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2012-12-19 08:19:37 PM
I actually just started playing SR3 about a week ago, after a big sale on Steam.  I'm finding it more enjoyable than GTA IV.
 
2012-12-19 08:26:45 PM
I love that game. Screw you subby, go back to teabagging noobs on Halo. Or something.
 
2012-12-19 08:27:05 PM
I was under the impression that Saint's Row 3 was pretty well regarded.
 
2012-12-19 08:27:30 PM
Why would they apologize for a super hilariously fun game?
 
2012-12-19 08:28:57 PM
Who cares about Saints Row? What's going to happen to their rights to make 40K games?

/waiting for Space Marine 2
 
2012-12-19 08:29:39 PM
The Saint's Row games have always been more fun than GTA. Are there people who don't know this?
 
2012-12-19 08:30:11 PM

PonceAlyosha: I was under the impression that Saint's Row 3 was pretty well regarded.



I thought that was the case too. SR1 and 2 were pretty solid games too. They managed to out-GTA GTA on the balls out zany fun. Never played SR3, but that's more because I just haven't played many games lately.
 
2012-12-19 08:30:29 PM

arekthorn: Why would they apologize for a super hilariously fun game?


Agreed, I loved Saints 3. Tough break on THQ. I thought they were doing alright.
 
2012-12-19 08:30:51 PM
Classic tale of over borrowing to payout executive bonuses, and leaving the company to collapse once the bill comes due.
 
2012-12-19 08:31:00 PM
South Park stick of truth is apparently delayed due to this.

YOU BASTARDS!
 
2012-12-19 08:31:19 PM
Red Faction: Guerilla was the best shooter of this generation.
 
2012-12-19 08:32:28 PM
Hm. I wonder what will happen to Volition?
 
2012-12-19 08:32:42 PM
Saints Row the Third was awesome. Not as good as 2, though.
 
2012-12-19 08:33:42 PM

Tickle Mittens: Red Faction: Guerilla was the best shooter of this generation.



Saints Row 2 beat the everloving crap out of Guerilla.  If only because the main character in SR2 was interesting, unlike grizzled miner-turned-space-hero protagonist in Guerilla.
 
Then again, same studio so it's not that big a deal to disagree.
 
2012-12-19 08:33:47 PM

PonceAlyosha: I was under the impression that Saint's Row 3 was pretty well regarded.


I haven't played any game in the series, but I believe the complaint was that it wasn't as good as 2. Sort of like Uncharted 3 isn't as good as Uncharted 2, but it is still better than most.
 
2012-12-19 08:35:21 PM
Bioware should file for being idiots, sleeping with EA and disregarding the community.

ME3 and SWTOR fail will not be forgotten!!!!!
 
2012-12-19 08:35:32 PM
Adding to the Saints Row 3 love; one of the very few games I've had the patience to 100%
 
2012-12-19 08:37:22 PM
Got SR3 as part of the Humble Bundle last week. Haven't had a chance to play yet, but it sounds promising.

The bundle was a pretty good deal.
 
2012-12-19 08:38:22 PM
I too echo the SR2 > SR3. Better story, better characters, better customization. Not that SR3 was a bad game. I thoroughly enjoyed it as well. It just didn't quite match the impact of SR2.

SR2 was a shiatty PC port though. Thank god for the Gentleman of the Row addon and fixes. Even then it was still touch and go at times.
 
2012-12-19 08:38:35 PM

Kung_Fu_Hamster: Who cares about Saints Row? What's going to happen to their rights to make 40K games?

/waiting for Space Marine 2


I hope Relic is able to keep making games using the license and finds another publisher, I really enjoyed Dawn of War II and beyond.
 
2012-12-19 08:40:21 PM

RodneyToady: I actually just started playing SR3 about a week ago, after a big sale on Steam.  I'm finding it more enjoyable than GTA IV.


I haven't played any of the Saints Row series, but GTA4 wasn't as fun as the previous games in the series for me, and it seemed too easy to die or get caught with a six star wanted level. The Lost and the Damned wasn't much better, but I haven't had the chance to play the Ballad of Gay Tony yet.

Also Red Dead Redemption is overrated. It seems like there's none of the silliness that was in GTA3 or Vice City. The series began to suck with San Andreas.
 
2012-12-19 08:40:54 PM
Christ, Subby can eat a dick.*
SR3 was the most fun I've had since Just Cause 2!


/*NTTAWWR
 
2012-12-19 08:42:16 PM
You shut your whore mouth, subby. Saints Row The Third was AWESOME.
 
2012-12-19 08:44:16 PM
Step 1: The city sandbox genre is built on the premise that you are given all sorts of fun toys, and in order to overcome the obstacles in your path, you have to experiment with the procedurally-generated game world and the various toys that you're given.
Step 2: Make a game so utterly easy that there is no reason to experiment with any of these variables.
Step 3: Reward all of this progress with statistics, property, vehicles, and weapons, all of which are pointless because you can pretty much beat everything in the game by shooting everything in the head with the starter pistol.  In-effect, this doubles down on the things that derailed the Grand Theft Auto franchise during the Vice City and San Andreas years.
Step 4: Go play Crackdown or Grand Theft Auto III instead.
 
Yes, let's fight over it.
 
2012-12-19 08:45:55 PM

skinink: I haven't played any of the Saints Row series, but GTA4 wasn't as fun as the previous games in the series for me, and it seemed too easy to die or get caught with a six star wanted level. The Lost and the Damned wasn't much better, but I haven't had the chance to play the Ballad of Gay Tony yet.



BOGT helped redeem it. Brought back some of the zanyness (not much, but a touch) and was more fun on a fun/time played basis than the main story or TLAD.
 
2012-12-19 08:46:11 PM
So I take it Saints Row III didn't sell very well?
 
2012-12-19 08:46:31 PM
I miss their N64 Wrestling Games. The fact that they did not carry that engine over to newer games shows they deserve to die.
 
2012-12-19 08:47:30 PM
What does this mean for Company of Heroes 2?!?!?!?!??!
 
2012-12-19 08:49:04 PM

Lost Thought 00: Classic tale of over borrowing to payout executive bonuses, and leaving the company to collapse once the bill comes due.


Probably the only reason why a video game company still making money logically would go under. Paying upkeep for programmers and some officer space isn't that expensive.

I'm sure though that if software developers belonged to a union they would be blamed for all of this.
 
2012-12-19 08:50:03 PM

Mike_LowELL: Step 1: The city sandbox genre is built on the premise that you are given all sorts of fun toys, and in order to overcome the obstacles in your path, you have to experiment with the procedurally-generated game world and the various toys that you're given.
Step 2: Make a game so utterly easy that there is no reason to experiment with any of these variables.
Step 3: Reward all of this progress with statistics, property, vehicles, and weapons, all of which are pointless because you can pretty much beat everything in the game by shooting everything in the head with the starter pistol. In-effect, this doubles down on the things that derailed the Grand Theft Auto franchise during the Vice City and San Andreas years.
Step 4: Go play Crackdown or Grand Theft Auto III instead.

Yes, let's fight over it.


Are you talking about SR3?

Because comparing it to GTA is like comparing Tex Avery cartoons to Grave of the Fireflies.
 
2012-12-19 08:50:24 PM

Nemo's Brother: I miss their N64 Wrestling Games. The fact that they did not carry that engine over to newer games shows they deserve to die.


They didn't own that engine, AKI did. and in an interview with IGN they asked THQ why they don't re-release those games on Xbox arcade etc. THQ said they couldn't because they couldn't find AKI or whoever bought them or if they just dissolved.

as for this article: fark there goes Darksiders and the South Park RPG which look farkin' awesome!
 
2012-12-19 08:50:26 PM
Man and they made like 5 million dollars with the latest humble bundle too.
 
2012-12-19 08:50:29 PM

Gwyrddu: Lost Thought 00: Classic tale of over borrowing to payout executive bonuses, and leaving the company to collapse once the bill comes due.

Probably the only reason why a video game company still making money logically would go under. Paying upkeep for programmers and some officer space isn't that expensive.

I'm sure though that if software developers belonged to a union they would be blamed for all of this.


Heh, probably.
 
2012-12-19 08:51:29 PM

Dougie AXP: Nemo's Brother: I miss their N64 Wrestling Games. The fact that they did not carry that engine over to newer games shows they deserve to die.

They didn't own that engine, AKI did. and in an interview with IGN they asked THQ why they don't re-release those games on Xbox arcade etc. THQ said they couldn't because they couldn't find AKI or whoever bought them or if they just dissolved.

as for this article: fark there goes Darksiders and the South Park RPG which look farkin' awesome!


I want to get DS2, but the PC port was fraught with issues which will probably not get patched now.
 
2012-12-19 08:51:44 PM
I have to go against the SR3 group think here and say I didn't love it. Does every mission have to be an epic slug fest where you kill 483583745 cops and blow up half the city? What about some finesse and build up like the GTA series gives you? Granted GTA 4 was my least favorite of the 3d era but I did play through the whole thing. Saints Row I gave up after around 12 exhausting hours of "play"
 
2012-12-19 08:52:28 PM

skinink: RodneyToady: I actually just started playing SR3 about a week ago, after a big sale on Steam.  I'm finding it more enjoyable than GTA IV.

I haven't played any of the Saints Row series, but GTA4 wasn't as fun as the previous games in the series for me, and it seemed too easy to die or get caught with a six star wanted level. The Lost and the Damned wasn't much better, but I haven't had the chance to play the Ballad of Gay Tony yet.

Also Red Dead Redemption is overrated. It seems like there's none of the silliness that was in GTA3 or Vice City. The series began to suck with San Andreas.


Vice City was definitely the high point of the series. San Andreas was more serious but added more content (a LOT more content) and more polish that VC. GTA4 was trying to be Godfather: The Game, and just ended up being really bland. The most believable, fully realized city I've ever seen, sure, but so incredibly bland. Snarkily named products and companies only do so much to counter a really morose plot and game world.
 
2012-12-19 08:52:36 PM
Momentarily confused by the headline... so Tetrahydrocannabinol is still a controlled substance?

Damn.
 
2012-12-19 08:53:36 PM

rosemary's baby daddy: I have to go against the SR3 group think here and say I didn't love it. Does every mission have to be an epic slug fest where you kill 483583745 cops and blow up half the city? What about some finesse and build up like the GTA series gives you? Granted GTA 4 was my least favorite of the 3d era but I did play through the whole thing. Saints Row I gave up after around 12 exhausting hours of "play"



I have a hunch you wouldn't enjoy Monty Python's Hamlet.
 
2012-12-19 08:54:04 PM
Fark you, bucko. Was SRTT beter than SR2? No. Was it better than Rockstar's cousin calling sim? Most definitley.
 
2012-12-19 08:54:15 PM
Tis a shame.  I rather enjoyed Saints row 2 and 3.  They sucked at the WWE games though (or really all the sports games I tried with them).  Sad as this is, there are plenty of other games out there.  Currently playing far cry 3 which is exceptional btw.  I recommend it to anyone who likes sandbox games.
 
2012-12-19 08:55:04 PM

LordOfThePings: Momentarily confused by the headline... so Tetrahydrocannabinol is still a controlled substance?

Damn.


Wrong thread
 
2012-12-19 08:57:13 PM

skinink: The series began to suck with San Andreas.


gifs.gifbin.com
 
2012-12-19 08:57:51 PM
I played and enjoyed SR2... couldn't get into SR3 though. I'm not entirely sure why, maybe the schtick just played itself out for me over the course of one game... not enough to keep me interested for two games.
 
2012-12-19 08:59:09 PM

pxlboy: LordOfThePings: Momentarily confused by the headline... so Tetrahydrocannabinol is still a controlled substance?

Damn.

Wrong thread


Wrong acronym.
 
2012-12-19 09:00:11 PM
Hey Guys,

THQ is a PUBLISHER.

Publishers own developers, who actually make the videogames. Those developers are likely to be sold off along with the properties.

South Park is my only concern, but it wasn't delayed because of this. Its delay exacerbated this.
 
2012-12-19 09:00:59 PM

PonceAlyosha: I was under the impression that Saint's Row 3 was pretty well regarded.


I don't know about the rest of the series, but Saint's Row the Third is TERRIBLE.

/Huge GTA fan from way back, Saints Row 3 doesn't hold a candle to any GTA, not even close.
//Saint's Row 3 is Buggy, awful stories, buggy, bad controls, buggy!
 
2012-12-19 09:01:39 PM
Cripes. The anti-Linux douchebags will be unbearable. THQ had just expressed interest in porting games to the Linux Steam client, and presumably the Steambox.
 
2012-12-19 09:01:41 PM

MorePeasPlease: Are you talking about SR3?

Because comparing it to GTA is like comparing Tex Avery cartoons to Grave of the Fireflies.


I dislike San Andreas, Vice City, and Saints Row: The Third for the same reasons, and it has nothing to do with motif and tone.
 
2012-12-19 09:02:23 PM
I came here to tell subby to shut his whore mouth about SR3 but apparently that's been done.
 
2012-12-19 09:02:25 PM

LordOfThePings: pxlboy: LordOfThePings: Momentarily confused by the headline... so Tetrahydrocannabinol is still a controlled substance?

Damn.

Wrong thread

Wrong acronym.


THC / THQ
 
larf
 
2012-12-19 09:03:23 PM

Mike_LowELL: I dislike San Andreas, Vice City, and Saints Row: The Third for the same reasons, and it has nothing to do with motif and tone.



Sorry, I wasn't aware that you just hated games in general ... carry on.


/hee
 
2012-12-19 09:04:49 PM

skinink: RodneyToady: I actually just started playing SR3 about a week ago, after a big sale on Steam.  I'm finding it more enjoyable than GTA IV.

I haven't played any of the Saints Row series, but GTA4 wasn't as fun as the previous games in the series for me, and it seemed too easy to die or get caught with a six star wanted level. The Lost and the Damned wasn't much better, but I haven't had the chance to play the Ballad of Gay Tony yet.

Also Red Dead Redemption is overrated. It seems like there's none of the silliness that was in GTA3 or Vice City. The series began to suck with San Andreas.


The thing that made me stop playing GTA IV was all the buttholes calling me up all the time to go out places. If I wanted to go out places, I would do that instead of playing games.
 
2012-12-19 09:05:37 PM

RandomRandom: PonceAlyosha: I was under the impression that Saint's Row 3 was pretty well regarded.

I don't know about the rest of the series, but Saint's Row the Third is TERRIBLE.

/Huge GTA fan from way back, Saints Row 3 doesn't hold a candle to any GTA, not even close.
//Saint's Row 3 is Buggy, awful stories, buggy, bad controls, buggy!


So you're saying you don't have a bias? SR3 runs great with no bugs for me. Maybe time to upgrade your shiat puter?
 
2012-12-19 09:05:41 PM
Bite me subs. SR3 was amazing. Just the character customization alone was head and shoulders above GTghey. I love the fact that I was a 6'5" platinum skinned, green haired, Latvian chick in a pom pom girl's outfit and it still fit into the story.

San Andreas would hardly be credible if you were allowed to roll a white guy. But of course, that's the problem. Rockstar placed verisimilitude above fun.
 
2012-12-19 09:07:36 PM
It was because the boss calls chips "fries".
 
2012-12-19 09:10:14 PM

RandomRandom: PonceAlyosha: I was under the impression that Saint's Row 3 was pretty well regarded.

I don't know about the rest of the series, but Saint's Row the Third is TERRIBLE.

/Huge GTA fan from way back, Saints Row 3 doesn't hold a candle to any GTA, not even close.
//Saint's Row 3 is Buggy, awful stories, buggy, bad controls, buggy!


As someone who has put 263 hours (according to Steam) into playing Saint's Row The Third, and has encountered exactly zero bugs in that time, I just have to say: Dafuq?
 
2012-12-19 09:10:41 PM
In E3S of old, THQ was sort of a laughingstock, didn't have any real games (I distinctly remember visiting their area once and all they were pushing was some Looney Tunes game).

Then they got a few decent (not blockbuster mind you) franchises and I said, hey, good job, you guys aren't doing so bad now.

But it was only a matter of time before they screwed it up again. IIRC, they did a bunch of crazy shiat with DLC in Saints Row 3 that people weren't too fond of (locked content on the disk for example).

// Their decent franchises were from companies they bought (Volition, Relic, Vigil)
 
2012-12-19 09:11:36 PM
For the folks worried about The Stick of Truth: Chapter 11 is not the "total liquidation" bankruptcy; it is the "restructuring" bankruptcy.  Despite that they are selling off their assets, entering into a Chapter 11 will allow them to continue work on existing projects and pay creditors for those projects accordingly.  However the bankruptcy protections relieve them of other debt payments such as lines of credit, etc.
 
They'll still be gone at the end of it...I anticipate after their final release they will probably liquidate and dissolve the company, but in the interim period there's no reason to believe they are going to immediately cancel or delay current works.
 
2012-12-19 09:12:34 PM

Teufelaffe: RandomRandom: PonceAlyosha: I was under the impression that Saint's Row 3 was pretty well regarded.

I don't know about the rest of the series, but Saint's Row the Third is TERRIBLE.

/Huge GTA fan from way back, Saints Row 3 doesn't hold a candle to any GTA, not even close.
//Saint's Row 3 is Buggy, awful stories, buggy, bad controls, buggy!

As someone who has put 263 163 hours (according to Steam) into playing Saint's Row The Third, and has encountered exactly zero bugs in that time, I just have to say: Dafuq?


FTFM

/You can give us a WYSIWYG editor, but you still can't give us a freakin' edit button, Fark?
 
2012-12-19 09:13:31 PM

skinink: RodneyToady: I actually just started playing SR3 about a week ago, after a big sale on Steam.  I'm finding it more enjoyable than GTA IV.

 
I haven't played any of the Saints Row series, but GTA4 wasn't as fun as the previous games in the series for me, and it seemed too easy to die or get caught with a six star wanted level. The Lost and the Damned wasn't much better, but I haven't had the chance to play the Ballad of Gay Tony yet.
 
Also Red Dead Redemption is overrated. It seems like there's none of the silliness that was in GTA3 or Vice City. The series began to suck with San Andreas.
 
 
Your opinion is WRONG!
 
2012-12-19 09:14:53 PM

skinink: The series began to suck with San Andreas.


San Andreas was their best game and if GTA 5 is that game with better graphics it will easily surpass all the other GTAs.
 
2012-12-19 09:17:00 PM

Wittenberg Dropout: head and shoulders above GTghey.


WTF are you, some kind of Saint's Row fan boy? Weird.
 
2012-12-19 09:19:15 PM
TheJoe03: WTF are you, some kind of Saint's Row fan boy? Weird.

Two player co-op through the entire game.

// while drinking
 
2012-12-19 09:20:20 PM

Gwyrddu: Lost Thought 00: Classic tale of over borrowing to payout executive bonuses, and leaving the company to collapse once the bill comes due.

Probably the only reason why a video game company still making money logically would go under. Paying upkeep for programmers and some officer space isn't that expensive.

I'm sure though that if software developers belonged to a union they would be blamed for all of this.


You gotta love FARK.

Someone clearly pulls some "executive pay" bullshiat out of their ass...and not only does someone not call him on his bullshiat, they pile on and defend Unions at the same time when THQ isn't unionized.

The ACTUAL reason THQ crapped the bed was bad bets on kid's franchises and the uDraw product that cost a ginormous amount to develop and was a serious flop.
 
2012-12-19 09:22:54 PM

TheJoe03: skinink: The series began to suck with San Andreas.

San Andreas was their best game and if GTA 5 is that game with better graphics it will easily surpass all the other GTAs.


In San Andreas Carl was needy. He had be fed, work out and there was a few other things that had to be done for him, it was annoying. BUT, the game itself looked fantastic. It just turned into a grinding game, and GTA4 seemed the same way to me. Plus the damn annoying cellphone calls.

On the other hand there were so many fun challenges in Vice City. My favorite was going to the race track in the stadium.
 
2012-12-19 09:25:19 PM

You Must Construct Additional Pylons.: Bioware should file for being idiots, sleeping with EA and disregarding the community.

ME3 and SWTOR fail will not be forgotten!!!!!


yeah they'll never forget how many million copies they sold
 
2012-12-19 09:25:23 PM
THQ's problem isn't Saint's Row 3, it's the terrible sequels to Darksiders and Red Faction Guerrilla.
 
2012-12-19 09:27:13 PM
Thank you, THQ, for the Ghost in the Shell game for the PS1. That was some good times in college.
 
2012-12-19 09:30:15 PM

MorePeasPlease: Sorry, I wasn't aware that you just hated games in general ... carry on.

 
/hee
 
Step 1: Provide clear, rational, defensible reasons for why I dislike Saints Row: The Third.
Step 2: Provide examples of city sandbox games (GTA3, Crackdown) that I do enjoy.
Step 3: "I wasn't aware that you just hated games in general."
Step 4: notsureifserious.jpg
 
2012-12-19 09:30:16 PM

skinink: In San Andreas Carl was needy. He had be fed, work out and there was a few other things that had to be done for him, it was annoying.


skinink: GTA4 seemed the same way to me. Plus the damn annoying cellphone calls.


Well it seems Rockstar took note of these kind of complaints because GTA 5 isn't going to have all the eating and working out from SA and the annoying calls from "friends" found in GTA 4. I do miss the gang wars from SA and I guess that isn't going to be part of the deal, but I have a good feeling about 5.
 
2012-12-19 09:33:20 PM
FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU -


If this farks up Metro: Last Light, I will burn things.
 
2012-12-19 09:34:22 PM

Mike_LowELL: MorePeasPlease: Sorry, I wasn't aware that you just hated games in general ... carry on.
 
/hee
 
Step 1: Provide clear, rational, defensible reasons for why I dislike Saints Row: The Third.
Step 2: Provide examples of city sandbox games (GTA3, Crackdown) that I do enjoy.
Step 3: "I wasn't aware that you just hated games in general."
Step 4: notsureifserious.jpg


Which mike is talking, politics tab troll or the operator?


Cause for the life of me i cant tell.
 
2012-12-19 09:35:39 PM
SR3 had an awesome button.

You can never go wrong with a button you hold down to make things ridiculously awesome.
 
2012-12-19 09:37:26 PM

Mike_LowELL: Step 2: Make a game so utterly easy that there is no reason to experiment with any of these variables.


Except for the part where, you know, experimenting with those variables is fun.

Anyone who ever complains about any game being "too easy" needs to go play Demon Souls or Ninja Gaiden Black and leave the rest of us in peace. ;P
 
2012-12-19 09:37:43 PM
skinink: ...GTA4 wasn't as fun as the previous games in the series for me, and it seemed too easy to die or get caught with a six star wanted level.

THIS is also exactly true of Assassin's Creed 3... you f#ck off a single redcoat and 8 of them attack you, and you can outrun all of them but the redcoats you run into up ahead are already looking for you, as if the first bunch radioed ahead.

And also like GTA4, AC3 gets a lot of industry accolades for being "more realistic' than its predessors, ignoring the fact that it's simply not as much fun to play.
 
2012-12-19 09:38:03 PM
I just watched an SR3 gameplay on YouTube. Boy that game sucks.
 
2012-12-19 09:38:30 PM

pxlboy: LordOfThePings: Momentarily confused by the headline... so Tetrahydrocannabinol is still a controlled substance?

Damn.

Wrong thread


I misread it as THC being delisted also. I'm a little disappointed as well.
 
2012-12-19 09:38:46 PM
What, nothing on Company of Heroes?
 
2012-12-19 09:42:47 PM

TheJoe03: Wittenberg Dropout: head and shoulders above GTghey.

WTF are you, some kind of Saint's Row fan boy? Weird.


Protect the Pimp, Biatches!

Maybe I am a fanboy. But 6 months of overtime on the project has made me a bit biased.
 
2012-12-19 09:45:59 PM
Does THQ publish Codemasters?

Because the F1 games, DiRT, GRiD, etc. are listed on their website.

This is not a good thing for racing games, the genre's already been whittled down to next to nothing except craptastic NFS games and Forza and GT. However, GT5 was absolute garbage, and the Forza series isn't doing to great either. Horizon is pretty disappointing, and the DLC is just a flat out rip off.
 
2012-12-19 09:47:00 PM
Wonder if someone will pick up the Warhammer 40K franchise from them. Dawn of War 1 & 2 were pretty damn good; Space Marine was just wayyyy too short and laggy on multiplayer (plus the final fight was atrociously badly designed -- only the end cutscene redeemed it).

Also, SR3 wasn't as good as 2, but it was still superior to GTA IV.
 
2012-12-19 09:49:11 PM
Wait, are you flipping serious? I LOVED SR3. Really, Whoever THQ hired to buy those games, and whoever did it won't do it the way it has been done. :(
 
2012-12-19 09:51:15 PM
Lot of fans of corny, shallow crap in here...
 
2012-12-19 09:52:04 PM

Summercat: Which mike is talking, politics tab troll or the operator?

 
I'm actually curious as to what you mean by "the operator".  And yes, it's probably that one. 
 

Teufelaffe: Except for the part where, you know, experimenting with those variables is fun.

 
As I remember it, most of the toys in the game fall under the same categories: Annihilates people, annihilates vehicles, annihilates large areas, flies over things.  They not only have significant overlap, but none of them need to be done out of necessity. 
 

Teufelaffe: Anyone who ever complains about any game being "too easy" needs to go play Demon Souls or Ninja Gaiden Black and leave the rest of us in peace. ;P

 
I'm not arguing that all games have to be difficult in order to be fun, but certain game systems and mechanics need a higher difficulty level to function properly, and sandbox games have to at least wave off your first attempt and force you to experiment.  (Crackdown does an excellent job at this.)  Easiest example I can give from my Saints Row experience was the mission where you have to defend the hideout.  I ran through the autosave without a significant amount of ammunition and actually died a couple of times because of it.  So eventually, I just pulled out the Cyber Blaster (when I ran out of my base ammo) and ran through the mission using that.  That was the only time in the game I felt that I was actually being pushed and tested to explore my options.  Everything else was either completed on the first few tries or I simply brute-forced my way through everything with a gun.
 
2012-12-19 09:52:34 PM

Glitchwerks: Does THQ publish Codemasters?

Because the F1 games, DiRT, GRiD, etc. are listed on their website.


THQ distributed for Codemasters in the U.S. so Codemasters will just have to publish it themselves or find a different publisher.
 
2012-12-19 09:53:01 PM

skinink: RodneyToady: I actually just started playing SR3 about a week ago, after a big sale on Steam.  I'm finding it more enjoyable than GTA IV.

I haven't played any of the Saints Row series, but GTA4 wasn't as fun as the previous games in the series for me, and it seemed too easy to die or get caught with a six star wanted level. The Lost and the Damned wasn't much better, but I haven't had the chance to play the Ballad of Gay Tony yet.

Also Red Dead Redemption is overrated. It seems like there's none of the silliness that was in GTA3 or Vice City. The series began to suck with San Andreas.



RDR has one of the best stories and possibly the best ending I've seen in a video game. That the game play and open world were fun only helps.
 
2012-12-19 09:53:10 PM

Mentalpatient87: Lot of fans of corny, shallow crap in here...


Yeah, good time to announce this in the thread, since we're discussing games published by THQ: If you do not play Supreme Commander (via the expansion pack Forged Alliance), you are a filthy casual.  It's like ten bucks on Amazon.  Go play it.
 
2012-12-19 09:58:14 PM
So the humble bundle was one last hurrah, huh? Bummer.
 
2012-12-19 09:58:44 PM
Honestly, I haven't liked the GTA franchise since 3 (and that was a LONG time ago).

Saints Row 2 was brilliant, managing to mix a very well told story with balls to the walls insanity, varied gameplay, and endless new ways to customize your character and places to explore.

Saints Row 3 got the balls to the walls insanity right, but took out a lot of the customization, exploration and varied gameplay, and the story couldn't hold a candle to 2's. It particularly suffered from pacing problems in act 2.

Its fun, but not as fun as SR2, and certianly not as engaging.
 
2012-12-19 10:00:00 PM
Loved the second Saints Row. I wore out that disc.

The third sucked ass...and I don't know why. It was similar but for some reason I just couldn't get into it.
 
2012-12-19 10:02:00 PM
Whatever we think of Saint's Row I think we can all agree that GTA IV, outside of the story, was a terrible game.
 
2012-12-19 10:02:08 PM

rosonowski: So the humble bundle was one last hurrah, huh? Bummer.


The humble bundle was actually their last attempt at raising enough capital to pay off creditors.

/subby
//cheap heat in the headline for the green
 
2012-12-19 10:03:36 PM

Kung_Fu_Hamster: Who cares about Saints Row? What's going to happen to their rights to make 40K games?

/waiting for Space Marine 2


Came to say this.

//Burn the heretic. Kill the mutant. Purge the unclean.
 
2012-12-19 10:04:18 PM

Practical_Draconian: Wonder if someone will pick up the Warhammer 40K franchise from them. Dawn of War 1 & 2 were pretty damn good; Space Marine was just wayyyy too short and laggy on multiplayer (plus the final fight was atrociously badly designed -- only the end cutscene redeemed it).

Also, SR3 wasn't as good as 2, but it was still superior to GTA IV.


40k Is actually owned by Games workshop. They licensed the game out to THQ.

Honestly, i like the end battle after all that i went through. Only because it was something i'd never seem done.
 
2012-12-19 10:08:04 PM

odinsposse: I think we can all agree that GTA IV, outside of the story, was a terrible game.


Hence the 20 million in sales and the critical acclaim. Revolutionary Euphoria system making car crashes and gunfights ten times more engaging, the lifelike city full of astounding detail, satisfying driving physics making every corner a planned accomplishment instead of powersliding in a semi? Nah, we want dildo bats and Johnny Gat dying off camera in a video they released before the game came out...
 
2012-12-19 10:09:03 PM

Coach_J: Someone clearly pulls some "executive pay" bullshiat out of their ass...and not only does someone not call him on his bullshiat, they pile on and defend Unions at the same time when THQ isn't unionized.

The ACTUAL reason THQ crapped the bed was bad bets on kid's franchises and the uDraw product that cost a ginormous amount to develop and was a serious flop.


My bad for not checking the executive pay claim which I couldn't find anything on, although I did find another reason you apparently missed in that THQ was buying up studio after studio with no strategic plan only to shut them down later, basically bad management decisions all around.

As for unions, I mentioned THQ wasn't unionized. Which is why unions weren't blamed like they seem to be every time a unionized business has problems, regardless of who is mostly at fault. It wasn't a barb at THQ, rather at the reaction to Hostess, GM, and the countless other times that unions are automatically portrayed as the villain.
 
2012-12-19 10:09:06 PM

meat0918: Kung_Fu_Hamster: Who cares about Saints Row? What's going to happen to their rights to make 40K games?

/waiting for Space Marine 2

Came to say this.

//Burn the heretic. Kill the mutant. Purge the unclean.


Yiff the Furry.

/ had to.
 
2012-12-19 10:22:42 PM
No need to apologize for SR3, but 2 was better.  3 took away a lot of the depth of 2 and relied a bit too heavy on the "look at how over the top we can be" aspect.
 
*sips PBR*
 
2012-12-19 10:22:44 PM

Kung_Fu_Hamster: Who cares about Saints Row? What's going to happen to their rights to make 40K games?

/waiting for Space Marine 2



Same concern here.
Space Marine was good.
 
2012-12-19 10:23:57 PM

jagermech: I too echo the SR2 > SR3. Better story, better characters, better customization. Not that SR3 was a bad game. I thoroughly enjoyed it as well. It just didn't quite match the impact of SR2.

SR2 was a shiatty PC port though. Thank god for the Gentleman of the Row addon and fixes. Even then it was still touch and go at times.


I really enjoyed SR3 while not really loving any GTA. I have SR2 but it really seems unplayable on the PC. Is this mod/patch available on Steam?
 
2012-12-19 10:26:44 PM
I had heard of the Saint's Row games, but never knew what they were until seeing this article. I watched a YouTube video of SR3 and all I could think was that it seemed like a lame copy/paste of GTA.

On that note, I loved GTA3, Vice City not so much, and thought San Andreas was the best console game I had ever played. I do not own a PS3 or a 360, so I have never played GTA4. There seems to be a lot of hate for it in this thread, but I am intrigued by GTA5 and am considering purchasing a new console solely for that game. (The only reason I bought a PS2 was for GTA3).

Has the GTA series really gotten that bad? I don't know about GTA4, since I said I've never played it, but if you couldn't remain alive for at least 30 minutes in San Andreas with a 6-star wanted level without grabbing a tank or plane, then you just sucked.

Wondering because unfortunately I made the transition from San Andreas to WoW... FML
 
2012-12-19 10:26:50 PM
If you loved GTA III and don't wanna grow-up because you're a Toys-r-us kid, play Saints Row.
 
If you loved GTA III but you grew up and just want a solid game that also allows you to murder people at random to take out the frustrations of your day, play more Rockstar games.
 
There's really no need to compare them or pit them against each other.  They're video games.  You either play them and have fun or you play something else and have fun.  Personally, I didn't care for the Saints Row series.  I felt like it's "LOOK AT ME, I'M ZANY!" gameplay and setting was trying entirely too hard.  I don't care for Borderlands for the same reason.  None of the other games in my library seem to give a shiat.
 
/play what makes you happy, people
 
2012-12-19 10:27:05 PM

Virtual Pariah: Kung_Fu_Hamster: Who cares about Saints Row? What's going to happen to their rights to make 40K games?

/waiting for Space Marine 2


Same concern here.
Space Marine was good.


This and they only made two of the four Darksiders games. Damnit, I wanted to play as Strife and Fury!
 
2012-12-19 10:31:15 PM

Mentalpatient87: Lot of fans of corny, shallow crap in here...



I've never been a very big fan of THQ.  I'm sure I own a few of their titles, but since I didn't enjoy a LOT of their titles, I've never considered them a quality studio.  I won't miss them, but I'd feel the same way if it was Capcom going out of business, so ymmv.
 
/capcom just doesn't make games my brain wants me to play
 
2012-12-19 10:31:34 PM
Loved Saints Row the Third. Mindless, hell-raising fun. Enjoyed it more than GTA IV, that's for sure.
 
2012-12-19 10:32:58 PM

BIGNICKEL:

I really enjoyed SR3 while not really loving any GTA. I have SR2 but it really seems unplayable on the PC. Is this mod/patch available on Steam?


http://idolninja.com/sr2.php

It's not on Steam, but it works with the Steam version of the game. Some tweaking may be required and you may still experience some random crashes, especially when tailoring. But I was able to play to the end. So worth it.
 
2012-12-19 10:35:42 PM

onlyadistraction: I had heard of the Saint's Row games, but never knew what they were until seeing this article. I watched a YouTube video of SR3 and all I could think was that it seemed like a lame copy/paste of GTA.

On that note, I loved GTA3, Vice City not so much, and thought San Andreas was the best console game I had ever played. I do not own a PS3 or a 360, so I have never played GTA4. There seems to be a lot of hate for it in this thread, but I am intrigued by GTA5 and am considering purchasing a new console solely for that game. (The only reason I bought a PS2 was for GTA3).

Has the GTA series really gotten that bad? I don't know about GTA4, since I said I've never played it, but if you couldn't remain alive for at least 30 minutes in San Andreas with a 6-star wanted level without grabbing a tank or plane, then you just sucked..

Wondering because unfortunately I made the transition from San Andreas to WoW... FML


GTA isn't bad. It just went a different way. They decided to focus on stat improvements starting with SA and the micromanaging of your character takes away from the game aspect.
SR feels like a game or a Heist Movie.
GTA feels like a job or a Documentary.
 
Myself, I like the Heist Movie feel.
Dead Red was different, it's not as stat crazy. I hope they keep it like that. Feels like a Spaghetti Western instead of a Ken Burns series.
 
2012-12-19 10:38:12 PM

onlyadistraction: Has the GTA series really gotten that bad? I don't know about GTA4, since I said I've never played it, but if you couldn't remain alive for at least 30 minutes in San Andreas with a 6-star wanted level without grabbing a tank or plane, then you just sucked.

Wondering because unfortunately I made the transition from San Andreas to WoW... FML


GTA4 had potential, but they overdid it on the realism NO ROMAN, I DON'T WANT TO GO FARKING BOWLING! and the gameplay suffered as a result.
 
2012-12-19 10:39:15 PM

onlyadistraction: I had heard of the Saint's Row games, but never knew what they were until seeing this article. I watched a YouTube video of SR3 and all I could think was that it seemed like a lame copy/paste of GTA.

On that note, I loved GTA3, Vice City not so much, and thought San Andreas was the best console game I had ever played. I do not own a PS3 or a 360, so I have never played GTA4. There seems to be a lot of hate for it in this thread, but I am intrigued by GTA5 and am considering purchasing a new console solely for that game. (The only reason I bought a PS2 was for GTA3).

Has the GTA series really gotten that bad? I don't know about GTA4, since I said I've never played it, but if you couldn't remain alive for at least 30 minutes in San Andreas with a 6-star wanted level without grabbing a tank or plane, then you just sucked.

Wondering because unfortunately I made the transition from San Andreas to WoW... FML


I actually enjoyed GTA IV, but they did make it "realistic" to the point that some of the fun got sapped out. It's also notorious for a feature where other characters call you all the time to arrange dates or activities like bowling and pool. You get game bonuses for winning them over, but it takes constant upkeep and the annoyance typically isn't worth it.
 
The big upside is that the story is easily better than any other GTA game, although it is depressing and some people didn't care for that.
 
2012-12-19 10:41:32 PM

Twitch Boy: onlyadistraction: Has the GTA series really gotten that bad? I don't know about GTA4, since I said I've never played it, but if you couldn't remain alive for at least 30 minutes in San Andreas with a 6-star wanted level without grabbing a tank or plane, then you just sucked.

Wondering because unfortunately I made the transition from San Andreas to WoW... FML

GTA4 had potential, but they overdid it on the realism NO ROMAN, I DON'T WANT TO GO FARKING BOWLING! and the gameplay suffered as a result.


That.

Some things in games just need to be implied and leave it at that.

Semi-related - how's Sleeping Dogs?
 
2012-12-19 10:41:37 PM
Hey - Subby?
 
10/10
 
2012-12-19 10:42:21 PM

mooseyfate: /capcom just doesn't make games my brain wants me to play


I agree.
 
2012-12-19 10:44:30 PM
Screw Space Marine 2, I want Aspect Warrior. Seriously, when would leveling up and class-switching work exactly according to the background? Play all the Aspects, and either progress as an Exarch, or switch for a progression towards an Autarch.
 
2012-12-19 10:45:35 PM

Wayne 985: It's also notorious for a feature where other characters call you all the time to arrange dates or activities like bowling and pool. You get game bonuses for winning them over, but it takes constant upkeep and the annoyance typically isn't worth it.


So hang up. Put the phone on Silent Mode. Agree to go then immediately cancel to avoid the reputation loss. There are options.
 
2012-12-19 10:48:23 PM

Mentalpatient87: Wayne 985: It's also notorious for a feature where other characters call you all the time to arrange dates or activities like bowling and pool. You get game bonuses for winning them over, but it takes constant upkeep and the annoyance typically isn't worth it.

So hang up. Put the phone on Silent Mode. Agree to go then immediately cancel to avoid the reputation loss. There are options.


Oh, I did, but I shouldn't have to jump through hoops not to be annoyed even further.
 
2012-12-19 10:50:55 PM

pxlboy: Dougie AXP: Nemo's Brother: I miss their N64 Wrestling Games. The fact that they did not carry that engine over to newer games shows they deserve to die.

They didn't own that engine, AKI did. and in an interview with IGN they asked THQ why they don't re-release those games on Xbox arcade etc. THQ said they couldn't because they couldn't find AKI or whoever bought them or if they just dissolved.

as for this article: fark there goes Darksiders and the South Park RPG which look farkin' awesome!

I want to get DS2, but the PC port was fraught with issues which will probably not get patched now.


I picked it up and its fun but I am pretty bummed about some of the problems. I was hoping for a patch with the recent DC but nope.
 
2012-12-19 10:51:17 PM
Wow I remember when they moved into their studios in Champaign, IL in the new building downtown and everyone was going on and on about how awesome it was to have a video game maker in the town. They always had adds for people to be game testers. Looks like their might be a big ole hole in that building now.
 
2012-12-19 10:56:57 PM

Clutch2013: Semi-related - how's Sleeping Dogs?


I rather enjoyed Sleeping Dogs. First time I've played one of these sandbox shoot/drive/kill games in which the melee combat was interesting, fun, and effective. The story is very straightforward and pretty predictable, no surprise moments, and the voice acting is solid.
 
2012-12-19 10:58:46 PM
You know, you don't have to answer the phone when your friends call. In my second play-though, I managed to get the girl to marry me without ever going on a second date with her. Too busy getting drunk and hunting pigeons.
 
2012-12-19 11:01:21 PM

Gwyrddu: THQ was buying up studio after studio with no strategic plan only to shut them down later


If that was all it took, EA would have gone out of business decades ago.
 
2012-12-19 11:04:36 PM
Hey, speaking of video games, have any Farkers played Far Cry 3 yet? The few reviews I've seen are good, but I was curious if anyone here has experience. I was contemplating buying it as a Christmas gift for someone, but it's still a bit of a question mark.
 
2012-12-19 11:07:22 PM
www.atariguide.com
 
2012-12-19 11:09:13 PM

lordargent: TheJoe03: WTF are you, some kind of Saint's Row fan boy? Weird.

Two player co-op through the entire game.

// while drinking


THIS, some of the funniest crap I have ever done with a friend. Getting in a fist fight and then deciding to drop an ROV missile on my friend gets me every time.
 
2012-12-19 11:11:38 PM

Kung_Fu_Hamster: Who cares about Saints Row? What's going to happen to their rights to make 40K games?

 
/waiting for Space Marine 2
 
I'm still waiting for Summoner 3.
 
2012-12-19 11:13:15 PM

Wayne 985: Hey, speaking of video games, have any Farkers played Far Cry 3 yet? The few reviews I've seen are good, but I was curious if anyone here has experience. I was contemplating buying it as a Christmas gift for someone, but it's still a bit of a question mark.


Love it. Few games truly give you that feeling of being a predator. FC3 gets it. I could raid jungle camps until my thumbs fall off.
 
2012-12-19 11:13:29 PM

Wayne 985: onlyadistraction: I had heard of the Saint's Row games, but never knew what they were until seeing this article. I watched a YouTube video of SR3 and all I could think was that it seemed like a lame copy/paste of GTA.

 
On that note, I loved GTA3, Vice City not so much, and thought San Andreas was the best console game I had ever played. I do not own a PS3 or a 360, so I have never played GTA4. There seems to be a lot of hate for it in this thread, but I am intrigued by GTA5 and am considering purchasing a new console solely for that game. (The only reason I bought a PS2 was for GTA3).
 
Has the GTA series really gotten that bad? I don't know about GTA4, since I said I've never played it, but if you couldn't remain alive for at least 30 minutes in San Andreas with a 6-star wanted level without grabbing a tank or plane, then you just sucked.
 
Wondering because unfortunately I made the transition from San Andreas to WoW... FML
 
I actually enjoyed GTA IV, but they did make it "realistic" to the point that some of the fun got sapped out. It's also notorious for a feature where other characters call you all the time to arrange dates or activities like bowling and pool. You get game bonuses for winning them over, but it takes constant upkeep and the annoyance typically isn't worth it.
 
The big upside is that the story is easily better than any other GTA game, although it is depressing and some people didn't care for that.

 
I had a blast with GTAIV, still do.  Probably the oldest game in my current library that still gets regular rotation.  The shift to the euphoria engine probably turned a lot of people off, which is kind of understandable, but I prefer it, even with all it's annoyances.  I'm not sure why, but I just really enjoy seeing how the bodies and physics in that engine react to shiat.  Careening down a sidewalk at 60 mph in a Patriot into a crowd of people with the slow-mo cinematic camera on was just...incredibly amusing. The multiplayer was also a big reason I enjoyed that game.  It was the first game I ever really played "online" outside of a month playing Battlefield 2 and Sniper Elite on PS2.  One of the funnest ways to play the GTA games is just sitting around with a group of friends and trying to pull crazy shiat, passing the controller when you inevitably died a hilarious death.  Being able to do it with that many people in Liberty City simultaneously in Free Mode was so much goddamn fun.  I've played the Saints Rows games, with the same friends I played GTAIV with, and it just doesn't grab me the same way.  I can definitely see the appeal, but it does nothing for me.  Maybe I'm just a Rockstar whore, but with the way they've been putting out damn good titles for the past 12 years, I'm pretty much okay with that.
 
/Can't wait for Green Spleen Submarine 2...
 
2012-12-19 11:14:34 PM

Nurglitch: Screw Space Marine 2, I want Aspect Warrior. Seriously, when would leveling up and class-switching work exactly according to the background? Play all the Aspects, and either progress as an Exarch, or switch for a progression towards an Autarch.


How about a semi-sandbox game as an Imperial Guard commissar. (Takes control of tank by executing driver for incompetence, leads charge)
 
2012-12-19 11:16:12 PM

mooseyfate: a bunch of stuff I agree with


This.
 
2012-12-19 11:21:40 PM

Mentalpatient87: Wayne 985: Hey, speaking of video games, have any Farkers played Far Cry 3 yet? The few reviews I've seen are good, but I was curious if anyone here has experience. I was contemplating buying it as a Christmas gift for someone, but it's still a bit of a question mark.

 
Love it. Few games truly give you that feeling of being a predator. FC3 gets it. I could raid jungle camps until my thumbs fall off.
 
Games that made me feel like a predator:
 
Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
 
Dishonored
 
Arkham Asylum/City
 
Escape from Butcher Bay
 
 
Yup, that's not many.  I need to get Far Cry 3 with a quickness.
 
2012-12-19 11:25:02 PM
In other words, THQ got SAAACKED!

xboxunited.files.wordpress.com

//hot
 
2012-12-19 11:29:26 PM

Mentalpatient87: Wayne 985: Hey, speaking of video games, have any Farkers played Far Cry 3 yet? The few reviews I've seen are good, but I was curious if anyone here has experience. I was contemplating buying it as a Christmas gift for someone, but it's still a bit of a question mark.

Love it. Few games truly give you that feeling of being a predator. FC3 gets it. I could raid jungle camps until my thumbs fall off.


THIS

There are only three things I would change about the game:

1) Make the basic takedown usable on animals.
2) De-couple unlocking skills from your progress through the storyline by making all skills unlockable by performing various actions in-game.
3) Some story tweaks I won't go into in order to avoid spoilers.

These are all very minor quibbles and would only serve to make FC3 TEH BEST FPS EVAR. ;)
 
2012-12-19 11:29:29 PM
Suck balls asshole, SR3 is farking awesome.
 
2012-12-19 11:38:13 PM

Kung_Fu_Hamster: Who cares about Saints Row? What's going to happen to their rights to make 40K games?

/waiting for Space Marine 2


Every developer/publisher that gets in bed with games workshop ends up regretting it.

Just look at ironlore
 
2012-12-19 11:45:07 PM

demonocracy21: What does this mean for Company of Heroes 2?!?!?!?!??!


Kung_Fu_Hamster: What's going to happen to their rights to make 40K games?


These.

I mean Space Marine wasn't the best, but it was FPS 40k. You're not going to get tabletop to rts to fps right the exact first time, gotta build it up more and more.
 
2012-12-19 11:51:48 PM
SR games were great because they didn't aspire to be a genre-defining moment, they were just out there to have fun. Loved getting into huge city-wide action scenes... by the end they were bussing in enemies. Funnily enough I just started another play of SR3 and am having a ball at the start where you're trying to raise funds and there's a gang war on every corner.

I really hope Violition keep the SR rights and can give it another go, because when they get it right (making SR1 basically Vice City Part 2, just about everything of SR2, a significant part of SR3) they get it so right.
 
2012-12-19 11:58:28 PM

ilikeracecars: I love that game. Screw you subby, go back to teabagging noobs on Halo. Or something.


Dont get pwned so much and you wont get teabagged.

/you know you like it.
 
2012-12-20 12:01:34 AM

Twitch Boy: No need to apologize for SR3, but 2 was better. 3 took away a lot of the depth of 2 and relied a bit too heavy on the "look at how over the top we can be" aspect.

*sips PBR*


Probably the first and last time I'll ever agree with a hipster. ;-)

/After seeing the demos, I was imagining creating a Goth gang leader similar to my SR2 character (black/purple striped trench coat is the main thing I missed, and would want to own in real life if possible) except with alot more clothing choices
//Saints Row 3 took a backwards step (only "Goth" thing they had were those mesh chain Tripp-like pants, Victorian Goth me would be trying to customize the hell of the colors of the Steampunk clothing) instead on the customization (as well as the side missions, story, having Goth NPCs in the "University section" of SR2, and the fun factor of struggling of coming up from nothing to become king of the city [you basically could own the city after the second mission if you wanted to!] like in SR2)
///Shame on them
 
2012-12-20 12:05:31 AM
Saint's Row is a playground of insanity
GTA is a tale of insanity

/Both are good but SR2 was the best, however SR4 & the WWE games are gonna get canned. Red Faction already got the ax sadly.
 
2012-12-20 12:07:42 AM
Saints row 2 also had one of the most complete face creators ever. You could create celebrities, or ridiculous shiat.

xbox360media.ign.com

i4.ytimg.com
 
2012-12-20 12:19:19 AM
Saints Row 3 is what a GTA game would look like if Michael Bay made games. If I was 15, I'd love it but since I'm not the ridiculous levels of pandering to the tastes of teenage males gets pretty annoying.
 
2012-12-20 12:28:46 AM
What happened to THQ and SR3? Skyrim ate their lunch.
More than a year after both released almost 30,000 played Skyrim today. SR3 peaked at 6400.
 
2012-12-20 12:28:47 AM

mooseyfate: If you loved GTA III and don't wanna grow-up because you're a Toys-r-us kid, but would rather play "On Rails" shooters - play Saints Row.


Saints Row 3 is not even a decent knock off of GTA. A lot of the game is on-rails boss battles. How are on-rails boss battles like GTA? The game mechanics remind me more of the Metal Gear series than the open-world sandbox of GTA.

/I've found the PC version to be quite buggy, I'm not the only one. The bugs I found were reported by many users when the game first came out and still haven't been fixed, one of which (for me) is nearly a showstopper.
 
2012-12-20 12:34:34 AM

Fugitive Unknown: Honestly, I haven't liked the GTA franchise since 3 (and that was a LONG time ago).

Saints Row 2 was brilliant, managing to mix a very well told story with balls to the walls insanity, varied gameplay, and endless new ways to customize your character and places to explore.

Saints Row 3 got the balls to the walls insanity right, but took out a lot of the customization, exploration and varied gameplay, and the story couldn't hold a candle to 2's. It particularly suffered from pacing problems in act 2.

Its fun, but not as fun as SR2, and certianly not as engaging.


I can agree with most of this. Only I'd change GTA 3 to GTA 2.
 
I loved the hell out of SR3 and honestly think it was one of the better games to come out this year. Inevitably though, I always found myself missing some element about SR2, usually the customization aspect or story cutscenes. If SR3 had more story cutscenes/explanations, even the little ones like the initial cutscenes you'd get in SR1&2 when you first take on a side mission for the first time it would have been a far better experience.
-J-
 
2012-12-20 12:34:48 AM

mooseyfate: If you loved GTA III but you grew up and just want a solid game that also allows you to murder people at random to take out the frustrations of your day, play more Rockstar games Skyrim.


FTFY

/i was once a GTA fan like you, but then...
 
2012-12-20 12:35:37 AM
To the Saints Row farkers: Anyone else pick the latina voice? When I first heard it on the character creation screen in SR2, I was sold on making a chola character. The voice nails sarcasm perfectly and cussing in Spanish is an amusing extra in gunfights.

/Had zombie voice been available in SR2 and the drugs kept in SR3, I would've made a Hunter Thompson character instead.
 
2012-12-20 12:44:41 AM
Practical_Draconian: To the Saints Row farkers: Anyone else pick the latina voice? When I first heard it on the character creation screen in SR2, I was sold on making a chola character. The voice nails sarcasm perfectly and cussing in Spanish is an amusing extra in gunfights.

Hell yes, with an extremely hot Latina to go with it. The only other choice I made regularly was the English guy.
 
2012-12-20 01:04:21 AM
I don't know what it is about SR3, but I find the controls on the xbox360 version are phenomenally good. With ALL the GTA games I have struggled with the controls, constantly fighting against the game just to play it. With SR3, it just is so fluid and natural for me. I think what I want to do, and just *do* it.

I'd LOVE to see the GTA games redone using Saints Row's engine, because damn is it fun to play.
 
2012-12-20 01:14:52 AM
Any game that involves nipple clamps is worth playing.
 
2012-12-20 01:15:41 AM
Wait a second, this is going to delay Stick of Truth AND Space Marine 2? 

i.chzbgr.com
 
2012-12-20 01:34:47 AM

ilikeracecars: I love that game. Screw you subby, go back to teabagging noobs on Halo. Or something.


Saints Row: The Third was probably my favorite game of 2011. If calling in an air strikes to kill a group of rival gang members easily taken out with a pistol doesn't make you smile, you just might be dead inside. I'd take the gleeful stupidity of Saints Row: The Third than the slew of jingoistic, first-person military (looking at you Medal of Honor) shooters any day of the week.

You get to parachute into a penthouse and kill everyone inside while Kayne West's Power plays in the background. How cool is that?
 
2012-12-20 02:13:11 AM
There's a ton of love out there for Saint's Row 3. I loved SR2, but I just couldn't really get into SR3 for some reason. Like, they were trying to play up the goofy stuff that everyone loved from SR2 but at the expense of everything else that was supposed to support it in the game. Like they just make you super-powerful right off the bat and eliminate the usual kind of progression you would go through in a game like this.

I mean, just a couple missions in you've gotten yourself a multi-million dollar penthouse suite for your gang and you've killed your primary antagonist. I wasn't exactly invested in the story after that (haven't finished the game, maybe the story actually gets better later on?)
 
2012-12-20 02:21:26 AM
Aaaaaand, now I need to go play through Saints Row 3 again.
 
2012-12-20 02:48:56 AM

PiffMan420: ilikeracecars: I love that game. Screw you subby, go back to teabagging noobs on Halo. Or something.

Saints Row: The Third was probably my favorite game of 2011. If calling in an air strikes to kill a group of rival gang members easily taken out with a pistol doesn't make you smile, you just might be dead inside. I'd take the gleeful stupidity of Saints Row: The Third than the slew of jingoistic, first-person military (looking at you Medal of Honor) shooters any day of the week.

You get to parachute into a penthouse and kill everyone inside while Kayne West's Power plays in the background. How cool is that?


And especially cool is that they're giving you the predator missiles something like 10 minutes into the game - none of those "You gotta unlock this hurr hurr hurr". BAM - straight into the awesome.
 
2012-12-20 05:06:55 AM
The world will be a better place without THQ. Now hopefully a better publisher will pick up the good franchises and not screw them up.

THQ deserved to die. Those cockmongers stopped the good tetris from coming to the states (tetris grand master) I still hate THQ for making tetris worlds.
 
2012-12-20 06:28:02 AM

You Must Construct Additional Pylons.: Bioware should file for being idiots, sleeping with EA and disregarding the community.

ME3 and SWTOR fail will not be forgotten!!!!!


Gimme a break. No matter what your opinion on the ending is, ME3 was an amazing game.
Also, personally I have really enjoyed TOR. They were, at the very least, ambitious and innovative instead of making Yet Another WoW Clone. Granted I'm not your average MMO gamer, but that's because they're stupid boring grinds and I hate them; TOR is the only one I like. DA2 has been their only misstep IMO, and even that was a good game with excellent characters; it suffered more due to a lack of time in development than anything else. And how did they respond to the criticism? They're taking a good long time with DA3 and making it huge. All the hand-wringing and hostility against BW lately is so undeserved and seems based on nitpicking about a couple of recent titles rather than consistent problems over time. Gamers are such a whiny bunch with such short memories.
 
2012-12-20 06:52:31 AM
I loved the stupid of SR3.

Where else can you beat a small army of mascots to death with a giant purple dildo named the penetrator?

/I do miss the SR2 character customization though
 
2012-12-20 06:54:58 AM

glass_ibis: What happened to THQ and SR3? Skyrim ate their lunch.
More than a year after both released almost 30,000 played Skyrim today. SR3 peaked at 6400.


Do you think there's that much overlap between potential Saints Row players and Skyrim players that you can directly attribute SR3's failure to that? I suppose their might be, but I don't think I buy it.

And frankly I'm shocked Skyrim has stayed that popular. Actually, no I'm not; people seem to have an endless appetite for downloading hair and armor mods to take pretty screenshots of their characters. But it took me just a few weeks of sporadic playing to get sick of [Randomly Generated Character] sending me on [Randomly Generated Errand], and having to battle my 347th dragon on the way to Identical Cave #23, to fight Yet Another Necromancer, who also happens to have the exact same voice as both the quest giver and my personality-less pack mule "companion". As big and pretty as it is, Skyrim is thin, soulless, and lacking any emotional involvement whatsoever, and the story (if you could even call it that) is just an excuse to give the player nifty powers and have them fight dragons. Bleh.
 
2012-12-20 08:39:55 AM
Maybe now THQ will stop making developers rush out half-finished games with giant chunks of on-disc content blocked out for DLC.
WWE 13 could have been great. Saints Row 3 could have been amazing. THQ's bullshiat schedules and penny-pinching ruined them. Hell, they didnt even bother bug testing WWE 13.
 
2012-12-20 09:13:37 AM
Okay, Subby can EABOD. SR3 was awesome mindless, balls out insane fun. It had no pretense of being anything more than that, and thank for the programmers saying "fark it, we're going deep," and proceeding to unleash the dagron. GTA4 is less a game and more of an auteur interactive experience. It went gritty, dark, and tried to bludgeon us with its depressing (if infinitely more grounded that SR3) crime doesn't pay story.

It was like Grave of the Fireflies - only Seita's cousin called you every ten minutes to go bowling and get drunk. By the end of my first day playing (I bought it on release), I had been reduced to sitting in Nico's apartment, watching Republican Space Rangers reruns on the TV. I ejected it from the 360, and never put it back in.
 
2012-12-20 09:25:17 AM

Tatterdemalian: mooseyfate: If you loved GTA III but you grew up and just want a solid game that also allows you to murder people at random to take out the frustrations of your day, play more Rockstar games Skyrim.

FTFY

/i was once a GTA fan like you, but then...


I don't ONLY play Rockstar games. I'm also a Bethesda and Ubisoft whore. I've probably put just as many hours into Skyrim, Morrowind, Oblivion, FO3, and NV as I have into GTAIV and Red Dead Redemption, if not more. I think FO3 barely edges out the rest with over 600 hours of gameplay. But then again, I'm a huuuuge Fallout fan.
 
2012-12-20 09:25:37 AM
Coach_J:
Someone clearly pulls some "executive pay" bullshiat out of their ass...and not only does someone not call him on his bullshiat, they pile on and defend Unions at the same time when THQ isn't unionized.

The ACTUAL reason THQ crapped the bed was bad bets on kid's franchises and the uDraw product that cost a ginormous amount to develop and was a serious flop.

So you're saying that THQs demise was still the result of shiatty executives making shiatty decisions?
 
2012-12-20 09:30:52 AM

Gawdzila: glass_ibis: What happened to THQ and SR3? Skyrim ate their lunch.
More than a year after both released almost 30,000 played Skyrim today. SR3 peaked at 6400.

Do you think there's that much overlap between potential Saints Row players and Skyrim players that you can directly attribute SR3's failure to that? I suppose their might be, but I don't think I buy it.

And frankly I'm shocked Skyrim has stayed that popular. Actually, no I'm not; people seem to have an endless appetite for downloading hair and armor mods to take pretty screenshots of their characters. But it took me just a few weeks of sporadic playing to get sick of [Randomly Generated Character] sending me on [Randomly Generated Errand], and having to battle my 347th dragon on the way to Identical Cave #23, to fight Yet Another Necromancer, who also happens to have the exact same voice as both the quest giver and my personality-less pack mule "companion". As big and pretty as it is, Skyrim is thin, soulless, and lacking any emotional involvement whatsoever, and the story (if you could even call it that) is just an excuse to give the player nifty powers and have them fight dragons. Bleh.


I take exception to your "identical cave" remark. In past Bethesda games, this would be a fairly accurate statement, but every single building, cave, and dungeon you enter in Skyrim has been uniquely designed. The other gripes you have are fairly common for Bethesda game, the voice actors in their games are notorious for wearing many different hats, so to speak, but their engine is getting better and better in the expressiveness of their NPCs. Not trying to sell you on Skyrim, play what you like obviously, but Bethesda has continuously taken steps forward with their franchises. Not many game studios can make the same boast.
 
2012-12-20 09:31:58 AM

Wayne 985: Hey, speaking of video games, have any Farkers played Far Cry 3 yet? The few reviews I've seen are good, but I was curious if anyone here has experience. I was contemplating buying it as a Christmas gift for someone, but it's still a bit of a question mark.


I'd class it as very good, but not exceptional...it's a lot of fun to play, but there's a few minor issues:-
- most of the skill upgrades are useless. One skill allows you to fire a single handed weapon from a zipline, which never happens.
- you can hunt in order to create items which is fun. Once you've upgraded your kit, there's no reason to go hunting.
- the game is pretty easy on the PC. I bumped it up to the highest level, but its still not very challenging when you've gained a few health upgrades etc.
I've played it for about 25 hours, but just want to see the ending now and move onto another game.
 
2012-12-20 09:45:48 AM
I had to actually look to see if there were any games they did that I owned. Company of heroes, supreme commander series and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl are my favorites. It is sad to see something like this happen
 
2012-12-20 09:47:43 AM
Have to admit, I'm not a gamer. Used to be, but just kind of fell out of it. My 15 year old, however, has become quite the gamer. I haven't really wanted to pick up a controller until I saw SR3. Holy...crap! That's fun. Sometimes you want a mission with goals and set objectives. Sometimes you just want to create a 300 pound guy in a thong who runs around and beats people with a large dildo.

Volition is just a few miles up the road from me. I hope they come through this okay. Seems to me they've got a viable franchise that would be of value to a publisher. Plus, my son has his sights set on working for them someday.
 
2012-12-20 09:53:19 AM

Gawdzila: No matter what your opinion on the ending is, ME3 was an amazing game.

 
I know this is not an ME3 thread, but I have to say something here... You're right. ME3, from a gameplay and story standpoint, was almost entirely the pinnacle of the genre. Where it stumbled was not in how it ended from a storyteller's perspective, but in how they completely abandoned the core aspect of the game at the end: choices have consequences. Throughout the series, the choices you make have a real and lasting impact in the game universe. Yet, when they reach the most important decision of the game, none of your previous choices mean anything. Were you a Paragon or Renegade? Doesn't matter. Did you destroy the geth or reprogram them? Doesn't matter. Did you cure the genophage or leave it in place? Doesn't matter. Each and every major and minor choice you've made up to that moment in the game becomes completely and utterly pointless because it has absolutely zero impact on the end result. And even then, each of the final three choices you make gave you only a slightly different cutscene (Note: I haven't played since the "extended" endings DLC, so I don't know how much of that has changed).
 
Bioware took a uniquely powerful and excellent series of games that could have only come from them and ended it with something ordinary that felt like any game studio could have done it.
 
2012-12-20 09:59:52 AM

Clutch2013: Twitch Boy: onlyadistraction: Has the GTA series really gotten that bad? I don't know about GTA4, since I said I've never played it, but if you couldn't remain alive for at least 30 minutes in San Andreas with a 6-star wanted level without grabbing a tank or plane, then you just sucked.

Wondering because unfortunately I made the transition from San Andreas to WoW... FML

GTA4 had potential, but they overdid it on the realism NO ROMAN, I DON'T WANT TO GO FARKING BOWLING! and the gameplay suffered as a result.

That.

Some things in games just need to be implied and leave it at that.

Semi-related - how's Sleeping Dogs?


Sleeping Dogs is pretty great. Good story, and lots of action. It's not focused on gunplay, though. You spend most of your time fighting hand to hand with martial arts. There are guns, but only for the big fights where you really need them.

It's GTA meets Jade Empire. Awesome environment and the cars are fun to drive. If you have the extra cash to spend, you should definitely pick up a copy and give it a play. I finished it in about a week of playing in the evenings, and a couple all day runs on a weekend.
 
2012-12-20 10:12:27 AM

Teufelaffe: (Note: I haven't played since the "extended" endings DLC, so I don't know how much of that has changed).


Nothing at all.
 
2012-12-20 10:56:33 AM
i only hope this doesn't affect the release of metro: last light
 
2012-12-20 11:28:38 AM
What about Relic?
What about Dark Millennium?!?
I NEED MORE SPEHS MAHREEEEEEEEEENS!!!!

Seriously, what about Relic? I hope they're okay.
 
2012-12-20 11:54:42 AM

demonocracy21: What does this mean for Company of Heroes 2?!?!?!?!??!


Probably a non-starter. They were pushing back the release date by a month or two recently. Shame, I was looking forward to it as well.
 
2012-12-20 12:00:32 PM

Emperor_Tod: Teufelaffe: (Note: I haven't played since the "extended" endings DLC, so I don't know how much of that has changed).


Nothing at all.


That's what I was afraid of. *sigh*
 
2012-12-20 12:18:06 PM
ME3 may have been technically very good, but, I will most likely never play it again. I played through once, then redid the ending from my last save to see the "extended ending".

They built up a massive universe in ME1 and 2, with lots of lore, back story, minor characters and such. Then in ME3 they burnt the entire thing to the ground. The whole game was an exercise in watching everything you love get destroyed.
 
2012-12-20 12:30:57 PM

BirdbrainedPhoenix: ME3 may have been technically very good, but, I will most likely never play it again. I played through once, then redid the ending from my last save to see the "extended ending".

They built up a massive universe in ME1 and 2, with lots of lore, back story, minor characters and such. Then in ME3 they burnt the entire thing to the ground. The whole game was an exercise in watching everything you love get destroyed.


Having just picked up ME3, very interested on what gets burned down. Have already lost several crew members. Decent game tho.
 
2012-12-20 01:04:06 PM

Tatterdemalian: mooseyfate: If you loved GTA III but you grew up and just want a solid game that also allows you to murder people at random to take out the frustrations of your day, play more Rockstar games Skyrim.

FTFY

/i was once a GTA fan like you, but then...


Yo dog I heard you like killing Draugr so we Put a Draugr Cave in your Draugr Cave so you can Draugr while you Draugr.
 
2012-12-20 01:40:36 PM
Does this mean no Company of Heroes 2???

www.hangoverguide.com
 
2012-12-20 01:54:49 PM
I loved Titan Quest.
 
2012-12-20 02:26:32 PM

Wayne 985: Hey, speaking of video games, have any Farkers played Far Cry 3 yet? The few reviews I've seen are good, but I was curious if anyone here has experience. I was contemplating buying it as a Christmas gift for someone, but it's still a bit of a question mark.


Far Cry 3 is incredible. I have beaten the main story (no spoilers, sorry) and am finishing the massive side missions list. The online co-op is buggy, but the main single player more than makes up for it. I spent 2 hours just running around setting stuff on fire for teh lulz. Try as hard as I could, I couldn't get the singleplayer to glitch or break no matter what I did to the game. I definitely recommend it, but you should be warned: the game has a "Mature" rating for a reason. Very... errrr... DETAILED scenes with the main female lead later in the story.

/I farking HATE Crocodiles.
//Damn near had a bladder malfunction on my first one.
 
2012-12-20 04:10:57 PM
Massive troll subby. Brilliantly executed.
 
2012-12-20 06:56:54 PM
The entire THQ bundle on Steam is $25 during the Holiday sale. It retails for over $200. I have no interest in half of them but at $5-$10 each for the ones i would play is still well worth it.
 
2012-12-21 08:49:12 AM

washington-babylon: Wayne 985: Hey, speaking of video games, have any Farkers played Far Cry 3 yet? The few reviews I've seen are good, but I was curious if anyone here has experience. I was contemplating buying it as a Christmas gift for someone, but it's still a bit of a question mark.

Far Cry 3 is incredible. I have beaten the main story (no spoilers, sorry) and am finishing the massive side missions list. The online co-op is buggy, but the main single player more than makes up for it. I spent 2 hours just running around setting stuff on fire for teh lulz. Try as hard as I could, I couldn't get the singleplayer to glitch or break no matter what I did to the game. I definitely recommend it, but you should be warned: the game has a "Mature" rating for a reason. Very... errrr... DETAILED scenes with the main female lead later in the story.

/I farking HATE Crocodiles.
//Damn near had a bladder malfunction on my first one.


I wonder how many Farkers would choose the "go apeshiat native" option at the end of the main storyline. At least the protagonist finally gets laid that way...

/be hilarious if the "legendary warrior son" shows up in Far Cry 4... but turns out to very, VERY obviously be Dennis's biological son, instead of Jason's
//just to drive home the fact that crazy religious rituals don't work nearly as well at ensuring conception as biological and statistical science
 
2012-12-21 09:25:54 AM

Tatterdemalian: I wonder how many Farkers would choose the "go apeshiat native" option at the end of the main storyline.


***FAR CRY 3 STORY SPOILERS AHEAD***

That is one of my problems with the main storyline. They give you no reason at all to take Citra's side. It's like they wanted to develop some sort of relationship between the main character and Citra, but all they really did was give you a surprise sex scene and plenty of indication that she's out of her farking mind, especially since she kidnaps your friends at the end for no goddamned reason. So, you reach the final decision and your choices are to kill your girlfriend (and likely your other friends and brother too) to join Crazy McRapey in the jungle or to GTFO.

They really should have put some sort of conflict between Citra and your friends before that. Maybe had a mission or two where Citra wants you to rescue innocents from certain death and your girlfriend and/or friends try to talk you out of it because it's too dangerous or because they're not people you know. Just something that made the Citra choice attractive beyond "Ooo, maybe I'll get to see her tits again!"
 
2012-12-21 10:38:13 AM

Teufelaffe: Tatterdemalian: I wonder how many Farkers would choose the "go apeshiat native" option at the end of the main storyline.

***FAR CRY 3 STORY SPOILERS SNIPPED***


Note that Citra and Dennis never really cared for you as anything other than a weapon they could send out to murder other people that got in their way, while your friends cared enough about your own well-being to recommend the "cowardly asshole" option, even though they knew you'd think less of them for it.

In the end, you killed a lot of people who also had hopes and dreams, for the really good reason that their hopes and dreams included your death and the death/enslavement of your friends, and all for the benefit of a crazy warrior tribe who Dennis makes very clear from the beginning that their entire tribe's goal is eternal violence for the sake of their own self-improvement, regardless of what the civilians they pretend to be protecting actually want... the non-warrior natives are just an additional "mission challenge to keep alive" at best.

/the "good" and "evil" options at the end are very clear to everyone
//adults will realize that the options are actually the exact opposite of what children believe they are
///finally, a game with a moral choice that isn't as obvious as "pet puppy or eat puppy..." and naturally almost every gamer gets it wrong
 
2012-12-21 11:00:24 AM

Tatterdemalian: Note that Citra and Dennis never really cared for you as anything other than a weapon they could send out to murder other people that got in their way, while your friends cared enough about your own well-being to recommend the "cowardly asshole" option, even though they knew you'd think less of them for it.


Exactly. At the end of the game, they give you absolutely zero reason to pick any option than "get me the fark off this farking island." Or maybe it's just me but it seemed like a no-brainer.

It would be like the "join me, and together, we can rule the galaxy as father and son" scene from the Empire Strikes Back, except Darth Vader isn't actually Luke's father and he just wants to rule one shiatty planet. "Join me and we'll rule Hoth as master and apprentice"...there's just no incentive there.
 
2012-12-21 11:16:34 AM

Teufelaffe: Exactly. At the end of the game, they give you absolutely zero reason to pick any option than "get me the fark off this farking island." Or maybe it's just me but it seemed like a no-brainer.


Like I said, it seems like a no-brainer to everyone... but from the complaining I see in all the gaming forums, it sure looks like it really is "just you" that thought the "get me the fark off this island" was the right thing to do. To people trained to be blindly obedient and misanthropic to the point of sociopathy, choosing to be loyal to the lover and tribe that made you into the great warrior you are now, at the mere cost of the lives of a bunch of spoiled rich douchebag Americans you have nothing in common with any more, seems like an equally no-brainer choice.

/thus the "WTF?" factor in that ending, from the obedient misanthropes who chose it
//dude, you got to see more polygon titties, so quitcherbiatchin
 
2012-12-21 11:30:18 AM

Tatterdemalian: thus the "WTF?" factor in that ending, from the obedient misanthropes who chose it


I looked up the other ending online after finishing the storyline and was heartily amused by the sheer volume of "OMGWTFBBQ" reactions. I felt like posting, "See, this is what happens when you stick your dick in crazy."
 
2012-12-21 12:43:14 PM

Teufelaffe: Tatterdemalian: thus the "WTF?" factor in that ending, from the obedient misanthropes who chose it

I looked up the other ending online after finishing the storyline and was heartily amused by the sheer volume of "OMGWTFBBQ" reactions. I felt like posting, "See, this is what happens when you stick your dick in crazy."


You know, the more I think about it, the more I think that would make Far Cry 4 a better game if that ending is made canonical, in a way that rubs everyone's nose in it.

The next game's protagonist was raised believing he's the "Son of Legedary Warrior Jason," even though he has Dennis's facial features, skin texture, and even voice actor, if UbiSoft can manage it. He goes on a quest to America to learn more of his warrior heritage, only for his homemade catamaran to be rescued off the coast of Baja California, and gets embroiled in fighting one set of drug lords for the sake of another, with the few Americans he meets leaving him wondering how on earth they could in any way be related to the Stories of Jason he grew up on, let alone citizens of the global superpower that defeated the Japanese. And, at the end, he gets to either discover the real answer to that question, or decide the whole thing is too stupid to bother with any more and choosing to sail back home.

/with the latter being the fan favorite
//and leading to him stranded and dying at sea... whoops, turns out you only got lucky making it to Mexico in your little homemade catamaran after all
 
2012-12-21 12:54:25 PM

Tatterdemalian: Teufelaffe: Tatterdemalian: thus the "WTF?" factor in that ending, from the obedient misanthropes who chose it

I looked up the other ending online after finishing the storyline and was heartily amused by the sheer volume of "OMGWTFBBQ" reactions. I felt like posting, "See, this is what happens when you stick your dick in crazy."

You know, the more I think about it, the more I think that would make Far Cry 4 a better game if that ending is made canonical, in a way that rubs everyone's nose in it.

The next game's protagonist was raised believing he's the "Son of Legedary Warrior Jason," even though he has Dennis's facial features, skin texture, and even voice actor, if UbiSoft can manage it. He goes on a quest to America to learn more of his warrior heritage, only for his homemade catamaran to be rescued off the coast of Baja California, and gets embroiled in fighting one set of drug lords for the sake of another, with the few Americans he meets leaving him wondering how on earth they could in any way be related to the Stories of Jason he grew up on, let alone citizens of the global superpower that defeated the Japanese. And, at the end, he gets to either discover the real answer to that question, or decide the whole thing is too stupid to bother with any more and choosing to sail back home.

/with the latter being the fan favorite
//and leading to him stranded and dying at sea... whoops, turns out you only got lucky making it to Mexico in your little homemade catamaran after all


I'd pay good money to play that.
 
2012-12-21 06:54:38 PM
..speaking of Farcry, word is Ubisoft is the high bidder for THQ's assets.
 
2012-12-21 07:31:42 PM

The Bestest: ..speaking of Farcry, word is Ubisoft is the high bidder for THQ's assets.


That...could be awesome. Ubisoft has some really good dev groups working for them.
 
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