Darksiders being one of the games I was excited about playing at TGS, I moseyed over to the Konami booth, where it was wedged in next to Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and Ninety Nine Nights 2. To be honest, I had no interest in the games other than Darksiders, but Ninety Nine Nights 2 sure did look pretty. I also remembered reading that Tetsuya Mizuguchi's Q Entertainment worked on it. I'm a sucker for a pretty girl with a pedigree so I dropped my original plans and dropped into the zero-minute-wait line for N3 II.
Colette has already dropped some killer impressions of the game and nothing I experienced contradicts what she saw. It sure is pretty, but boring. My time with it lasted ten minutes and consisted of pounding the attack button with one hand while using the other to fish in my pocket for change. I managed to kill 1000 men this way.
Hoping for an action game with some variation, I walked the 20 feet to the Darksiders line. First impression: Pretty art, though it reminds me of World of Warcraft. I can't be the only one who looks at the main character, War, and sees Arthas, can I? I have a bit of a wait before I can play the game, so I strike up a conversation with the Japanese booth attendant, who is male and looks to be about 17.