging. Fury should have a much faster gameplay style, think more like Prince of Persia --Warrior Within specifically.

# 3 - Does Death save War? Is Death dead? What Happens!

If you have not played either Darksiders games, you might want to skip this one some pretty major spoilers ahead, but then I guess if you're reading this it's because you have played them and want Darksiders 3.

At the end of Darksiders War is banished due to him breaking the rules, he went to Earth without the proper authorization, however, he was tricked into thinking the signs were real. This is where Darksiders 2 starts, Death wants to clear his brother's name, to do this he needs to turn back time. There is one pretty major catch, Death must sacrifice himself or the souls of the Nephilim to turn back time.

And this is where the cliffhanger arrives, what happens to Death? What happens to War? I don't want to speculate about story lines because Vigil Games are far better at that than I. But that doesn't stop the fact that a great series has not be closed, and it deserves to be ended.

Those are the 3 biggest things that I think Darksiders 3 needs to have!

Do you agree? Does anything need to be added? Let me know in the comments above (no wait... they are below).

Published Feb. 19th 2015

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