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This is a late post. The news has reached almost everyone by now.
THQ hit bankrupcy. They're dead. It just took me a while to process it, and take time to write about it.
Because it doesn't happen every day that a dev from your childhood just... vanishes. After all those years!
They've been around since '89, and whoa, how they've managed to gain my respect in such few time!
I remember the times when THQ still had their crappy old logo, and their most critically acclaimed title was something like 'Spongebob Squarepants: The Video Game', or one of its thousand sequels. THQ seemed to love Nickelodeon...
But that was like, I don't know, 10 years ago? And since 2006 (Saints Row), things have only been getting better for them... in quality that is, because the reason THQ died after all was their overall financial failing. Games like Metro 2033, Darksiders, Saints Row, Company of Heroes (!) and many more were all great, but never got the commercial attention they deserved.
That's all I wanted to say about it...
THQ is dead, but its soul lives on. The internal devs are sold to other companies (Volition Inc. Relic, ...) and more games will be released.
So that's that... And you will be missed THQ. Goodbye, old friend.
May Spongebob accompany you in publisher heaven...
Hello again fellows!
Did you also read my Top 10 Games Of 2012? You probably didn't, but hey. Maybe there's a couple of games you personally enjoyed most, that weren't on this list. So that's why I'm making another blog post as a tribute for all those worth-mentioning games that just didn't make it to the top due to the overwhelming concurrence, but are awesome anyways. So without further ado, here it is:
Hitman: Absolution was a great revival for the franchise, in my honest opinion. The only reason it didn't get in my Top 10, is because it wasn't exactly what you'd call fanservice, and it was pretty clear the IO really did its best to go mainstream and make the game as accessable as possible, rather than satisfying the hundreds of thousands of fans. Getting caught didn't always mean the end, and lots of the hardcore stealth mechanics from previous games were just lacking. Nice try, IO, but this wasn't exactly a good thing, and it scared off much of the fans. Nonetheless, I really enjoyed this game and its sometimes really absurd, crude settings, and with a little fewer bad design choises this game could've easily kicked off Journey.
Spec Ops: The Line
It wasn't exactly a good start for Yager Games' youngest. It seemed like an ordinary, rather boring third-person squad-based shooter. Yawn. But optimistic as I am, "Maybe it'll get better!" was my primary motto, and Jesus H. Christ, it did. The longer you play this game, the more you start realizing that nor the gameplay, nor the music or GFX is the most important element of the game, but unlike any other 3rd person shooter, character development was Yager's key to my heart. It's really interesting how these 3 military's actually start realizing what they're doing, and really feel genuinely bad about theirselves, which wasn't the case in, say... any other modern military shooter.
Call Of Duty Black Ops: Declassified
Hah! Finally a CoD game where everyone agrees about that it's a total piece of crap. I blow my nose in your general direction! Your mother was a hamster and your father smelled like elderberries!
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward & Persona 4: Golden
The PlayStation Vita wasn't all that succesful. At all. That's a fact. Although the hardware is simply the best a handheld has ever seen; there just didn't really come any worthwhile titles, especially not from the big devs. Which is surprising. But then came VLR and P4:G, both from Japanese studios, and both awesome games. One's a sequel to a DS game, a graphic novel where you do puzzles and enjoy the fine character development while trying to escape from a madman's prison, the other's a remake with added elements of one of the best, biggest RPG's ever made. And in these dark times for the PS Vita, unexpected sleeper hits like this are a gift from the gods.
Although this may not be Suda51's best title, it's certainly one of the most accessable. Lollipop Chainsaw tells the story of an 18 year-old cheerleader, that has to deal with your friendly neighborhood zombie apocalypse, with her boyfriend tied to her waist. Real Suda-fans know a Sude51-game when they read the story, and that's exactly what this is. The only reason why this game was less critically acclaimed, is because it tried to parody too much things at once, and it seemed like it had kind of an identity crisis and didn't really know what it specifically wanted to do, exactly. Plus, the gameplay gets repetitive soon, although that can't be a really big complaint, because this was also the case with No More Heroes and everybody loved No More Heroes. Plus, boobs.
That's it folks, be sure to check these out if you have some spare money, see ya!
Maybe it's the fact that certain YouTube stars keep promoting them.
Maybe it's the fact that they are indeed legitimately scary, unsettling, and interesting.
Maybe it's the fact that they're all drawn very, very anime-ish.
They may not look like much on first sight,
but free games like Ib, for example, are definetly worth downloading.
But you can't deny that free games are back in the saddle, and I'm not talking about games like Planetside 2 or Blacklight: Retribution, but the smaller indie section, with games like Mad Father, Witch House, Ib and I'm probably forgetting some.
Mad Father is also one of them.
These 3 games will be the games that I'll be referring to throughout the rest of this post, and they're made with RPG maker, which is free I believe. There isn't much to say about what I think of them, except for the fact that they're genuinely creepy at times. You can download all three games for free, and I'll put the link below. Be sure to check them out, bye!
The Witch's House, the last on this list, also
provides some good old scares.
Mad Father: http://vgboy.dabomstew.com/other/madfather.htm
The Witch's House: http://vgboy.dabomstew.com/other/witchhouse.htm
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