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How Game Companies Like Nintendo And Rockstar Earn Player Trust

An analysis of how game companies like Nintendo, Rockstar, Bethesda and CD Projekt Red are earning player trust.

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FallenAngel1984251d ago

“When you look around at the gaming industry, specifically Microsoft and Sony, these companies create dark, violent and deep storytelling experiences for gamers.”

Sony in particular produces games of all sorts of different tonalities. It doesn’t specifically skew the majority of its titles to any one demographic.

UCForce251d ago (Edited 251d ago )

Like Dream, it’s a Sony First Party Game. I do respect CD Project Red and others, but it’s seem the journalist is very bias.

-Foxtrot251d ago (Edited 251d ago )

Not just Dreams I mean if you compare the styles of the different games they both make you’ll see the variety differs...and I’m talking about comparing tones in this example NOT exclusives.

Horizon Zero Dawn
Days Gone
Dreams
God of War
Knack
Uncharted
Ratchet and Clank
MLB
GT
Tearaway
Ghosts of Tsushima

Super Mario Odyssey
Legend of Zelda BotW
Splatoon
Mario Kart
Smash Bros
Yoshi Upcoming Game
Pokemon Sun and Moon
Star Fox Zero
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Arms

Sony don’t just do dark or serious, they do a variety of games. Nintendo in terms of tone are almost all the same. Colourful, bright, light hearted, warm. I mean even in the list above it mostly comes down to the fact they don’t do many new IPs. If you make a sequel to Mario for example then it’s obviously going to feature the same tone as before.

gamesavvy250d ago

No bias at all! I just think there's a distinct differentiation between Microsoft / Sony and Nintendo. I never said dark and serious games were bad I'm a HUGE Last Of Us and Halo fan. It's just nice to have Nintendo back on top with bright and colorful games that they're so good at making. That's all I was saying.

gamesavvy250d ago

Hey There. Get what you're saying and maybe I should've been more specific. I would agree that yes both Microsoft and Sony produce games from a vast amount of different genres and art styles. But the games that they put the budget behind, the games they showcase at conferences, all tend to be more serious. Think Days Gone, The Last Of Us, God of War, Halo, Gears Of War... That's where the differentiation happens between Microsoft / Sony and Nintendo and that's what I was speaking towards.

PhoenixUp251d ago

“Nintendo is simply just a breath of fresh air with it’s colorful, cartoony worlds and non-ultra-violent combat”

I know a vast amount of non-Nintendo games that fit that very description. You’d have to be very narrow minded to think only Nintendo provides those experiences.

UCForce251d ago

I think people forget about Dream. That game is from Media Molecule who behind LittleBigPlanet series and Terraway. Those games was colorful and cartoon and lighthearted.

PhoenixUp251d ago

I’m not even talking about games from Sony that skew towards that demographic. I’m talking about a large number of publishers who produce the type of games the author is describing.

Nintendo is nowhere near the only developers who produce colorful cartoony games.

gamesavvy250d ago

Hey just to clarify, I never said they're the only ones making those games. Of course, they aren't Ori and the Blind Forest is one of my favorite games (colorful, cartoony, Microsoft). I was just explaining that in terms of differentiation, Nintendo does colorful non-ultra violent games really well and those are the games that they push in terms of marketing