Jim Sterling of Destructoid fame likes to speak his mind inciting a multitude of reactions. His latest article to divide the masses centers on why he thinks Darksiders is better than Zelda. Comparisons of the two seem the best way to explain what Darksiders represents – a Zelda-esque experience though taking ideas from one of Nintendo’s biggest franchises may suggest that it will always be the inferior copy-cat to Zelda‘s originality. Sterling believes this isn’t the case. He claims that Link is less of a man than War from Darksiders and lacks the awesome weaponry that War has. Something harder to argue with is the inclusion of voice acting genius, Mark Hamill who appears as The Watcher in Darksiders. Sterling ranted that “The Legend of Zelda doesn’t even have voice acting, marking it as the clearly inferior product.” He does have a point. Even die hard Zelda fans have called for real voice acting for their favoured game. The bashing continues in his rather amusing article with the conclusion that “If you’ve played one Zelda game, you’ve played them all” due to the glaring similarities of every Zelda title.
It’s definitely worth a read regardless of your feelings and made me, a fan of Link’s adventures, want to play Darksiders even more.