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Paragon's VG-Company Watch List

Post by Paragon-Yoshi on Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:06 am

Copied and pasted from another forum.


This is a recommendation-Topic!
Where people can post Video Game Companies that are worth checking out.

The goal is to assemble all the good developer-comapnies here, who still make good games and still meet their responsibilities.


THE LIST

- Nintendo

Game-Examples
- Super Mario
- The Legend of Zelda
- Metroid
- Pokémon

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Everyone knows Nintendo. And let's be honest, they still know how to make games.
The quality of their games are pretty much always extraordinary.
They still put a lot of effort into their games. Which is why this company is one of the best.

It's true that it does have some shortcomings.
Like Sega, Nintendo too seems to have abandoned some of its franchises. Such as F-Zero, Wave Race or Mother.
Which is what kinda taints their name to an extent.
Still, out of all the mainstream-companies, Nintendo has pretty much the best mentality.
Let's hope it'll last as long as possible.


- WayForward

Game-Examples
- Shantae
- Shantae: Risky's Revenge
- Mighty Switch Force
- Mighty Milky Way

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Why is this company so good? Well, play their games and find out.
Either way, those guys seriously know what they are doing. And they are true artists, no doubt.
They put effort into their games and don't seem to care too much about income (at least not beyond covering the running costs).
Their games seriously are among the best and most artistic games ever.

The bad thing is, it's a rather obscure video game company that goes mostly unnoticed by the masses.
And they do not have the ability to publish games on Disc or Cartridge or any kind of retail-medium.
Which is why they had to rely on other companies back then, to do the publishing for them.
And since it's a rather obscure company, their sales are rather low, compared to other companies.
Which is why nobody was willing to publish for them anymore eventually.
So they can only publish their games as DLC these days

At some times however, someone might commission them to make a game that will come out in the retail-sector (like it's the case with their recent "Adventure Time" game).
But for their own games, nobody seems to bother "wasting money".
Which is a huge shame.
Their games are true masterpieces.

And when it comes to mentality...
I can only say again, they are true artists, who still treat their creations with love and give them as much time as needed to flourish and reach perfection.
And even better, they treat all of their franchises equally and don't seem to abandon anything.
Which is why greater companies like even Nintendo could take a page from WayForwards book.
I daresay they serve as a paragon for all video game developers.
They are awesome and they deserve more attention and love. Seriously... :/



So, I did the beginning.
If you think there should be more info, then tell me what I should add and I will gladly do. Wink
Also you don't have to do it exactly like me. Feel free to do it your own way.


I WILL ADD EVERY SUBMISSION TO THE FIRST POST!
That way, we have all good companies in one good list. Makes things more convenient for the reader.

So, let me know if there are any other companies worth adding.
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Capcom

Post by BlutaufKlaue on Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:57 am

I think capcom should be on there in some form. They're reliable- their games are always (?) very good- My reason for this is because of the MOnster Hunter franchise.
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Post by Paragon-Yoshi on Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:32 pm

Sorry, but I don't think Capcom deserves that anymore.
Not after all the recent crap they've done.

They have become a money-grubbing company.
And that disgusts me, sorry.
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Recent Crap?

Post by BlutaufKlaue on Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:52 pm

What exactly does that mean?
Even if they are, they still deserve credit for Monster Hunter.
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Post by .Luke on Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:31 am

CAPCOM are still producing great games, IMO, but unfortunately they're clearly not paying attention to what their fans want to buy anymore. Just recently, an intriguing new Megaman game was announced for the iOS, but not the Nintendo 3DS; you know that set the fan base on fire. =P

I'd still say the lack of first-party support and exclusives this gen on Nintendo's part is probably worse, IMO. Not even a third-party was commissioned to make one Starfox experience for the Wii! I loved the ideas behind the Wii, but it didn't have enough single player games at all; it's library had far more slop than gems, just like the NDS. I probably wouldn't even keep my DS if it weren't for the homebrew scene's emulators and apps. But I digress.

Sony should be up there if you ask me. They've been consistently releasing great exclusives since the PSX days (Outside of them making the mistake of pawning off Spyro and Crash on Activision. D:) and I like what they've done for the PS3. They have more exclusives worth buying than Microsoft, IMO, try naming some of MS's that aren't HALO or Gears of War? You can't! In the meantime, Sony has Uncharted 2 & 3, God of War collection with 1, 2, and 3 in HD, Shadow of the Colossus and ICO in HD, Ratchet & Klank, Jak & Daxter, LittleBigPlanet 1 & 2, Gran Turismo 5, Sony All-Stars coming soon, and now even the "better version" of Assassin's Creed 3! The list goes on, but those are the ones on the top of my head.
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Post by Paragon-Yoshi on Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:13 am

Point is Capcom no longer does things out of enjoyment and art, but out of pure greed.
It's true that their games are still good. But it doesn't matter, if they are a bunch of morons.
Plus, mass DLC on disc already...
Cancelling MegaMan games for no reason and even OPENLY LYING!!!
Need to say anymore?


As for Starfox:
Well, we've got a remake of Star Fox 64 for 3DS. And I can only hope that they get back to the old tracks.

Sorry, but Starfox Assault and Command were just plain horrible. Plot sucked, characters sucked, villains sucked.
Gameplay was decent, but still inferior to SF64.

Starfox Adventures, while being a decent game, also is something that never should've existed in the end.
And Krystal, while she is being one of my favs, is sadly one of many things that broke Starfox.
It should've remained "Dinosaur Planet", the original game, UNRELATED TO STARFOX, that it originally was supposed to be.
And Krystal too was supposed to be a character unrelated to Starfox and be her own original character.
This is what should've happened.

But sadly, Rare decided to break it and the whole Starfox series in the process.
(Rare, another fallen company, I might add.)
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Post by .Luke on Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:38 am

Paragon-Yoshi wrote:Point is Capcom no longer does things out of enjoyment and art, but out of pure greed.
It's true that their games are still good. But it doesn't matter, if they are a bunch of morons.
Plus, mass DLC on disc already...
Cancelling MegaMan games for no reason and even OPENLY LYING!!!
Need to say anymore?

I know what you mean about their DLC. What's so hard about separating players from match-making who don't have the same content downloaded? It's just plain laziness (Or greed, as you said.) to fit all that DLC on the same disc and then charge for it, and even MK9 is guilty too; but they did it with four characters instead of twelve, so I don't feel as bad about that one. Such schemes aren't very future proof, so they're screwing pretty much everyone outside of the console hacking scene. Who cares if you get banned from their servers anyway? "Hardcore" arcade fighter nerds ruin online modes for me. ;_;

Paragon-Yoshi wrote:As for Starfox:
Well, we've got a remake of Star Fox 64 for 3DS. And I can only hope that they get back to the old tracks.

The remake does look pretty good, I couldn't even recognize it as the same game after all the visual updates they did to the port. I'd get that and OoT first thing when I buy a 3DS.

Paragon-Yoshi wrote:Sorry, but Starfox Assault and Command were just plain horrible. Plot sucked, characters sucked, villains sucked.
Gameplay was decent, but still inferior to SF64.

Command's game play was pretty hard to stomach, even if the story and strategy was okay. And I only really loved Assault for the game play and multiplayer. The missions themselves were pretty epic, but as I've heard the plot is kinda ripped from another game nobody knows about.

Paragon-Yoshi wrote:Starfox Adventures, while being a decent game, also is something that never should've existed in the end.
And Krystal, while she is being one of my favs, is sadly one of many things that broke Starfox.
It should've remained "Dinosaur Planet", the original game, UNRELATED TO STARFOX, that it originally was supposed to be.
And Krystal too was supposed to be a character unrelated to Starfox and be her own original character.
This is what should've happened.

But sadly, Rare decided to break it and the whole Starfox series in the process.
(Rare, another fallen company, I might add.)

Yeah, as much as I love Adventures, it would have been great to see how the original game concept played out. It sounded pretty epic. ;_; Why did Nintendo have to butt in if they didn't plan on making a Star Fox game themselves? It's like nobody knows how ugly things can get when you mix two completely different things together, if it's not a natural combination anyway.
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Post by BlutaufKlaue on Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:37 am

Speaking of Rare, they should be on the list.
Along with Retro Studios, who famously brought Metroid into 3D successfully and did an awesome job with it.
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