I got my m+k to work with Darksiders finally - I had to physically remove both my 360 gamepad and my MS Sidewinder from the PC - and I am enjoying the game much more (despite the little voice in my head saying it's almost criminal that you should have to jump through such hoops just to use the default PC control scheme). I'd even venture to call it great but for the aforementioned porting problems and the all-over-the-map difficulty. I could easily see buying and playing the hell out of the sequel but it pisses me off that, like the first, they still didn't port it well.
All in all it is an exciting series but to set themselves up for such failure by spending so much that they needed to make over $100,000,000 - or 2 million sales at $50 - just to break even (if idiot Pachter is to be believed) is just stupid. Somehow, however, I have a feeling that Pachter was way off, as his "projections" and "educated guesses" usually are.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” - Mahatma Gandhi