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Re: It was a good run.

Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:53 pm

You're over stereotyping Platinum. But I do agree that Platinum will change the art design and mechanics to the point that, it would probably be Darksiders more in name than anything else.

Re: It was a good run.

Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:56 pm

I was intentionally over stereotyping it to make that point.

Re: It was a good run.

Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:58 pm

I'm never sure anymore.

I want to know where the hell did Sega get the money to buy anything?

Re: It was a good run.

Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:05 pm

Platinum Games, not Sega. I don't think they'll change a lot of it, it's not like Vanquish and Bayonetta are similar

Re: It was a good run.

Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:15 pm

But just because those games aren't similar doesn't mean that a Darksiders by them would be similar to the first two. The Sega crack is about them outbidding Bethesda for Relic. I'm sure in the next few days we'll here that someone bought up Darksiders and Vigil it just becomes a question if they shutter Vigil.

Re: It was a good run.

Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:15 am

Yeah, it's not unlikely they'd buy the development team (Vigil) as well as the license, as was the case with some of the other sales. Remember, THQ is just a publisher, and what they're selling off is the development houses they've funded, in addition to the IPs. I think the main reason none of the other companies were willing to buy Darksiders was that Darksider II have little earning potential left, and a third one was probably not even in development yet. As such, all they'd get for their money was the privilege of funding Vigil making it.

I think you're also boxing platinum games in a bit too much. A lot of developers are fully capable of making a diverse range of games. A lot sticks with the same genres so they can build on past experiences, but getting that experience can be as simple as hiring a new lead developer.

Re: It was a good run.

Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:22 am

Why did people even like the repetitive muddy thing that was darksiders. Other than the spectacle the game felt pretty shoddy

Re: It was a good run.

Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:20 pm

Sadness.

I'm curious as to what will happen for Homefront and Saint's Row though.

Re: It was a good run.

Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:17 pm

Musicmac wrote:Sadness.

I'm curious as to what will happen for Homefront and Saint's Row though.

Saint's Row and it's developer were bought by Koch/Deep Silver, Deep Silver is just a publisher so it should be fine. Homefront was sold to Crytek the company making the sequel.

Re: It was a good run.

Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:52 pm

Mir wrote:Why did people even like the repetitive muddy thing that was darksiders. Other than the spectacle the game felt pretty shoddy


It's like Zelda but with gritty fantasy feel.

Re: It was a good run.

Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:09 pm

Platinum Games is actually interested in buying the Darksiders Franchise and hiring some of the old Vigil Employees who'd have thought? I hope they buy Vigil as a whole
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Re: It was a good run.

Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:38 pm

I'll never forget how much fun I had with WWF No Mercy, and Smackdown vs Raw 2007.

Re: It was a good run.

Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:38 pm

As long as I get to keep my Dawn of War games, I'm a happy camper

A new Homeworld would also be fantastic

Re: It was a good run.

Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:53 pm

Homeworld will be sold off at a later date, I'm guessing the best places it could land would be Sega for Relic and then maybe 2K.

Re: It was a good run.

Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:01 pm

Kind of disappointed, but I'll live. Aside from the Tak series and Saints Row: The Third, I didn't like or play any of their other games. But I was sort of looking forward to that new south Park title. Hope it doesn't get cancelled.

Re: It was a good run.

Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:18 pm

Whatis6times9 wrote:But just because those games aren't similar doesn't mean that a Darksiders by them would be similar to the first two. The Sega crack is about them outbidding Bethesda for Relic. I'm sure in the next few days we'll here that someone bought up Darksiders and Vigil it just becomes a question if they shutter Vigil.

Relic could have gone to Bethesda but Sega got them?

Ugh, not sure if want.
I'm actually not sure, how is Sega these days again?

Re: It was a good run.

Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:28 pm

Asmodai wrote:As long as I get to keep my Dawn of War games, I'm a happy camper

A new Homeworld would also be fantastic
Dude, you play Last Stand? I could use a third partner.

Re: It was a good run.

Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:34 pm

Completed the game recently, never got around to the multiplayer.

Re: It was a good run.

Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:35 pm

Even the story mode I'm playing in co-op. I love using Avitus and Tarkus.

Re: It was a good run.

Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:40 pm

I've played Last Stand, don't think I ever won it though.

Mostly on DoW1 expansions now, finally got them cheap enough during the Christmas sales. Dark Crusade and Soulstorm are pretty great.

Re: It was a good run.

Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:42 pm

No longer have the game installed on my PC

Cyrus was one of my favorites, give him a good rifle and he'll one shot everything. And with a certain upgrade, bombs he can throw only cost energy, instead of ammo. SATCHEL CHARGED EVERYWHERE!

Re: It was a good run.

Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:55 pm

Screw that.
"Hey Avitus, go over there and set u- Oh, that's right. You no longer need to set up. FIRE!"

Re: It was a good run.

Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:18 pm

My first THQ game was Destroy All Humans! and it was so cool. I also got the sequel, which was also awesome, and I still play it today. Sad to see them go...
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Re: It was a good run.

Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:20 pm

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/24/rubin ... ial-buyer/
That fucking sucks.

Re: It was a good run.

Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:18 am

"Having just finished a product, Vigil was farthest from release of their next game,"

Vegedus wrote: I think the main reason none of the other companies were willing to buy Darksiders was that Darksider II have little earning potential left, and a third one was probably not even in development yet. As such, all they'd get for their money was the privilege of funding Vigil making it.

I ARE CLEVER
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