Several talented developers have made a big impact this generation; which one has managed to impress the hell out of you?
Atlus and Naughty dogs
I'll go Rocksteady. You have to give Rocksteady props for making the best superhero game ever. I never ever expected AA to be as good it was.
Valve Corporation: 2005 - Half-Life 2: Lost Coast 2006 - Half-Life 2: Episode One 2007 - Half-Life 2: Episode Two 2007 - Portal 2007 - Team Fortress 2 2008 - Left 4 Dead 2009 - Left 4 Dead 2 2010 - Alien Swarm 2011 - Portal 2 2012 - DotA 2 2012 - Counter-Strike:Global Offensive GSC Game World: 2005 - Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars 2006 - Heroes of Annihilated Empires 2007 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl 2008 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky 2009 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat 2012 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2
This, followed by EPIC and Bethesda.
Naughty Dog (Uncharted) Mistwalker (Lost Odyssey) Yeah the question was only for 1 but these two stood out to me the most.
Nippon Ichi, because of new great IPs like Cladun or ZHP.
Naughty Dog with Media Molecule coming in 2nd place. Now make one for the developer that has dissapointed you the most this generation :P.
Sucker Punch Suda 51 (pendejostudios.org)
Actually a studio I have enjoyed, but they don't make AAA games is Frima. The make iOS products, but have embraced the PSP mini scene. Their products are well made and colorful enough that my few dollar purchase that can be played on my PSP and my HD tv. Being a smaller app their games are not very deep, but I have yet to play one of their titles I have not enjoyed.
Platinum Game Studio all the way
Naughty Dog in graphics Sucker Punch in gameplay Infinity Ward (for fun, addictive multiplayer)
Naughty Dog, Rocksteady, Media Molecule, FromSoftware. But the best one this gen is.........Square Enix! NOT!!!
Naughtydog, Rocksteady and Platnium Games. I disagree with people mentioning Sucker Punch, Imfamous 2 was a let down imo.
Eidos battlestations pacific amazing console action online or off,huge battles great detail .
I would say... Housemarque Pixeljunk Thatgamecompany Mojang From Software Rocksteady Media Molecule None of the big developers have really impressed me, because they have the budget and the backing to produce excellent games, so I don't expect anything less!!
Blizzard Entertainment & DICE.
Naughty Dog for sure.
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