Darksiders III |OT| Fury's Road

JaseC

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Oct 25, 2017
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Developer: Gunfire Games
Publisher: THQ Nordic
Platforms: PC (retail, GOG, Steam, various other digital stores); PlayStation 4 (retail, PSN); Xbox One (retail, XBL)
Price: $59.99/€59.99/£44.99 or your regional equivalent; $79.99/€79.99/£59.99 or your regional equivalent (Deluxe Edition); $99.99/€99.99/£79.99 or your regional equivalent (Blades & Whip Edition)
Release date: November 27th, 2018

About:
SKUs said:
Deluxe Edition:

The Deluxe Edition includes Darksiders III, its soundtrack and 2 paid DLCs that will be released post launch of Darksiders III.

Blades & Whip Edition:

Includes Darksiders III and 2 paid DLCs that will be released post launch of Darksiders III. Also includes Darksiders Warmastered Edition and Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition for the ultimate Darksiders experience.
Game information said:

Return to an apocalyptic Earth in Darksiders III, a hack-n-slash Action Adventure where players assume the role of FURY in her quest to hunt down and dispose of the Seven Deadly Sins. The most unpredictable and enigmatic of the Four Horsemen, FURY must succeed where many have failed – to bring balance to the forces that now ravage Earth. Darksiders III is the long-anticipated, third chapter in the critically-acclaimed Darksiders franchise.

- Play as FURY - a mage who must rely on her whip and magic to restore the balance between good and evil on Earth!
- Harness FURY’s magic to unleash her various forms – each granting her access to new weapons, moves and traversal abilities.
- Explore an open-ended, living, free-form game world in which FURY moves back and forth between environments to uncover secrets while advancing the story.
- Defeat the Seven Deadly Sins and their servants who range from mystical creatures to degenerated beings.
- Sit in awe of Darksiders signature art style – expansive post-apocalyptic environments that take the player from the heights of heaven to the depths of hell, dilapidated by war and decay and overrun by nature.
Screenshots:
Trailers:
Announcement
"Flame Hollow"
Gamescom 2018
"Force Hollow"
"Fury's Apocalypse"
"Horse with No Name"
Launch

Reviews:
Era review thread
Metacritic (PC; 72)
Metacritic (PlayStation 4; 64)
Metacritic (Xbox One; 69)
OpenCritic (69)

Special thanks:
Silky for the thread title suggestion.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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#3
Beautiful OT - really looking forward to this, replaying some of 2 to get hyped. I hope the combat is varied with the different forms, even if it is just the whip. Fury looks badass!
 
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Oct 28, 2017
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Seattle
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Gonna get this game reguardless. Don’t expect perfect reviews, but I hated the direction of the new God of War, and this seems to be our last hope at a mid tier AA possibly moments of greatness AAA experience for these style of games. Hopefully it hasn’t gone too Dark Souls and frame rates and bugs are ironed out with a patch. (Based on rumors from the other thread, but have hopes the Pro version turns out aces).

Hopefully we finally get to see all the horsemen for Darksiders 4!!!
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,401
#8
Still need to finish 2, but glad 3 exists and I'm rooting for it.
The world benefits from AA/"OK" games. :)
 

piratepwnsninja

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Oct 25, 2017
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#17
Any good story recap videos for the first two? It's been long enough that I've forgotten almost everything. I thought about just playing them again, but kinda just want to jump into this one on Tuesday.
 
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JaseC

JaseC

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#18
No early unlock for GOG/Steam with the Deluxe Edition? Come on THQ...
A Nordic rep said it's because the Steamworks site doesn't support edition-specific unlocks, but my reply pointing out that they're something Valve can help with fell on deaf ears. :(
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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#19
A Nordic rep said it's because the Steamworks site doesn't support them, but my reply pointing out that edition-specific release times are something Valve can help with fell on deaf ears. :(
Sounds like an excuse to me tbh given there's plenty of examples where the higher tier edition came with a early unlock.

There's also GOG but I guess they'll just ignore that.
 
May 30, 2018
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#23
Some early negative buzz put me off for a bit, but fingers crossed that this turns out well. Won’t be a day-one purchase, but will definitely pick it up if it reviews well.
 
Oct 25, 2017
852
#24
Did they ever explain why she's called Fury? Since the last one is Strife (Conquest) she probably represents Famine then?
They’ve just said that Famine didn’t make much sense in terms of it translating into gameplay(just like the scales) and none of them are named except Death in the first place.

I guess you could argue that being in a Fury changes the value/meaning of things which is the only thing said about that one.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,481
#29
Been hearing good things about this from people I know playing it, and I like what I've seen from first impressions videos on YouTube. I'll be playing the PC version, but I hope the technical issues don't outweigh the fun for reviewers.

I remember the last two games being like zelda, is this one more or the same? I didnt even know this was coming out.
This is more of the same, but it's closer to the first game in size and scope. Also, it's apparently taken some cues from Dark Souls in that you fight fewer enemies, but they're tougher.
 
Oct 27, 2017
687
#30
Any word on when the embargo lifts? Interested but definitely waiting for reviews on this one: I really enjoyed DS1, but DS2 was super disappointing IMO.
 

John Harker

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Oct 27, 2017
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#36
Smart, but more importantly, cheap.
Cheap? Efficient, but to get scale enough to cause impact on your D1, NOT cheap :)

So I bought and played both games so far... liked, but never got passed 8-10 hours. I’m attracted to the franchise but the games haven’t really hooked me emotionally yet.

Hoping this one either has the story or the pacing to bring me home!
 
Oct 25, 2017
784
#37
Can't wait, I always loved Darksiders universe. Hopefully, it does well for the series for other installments. While I enjoyed both previous I slightly preferred the first one and this one is nice being able to tackle the bosses in any orders, should be very fun.

Although I enjoyed making extremely OP build in Darksiders 2 it was not challenging enough.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,481
#38
Cheap? Efficient, but to get scale enough to cause impact on your D1, NOT cheap :)

So I bought and played both games so far... liked, but never got passed 8-10 hours. I’m attracted to the franchise but the games haven’t really hooked me emotionally yet.

Hoping this one either has the story or the pacing to bring me home!
Not "cheap" as in something I could afford, but "cheap" compared to a multi-million dollar Call of Duty-esque campaign.
 
Nov 3, 2017
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#42
Just finished typing up the final draft of my review for the website I work for. I’m pretty excited to share it with everybody.

It’s been a long road to get here, but I’m glad it’s finally come.
 
#44
Very nice OT. I'm pre ordered and should have it on Tuesday. I'm hoping this is good enough to satisfy everyone's expectations. Mine aren't super high and I'm expecting a bit of jank, that will hopefully be patched out quickly. Such is the THQ Nordic way.
 
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JaseC

JaseC

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#48
Any word on when the embargo lifts? Interested but definitely waiting for reviews on this one: I really enjoyed DS1, but DS2 was super disappointing IMO.
OpenCritic's countdown timer 1 day, 1 hour, and 18 minutes as of this post, so pretty much 11am GMT tomorrow:

 
Jun 1, 2018
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#49
Great OT, cant wait to see the reviews pop. Darksiders 2 is one of my alltime favorite games so Ive been waiting for this for a while now.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,441
United Kingdom
#50
Cannot wait to play this, so happy they brought Darksiders back from the dead to finish the series, been waiting a long time for another game.

Really hope it sells, so we get part 4 after this. Come on people if any game deserves the support it's this one.