Platinum never loses its lustre

From Eurogamer: "There's a story I've heard passed around a few times over the years about PlatinumGames. It's about how, so industrious is this Osaka-based studio, it never really stops working; how its employees are put onto shift-work, one working through the day while the other toils away through the night, ensuring a never-ending 24-hour production cycle. It's a myth, sadly - though that's fortunate for the studio's 190-strong workforce, you'd figure - but like all myths there's surely a kernel of truth in there somewhere. How else to explain how the studio has produced some 14 games in just over a decade? How else to explain the exquisite craft that's almost always on show?"

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FallenAngel198465d ago

“How else to explain the exquisite craft that's almost always on show?”

“Even The Legend of Korra, perhaps the only real dud in the studio's back catalogue, gets given its dues.”

That sounds like selective memory. Let’s not pretend that Platinum has only produced quality hits with only one bad game. Let’s not forget about TMNT: Turtles in Manhattan, Star Fox: Zero, & Anarchy Reigns.

Platinum is just as capable of making receptional bombs as they are making receptional darlings.

darthv7265d ago

I really dig PG. Trasformers: Devastation, Metal Gear Rising: Revengance, Vanquish, Madworld... all fun games. Never played the TMNT one and Star Fox: Zero is one I like as well.

bouzebbal65d ago

Give me a next gen Vanquish

FallenAngel198465d ago

I love a lot of PlatinumGames’ titles as well, but I’m not going to pretend they only produce quality titles with no duds at all

Concertoine65d ago

I think a lot of their games are cheap cash grabs, but its easy to tell them from the rest of their games which clearly have a lot of love in them.

I guess what im trying to say is, ive never been disappointed by a Platinum game.

WELL, Star Fox Zero was pretty bad but honestly i chalk that up to Nintendo. You know that wasn't the game P* wanted to make and the forced gimmickry by Miyamoto really brought that game down.

awdevoftw65d ago

The multilayer in anarchy reigns was extremely fun and chaotic. The story mode was lackluster, but the online matches were some of the best. Too bad no one gave it a chance.

NapalmSanctuary64d ago

To be fair, the aspects of Star Fox Zero that sucked were not under PG's creative control. They were forced to make a bad game in that particular instance. Anarchy Reigns was a decent game. It wasn't great but it definitely wasn't bad.

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whiteblue65d ago

Cant think of a better studio for action games

The 10th Rider65d ago (Edited 65d ago )

Well, there's one that just had a huge game come out that you may or may not of heard of . . .

. . . That would beSony Santa Monica with God of War, lol

Seriously though, Platinum and Sony Santa Monica are pretty much the best action game developers in the world. Every once in a while there may be a game from another studio that's a great action game, but it's incredibly rare for anyone else to reach the same caliber that those two studios are able to hit over and over again. Santa Monica has a bit better of a track record than Platinum does, but they also have a bit less variety and they don't put out games nearly as often . . .so it balances out. I'd put them equally.

Concertoine65d ago

I do think Platinum's games have more longevity. The way different difficulty modes have different enemies to fight and all the unlockable weapons and costumes and the accessories that can completely change the way you play the game - its insane.

The 10th Rider65d ago (Edited 65d ago )

True, but it also depends on which of their games. For instance, Madworld was a fantastic game but it was pretty short. In general I think Platinum's games have more variety than Sony Santa Monica, which has been both a good thing and a bad thing.

Venox200865d ago

one of my favourite devs of all time since Clover days

michellelynn097665d ago

I put Platinum Games no5 on my best devs in the world list. But, yes @FallenAngel1984 is right. They have had a few duds. No company is perfect, well, maybe Monolithsoft.

Jinger65d ago

Never loses its lustre? Besides when it does licensed games... or Star Fox Zero. Also couldn't handle developing Scalebound either

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