Following a steady flow of news out of THQ, it's apparent they are in extremely tough times right now, and without a major release happening anytime soon, they probably won't catch a break either. My prediction is grim for the studio, they have so little going for them other than Saint's row and darksiders, and even then, those aren't major blockbusters (aside from SR3). While it's always sad to see a game studio shut down, I can't exactly bring myself to care about the THQ situation, I didn't like any saints row really, and barely played Darksiders, so if they do go away, ehh, I don't care. But I wanted to know, because of this development, what is a studio you guys were sad to see go? 'Rare games' I guess counts because they are absolutely not the same developer they used to be. Publishers count as well, but I can't think of any aside from Aklaim. When it comes to my absolute favorite studio, it was sad to see both Hudson soft and Bizarre go. Technically Hudson shits it's doors officially March 1st, and Bizarre only closed shop last year. So what are some of your iconic studios that you hated to see go?
I remember being pretty disapointed when Seeds got shut down, though in the end it led to Platinum so it wasn't all bad. Capcom's not been the same since though.
Also Game Republic, Cavia and Cing as I felt they all were responsible for some great games and had a good deal more to offer.
I know it isn't closed but it seems like it is just a matter of time....Silicon Knights....sniff. Did my favorite game of all time in Eternal Darkness. Did a solid remake of MGS which introduced me to the Metal Gearverse which I love annnnnnnnd....nothing good since then. They seemed like they were going to be a great developer and then something just went wrong...very sad for me.
Bioware. Oh wait bioware didn't close, just sold out.
HAHA so true
Factor 5. Lair may have been a complete and udder mess, but I really love the Rogue Squadron games, and its a shame that there will probably never be another one. Also, I'm convinced that if Lair had another year in development, they could have ironed out those bugs and put out an awesome game.
Definitely Ensemble for me too. I want a real new Age of Empires!
I don't think that's possible. AoM was okay but AoC was legendary. Unless they make a sequel with Starcraft 2 level precision, I doubt I would want to play another loose 3d rts.