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A couple of today’s daily deals from online retailers are asking for just under £9 for this one, but as long as you’re willing to wait for delivery WowHD’s deal works out the cheapest. It beats the next best offers from Gamersgate and Steam by almost £3.
Although it wasn’t a huge improvement over its predecessor, refined combat and varied loot ensured that the return to the apocalypse was an enjoyable one. It may not be genre-defining and feel a little rough around the edges, but for the price it’s certainly worth checking out.
It's back! Yes, Zavvi's infamous sub-£15 price for Darksiders 2's Wii U version has returned, allowing you to spend very little on a solid and enjoyable game. Despite not exactly showing off the hardware, this is still one of the best games for the platform at the moment. Thanks to PickVanCleef at HotUKDeals for noting that Zavvi are back in stock.
This is the cheapest price we've seen for the Wii U version of the game and it's only a few quid more then the PS3/360 version. With this one you get the DLC thrown in too, so technically this is better value for money. The main advantage of the Wii U version is being able to use the gamepad screen to manage your inventory. A neat touch, but hardly mind-blowing.
Thanks to tinodz at HotUkDeals.
Earlier in the month we reported that Crytek had snapped up around 30 or so ex-Vigil staffers, including founder David Adams, to help form the company's first US-based studio. Recently, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli discussed the move, expressing surprise that nobody made a bid for the studio during the THQ auction, and explaining why no-one should be expecting Darksiders III any time soon.Click here to read more...
Crytek have moved to set up their first US-based studio in Austin, Texas, and it seems that they didn't have to look terribly far for staffers.Click here to read more...
The vultures have had their fill. THQ lies bleaching in the cold winter sun, its juicy assets, studios and properties stripped from the carcass during yesterday's feeding frenzy that saw over $100 million change hands. All that remains is a final 'Chapter 11' sell-off before THQ dies completely.
How the mighty have fallen. Starting life in 1990, Toy Head Quarters swelled into a publishing titan worth a billion dollars in revenue, but their lust to grow as fast as possible left them with too many studios, too many licenses, and so rarely the massive mega-hits they so desperately needed. After dealing themselves a raw hand with the Udraw tablet, the last few years saw them continually shedding and shelving projects in a bid to keep afloat. It wasn't enough, and their desperate last-ditch effort to sell themselves wholesale to a stalking horse investor spectacularly backfired what now seems like a lifetime ago.
But while many IPs and studios have been left out in the cold (Vigil Games, Red Faction and Homeworld among them), many more have found new homes, new publishers and potentially new opportunities to keep doing what they do best: creating great games for us to play. To this end, we're going to take a close look at where THQ's assets have ended up, and what their new owners plan to do with them.Click here to read more...
The auction has come and gone, and THQ's properties were sold off overnight. As rumoured, SEGA snapped up Warhammer 40K developer Relic; Koch Media and Deep Silver bought Saints Row devs Volition and the rights to the Metro franchise; Crytek have purchased the Homefront IP; Take-Two bought Evolve; and Ubisoft bought THQ Montreal and the rights to South Park: The Stick of Truth.Click here to read more...
Stepping into the boots of Death for the second game starring the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse was a fine improvement over the original thanks to more fluid combat and loot. Every enemy drops a weapon or a piece of armour, letting you feverishly collect items. You can even feed unwanted loot to certain weapons to make them stronger, making Death even more badass. Darksiders II wasn't the classic we were hoping for, but we remain optimistic for multiplayer in Darksiders III on the next-gen consoles, as long as THQ are still around by then that is.
Coming in at nearly a tenner cheaper than the standard version, this is a great deal from ShopTo. This edition features a pass for the Argul's Tomb DLC. Darksiders II is an improvement on the original thanks to a change in the lead role as you now control Death instead of War. He's much more agile and sports a vicious pair of scythes for a more fluid combat style. Loot plays a big part in the game as there are loads of weapons and armour to find. You can even feed some weapons with other ones to create truly worthy blades.
Thanks to the gingerfatone at HotUkDeals.
Here’s a deal that some of you have been waiting for, with the console version of Darksiders II falling to the £20 mark for the first time. GAME’s offer puts a £5 margin between it and the next best deal.
The value for money doesn’t stop there though as this is the Limited Edition, which provides an additional dungeon on top of the main game already bursting with content. Although it wasn’t a huge improvement over its predecessor, Darksiders II is certainly worth a look at the current price. Thanks to MisterSparkle @ HUKD!
Developer: Vigil Games
After the first game where War -one of the Four Horseman- jumped the gun a little and brought on the apocalypse and wiped out humanity, we get to step into another rider’s shoes. Running parallel to the events of the original game, we’re now playing as Death.
Death is eager to clear his brother’s name and if possible, restore humanity to Earth. For the most part of the game though, we won’t be going back to Earth. Instead we’re exploring several large open maps of typical fantasy fare – forests, canyons, ice worlds, hell and any other staple you could care to remember.
While it’s great not to be running around another grey variation on New York or some other American city, there’s no denying that the graphics in Darksiders II haven’t really moved on from the original. NPCs are stiff and combined with the lip-syncing it makes every character talk like a nutcracker doll. From a distance, environments look impressive thanks to the epic scale of some monuments, but when you get close to anything, textures are blurry and edges jagged and crude. It’s not the sign of this generation’s hardware running out of steam (as one review I read claimed) it’s just a lack of effort.Click here to read more...
Vigil Games have admitted that the future of the Darksiders franchise will be determined by the success of the upcoming Darksiders II.Click here to read more...
Platform: PS3 | Xbox 360 (version tested) | PC | Wii U
Developers: Vigil Games
Death is coming. August 21st specifically. So make sure you’ve made all the arrangements, because Vigil’s eagerly-awaited sequel is going to demand your presence, no questions asked. As protagonists go, brother number two of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is certainly someone you don’t want to piss off.
My hands-on session starts at the opening of the now-finished game. A noisy Manchester Comic Con environment made taking note of any cutscenes a redundant luxury. So, eager to savour the full experience come review day, I skipped ahead, keen to let Death to do his thing.
Gameplay begins with Death riding his steed through a barren frozen world. While free to use his scythe on horseback, there was nothing to kill at this stage. After a short ride I had to dismount to complete a tutorial covering the basics of movement and combat.Click here to read more...
If you missed out on this deal last month (or even missed the recent deal for Metro 2033) then fret not, as Simply Games have decided to repeat the price cut. While a decent saving can be made over the best deal for the double pack, it also works out better than buying each game individually, which would end up being almost a fiver more expensive.
As for the games, Metro 2033 is a cracking shooter with haunting atmospherics, and while Darksiders ended up not being as great as some hoped, it is solid game that is certainly worth a look for the price of this bundle. Thanks to robustant for the heads up!
This package offers two entertaining games for a fiver each, and while other retailers are currently out of stock for the double pack it wouldn’t matter anyway; Simply Games beats their would-be listing by a tenner. It also works out better than buying each game individually, which would end up being almost £9 more expensive.
As for the games, Metro 2033 is a cracking shooter with haunting atmospherics, and while Darksiders ended up not being as great as some hoped, it is solid game that is certainly worth a look for the price of this bundle. Thanks to superspeedy @ HUKD!
The long-teased Warhammer 40,000 MMO Dark Millenium has been completely re-purposed as a traditional singleplayer game with multiplayer modes, THQ has announced. It seems that the ambitious project was just too much for the financially insecure publisher to take on.
Plus, now that that scope of the project has been narrowed, you'd better believe that dozens of employees have been let go. It's a strange and saddening state of affairs, and we've got the full story below.Click here to read more...