This is so true...a weird comparison, but I felt like it was an HD Jak and Daxter....great worlds, fantastic voice work, really interesting and unique character designs, and just really really solid gameplay
Darksiders 1 and 2 was gaming at it's best and it wasn't trying to be anything else. It really scratched an itch for me that most games this gen couldn't fulfill and gave me vibes of PS2 era.
It's a shame to see them go out like this.
its a damn shame....a damn shame
Wont know this until the judge and everyone else gets it sorted out. There isn't a "straight line" to Chapter 11, it largely depends on the company.
I mentioned this in the other THQ thread, but what happens to Darksiders now? Is it going to disappear from DD services?
I liked the first one a lot and the second one to a certain degree, but I surely considered them a very talented studio regardless of all the shortcomings.
I don't mean from a gameplay stand point. I mean from a story and lore stand point. The Horsemen of the apocolypse are a very large source of internal lore plus they can really be brought to whatever level you want them to be. The creative energy going in doesn't really require much for a story that will interest people.
IT's an easy game to make? lol How's that, now?
Darksiders had such huge potential.
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.
I for one am glad they made such an ambitious game. It was awesome. It deserved well more than 2 million in sales.
Edit: Made my GOTY list easily, but came out #58 on GAF overall.
The Maker's Guardian.
A studio crytek owns was already working on the homefront sequel for THQ. This was a move to protect their investment probably.
That Crytek was willing to drop $500k on Homefront and seemingly nobody wanted Vigil is really terrible. The games they made weren't perfect, but I still really loved the work they did.
Vigil must have had issues and Darksiders did not set the world on fire.
Dust and pollen allergies and shit man....
THQ CEO letter to employees via Kotaku
I liked Darksiders 1 and 2, weren't the best games but they were fun.
Thank fuck it's over.
Good game, but my god 2nd & 3rd World Earth Part/Hub Area... I get the death motif, but GAWD DAMN, my head/eyes just were longing for some color, no more fucking skulls in game for me at least for at least 2-3 months
Need to fucking recuperate.
It took me till 3rd World to hit level 30... (so 1.5 play-through, going 50 hours total for Platinum)
The best part about the damn game is a glitch or devs didn't care or wanted to players to figure it out
The weapon upgrading was fucking sweet
I spent at least 10 hours wasting my time away duping/stacking/%+ on certain categories
That shit needs to be a staple Yo'
Pics to show you the emphasis:
Scythe (Primary) Stats:
Glaive (Secondary) Stats:
Unstoppable + Teleport Slash = 1-2 hit kill
Bring out Ghouls, refresh Wrath with-in a second
Best damage was 25,000+ in Crucible with Secondary
I bought this for $30 from Toys R' Us deal (Buy 2 $59.99 for $30 each) with Sleeping Dogs
Getting $38.50 from Gamestop for DSII and $31 for Sleeping Dogs... So I'm making money... heh
All I know is health/wrath steal items are hella rare until after Lostlight
Every time you level up, your first priority is to run to all the vendors
I got so many health/wrath items from Tree of the Dead due to me going back to it even after I left
You stack items of the same type or same attribute
I'll tell you my process
I have a lvl 15 possessed scythe, OK
I can level it up 5 times by sacrificing ("feeding") weapons/items
You can have a max of 4 attributes on 1 weapon
First and foremost create a toon (a secondary account, you will have to kill the crow father and get to the first hub for the serpent)
He's your mule
Now become friends with him on PSN, now do the dupe trick
Send an item, once you press O to back out a prompt appears with a "O" flashing with the word "Activate" appearing, count the pulses (flashing) up to 3, then press start (if you see saving icon you messed up), select quit game
Continue, go into serpent tome, click on the e-mail you sent, you can take your item back, even though your toon already has received the item
Now you have 2, save your game in case shit happens, repeat ad nauseum
I'll miss you Weapon Smithing =/
I never dug the art direction of those games much, but the gameplay was really solid. I was hoping for Sega or Nintendo to pick them up. Would have been a good fit.
Anyway i hope all their employees will find work soon.
It doesn't make a lot of sense from a financial perspective.
Huh? No one wanted Darksiders? It's a great franchise.
If you lowered the production values any more, people would react badly, but it's not a series that is profitable at its current budget.
Never mind that the company founder and otherwise-big-name just left the Vigil a few months ago.