Darksiders Genesis Takes Roughly 15 Hours To Complete

Darksiders Genesis is about to reach the hands of the thousands of fans of the series who are looking forward to the return of the Horsemen of the apocalypse to video games. Although they are happy for their arrival, some have doubts related to the new cooperative combat system, as it may suggest that it will alter the duration of the usual adventure.

However, there is nothing to worry about, as recently the devs in charge revealed that the duration will be considerable and that it will be full of content. In an interview with Escapist Magazine, Airship Syndicate, the studio that leads the project, indicated that initially the experience would be 10 hours, but that this was made longer until it reached 15 hours on average.

It goes without saying that the studio believes that this amount of hours is subject to the style of play of each user, because they can explore the world at their own pace and discover their secrets, collect Creature Cores, play it on the highest difficulty (Apocalyptic), or pass it as a speedrun, riding through the levels in order to finish it in the shortest possible time.

On this occasion, the game design is planned to be an exploration experience, as it will reward the player with several items along the way, at the same time that it will be complemented with arcade details. Airship Syndicate design director Steve Madureira made the following statement.

We reward exploration. A lot of things are hidden throughout. Secrets, puzzles. The structure of the game is mission-based, so you can replay a mission and look for stuff you missed the first time.

That said, you should know that Darksiders Genesis will have 11 levels and that there will be 5 boss fights. The arcade element lies in the repetition of levels to get materials to personalize the characters. This will represent a change for the franchise formula, which in its previous 3 titles was focused on providing open-world or linear adventures, but not segmented in levels.

Airship Syndicate president and Darksiders co-creator Ryan Stefanelli made the following statement.

It’s a very arcadey Darksiders experience. When we were thinking about how we want to approach what we show the players versus tell the player, we thought it would make it a more interesting experience to tell players exactly what they failed to acquire so they know, ‘I have to go back and find this chest and some Boatman Coins and I’m missing an ammo type.

Also, take into account that Darksiders Genesis will be distributed on Steam, where it will have achievements, full compatibility with controls, cards, as well as support with Remote Play and Steam Cloud. Below I leave the minimum and recommended system requirements.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Operating system: Windows 7, 8, 10 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel i5-4690K (3.5 GHz) or AMD FX-8320 (3.5 GHz)
  • Memory: 4 GB of RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960
  • DirectX: version 11
  • Storage: 15 GB

RECOMMENDED REQUIREMENTS

  • Operating system: Windows 7, 8, 10 (64 bits)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K (3.2 GHz) or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (3.2 GHz)
  • Memory: 8 GB of RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060
  • DirectX: version 11
  • Storage: 15 GB

I remind you that Darksiders Genesis will debut on December 5 for PC and Google STADIA. The title will not come to consoles until February 14, 2020.