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BlackLabel Jun 19, 12
THQ are up there with UbiSoft in relation to high quality releases coming soon.. There isn't another publisher out there not even EA that can boast the kind of line up THQ have. EA are hoping Medal of Honor rides on the success of Battlefield 3 while Activision hopes Call of Duty never dies.. If gamers want high quality AAA titles from a big publisher then THQ and UbiSoft are the only ones you can truly rely on.

Fortunately for us their stunning release schedule is augmented by high quality AAA indie releases by CD Projekt and Frictional so there is lots of choice there. Though it does show that EA and Activision need to change up their game plan as they may be big now but it doesn't take much to fall. If gamers stop buying their one big game a year they are finished.
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the_FAMAS_pro Jun 19, 12
BlackLabel Homefront and Metro 2033 were amazing. I can't wait for Metro: Last Night and Homefront 2...
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BlackScythe Jun 19, 12
It's funny, THQ did Summoner and Summoner 2 ten years ago and I hadn't seen a single thing from them since. This guy is surprised we don't have faith in them? Stick of Truth looks like it has a lot of potential and Metro is intriguing but these aren't games that are likely to obtain mass appeal.
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BlackLabel Jun 19, 12
quote BlackScythe
It's funny, THQ did Summoner and Summoner 2 ten years ago and I hadn't seen a single thing from them since. This guy is surprised we don't have faith in them? Stick of Truth looks like it has a lot of potential and Metro is intriguing but these aren't games that are likely to obtain mass appeal.
Saints Row Trilogy.. Metro: 2033.. Homefront.. Darksiders.. Company of Heroes.. Warhammer 40k.. STALKER.. UFC Undisputed.. Red Faction..

They have been making good game after good game for the last 5 years. I actually struggle to think of a single publisher that has been so consistent. THQ as a publisher do not deserve to be where they are they really don't. The games I listed earlier are games out now and does not include;

Darksiders II.. inSANE.. Warhammer 40k: Dark Millenium.. Metro: Last Light.. Homefront 2.. Company of Heroes 2.. Saints Row 4..

THQ have one hell of a recent history and one of the most promising futures if they can just get past their financial troubles. I hope they do as their commitment to creating new and fresh IP's is what the industry needs, sequels get tiring and THQ are a bastion for creativity these days.

PS. Just to add, before this generation started most of the games listed didn't exist they were all created by THQ's studios over the last 5-6 years. That alone is unique the fact that Saints Row, Metro, Homefront, Darksiders, Company of Heroes and STALKER were all brand new IP's created or funded by THQ in an era where companies like EA who can afford to take risks were too scared to.
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Nagare Jun 19, 12
The thing is, although a lot of THQ's games are great in quality and very good games...they just don't seem to garner too much main stream appeal. Instead they see success as more of cult hits than anything else. Especially games like Warhammer, Stalker, Metro, Darksiders...
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Ohmycaptain Jun 19, 12
I never thought I'd say it but Ubisoft and THQ are the only people I'm looking forward to for games this year. Ubisoft's lineup is crazy, and THQ has South Park which I CANNOT wait for!

Also, Metro next year, can't wait for that. Company of heroes is meh for me but still.
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RabidChinaGirl Jun 19, 12
Darksiders II has to be my most anticipated game of 2012. I want to see THQ succeed right now, I really do.

That's not to say I don't love games from other companies as well (Halo 4, Transformers are up there next to Darksiders), but looking at THQ's current lineup, I'm pretty stoked.
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Nagare Jun 19, 12
Transformers > Darksiders. Just sayin. I liked Darksiders, but WFC was just amazing in my books.
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Blaster Jun 21, 12
THQ had some big misses with Homefront and Metro 2033 to push those out fast. Recently I've read that they have committed themselves to releasing only highly polished GOOD games. One big (happy) surprise is Company or Heroes 2. The first has the highest metacritic score for any RTS ever released (even above Starcraft).
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