Other than the problem of the graphics being too vivid during battle, the game looks amazing. It is very deep, with very rich colors and very detailed worlds and characters. The game looks almost too good, if that makes any sense. I just wanted to stop and stare instead of play. It is like a Thomas Kincade painting of Dracula's basement put into Photoshop with the saturation and contrast pumped up to 100.
The dialog, however, is iffy at best. Sometimes Death's snappy comebacks and wry comments made me chuckle, but that is about it. The actor who voices Death does the best he can with what he has, but what he has isn't very good.
In conclusion: If you are not already a fan of the first game, there is no reason to play this one. You are not missing out on anything. If you are a fan of the first one, I still can't exactly recommend it, since I don't know the first one well enough to tell you if it holds up or not. I would imagine if you understood and liked the story from the first one and you are dying to see how this turns out, then go for it. Otherwise, at least wait until the price drops.
Darksiders 2 is rated M (Mature) by the ESRB for Blood & Gore, Suggestive Themes, and Violence. This game can also be found on: PS3 and Xbox 360.