Darksiders Movie? Why, Maybe!

January 6, 2010

Darksiders was released yesterday with mixed reviews from everyone in the gaming industry. Some reviewers praised the game for its entertaining aspects, while others cursed it for its excessive Zelda-esque gameplay. Personally, I’ve been waiting for this game for some time and will be getting my hands dirty with it sometime today for review.

Although the game itself has gone through a barrage of yays and nays, it seems as though folks outside the realm of gaming have expressed some interest in the post-apocalyptic title from Vigil Games. According to creative director Joe Madureira, which he confirmed to VG247, THQ has already been contacted by outside sources. “We’ve gotten some interest from Hollywood, we’ve talked about doing a comic series,” Madureira states. Being that Mad (Joe Madureira) is a comic book artist, it wouldn’t be too much of a surprise to see the Darksiders story move onto a more “artistic” medium.

Now, as far as I know about the story, a movie wouldn’t be too much of a bad idea. The only issue is that every single game that has been made into a movie has really sucked ass, and I don’t mean this in a good way for you salad tossers. In the case that the game evolves/devolves into a major motion picture, let’s pray to every single deity out there (Allah, Jesus, Buddha, Shiva, Odin, Zeus, Smurfs, anyone who you pray to) that someone like Sam Raimi or James Cameron takes this and makes it into something awesome. No Michael Bay, please. We don’t need explosions every 2.5 minutes occurring.

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Yaris Gutierrez

Born and raised in New York City, Yaris is one of three co-founders at DualShockers. Gaming since the inception of Nintendo in the 80's, he has grown to avidly appreciate games of every genre, maturing his preference specifically now to third-person action games, first-person shooters and JRPGs. He's a software engineer, father and husband during the day, and mildly attempts to hold onto his "hardcore gamer" title during the evenings. An attempt that he tends to fail miserably at.

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