Why Developers Should Follow in the Paw Prints of Naughty Dog

There are times when a writer chooses not to enter the realms of commenting on the video game industry, but I guess it is those subjects they feel ever so strongly about that give them the strength to send it out into the shady abyss of the internet world. After, and let’s be honest, an overall pretty disappointing year in gaming for 2014, I feel there is no better time than the present to highlight the inspirational and positive attitude that particular studios such as ‘Naughty Dog‘ possess when creating their games and to not only say these things, but also deliver them time and time again.

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medman1369d ago

Easier said than done.

G20WLY1369d ago

Looking at your disagrees, apparently some people think it's easier done than said! lol

ND are among the best developers out there right now.

Septic1369d ago

"Looking at your disagrees, apparently some people think it's easier done than said! lo"

You mean ONE person thinks that lol.

"ND are among the best developers out there right now."


G20WLY1369d ago

Come now Septic, we both know there'll be others...though how even one person could disagree with that statement is beyond me.

If ND was a multiplatform developer there would be no disagrees at all.

PoSTedUP1369d ago (Edited 1369d ago )

"good artists copy, but a great artist steals"-picasso or something.

i dont mind Capcom taking a lil something from TLoU (even tho it looks pretty similar). just as long as it is its own game. same thing with tomb raider and uncharted. and the countless others who have borrowed ideas. we all love innovation, but the truth is not everyone is going to innovate all the time. some do, some dont. not all innovative games are masterpieces and not all games that dont cant be amazing games.

anyway my point it is... they should steal from ND!! they have the secret recipe!!! everyone lets get em!

Killzoner991369d ago

Much easier said than done. Nobody comes close to ND and to even try would make that developer look extremely foolish. Just let ND be ND and the rest can just keep doing what they have always been doing.

Alessio_Cala1369d ago

I completely agree. The reality of the gaming industry or any industry for that matter is centered around money. I think when I wrote this article I merely wanted to raise a point that not all companies are in it for just that particular reason. I used Naughty Dog as an example to illustrate that there are developers out there that are truly passionate about gaming and the future of gaming.

I felt raising this example would hopefully plant a few seeds out there for consumers just as a thought of reflection on the direction the industry is taking at this current moment in time.

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EvilWay1369d ago (Edited 1369d ago )

But don't end up as Ready at Dawn

G20WLY1369d ago (Edited 1369d ago )

Ready at Dawn wouldn't be what it is today without Naughty Dog, troll.

RAD are talented in their own right now, of course, and have been for many years.

nucky641369d ago (Edited 1369d ago )

evilway, your trolling aside, I was thinking Rare studios - at least Ready at Dawn actually gets games out.

WildArmed1369d ago

Please don't'. We really don't need all games to be cinematic experiences. ND delivers very good cinematic games but that's far from all I want to play all the time.

Jalva1369d ago (Edited 1369d ago )

If Naughty Dog truly want to impress me and prove themselves as the best developers out there that everyone keeps saying they are, they should make an open world game with the level of graphical fidelity and attention to detail that they're always so highly praised for.

It might sound like I'm bashing them but trust me I'm not, I've played and liked all their games since Jak and Daxter, but I implore them to take on this challenge, let them prove that they really are the best developers out there because right now I still think that Rockstar are a fair bit ahead of them.

Persian_Immortal1369d ago

Rockstar North had their chance to prove they were better than ND in 2013 does GTA V ring a bell TLOU got more than 300+ gotys and other misclleanous awards icluding 7 BAFTAs what did GTA get 5-8 gotys if anything they really got shut down a new IP roasted an established IP in accolades goes to show the talent of Naughty Dog is able to deliver.

Jalva1369d ago

Unfair comparison, all those awards were for storytelling not gameplay, when Naughty Dog makes an open world game as good as they do linear games then I will take note.

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