Forbes, Erik Kain - "The decision by Square Enix and THQ to release both their big August titles on the same exact day strikes me as not only wrong-headed from a business perspective, but a great disservice to both games."
Tbh, I'd expect Sleeping Dogs to suffer more than Darksiders 2 since it's a new IP really. But I agree, one of them should have delayed their game or something.
I would hardly consider sleeping dogs a new IP since it was originally to be the next true crime game. I'm hoping both games do well, but it was foolish of them to release on the same day when the entire summer was basically dead. I'm sure one of them could have released a week earlier.
it was always a new ip , then activision tried to force it as a True crime game but only for a very short time before dropping it . It can't rely on the True Crime fame , wich isnt even really good as a brand anyway .
Am I the only person who liked the old True Crime games? :/ lol
Dunno , i just dont remember it being a big deal and always found it to be awful and glitchy gta wannabes .
Agreed, even though people always complain that there aren't enough new IP's, people largely ignore the new IP's in favor of sequels, yet those people who buy the sequels, will complain that there are too many sequels being made! Round and round we go! On a side note, I picked up both.
... how do you know that the people who only buy the sequels are the same ones who complain about there not being enough new IPs? How do you know that the people who complain about there being too many sequels only buy the sequels and NOT the new IPs, as well? Was there some survey or study conducted that you're privy to, something the rest of us are unaware of? If there is none, then you're just pulling that entire supposition out of places suppositions shouldn't be, in the first place.
Look at recent new IP sales, pretty much all of them are losing money, L.A. Noire, Bulletstorm, Homefront ect... Sequels are what people are buying.
Darksiders 2 is better for me so far, played both but something is just... "wrong" with Sleeping Dogs
Darksiders was the one who originally moved its launch back to spend more time on quality assurance. Personally, there hasn't been much I purchased this summer (except for Lolli pop and DLC) so I had extra cased stash to pick up both titles. The problem is...making enough time to play em both.
I didn't care i bought both yesterday, right now i started with sleeping dogs first then I'll move on to darksiders 2.
I got both also. The fact that there really was nothing outside of sports games coming out, people had plenty of time to plan on getting both if they really wanted them. I will say it was smart not to carry over to September, as Borderlands 2 looks set to crush all else. BTW, when I buy 2 games, I tend to bounce back and forth betwixt the 2, rather than tackle one and move to the next. It prevents burnout for me.
Same here, juggling too many games at the moment that never got finished. Will be jumping between those two games for awhile i think.
I usually do that too, but i think i wanna just play straight through this time around lol. i have a lot of unfinished games to get through lol. starhawk rayman origins wkc2 eternal sonata 24 hrs of nurburg in GT5 lol dead space 1, 2 jak 2 damn i really need to buckle down and power through these games lol. with borderlands 2 around the corner i better get cracking as that will take up the bulk of my play time lol.
Getting sleeping dogs Friday, only just started to play darksiders so I can wait a while for 2
It's fine and dandy to say that but delay one into what and when ? In september both would get murdered by the likes of Fifa , Tekken tag 2 or Borderland 2 . And DOA and a few other games while not a threat would be an hindrance . A bit later you've got PES and other big titles . There was nothing in august and july saves Persona 4A , SP and DS2 ... at least it can thrive in that period and get enough good rep and word to mouth to keep selling in the next months .
Yea that's a good point, it depends how much I enjoy darksiders, as to when or if I get the sequel.
I do expect Darksiders II to do better numbers overall, however it is not a big enough title to cast a shadow overs released in a mutual time frame.
I expect both games to do great with all the hype.
THQ Vs. Square Enix new rivalry
Would seperating them a couple weeks really do anything. And if one of them was pushed back more than that it would just have other games to compete with. I picked up darksiders 2, and I'm lovin it so far.
Why not they are for two completely different gaming tastes. One is action RPG the other is a gang fighter.
I'd like to think that both have there markets. I'm not really interested in another open ended shooter or any shooter really. That's why I went with Darksiders. Sleeping Dogs looks decent enough but It's not a game I'm dying to play like I was for Darksiders 2.
I wouldn't call sleeping dogs a shooter per se. It's def more of a brawler
i wanted to try out darksider 2 but I just have so many games to finish that I wouldnt keep up. Although I was disappointed in the announcements, I was also relieved when they delayed all stars and sly because that gives me time to finish metal gear solid 3 (plat) mgs PW and mgs2. then I need to finish how collection. within these past two months I have finished ACBH, batman AC and heavenly sword. still need a lot of work to do lol.
I just bought both. I got Sleeping Dogs yesterday and Darksiders 2 will be in sometime this week. Im loving Sleeping Dogs so far by the way.
I bought Darksiders II and Gamefly-ed Sleeping Dogs win win
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