Wayne’s World, party time, blah blah blah. We try to play this game and, as you may suspect, it doesn’t go well. We have recorded enough of these videos, and played enough bad games, to where we can tell when games are going to be hard in a stupid way. This is one of them.
If you’re looking to grab yourself a digital copy of Darksiders II you better do so quick. The game will no longer be available for purchase after March 31st. It’s almost like another nail just being added to the already rotting coffin of THQ. There is no plans for a sale during these last few days so it’ll run you the full retail price. I think this is one of those games that could plummet in price soon if no one picks up the license, though Crytek is supposedly in talks to do just that. I would love the see this franchise continue.
If you have already purchased a copy through the eShop, you don’t need to worry about it being unavailable. You’ll still be able to re-download it should you need to in the future. It’s simply not going to be available for any new purchases after this month.
I’m saddened by the events recently that happened at THQ. I thought they were a publisher that was making a lot of the right moves. Ultimately it didn’t work out and things took a turn for the worse. Many people blame on specific thing on their demise, the uDraw Tablet. That was a device that actually sold really well on Wii, but failed miserably when the company tried to apply it to the Xbox 360 and PS3. I thought the device was neat. It had some fun games (Marvel Super Hero Squad and the Spongebob game especially). It was a device that got used pretty well around my house on the 360.
My son was given a version of the uDraw tablet for the Wii at Christmas by a family member. As part of my recent purge of some game related clutter I was going to trade in some of the games I had for the 360 tablet. Alas, I couldn’t. Gamestop will not accept anything related to the uDraw tablet in trade. They said everything for that device, and games are worth a penny to them so they won’t accept them.
It’s sad to see.
What can I say at this point? My computer is saving the podcast file as I type this and it’s not showing up till a few seconds after I push the buttons. Weird. Which is what you can expect from this podcast. Not a lot of news, not a lot of game playing and not a lot of Tony, but somehow we manage to carry on. I would summarize what we talked about right here but… I can’t remember.
Starring – Micah, Shannon, Shelby
Run time – 1:28:33
Darksiders II is coming to Wii U a couple of months after it launched for other systems. One of the biggest hurdles developers are going to have with these Wii U ports is going to be how they’re going to stand out against the original release. Darksiders II is going to be essentially a Game-of-the-Year edition giving you the first batch of DLC, Argul’s Tomb, as well as the pre-order bonuses free on the disc. This will equate to about five hours of extra content as well as new legendary weapons and armor.
The Wii U GamePad will be utilizing the touchscreen to display map and objectives as well as giving quick access to abilities and Death’s inventory. The Wii U system’s gyro functionality will also be utilized allowing players to evade enemy attacks, manipulate objects in the world and steer their character during swimming and riding sequences.
Darksiders II hit store shelves today for the Xbox 360, PS3 and the PC. The game follows one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocolypse. In this case it’s Death. The events of the game take place alongside the story of the first game. Death, knowing his brother War is being set up, defies the Charred Council and attempts to clear his name.
THQ has announced they are planning to make the game a launch title for the Wii U. It would make sense considering the game is done and the developers have had Wii U dev kits for a while now. I’m really looking forward to this game and am holding out for the Wii U version. I’m going to be letting third-party developers know that if they develop these games for Wii U, there will be people who buying them.
If you haven’t played the first Darksiders and you’re a fan of Zelda-style, adventure games, I would highly recommend you pick it up.
Last week’s was a short show. While I felt the quality (or lack thereof) made up for the quantity, some may have felt cheated. If such is the case then this week will be your absolution as we have a whopping two and a half hour show. The normal podcast crew is joined by Jools Watsham from Renegade Kid. Things you can expect from this episode; video games, OVGE aftermath, too much fooding, Japanese reasons for divorce, subliminal messaging and a stuff that came out of the last Nintendo Direct thingy.
Starring – Tony, Shannon, Micah, Jools, Shelby
Run time – 2:35:14
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