One of the most cherished game tapes of my generation’s collective childhood. One of the most cherished games of all time. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
Darksiders is kind of like that game… A hacky-slashy, open worldy romp and overall good ol’ time. You’ve got fire worlds, water worlds, lush planty green worlds. A big sword. Big chests to smash open. The hookshot. Epona’s gothic other half. Bosses. Mini bosses. Z friggin’ targetting.
In closing: Darksiders is a blatant, utter ripoff of the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and I couldn’t be more satisfied. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery — this is not generally applauded in video game land, but this game is an impressive exception.