On the 20th of December we were all greeted with the news that THQ had officially gone bankrupt but that Clearlake Capital had picked up the companies assets and IP’s and that future development was still on target.
OK. So Gushing Garth has done his usual “Ah Luffs It!” at Sleeping Dogs – and also as usual I’m here to sour up the environment. It is, they say, a talent (or not, I forget). Let’s get a few preliminaries out the way: I love the game. It’s beautiful, bold, innovative, engaging. It has excellent voice-acting – aside from one or two minor moments, where my brows were so furrowed it looked like they were duelling; the game puts GTA IV, Saints Row and others to shame in many respects but in other places, it is severely lacking.
Whenever a company or studio goes under there will be a lot of angry individuals who feel the situation wasn’t that bad and that if management had just done what they said then everything could have been salvaged.