EXP: ScrewAttack's Real Trailers - Zelda Hardcore

ScrewAttack's Real Trailers - Zelda Hardcore

Check out the latest game in the Zelda franchise... that's not in the Zelda franchise.

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Darksiders is a lot *less* mature than most Zeldas. As in I'd be embarrassed to play it in public due to its immaturity.

Eww... People want Zelda to become hell and heaven dark? Yuck. I thought Majora's Mask and Twilight Princess filled that void.

I agree with Screw Attack. There are many 'dark' games were your character uses melee weapons and magic, go play those.

Ironically this was the least mature video I've seen this week.

Yelling a lot and telling Hyrule to "suck a dick" only makes you sound like a 12 year old.

Makes me even more glad I didn't buy Darksiders 2 :)

Was this sarcastic or honest?

I really don't know. It's either the most stupid video I've seen today or the best one.

"suck a dick"

Mature.

Look, I think the overall point is true - D2 is really a kind of Zelda and exactly as mature as the fanbois screeching for a "hardcore Zelda" want. But it's not Zelda.

See, the fanbois like Zelda. But...it looks so colorful, so kiddy, so...so...so not MANRY. So obviously the solution isn't getting a game that is exactly what they want, no, it's demanding Zelda to change.

Playing D2 wouldn't let them pretend that Zelda is SO MATURE NOW!!11one. It's about ego, not the actual game.

I'm actually replaying Darksiders 2 these days. It's an amazing game. And it makes me sad that there probably won't be another one in the series.

Dude, I fucking LOVED Darksiders II.

But I haven't been begging for a mature Zelda. A dark and gritty version of Zelda is my biggest fear.

Anyway, I've played Darksiders 2; it was okay, not my cup o' tea.

Valkrex:
Dude, I fucking LOVED Darksiders II.

Adam Jensen:
I'm actually replaying Darksiders 2 these days. It's an amazing game. And it makes me sad that there probably won't be another one in the series.

Wise these posters are.

I loved Darksiders 1, loves 2, makes me sad there might not be a 3. I'd rather see another Darksiders then Zelda game to be totally honest.

I loved the first Darksiders, but when the second one had me doing nested fetch quests (fetch 3 things to access each of 3 other things you need to access the main one thing you want) for the 3rd time I stopped playing it. Shame, the combat and whatnot was really well done. I just felt like the game was wasting my time at that point.

Never played Darksiders or Darksiders 2. Huge Zelda fan.

I thought the video was pretty funny...

Played lots of zeldas, and I played the first DarkSiders. The game was a brown/gray mush with nothing more then an ash wasteland around you. Boring, I never made the connection between Zelda and Darksiders because of the complete difference in one key factor. Did it make you want to pick it up to play again? Zelda had me chopping at the bit to pick it up to challenge the dungeons or just to see the interesting land and people. DarkSiders was more like a chore.

All the cursing and swearing in the video is out of frustration, because it is absolutely right.

Darksiders2 was amazing. I went from "Skyward sword, what the hell are you doing, why why why no why" to darksiders2.

There was a point when i was exploring, opened a chest, and found a dungeon map.
.....COMPLETELY unaware I had entered a dungeon.

My stance remains, Darksiders is more "Zelda" than Zelda is.

I enjoyed Darksiders II, I think in some respects Zelda could learn from it. However Zelda has the "mature" themes if you look for them, especially Majora's Mask, plus I don't need things to dark and dreary all the time. Even Twilight Princess which was meant to be darker looking still had the lighthearted tones you'll find in other Zelda games. I want Zelda games to keep their whimsy and uniqueness, where it does sword and sorcery it's own way.

Man, Zelda is Zelda - it's from Nintendo and it's supposed to be mystic and bubbly. It's supposed to appeal to many people, whereas Darksiders is a mature game that appeals to a limited audience. Zelda will always be more prominent than Darksiders.

I completely understand the frustration over Darksiders II though - it was well advertised, and the combat looks amazing. No one bought it. That's the one thing that I'm perplexed over - it seems like this generation wants more turn based or strategy based RPG's than gritty action based games. I really don't know, it's just an observation. I don't know enough about the statistics or the industry to comment on the trends. I DO wish that games with good combat (ie solid gameplay) would be just as successful on consoles as games with terrible gameplay like Skyrim. I guess that's too much to ask.

Thank goodness for indie developers, 360 live and PSN, without which there would be no Shadow Complex, Maw, Legend of Han Tao, Journey, Dust, and the list could go on.

More like "Offline of Warcraft" than Zelda. Darksiders 1 is better, if you made a sequel worse than the original so the franchise will be...

so... this was retarded.
I mean, just for starters, its HOW many years out of date?
This just... wasn't funny at all. are you THAT desperate for content, Mr. Pitts?
I'll write you a weekly article series, and all you need to pay me is a lack of THIS stuff on the site.

Darksiders 2 is fun but it truly is some kind of early teenage white boy fantasy. It's such a self-parody that it's hard for me to play. I definitely like the evolution of the gameplay from the original though, and only hope for the best.

And for the love of all that is just and moral, help that fucking story make sense. Maybe it's all the vague, grandiose fantasy terms flung about, but I don't know what the hell is going on. I thought I was one of the Four Horsemen, but they're Nephilim? What's that? What does the Crowfather have to do with ANYTHING AT ALL! It makes me feel like I started The Wheel of Time on page 500 of book 9.

Lunar Templar:

Valkrex:
Dude, I fucking LOVED Darksiders II.

Adam Jensen:
I'm actually replaying Darksiders 2 these days. It's an amazing game. And it makes me sad that there probably won't be another one in the series.

Wise these posters are.

I loved Darksiders 1, loves 2, makes me sad there might not be a 3. I'd rather see another Darksiders then Zelda game to be totally honest.

I finished the first an have 2, it runs well on my PC and I will get to it when I finish a couple other games. I'd love to see a third, I know I will enjoy the second as I played up to where you fight

And it was really good.

I like Zelda too, and calling Darksiders a ripoff like people were doesn't make sense really, it has similar elements sure, but it had its own pace and way of doing things, not to mention a setting that I don't feel has been used all that often. I mean, a lot of games we love have concepts that have existed before that game did.

This video though, eugh...

Alfador_VII:
Ironically this was the least mature video I've seen this week.

Yelling a lot and telling Hyrule to "suck a dick" only makes you sound like a 12 year old.

Makes me even more glad I didn't buy Darksiders 2 :)

I've got both Darksiders games in my Steam library. I consider them as quirky little additions that are fun to have, and it's fun to play through either of them from a game design perspective. The whole package doesn't have one original bone in its body but, hey, it sure has Joe Madueira's thematic blessings!

It's like watching an over-excited kid going "Me too! Me too! METOOMETOOMETOO!" while jumping up in down - in video game form.

Both games are baseline-level competent and I do like Michael Wincott's performace as Death, but everything else needs a serious reworking in the hands of someone who didn't grow up on Todd McFarlane or Rob Leifeld's productions.

hmmm big box of mixed reactions here...I like Darksiders II, l like the video I just saw! Voila!

While Darksider 2 does have a Zelda feel to it, it's not really Zelda.
Zelda is an action adventure with a heavy focus on adventure.
Darksiders 2 is an action adventure with a heavy focus on action.

The difference is big.

And I did buy the game.

Well, one of the phrases in the video is right. Hyrule most certainly can suck my dick.
Have you considered, that Darksiders may be a Zelda-like game for people who don't have Nintendo consoles and have no intention to buy it? Anyway, as far as I'm concerned, Darksiders is more similar to the godlike Legacy of Kain pentalogy than Zelda. Even the protagonists are kinda similar.

zefiris:

Look, I think the overall point is true - D2 is really a kind of Zelda and exactly as mature as the fanbois screeching for a "hardcore Zelda" want. But it's not Zelda.

See, the fanbois like Zelda. But...it looks so colorful, so kiddy, so...so...so not MANRY. So obviously the solution isn't getting a game that is exactly what they want, no, it's demanding Zelda to change.

Playing D2 wouldn't let them pretend that Zelda is SO MATURE NOW!!11one. It's about ego, not the actual game.

See, this confuses me, because I've met a lot of gamers, many of them fans of the Zelda series, and while I don't suppose to be an expert on the fandom (Or even the games, Twilight Princess is the only one I've actually beaten) I have never heard even one single person say anything along the lines of "I would love this game more if it were more gritty/mature."

Is there a joke I'm missing here, or maybe some irony? Or have I just been blessed to not have met these people that want a fanciful puzzle adventure staple turned into a dreary dull-toned God of War clone?

Speak for yourself. I never asked for a hardcore Zelda. Esp. considering "Hardcore" basically means inspired by the local Goth clique's poetry diary.

I have been watching ScrewAttack for years. Finally they have some recognition besides YouTube and some obscure gaming magazine (NAG - New Age Gaming).

 

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