Honestly, I was surprised at the number of votes for Darksiders, because I’ve heard so little praise for the game. It was a Zelda rip-off, the hack-and-slash gets boring (that complaint never made sense to me…it’s hack-and-slash for God’s sake), the story isn’t that great, yadda yadda yadda. But hey, it’s a game I’ve always meant to finish, and since putting up this poll, my Twitter feed has been ablaze with praise for Darksiders.
Good thing I own it for the Xbox 36o, because I’m not turning on my PS3 anytime soon. So if God of War and Enslaved had won, they would have had to wait. And they wouldn’t have waited for Darksiders, as I still have that Mass Effect addiction thing going on.
Speaking of which, that is what I played this weekend, because I didn’t check the poll results until Saturday night. I’m on my second set of recruits, and I’m burning through loyalty missions. The only side missions I’m going to complete are Lair of the Shadow Broker and Arrival. This time around playing, if I fail any loyalty missions, I fail them. No repeats. Since I’m also not going to mine planets, if I don’t upgrade my ship fully, ah well. A Renegade seems like he would rather get the job done and get it quickly instead of horsing around through space. That and, I don’t want to.
But I fully expect to honor my poll results and shelve my second playthrough of Mass Effect 2 for now. It’s been well over a year since I’ve played Darksiders, so I believe my best bet would be to start over. I don’t think I’ve even made it to the first boss yet. Or maybe I have. Who knows. It’s been that long and I’ve played numerous games since then. I can’t remember what distracted me from playing Darksiders in the first place; it could have been either Bayonetta, or Final Fantasy XIII, or both. Guess it doesn’t really matter as I’ll be restarting it from the beginning.
So what will I be playing during the week? I have Portal 2 and LEGO Star Wars III for the Xbox and the DS (they’re actually two different games!) slated on the agenda. One game to stress me the hell out and the other(s) to make me laugh. Why do I do this to myself?