It's rare that a hack-and-slash game leaves you with an amazing story. Usually, you're locked into a progression system where you try to get your character to a high level as quickly as possible. These elements can be found in the <em>Darksiders<\/em> series, but it's much more than that.\r\n\r\nThis franchise is one of the most interesting ones in this space, mainly due to the epic subject matter it broaches. The series revolves around the Four Horseman and a world nearing the Apocalypse. In each of the games, you get to take on the role of one of these magical and powerful horseman.\r\n\r\nOne of the better installments in the series is <em>Darksiders 3<\/em>. If you have a PlayStation Plus membership, you'll be happy to know this game is being offered for free in September. For one of the better games that came out last year, this is a steal.\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/m.youtube.com\/watch?v=o-5N4iy1BCk\r\n\r\n<em>Darksiders 3<\/em> is set parallel to <em>Darksiders 2<\/em>, but before the first <em>Darksiders<\/em>. This time around, you get to be Fury -- a female figure who has a lot of special abilities. It's great to see the developers at Gunfire Games include a female as the lead protagonist in this popular series. It gives female gamers the chance to see just what a woman can do with incredible powers.\r\n\r\nFury is summoned by the Charred Council to seek out and defeat the Seven Deadly Sins. Talk about an amazing premise. If you're not familiar with these entities, the sins include envy, pride, lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, and wrath. The great thing about these foes is they're each designed with distinct features and powers.\r\n\r\nThus, you have a lot of different tactics to master to defeat each. You'll be required to use your critical-thinking skills to identify weaknesses in these formidable foes. It's a compelling plot that provides plenty of excitement from start to finish.\r\n\r\nThe combat also stands out in this game. It's the best it has been in the series, in fact. Chaining together combos feels so fluid, much like what you get in the earlier <em>God of War<\/em> games. Your ability to upgrade Fury and use different weapons prevents the combat from getting tiresome. Additionally, there are plenty of interesting figures you'll get to interact with throughout this game's run time.\r\n\r\nIf you're looking for addicting combat and a grand adventure, <em>Darksiders 3<\/em> is the perfect September pickup. You'll have an entire month to download it from the PlayStation store.