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Submitted by OliverKO 950d ago | opinion piece

Opinion Piece: The Fall of Darksiders

Graeme at El33tonline writes:

"And, by now you’ve probably found out that Darksiders creator Vigil received no bids and is being forced to close down, and are wondering how nobody wanted to pick up the developer of two fantastic and critically acclaimed games. The thing is, if you look at it a bit harder, it actually makes more sense than you’d think." (Darksiders 2, Darksiders: Wrath of War, PC, PS3, THQ, Vigil Games, Xbox 360)

DevilishSix  +   950d ago
Played both, but enjoyed 2 better than the first. Sorry that Vigil did not get a bid, but like the article said, 2 million is a tall order for a mid-tier game that isn't promoted like a AAA franchise. So, sounds like time and money mis-management, but that is why THQ was in the mess they were in with all they games.

I am glad to hear Platinum is interested and I know they would excell in the gameplay and can envision them making DS 3 with Strife as the character and with strifes main weapon being guns, I think based off Platinums handling of guns in gameplay of Bayonetta they would pull it off. I would worry about story and most of all Art Direction. Who could they put in charge that could stay consistent with Joe Mad's art style or would they go a different route on graphics?
OliverKO  +   950d ago
In order for Darksiders to remain 'Darksiders' in the future, you would need to have at least the leads continue to work on the series, in my opinion. Getting Joe Mad back would go a long way to ensuring the look and feel of the franchise remained in tact.

Hopefully Platinum (or some other hero) can come along and save the series. I want to play Darksiders 3 - imagine four-player co-op!
The Meerkat  +   950d ago
I'd love to see Epic pick up Darksiders.

The art style is something they already do well, and over the top weapons are almost an Epic trademark.
They also have the funds to promote it in a way that would generate many sales.
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OliverKO  +   950d ago
That would be very interesting, but someone else on another comment suggested a pairing I'd like to see even better than Epic - Nintendo!

Imagine Retro working on a version of Darksiders, providing an answer to Zelda for more mature audiences (or those growing tired of Zelda conventions).

But yeah, Epic would be an interesting fit, too.
smashcrashbash  +   950d ago
Hate to be a killjoy but like Rayman and Bayoneeta it will just be moving to another developer where people still won't want to play it. No one cared about it now so what makes you think anyone will care about it later? People just don't like these games and giving it to someone else especially Nintendo won't revive them.They are giving away stuff they could even sell much of themselves when they weren't going bankrupt. What makes you think that someone else taking them will make that much of a difference? Just because I hand you something that never worked out doesn't necessarily mean that someone else will make it work.
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