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Darksiders 3 Classic Combat Feature Makes Game Playable for Critics

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When Darksiders 3 first came out, critics had a hard time seeing that each game is different and made around the specific horsemen. It was judged with the previous games in mind and I think that the critics did not do it justice. A major part of why Darksiders 3 got a lot of criticism is because it is the most difficult Darksiders game. That is something that critics could not cope with.

While there are exceptions, it is often the case that journalists that are reviewing games are not gamers themselves. If you have ever seen a video of these journalists playing a video game, you can see that they have little skill when it comes to gaming. I think that is a major reason why critics gave Darksiders 3 such a hard time.

Now that Darksiders 3 has the classic combat feature, critics should be able to play the game. The classic mode makes the combat feel like previous Darksiders games. Attacks can be interrupted to dodge and the animation for taking consuming items is skipped meaning that items can be consumed instantly.

Darksiders 3 Update 1.05 also introduces ledge grab detection and performance optimizations. The level cap has been increased to 200 and the game has been balanced to make it a bit easier. The following are the measures taken to balance the game:

  • Fury will no longer take damage while performing an Arcane Counters.
  • Havoc Form does more Damage.
  • Increased Havoc Generation on Obscurus Enhancement.
  • Increased Health and Damage amounts on Fortifier Enhancement.
  • Increased Health Regeneration of Leviathan Enhancement.
  • Increased Lurcher Reward from destroying breakables on Leviathan Enhancement.
  • Increased Chance to Spawn Wrath when killing an Enemy on Rage Enhancement.

Hardcore fans can play the game with the default setting which gives you the Darksouls inspired combat system. Of course, if you are playing the game on harder difficulties these balance measures will have little effect. We also looked into the upcoming DLC and what it has to offer, which you should check out if you are interested in playing it or own the deluxe edition of the game.

Let us know what you think about Darksiders 3 Update 1.05 and whether or not you are interested in playing the game with classic combat features.

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  • Greg

    “If you have ever seen a video of these journalists playing a video game, you can see that they have little skill when it comes to gaming. I think that is a major reason why critics gave Darksiders 3 such a hard time.”

    I wonder how you can explain away they pile of awards the Souls series has.

    • Richard_Romano

      Mostly for story and graphical expertise, not for gameplay.

  • Limit Break

    I didn’t care for it simply because the game felt like a trend-chasing unprincipled patheticness which existed for the sake of existing, really. If a series starts out as a more badass looking Zelda clone then let it be one. But no, had to change into something different to be liked more. Hate when franchises lack principles.

    • Richard_Romano

      eyeroll

      • Limit Break

        Yeah, exactly same reaction once I saw the gameplay.