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injurai
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(01-23-2013, 09:32 PM)
I never did know ye...
Kevtones
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(01-23-2013, 09:32 PM)
:(


Nintendo come on!
Gamer @ Heart
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(01-23-2013, 09:32 PM)
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Can someone with some industry knowledge give us some details? Was Vigil a horrible managed studio? Did nearly all the talent already leave? There must be a reason why it wasnt valuable enough.
Sid
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(01-23-2013, 09:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Celine

I think both games lost money.

Even if they did,why not just make it on a smaller budget?the IP is a bit popular.
Vortex566
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(01-23-2013, 09:33 PM)
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So does that mean the Darksiders name is dead?
Zulithe
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(01-23-2013, 09:33 PM)
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were darksiders and darksiders II really such big sales disappointments that no interest was generated? they are strong games, and decent zeldalikes are hard to come by.
Blueblur1
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(01-23-2013, 09:33 PM)
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Damn.... That fucking sucks. I really hope everyone lands on their feet.
Z3M0G
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(01-23-2013, 09:34 PM)
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Did Take-2 buy the Darksiders IP??
ShockingAlberto
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(01-23-2013, 09:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sid

Even if they did,why not just make it on a smaller budget?the IP is a bit popular.

Because if you make a game that looks like it isn't a AAA title, consumers are going to designate it as B-Tier trash and ignore it.

The problem with this generation is not necessarily ballooning budgets, but rather incredibly high ceilings that are considered the new standard.
Alcoholikaust
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(01-23-2013, 09:35 PM)
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blame anyone who didn't buy darksiders or darksiders 2. great games.
Sapphire Dreams
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(01-23-2013, 09:35 PM)
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So sad, I liked their games, :(
Totobeni
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(01-23-2013, 09:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Z3M0G

Did Take-2 buy the Darksiders IP??

rumors say so, no solid info yet.
The Interrobanger
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(01-23-2013, 09:35 PM)
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I hated Darksiders with a passion so honestly I couldn't care less. Just glad Volition is still kicking.
Senator Soufflé
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(01-23-2013, 09:35 PM)
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This makes no bloody sense, why wouldn't anyone buy them?

Maybe we can hope that someone resurrects Darksiders with as many as the original guys as possible, like Bayonetta did.
Duffyside
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(01-23-2013, 09:36 PM)
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The lack of support Darksiders II got from gamers still baffles me to no end.

People complain about games not having enough content in them, and Darksiders II handled that and then some. Loot, leveling up, leveling up of loot, sidequests, side-dungeons, a combat system that's nearly as good as dedicated 3D action game, fantastic voice-acting, and freaking New Game Plus.

... We did this, you guys. ... It's our fault.
inHallways
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(01-23-2013, 09:36 PM)
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Sad news... RIP :<
slit
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Well.....this sucks!
kayos90
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(01-23-2013, 09:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Totobeni

rumors say so, no solid info yet.

No. Take2 did not buy them.
KillerTravis
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(01-23-2013, 09:36 PM)
Hopefully they all land a job soon.
Ushae
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(01-23-2013, 09:37 PM)
WHAT the fuck!

They had so much talent there..

So RIP darksiders??
QisTopTier
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(01-23-2013, 09:37 PM)

Originally Posted by Duffyside

The lack of support Darksiders II got from gamers still baffles me to no end.

People complain about games not having enough content in them, and Darksiders II handled that and then some. Loot, leveling up, leveling up of loot, sidequests, side-dungeons, a combat system that's nearly as good as dedicated 3D action game, fantastic voice-acting, and freaking New Game Plus.

... We did this, you guys. ... It's our fault.

Nope not my fault I promoted the game and played the shit out of it.
Sid
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(01-23-2013, 09:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto

Because if you make a game that looks like it isn't a AAA title, consumers are going to designate it as B-Tier trash and ignore it.

The problem with this generation is not necessarily ballooning budgets, but rather incredibly high ceilings that are considered the new standard.

Word of mouth would help if the game is good,just look at Demon's Souls and even now if they revert to the production values of Darksiders 1,which weren't anything special in the first place,they can still get decent sales at least.
ShockingAlberto
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(01-23-2013, 09:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Duffyside

The lack of support Darksiders II got from gamers still baffles me to no end.

People complain about games not having enough content in them, and Darksiders II handled that and then some. Loot, leveling up, leveling up of loot, sidequests, side-dungeons, a combat system that's nearly as good as dedicated 3D action game, fantastic voice-acting, and freaking New Game Plus.

... We did this, you guys. ... It's our fault.

I bought the game and I just plain didn't think it was that good.

I loved it up through the Guardian and then I felt like it started to go downhill and then just fell off a cliff after that.
Blades64
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(01-23-2013, 09:38 PM)
Nobody didnt even want to buy the IP? Or it's not that simple?
Gamer @ Heart
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(01-23-2013, 09:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Duffyside

The lack of support Darksiders II got from gamers still baffles me to no end.

People complain about games not having enough content in them, and Darksiders II handled that and then some. Loot, leveling up, leveling up of loot, sidequests, side-dungeons, a combat system that's nearly as good as dedicated 3D action game, fantastic voice-acting, and freaking New Game Plus.

... We did this, you guys. ... It's our fault.

No. Budgeting and designing a game that 2 million sales couldnt turn a profit on was their undoing. Fuck this gen man.
Relaxed Muscle
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(01-23-2013, 09:39 PM)
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That's sad.

Not even a single publisher thought it was worth 500.000$? lol
O.DOGG
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(01-23-2013, 09:40 PM)
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Darksiders was superb. I hope they get to make great games again.
18-Volt
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(01-23-2013, 09:40 PM)
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Fuck next generation. If it will keep on killing actual good studios, I don't want it to come. I'll be happy with my handhelds.
Dark Phoenix
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(01-23-2013, 09:40 PM)
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RIP Vigil. :(

I'm almost finished with Darksiders II as well, it's been fun. :(
Bruiserk
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(01-23-2013, 09:40 PM)
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This BLOWS. Darksiders was a good franchise.
Boogdud
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(01-23-2013, 09:40 PM)
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Loved these guys, sad day.
Shao Kahn Brewing a Stew
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(01-23-2013, 09:40 PM)
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Such an emotional rollercoaster of a day.

THQ Dissolved.
Nintendo Megatoned.
Durango/Orbis rumors.
Vigil in trouble.

I can't handle this much news in one day!
Rated-Rsuperstar
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(01-23-2013, 09:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by ShockingAlberto

I bought the game and I just plain didn't think it was that good.

I loved it up through the Guardian and then I felt like it started to go downhill and then just fell off a cliff after that.

Same here. Vigil had all these great ideas and systems yet none of them came together to make a fun experience. That said I'd still like to see the brand continue in some form.
StalkerUKCG
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(01-23-2013, 09:42 PM)
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Darksiders was fantastic

Good gameplay goo story I'm so sad to see these people go best of luck to them in their future endeavours
Aru
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(01-23-2013, 09:42 PM)
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I've yet to play Darksiders 2, but damn. I'm very sad :(
Very talented developers and a great IP.
I hope they find a place in another studio and find a way to buy Darksiders rights !
Sorian
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(01-23-2013, 09:42 PM)
I'm pretty sure Darksiders will be bought as a stand alone IP at the very least. It's an easy game to make, doubt it'll just die.
Duffyside
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(01-23-2013, 09:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gamer @ Heart

No. Budgeting and designing a game that 2 million sales couldnt turn a profit on was their undoing. Fuck this gen man.

It didn't sell 2 million.
Newton Crosby
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(01-23-2013, 09:43 PM)
Damn, that sucks...

Originally Posted by The Interrobanger

I hated Darksiders with a passion so honestly I couldn't care less. Just glad Volition is still kicking.

Yeah, fuck them!
Who cares about another dev dying anyway?
The Anti-Monitor
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(01-23-2013, 09:43 PM)
Darksiders II was pretty bad, but had potential. Darksiders 1 was great. Such a terrible shame, it's never good that people lose their jobs.
Skilletor
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Originally Posted by Sorian

I'm pretty sure Darksiders will be bought as a stand alone IP at the very least. It's an easy game to make, doubt it'll just die.

IT's an easy game to make? lol How's that, now?
PaleFolklore
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(01-23-2013, 09:44 PM)
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I honestly can't believe that no one purchased these dudes. I would hate to be in that office today. Hope everyone lands on their feet.
Cmagus
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(01-23-2013, 09:44 PM)
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Sony should have picked them up and given Sony Santa Monica Darksiders and the team considering God of War they could have done something with it and the talent.
george_us
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(01-23-2013, 09:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Duffyside

The lack of support Darksiders II got from gamers still baffles me to no end.

People complain about games not having enough content in them, and Darksiders II handled that and then some. Loot, leveling up, leveling up of loot, sidequests, side-dungeons, a combat system that's nearly as good as dedicated 3D action game, fantastic voice-acting, and freaking New Game Plus.

... We did this, you guys. ... It's our fault.

Despite its flaws, I had a MUCH better time with Darksiders 2 than the first game. Some excellent dungeons, much better combat, and an amazing soundtrack. Plus the art style was fucking beautiful.

Absolute shame about Vigil.
MikeE21286
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(01-23-2013, 09:45 PM)
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So this means nobody bought them?
Violet_0
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(01-23-2013, 09:45 PM)
Darksiders 2 did some really cool things, but suffered from a number of bizarre design choices. Can't say I cared much about the first game

I won't miss the Darksider universe (really not), but Vigil Games has shown to be quite capable at making a quality Zelda-esque series. Too bad they didn't get another chance
prudislav
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(01-23-2013, 09:45 PM)
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R.I.P. Vigil and Project "Crawler" :-( Hope they somehow survive chapter 11
McBradders
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(01-23-2013, 09:46 PM)
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Fuckin' really? This is a goddamn crime. A crime.

I hope it aint true :/
Nokterian
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(01-23-2013, 09:46 PM)
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Time to play D2 then. Bought it last year but after there fiasco for not having pc options was a big let down. But now it is the time i guess just to try it.
Lapidus' Beard
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(01-23-2013, 09:47 PM)
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Ah crap... not another one :(
Gamer @ Heart
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Originally Posted by Duffyside

It didn't sell 2 million.

Yeah, bad wording on my part. It needed 2 million.

Still, way to lofty.

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