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Darksiders III

Developer: Gunfire Games

Publisher: THQ Nordic

  • Price: $39.99
  • Release Date: Sep 30, 2021
  • Number of Players: 1
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  • ESRB Rating: M [Mature]
  • The Darksiders latest entry has finally meandered its way to Switch to join its brothers, and the results in this case are more mixed than its predecessors. Carrying on the story as the third of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, this time around you’ll be taking on the role of Fury, adding a little distinction for being the lone female of the bunch. More agile than her brother War from the original in the series, and having a different flow of combat from her brother Death in the sequel, traversal using her whip to swing around and more technique-driven combat are what drives this entry. Unfortunately, also moreso than its predecessors, this iteration feels like it is pushing the limitations of the Switch a bit harder, showing some cracks visually and in terms of performance at times, though if you’re game they’re not so bad that they can’t be worked with. While I do appreciate the level design, feeling absolutely full of nooks and crannies to distract yourself with some exploration, the lack of a map is also both odd and, at times, aggravating as it is easy to get lost and burn time simply moving around. It’s a bit of an uneven entry, but for fans of the series it should at least prove to be a good enough time, assuming you don’t have the opportunity to enjoy it on another platform.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Fair [6.8]

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