History VideoGame / Darksiders

19th Mar '17 3:42:31 PM This_One_Sara
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* AMythologyIsTrue: Judeo-Christian Book of Revelations type stuff is very real, and will probably kill you. Subverted in that a lot of creative license was used, making the universe seem very loosely based on it.

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* AMythologyIsTrue: Judeo-Christian The Abrahamic religions[[note]]Judaism, Christianity and Islam[[/note]] are real in this game. Specifically, the Book of Revelations type stuff is very real, Revelations-inspired premise and will probably kill you.Kabbalah-esque lore. There's even a bit of Norse mythology in there (ex. Magical trees connecting to other realms and being able to use them as transport). Subverted in that a lot of creative license was used, making the universe seem very loosely based on it.
24th Dec '16 8:48:13 AM Gosicrystal
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* LoadBearingBoss: Straga is declared to be one by Azrael, however, you can revisit the Black Tower after you defeat him anyway.
** [[GameplayAndStorySegregation ...but if you look north from any of the outdoor zones, you'll see the Black Tower's shattered remnants on the horizon.]]
* LostForever: Subverted. Despite Azrael's words to the contrary, you ''can'' go back to Lost Eden at any time after your first visit.

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* LoadBearingBoss: Straga is declared to be one by Azrael, however, you can revisit the Black Tower after you defeat him anyway.
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anyway [[GameplayAndStorySegregation ...but if you look north from any of the outdoor zones, you'll see the Black Tower's shattered remnants on the horizon.]]
* LostForever: Subverted. Despite Azrael's words to the contrary, you ''can'' go back to Lost Eden at any time after your first visit.
horizon]].



* OneWingedAngel: War has the ability to do this, though only when the gauge is full.

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* OneWingedAngel: OneWingedAngel:
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War has the ability to do this, though only when the gauge is full.


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* PermanentlyMissableContent: Subverted. Despite Azrael's words to the contrary, you ''can'' go back to Lost Eden at any time after your first visit.
8th Dec '16 7:57:32 AM TheNerevarine
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* ContractualBossImmunity: Chaos Form makes War invincible for a short period of time and allows him to make short work of any enemy in his way, but its useless against most bosses such as the Chosen. Justified since they are all {{puzzle boss}}es, that require using the artifacts you gathered in the respective dungeons in order to beat them. The final boss [[spoiler:Abaddon]] can also shrug off Chaos Form very easily. The only exceptions are Ulthane (who is invulnerable to your normal attacks and ''requires'' you to use Chaos Form to beat him) and [[spoiler:Uriel]].
1st Dec '16 11:07:34 AM This_One_Sara
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* ActionCommand: Press B to '''destroy''' your opponent with extreme prejudice.

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* ActionCommand: Press B or circle to '''destroy''' your opponent with extreme prejudice.
1st Dec '16 11:05:15 AM This_One_Sara
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* ActionGirl: Uriel, which is funny, since in Christian tradition Uriel is a male angel.

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* ActionGirl: Uriel, which is funny, since in Christian tradition Uriel is considered a male or androgynous angel.



* DudeWheresMyRespect: Played straight with The Watcher, who never stops treating War like dirt, and completely averted with everyone else in the game. Other characters, even his enemies, treat War with much more respect and/or fear. Heck, the ''entire plot'' happens because every major player ''[[spoiler: including the Council]]'' is scared shitless of the Horsemen.

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* DudeWheresMyRespect: Played straight with The Watcher, who never stops treating War like dirt, and completely averted with everyone else in the game. Other characters, even his enemies, treat War with much more respect and/or fear. Heck, the ''entire plot'' happens because every major player player, ''[[spoiler: including the Council]]'' Council]]'', is scared shitless of the Horsemen.



* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: Uses a Variation. [[spoiler: The apocalypse is not only inevitable but there's a system in place to ensure that it ''DOES'' happen.]]

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* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: Uses a Variation.variation. [[spoiler: The apocalypse is not only inevitable but there's a system in place to ensure that it ''DOES'' happen.]]



* FantasyGunControl: Averted, demons and angels both use enormous guns, War himself gets a [[HandCannon massive revolver]], which sadly isn't good for much.
* FourFingeredHands: Most Demons only have four fingers on each hand. Angels, Humans and Horsemen have the normal 5 for some reason...

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* FantasyGunControl: Averted, demons and angels both use enormous guns, rifles/shotguns and cannons, War himself gets a [[HandCannon massive revolver]], which sadly isn't good for much.
* FourFingeredHands: Most Demons demons only have four fingers on each hand. Angels, Humans humans and Horsemen have the normal 5 for some reason...



*** Also subverted in that it's implied that demons and angels are entirely separate races, as opposed to demons solely being former angels. Though the prequel novel ''The Abomination Vault'' confirms that angels can be changed into demons.



* GondorCallsForAid: War enlists the help of disgruntled former employees of the Destroyer. [[spoiler: The games ends with War summoning the other three Horsemen to sort out the Charred Council it appears.]]

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* GondorCallsForAid: War enlists the help of disgruntled former employees and allies of the Destroyer. [[spoiler: The games ends with War summoning the other three Horsemen to sort out the Charred Council it appears.]]



* ManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: A woman heavily implied to be Lilith, Adam's first wife and the eventual mother of all demons, was the one who offered Abaddon his DealWithTheDevil.]]

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* ManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: A woman heavily implied to be Lilith, Adam's first wife and the eventual mother of all demons, was the one who offered Abaddon his DealWithTheDevil.]]



* AMythologyIsTrue: Judeo-Christian book of revelations type stuff is very real, and will probably kill you.
* MysteriousBacker: Sammael is an archdemon from hell so powerful that the Destroyer had him imprisoned and reduced to an extra. He uses what power he does have left to help War, the protagonist, so that War will help him get his powers back.

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* AMythologyIsTrue: Judeo-Christian book Book of revelations Revelations type stuff is very real, and will probably kill you.
you. Subverted in that a lot of creative license was used, making the universe seem very loosely based on it.
* MysteriousBacker: Sammael is an archdemon a demon from hell so powerful that the Destroyer had him imprisoned and reduced to an extra. He uses what power he does have left to help War, the protagonist, so that War will help him get his powers back.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Nice job starting the apocalypse without the 7th seal being broken, War. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in that he was tricked by the council to come down.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Nice job starting the apocalypse without the 7th seal being broken, War. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in that he was tricked by the council Council to come down.]]



** Samael ends up as one as he fulfills his end of the bargain.

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** Samael ends up as one as he fulfills [[spoiler:fulfills his end of the bargain.bargain]].



* OrderVersusChaos: Angels versus Demons, guess which side is which.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: These angels prefer full suits of futuristic armor to white robes and laser-shooting spears or energy cannons to flaming swords.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: Yes, they are. They also have guns but in fewer numbers than the angels. They are mostly melee fighters and tough as nails.

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* OrderVersusChaos: Angels versus Demons, demons, guess which side is which.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: These angels prefer full suits of futuristic armor to white robes and laser-shooting spears or energy cannons to flaming swords.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: Yes, they are.are, as it's implied that they may not be entirely like the demons of Judeo-Christian mythology, where demons were only fallen angels. They also have guns but in fewer numbers than the angels. They are mostly melee fighters and tough as nails.



* RatedMForManly

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* RatedMForManlyRatedMForManly: The game is filled to the brim with testosterone.



** Having an angel named Abaddon being killed by a being called "The Destroyer" is funny on multiple levels, considering Abaddon is Hebrew for "the destroyer" or "the place of destruction" and is actually supposed to be a demon. [[spoiler:Averted, since Abaddon ''is'' the Destroyer after all, and he ends up being so after his "fall".]]



* SandWorm: They happen to live in a desert created from the ashes of all humanity (or perhaps, from all living things in the planet, possibly including all fauna and flora).

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* SandWorm: The ashworms. They happen to live in a desert created from the ashes of all humanity (or perhaps, from all living things in the planet, possibly including all fauna and flora).



* SceneryPorn: Eden definitely qualifies. Anvil's Ford is quite pretty too.

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* SceneryPorn: Eden definitely qualifies.qualifies, despite being a shadow of what it once was. Anvil's Ford is quite pretty too.



* TheStarscream: Samael, who was imprisoned for trying to take over Hell. He's on your side... sorta.



* ViolentGlaswegian: With a huge hammer, no less.

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* ViolentGlaswegian: Ulthane in spades. With a huge hammer, no less.
30th Nov '16 11:59:12 AM ViperAcidZX
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A [[VideoGame/DarksidersII sequel]] was released, featuring Death as the new playable Horseman. A [[UpdatedRerelease Warmastered Edition]] was released on November 22, 2016 for UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 and UsefulNotes/XboxOne, with a UsefulNotes/WiiU version arriving on a later date. The PC version was released on November 29, 2016 on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} and UsefulNotes/GOGDotCom, and owners of the original PC version of the game can upgrade to the Warmastered Edition free of charge.

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A [[VideoGame/DarksidersII sequel]] was released, featuring Death as the new playable Horseman. A [[UpdatedRerelease Warmastered Edition]] was released on November 22, 2016 for UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 and UsefulNotes/XboxOne, with a UsefulNotes/WiiU version arriving on a later date. The Its PC version was released later on November 29, 2016 on through UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} and UsefulNotes/GOGDotCom, and owners of the original PC version of the game ''Darksiders'' in their Steam or GOG library can upgrade to the Warmastered Edition remastered version free of charge.
29th Nov '16 11:34:01 PM ViperAcidZX
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* UpdatedRereleased: The Warmastered Edition gives the game a visual overhaul with higher resolution textures, higher quality shadows, new post-processing effects, remastered cutscenes, and runs at 60 FPS (save for the Wii U version). This version also includes the Harvester scythe previously exclusive to pre-orders.

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* UpdatedRereleased: UpdatedRerelease: The Warmastered Edition gives the game a visual overhaul with higher resolution textures, higher quality shadows, new post-processing effects, remastered cutscenes, and runs at 60 FPS (save for the Wii U version). This version also includes the Harvester scythe previously exclusive to pre-orders.
29th Nov '16 11:30:21 PM ViperAcidZX
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[[VideoGame/DarksidersII A sequel]] was released, featuring Death as the new playable Horseman.

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A [[VideoGame/DarksidersII A sequel]] was released, featuring Death as the new playable Horseman.
Horseman. A [[UpdatedRerelease Warmastered Edition]] was released on November 22, 2016 for UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 and UsefulNotes/XboxOne, with a UsefulNotes/WiiU version arriving on a later date. The PC version was released on November 29, 2016 on UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} and UsefulNotes/GOGDotCom, and owners of the original PC version of the game can upgrade to the Warmastered Edition free of charge.



* UpdatedRereleased: The Warmastered Edition gives the game a visual overhaul with higher resolution textures, higher quality shadows, new post-processing effects, remastered cutscenes, and runs at 60 FPS (save for the Wii U version). This version also includes the Harvester scythe previously exclusive to pre-orders.



* XMeetsY: Franchise/DevilMayCry combat meets Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda travel and puzzle-solving. An ''epic'' case of TropesAreNotBad.
22nd Sep '16 4:42:15 AM TheNerevarine
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** The Wraith enemies [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/darksiders/images/b/b4/Ds_wraith4.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100824054454 also qualify]].
23rd Jul '16 11:24:51 AM nombretomado
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-->-- '''''BadassOfTheWeek'', describing [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/horsemen.html War]] [[HilariousInHindsight years before the game came out]]'''.

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-->-- '''''BadassOfTheWeek'', '''''Website/BadassOfTheWeek'', describing [[http://www.badassoftheweek.com/horsemen.html War]] [[HilariousInHindsight years before the game came out]]'''.
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