Submitted by shodan74 955d ago | opinion piece

How THQ’s Greatest Games Might Look In The Hands Of EA

Next week, THQ’s most high-profile IPs will be auctioned off to the highest bidder – and EA are said to be one of the companies looking to pounce. Disgruntled gamer Dave McConkey imagines how the likes of Metro and Saints Row might ‘evolve’ if EA gets hold of them. (Culture, EA, PC, PS3, THQ, Xbox 360)

Mathew9R   955d ago | Spam
rocky047586  +   955d ago
I love how this article leaves out THQ's most profitable series besides Saint's Row...WWE series!
Yodagamer  +   955d ago
Well i'm sure wwe owns their own license so i doubt it's up for sale.
rocky047586  +   955d ago
They do. But it was named in the sale even though WWE is shopping around the license themselves.
Yodagamer  +   955d ago
I'd rather see sony or nintendo buy them up, they seem like the only publisher who wouldn't be strict on them to change their games and if they would be it would be for glitches, gameplay problems. If microsoft gets it then it will probably be bad, like rare.
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Feralkitsune  +   955d ago
I think Warner Brothers should get them.
ThatsGaming  +   955d ago
Say whatever people want about EA but they have had a bunch of solid IPs this gen...

Their sports IPs have continued to evolve, Mass Effect, Dante's Inferno, Crysis, Dragon's Age, Battlefield, Mirror's Edge, Need for Speed, Burnout, Dead Space, Skate, etc.

I predict they will get Saints Row as they do not have a true sandbox game.

Warner will probably get Warhammer, Metro, and Darksiders.
animegamingnerd  +   955d ago
that were all ruined in some why this gen
SilentNegotiator  +   955d ago
"Their sports IPs have continued to evolve".....riiiiiiiight.

Mass Effect, Crysis, Dragon's Age, Need for Speed, Dead Space.....they dropped the bomb on all of these.

Dante's Inferno....I guess if you're on a deserted island without a copy of GoW3 or Bayonetta....

Battlefield, Mirror's Edge, Skate......fair enough, but those seem to be the minority of well handled games on that list.
da_2pacalypse  +   955d ago
Yes, EA will put out a new IP that is awesome and creative and will attract a bunch of new players.... However the sequel will kill those unique features and make the game super generic (because they think casuals like generic).

Take Dragon Age. DA:Origins had deep story telling, difficult and deep combat system, and many decisions that actually mattered in the overall story. DA2 had a linear story, button mashing combat, and decisions that make no difference in how the story plays out.

You can just about stick this same story on every single IP that EA owns (and has had multiple iterations). They publish generic games. They don't care about their original fanbase, all they're ever concerned with is selling more copies than before (even if it means more people will be disappointed this time around)...

I give up on EA. I refuse to touch a new IP they make, I know they'll ruin it with an unworthy sequel and make my blood boil for no reason. I'd rather just not touch it in the first place.
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3GenGames  +   955d ago
A bit more expensive for the full game, yes?
TronEOL  +   955d ago
The only way any of these games will be shit is if the developer doesn't care enough to tell EA how their games will be made, or compromise with them (not get pushed around).

EA will tell the developer what THEY think is needed (most publishers will do this) then it's up to the developer to tell them why that may be a bad idea (if it's a bad idea). If the game has no direction, then they'll take EA's advice and blame it on them when it fails.
aiBreeze  +   955d ago
Please don't let it be true..I honestly can't say I care much for THQ games however if EA buy them out, it will be terrible for gaming. I guess I was naive in thinking EA learned their lesson when they practically destroyed the BW many gamers have came to love over the years.

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