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Submitted by fozzness 915d ago | opinion piece

Why Naughty Dog's Still Got It - Gaming's Greatest Companies

GamingUnion: "Although they haven't produced bucket loads of original IPs in their lifetime, Naughty Dog has still become a staple brand within the game industry. The IPs they've created have offered gamers the very best in terms of creativity and graphics and you'll be pushed to find someone who will disagree. With Crash Bandicoot, Jax and Daxter, and, of course, the Uncharted series under their belt, many would say Naughty Dog has got it made. In honor of the recent announcement of the Last of Us, we're taking time out to focus on what makes Naughty Dog such an excellent developer and how the brand got started." (Crash Bandicoot, Jak and Daxter, Naughty Dog, PS2, PS3, Retro, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune)

tweex  +   915d ago
Doing it right. I love em!
Bioshocking  +   915d ago
I love Nd too.... they are one of my favorite dev's amoungst Irrational and Rocksteady..

Looking forward to the last of us....

Now... everyone wait for J-Blaze to make a troll comment
ChiVoLok0  +   915d ago
I've noticed ND usually takes ideas that have already been shown (Uncharted being similar to Tomb Raider) and shows them in a new, interesting way. Yeah they are doing right alright.
mephman  +   915d ago
I'm hoping The Last of Us can continue their hot streak.
kneon  +   915d ago
What's with the disagrees? Are people really so pathetic that they hope for a game to not be good?
Drekken  +   915d ago
Yes they are... Someone probably logged into 5 accounts to disagree because they are jealous. It's very pathetic, but common place on n4g.
solidsheep  +   915d ago
I don't agree/disagree on peoples comments but felt i had to do it this one time.

/facepalm up to 10
Fylus  +   915d ago
It's funny that there are some hidden trolls running through this comment section disagreeing with every positive comment about ND (Which is all of them so far), and not bothering to explain their disagrees. Ignorant children...
wenaldy  +   915d ago
Jealousy kills bro..
soundslike  +   915d ago
I haven't been the one disagreeing but I will say that: No, it doesn't. I only play on ps3 now, and these shameless fanboy articles/posts just make me puke in my mouth a little bit. Can't say I'm the only one.

ND is great but some of y'all are drinking the kool-aid
Blastoise  +   915d ago
Agree`d. Chances are they have never owned a PS3
Trainz  +   915d ago
Hehe.
Fylus  +   915d ago
There's a reason you have one bubble.
trenso1  +   915d ago
was thinking the same thing, why disagree it makes no sense.
Radiowrecker  +   915d ago
There good, Uncharted 3 was kinda ify but seeing the uncharted 2 team was working on LOF i can forgive them. Hopefully LOF will be something more than just generic zombie game
Megaman_nerd  +   915d ago
What do you mean by ify?

Uncharted 3 graphics are better. Multiplayer is better. And the overall gameplay is much more better. Weapon have better feedback, the set pieces were even bigger, puzzles were more challenging, platforming sections were more interesting and many new gameplay elements were introduced like: jumping off a ledge to knock down enemies, throw back enemy grenades and the melee system was hugely expanded.

Only thing it lacked was in the story department but even then it still was pretty good story.
Radiowrecker  +   915d ago
yeah it was a great game no doubt but the story is where is fell apart for me, they started with a good concept with his char development but it felt like they concentrated on the action sequences and fitting the plot to them instead of the other way around. They asked some questions or brought up something from Drake's past but seemed to drop it shortly after, and they could have elaborated what happened between him and elena (probubly butchered her name)

again i highly enjoyed the game and they did a great job improving what they needed too but i still feel they could have had an amazing game if the story wasn't.....in lack of better words chopped up
PinkFunk  +   915d ago
I thoroughly enjoyed UC3. Every aspect of it.

The only thing that I could qualify as being a "letdown" was that the ending seemed simplistic. I don't necessarily blame them for it. It's just they raised such an intrigue throughout the game, just so that they could stop the evil spirits from getting out and sink the city.

I just find that they build up such mystery in order to never really delve deep into what could be an epic. But again, the game is fantastic.
dboyc310  +   915d ago
Gameplay is better? Enlighten me on that please because from what I remember Among Thieves had way smoother gameplay than drake deception. Then the combat where every time you want to hit someone it will lead to many moves where eventually you'll get stuck fighting one guy while the other agents shoot. Uncharted 3 has the Best Graphics and technological wise it surpassed Among Thieves by a mile stone but gameplay it was a set back IMO and even the story didn't do it for me. Multiplayer is where this game really improved on and is what keeps me playing the game. There are chapters in the campaign thy I really enjoy but it's just because of how amazing it looks like the shipwreck level and the desert scene is Mind Blowing. Here's hoping that TLOF will offer and emotional driven story that will be talked about for many years :) ND deserves it.
ilovemyps3  +   915d ago
Maybe people complain about uc3 end, but after uc2 last fight against lazarovic, who almost costed me a new dualshock,it was sooo frustating, when you had to hit him just one more time, and grenades were all over you,and he run so fast.. that was sooo frustrating for me,I felt like throwing the gamepad against my tv.

I was wishing uc3 end wouldn't be that hard and frustating.I want to finish the story and keep my smile, don't want a almost impossible to beat final boss, that will spoil all the pleasure. So for me, uc3 end was cool.

I still have most of the levels printed in my face and memory.though London undergroud was a bit boring and too dark, all the rest.. wow.

When we see Elena and start wlking in the village, those houses are the most beautiful thing I have ever seen in a game.the lights, colors,houses surface, simply incredible.

There's one thing that scares me. I can't imagine what naughty dog will be able to do, with ps4. Whatever may be, it will look insane.

There must be some frustated Xbox gays, I mean, guys, who come to ps3 channel and do a mass disagree.
Even if you say "naughty dog is the studio who developed the uncharted games", you get 10 disagrees.

Come on, kids, you want to participate in our debates, but you didn't learn how to read and write, yet. therefore, you can only click on buttons, and disagree one looks nice to you. Why don't you come back, when you can read and write, in, well, 10 years ?

Meanwhile, just pick you brother's playboy, and watch pictures.you don't need to read anything, there. That will keep you away from spamming the ps3 channel with your disagrees.
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respect-sony  +   915d ago
naught dog is my fav studio
but what annoy me , there is no someone famous in it represent it .
like vavle= gabe , epic=kliff , ..etc
Lex_Dangerously  +   915d ago
Exactly. It's about a team and not a single man. -_-
LarVanian  +   915d ago
Amy Hennig? She's one of the most famous female game developers after all.
SaffronCurse  +   915d ago
Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra .
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scrambles  +   915d ago
Valve is still the greatest developer out there maybe tied with Blizzard. Making tons of great games and still presenting quality like no other.

though posting this on a Naughty Dog love article will probably get some backlash here. just sayin
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Imalwaysright  +   915d ago
That is nothing more than your own opinion. There isnt an universal truth about who is or isnt the best developer. You just came here to troll.
thebudgetgamer  +   915d ago
If this was about Valve and I went on about Naughty dog how would you react?
Bathyj  +   915d ago
Crash Banicoot, Jak & Daxter, Uncharted and now Last of US.

Just how many new ip's do they have to make to qualify for "bucketloads."
j-blaze  +   915d ago
they should have wrote about Kojima Productions or Nintendo instead
Pintheshadows  +   915d ago
Yawn. Seriously mods, perma ban. All he ever does is troll.
Bioshocking  +   915d ago
dude... I totally called that he would pop his head up here
Fylus  +   915d ago
Like I said to Trainz... There Is A Reason You Have But One Bubble J-blaze.

I agree with Pin.
DigitalRaptor  +   915d ago
@ BioShocking

No need to call it. It's common knowledge by now. It's all he does on this site.
Megaman_nerd  +   915d ago
Nintendo hasn't even created a new IP since the 90's while Naughty Dog has created 3 very successful franchises since the PS1 and each one them with sequels. And remember that Naughty Dog is just one dev team unlike Nintendo that have a gazillion devs under their wing just making the same old games over and over again.

I mean how many more Metroid games can Retro Studio make anyway? I even heard rumors that those guys already started working on a new Metroid for the Wii U. Their only chance to do something different was just to make another Donkey Kong Country game. XD
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ronin4life  +   915d ago
Nintendo has made plenty of new ips in the last decade. Potentially more than nd has in their entire existence.(I'm not keeping score.)
Don't let someone else's unnecessary trolling cause you to spout offensive nonsense of your own.
bahabeast  +   915d ago
IMO naughty dog is the best stories are hollywood worthy and multiplayer is the best to me its the only shooter i can jump,run,dodge, slide, punch, kick, pull from ledge etc
if you never played uncharted 1 or 2 online please do you are missing alot of fun, 1,2,3 all great stories and all have trophies :D

I LOVE NAUGHTY DOG
sabestar  +   915d ago
Still got it? They never lost it imo ;)
BitbyDeath  +   915d ago
@UninformedInformer
Blizzard haven't been good since Warcraft 1, 2 & 3. IMO.
They need to make a 4th stat.

Valve just make FPS games, not the most exciting genre IMO

I don't know who the best is but Quantic Dream are near the top for me.
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solidsheep  +   915d ago
Man smack talking Blizz and Valve in the same comment.

...forgot SC2 and WOW are small niche games with no player base.

Is it me or Valve is the only Dev left not making generic military fps's.
Ducky  +   915d ago
Well, there is CounterStrike which is now on its... fourth iteration?
BitbyDeath  +   915d ago
I wasn't talking about their popularity, just what i like otherwise we'd have the Wii Fit devs as the best ever and nobody wants that LOL
solidsheep  +   915d ago
@fatoldman
Counter strike came out in 1999 and two of them came free with HL/HL2(not sure about cz but i got that free too some how)

Whats call of duty at 8 or something like that since 2003(not counting handheld)
solidsheep  +   915d ago
@BitbyDeath
Not talking about sales, talking about community that supports 2 games that you don't think are very good.
thebudgetgamer  +   915d ago
How many big name developers have three successful franchises in the last three generations of consoles.

Naughty dog does.
h311rais3r  +   915d ago
Just beat uncharted 3. It was good. But no 10/10. I give it a solid 8. I had some gripes likes the desert wandering. It was cool for the first 30 seconds then I just wanted it to end. And I found a few glitches over all uncharted 2 was better. But still a great game!
ilovemyps3  +   915d ago
Regarding my comment, 20 posts above:
There's already 2 young ga-ys who clicked on disagree.
Come on, don't be shy ;)
Sugreev2001  +   915d ago
Their ethics and their love of gaming itself makes them one of the best companies to ever grace this industry.I've never played a ND game I didn't like,and with their latest franchise they shot up to the top of my personal favorite developers of all time.

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