IGN - Discussing a recent ranking of the best-reviewed big game publishers.
Fact: 1.EA 2.Activision 3.Ubisoft 4. Sony 5. Nintendo 6. Microsoft Don't give me that "Nintendo has the highest meta score" argument. The criteria for best game is just by the sheer amount of great games. So year in and year out those are the publishers in that order that bring out the most great games. Also games are graded on different standards. Don't believe me?? How does Dragon Age beat out Bayonetta 2, MK8, and Smash for the most game of th year awards? So you people picking Nintendo are shallow if all you do is pick the highest meta score.
Lmao, says the guy preaching GOTY awards. You shouldnt let any awards or scores dictate your favorite games. One of my favs is Catherine and it only got decent reviews with a few nominations.
Popular and best selling games doesn't necessarily mean "Best" games... In terms of the most highly acclaimed games, Take Two Interactive, Nintendo, Sony lead the pack.
Britney Spears had the best selling album one year. Doesn't mean that album WAS actually the best though. * It's kind of pathetic hating on Nintendo. It's = to picking on the nerdy kid who just wants to go play his games. Who cares if all the "cool" kids don't like it.
What did Nintendo do to you?
From your own post ... Dragon Age = 1 great game Bayonetta, MK8, Smash = 3 great games Then you wonder why Nintendo won for best overall publisher??? lol
@Realplaya he blames Nintendo for not getting laid
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100% correct. Nintendo is the only objective correct answer. After that ... it's truly debatable and highly opinionated.
Nintendo Sega Squaresoft not SquareEnix Old Capcom Sucker Punch Naughty Dog Bungie Namco Qauntic Dream RockStar Old EA Old Activision Level 5 Atlus Banpresto Koei Temco SNK Old Atari HighMoon Studios I love their Transformers games.
Its publishers a lot of those are developers
if we are talking constant quality, its gotta be nintendo hands down.
And Valve... Half-Life, Portal, Counter-Strike, Left4Dead, Team Fortress 2 and the list goes on. Not to mention all of the DLC is free and good. They take their time with the games and most of them are revolutionary like Half Life and Portal.
But Mario & Sonic, Game & Wario, and Wii Party U... It's like everyone forgets Nintendo actually does make crappy games sometimes.
Game & Wario GOTY
Yeah, sometimes. Yet their quality records is arguably consistently higher than any other developer out there.
Constant quality, dude. "if we are talking constant quality, its gotta be nintendo hands down." He's not saying all Nintendo games are perfect.
Nintendo has been on a roll sure but there are some other publishers putting out some quality stuff too. Warner gave us Shadow of Mordor and that game is fantastic. :)
I'd agree with warner if they hadn't put out the ps3/xbox 360 port of shadow of mordor. That port was horrible. I feel bad for anybody who bought that half-baked port.
yeah I heard the same. I only played the PS4 version because I heard the PS3 version was really dumbed down. On PS4 and I think Xbox and PC the game was phenomenal though.
Nintendo is boss
If your talking about regurgitation, lack of evolving graphics, cute art style and cartoonyness to mask hardware deficiencies and stuck in their old ways with sequels paving the way, yeah definitely..... Nintendo Some of you guys kill me with the blind loyalty bs lol no wonder Nintendo gets away with murder Reesespuffs..... Save that bs retort for the millions that havent bothered to even buy a Wiiu because the system, nor its games excite them. That is your opinion and thats fine but who here hasnt grown up on Nintendo or never owned Nintendo consoles. most ppl grew up Nintendo fans (im 36)and there is a reason i dont own a Wiiu, the games dont do it for me anymore so Nintendo as a publisher isnt number one for me. Sorry i dont blindly follow.
How does liking Nintendo automatically make you a blind follower? Am I a blind follower because I like Sony games as well or just because I like Nintendo games? People are saying that because rarely does Nintendo EAD ever make anything below amazing (opinion) and if you ever played a Nintendo game you would know that although it's pretty clear you haven't.
because nintendo hasnt made anything worth liking in years. only the blind COULD support them at this point
If you're talking in those terms then I suppose you're an avid PC-only gamer.
WOW i never thought I could get sick from reading such BS.
I agree. I'm 36 I grew up, Sony grew up, Nintendo never did. It's the same thing over and over and over again. I own a wiiu for my kids but I don't like it.it's slow ui terrible menus pathetic online lack of third party and the same games I grew tired of years ago. For once I would love to see Nintendo do something different something more mature.
I disagree. I'm 34. I have childrens and they dont like to play "Oh-so-mature" things. Are you able to think that there are younger gamers than you?
This is about the best SINGLE publisher. The reason Wii U is struggling is because it lacks all the COMBINED publishers that support the Playstation and X-Box. Take away the third party support from Sony and Microsoft's systems ... guarantee they bomb far worst then Wii U. So honestly, learn how to argue your points better and stick to the actual topic before you start calling other's retorts as BS.
i think it'll go with Nintendo, Ubisoft and Take two(just for GTA ).
Give take two credit, they made GTA, RDR, Borderlands, BioShock, Civ, Xcom (one of them sucked though lol), and Max Payne
You are right. RDR, Bioshock, Nba2k series, Borderlands,Maxpayne are all great games...but GTA still stands out for me. That game is a blast to play.finished it on Ps3 but i'm considering buying it again for either PS4 or Xbox one.
Valve and Nintendo obviously
Nintendo and Valve are the winners, and maybe Take-Two
Sony and Nintendo
While Sony is mostly know for their great games like Uncharted they also produce a lot of crap, like Calling All Cars, and .detuned to name a few.
You didn't like Calling All Cars? And what's wrong with .detuned? It was an art piece.
Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, Valve, and Take Two are my most trusted, but they all make mistakes every once in awhile.
Bamco is my favorite
I'm an Xbox fan but even I have to say Nintendo. They put out a lot of interesting titles that I want to play. And they all have an emphasis on quality. It seems MS, Sony and others put out games that are market focused. Not all the time, but most of the time their games fell like that.
Nintendo FTW. Many studios from their era have come and gone, and those that are still around, only very few are actually hanging on. These guys put out some of the best rated games ever, and will delay a game for YEARS if it needs to be de-bugged. That's dedication right there.
...Publishers don't make games.
Yet they fund/produce/publish them, so they take part of the credit.
Nintendo first party studios and the games they are most known for making: EAD 1: Mario Kart EAD 2: Wii series/ Animal Crossing EAD 3: Zelda EAD 4: New Super Mario Bros games/ Pikmin Games EAD 5: Wii Fit Games EADT 1: DK jungle beat/ ports EADT 2: 3D Mario games EAD Garage: Splatoon Monolith Soft: Xenoblade 1-UP Studios: Mother Games/ co-op studio Intelligent Systems: Fire Emblem/ Paper Mario ND Cube: Mario Party Series Retro Studios: Metroid Prime/ DKC series Creators INC: Pokemon
R&D1 - 2D Metroid, Push-Mo, Crash-Mo.
I thought Intelligent systems made Pushmo/Crashmo. Also I believe they also did Super Metroid. Do you have a link to the team?
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