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Submitted by lifesanrpg 949d ago | opinion piece

Why Vigil and the Darksiders franchise deserved better

GameZone writes, "This past Wednesday was quite the gloomy day for the video game industry, as THQ was practically picked apart, piece by piece, in an auction, with its assets being sold off to the highest bidder. But not everyone got off so lucky. Vigil Studios, the team that was the home for the Darksiders franchises and (up until his departure) designer Joe "Mad" Madureira, didn't get picked up by anyone. Which is sad, honestly." (Darksiders 2, Darksiders: Wrath of War, PC, PS3, THQ, Vigil Games, Xbox 360)

b_one  +   949d ago
bla bla ppl could think about them by making day1 purchase.
dorron  +   949d ago
They could have thought of people in recesion times by not having stupid DLC politics and then people would have bought it already.

Me, I was waiting for a complete edition. Now, most probably it won't happen, so I'll buy the game for ...20€ instead of 60€ when it first got released (thank you THQ for saving me 40€).

DLC is a wrong practice and developers should realize it.
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b_one  +   949d ago
Darksiders 2 had its ups and downs, downs i could handle but when i saw what DLCs are... there was no mercy, Arguls Tomb is a raw meat out of the main game. Good DLCs are fine but not in Darksiders 2 example.
Rainstorm81  +   949d ago
Half of these companies that try the DLC milking model end up failing.....only a few companies have done DLC right this gen ...I hope moving forward companies realize that gamers prefer full expansions like on RDR , GTA, Skyrim, Fallout.....and not this nickel and dime crap for on disc content or content that was taken out of the full game.

There definitely is a place for DLC , if done right..

As far as Vigil..I've been a Joe Mad fan since Uncanny Xmen comics in the late 90s....hopefully him and his company gets picked up by a company that will give Darksiders the high production values it deserves. Then maybe he can make a game out of Battle Chasers..
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NYC_Gamer  +   949d ago
@Rainstorm81

Joe Mad left Vigil last year

http://www.destructoid.com/...
MEsoJD  +   949d ago
The Darksiders series never felt triple A to me so while sad, I can live without it.
HiddenMission  +   949d ago
Wow so all of you above have never played the game or even understand that none of the DLC was on disc...you all epic fail.

Each of the DLC added new armor and weapon sets, bosses that were really cool and even added to the mythology of the DS universe.

It's gamers like those above that make me sick think you guys have the right to have an opinion...ignorant opinions are like a**holes everyone has one and it's full of s**t.

Not mad just frustrated that you guys don't even have enough grey matter between your ears to research before you speak...

N4G continuing to breed ignorant gamers since 2004 lol things just never change...
Rainstorm81  +   949d ago
Wow......what a tirade because someone else found less value in the DLC than you did...get over yourself....they are called "opinions" for a reason.

Darksiders 2 is not a great example of DLC done right this gen......"IMHO"
HiddenMission  +   949d ago
@Rainstorm

Yes and an ignorant opinion from someone who doesn't know what they are talking about should not have to be heard.

Here is a quote from Abraham Lincoln to prove my point

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt"

Just like you proved above with your Joe Mad comment that you didn't know what you are talking about.

It's not a tirade it's called making a point...if you don't know your s**t then close you the hole in your face.

So many users on N4G comment their ignorant opinions and push them as fact but when pushed back by users who know what they are talking about then they act like it's a "tirade".

The reality is too many people should learn to read and research before they comment with their opinion...it's called educated discussions.
Rainstorm81  +   949d ago
If someone states that their statement is an opinion then how are they passing it as fact? You rant on about ignorance yet you seem to be the one that reeks of ignorance....irony?

Joe Mad leaving Vigil last year doesn't change my well wishes for him or the vigil devs.....if I'm a fool because of a minute irrelevant detail so be it.... It's an Internet comment board FFS not a test on the life of Joe Mad
Hungryman  +   949d ago
Did they not see when Platinum Games said they were interested?
Rainstorm81  +   949d ago
Or Sony Santa Monica the need to pick up the phone
Reborn  +   949d ago
Well, this is interesting: http://shopto.net/news/4178...
mydyingparadiselost  +   949d ago
Someone needs to petition Nintendo to scoop them up. A new open world Zelda game could REALLY use the expertise that Vigil has shown with the genre.
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