naughty dog has consistently released great games in the last 3 genarations at a faster rate than Polyphony, i really think they are better than Polyphony for sony
Quantity sure, but quality no. Their games are full of compromises which Polyphony would never make.
Uncharted 2 disagrees with you
Uncharted 2 is full of compromises.
- Scale of the gameplay is limited.
- no MSAA at 1280/1080 which makes aliasing evident.
- No backtracking.
- No split screen.
- Gameplay isn't as good 2nd time through due to reliance on cinematic presentation.
- Reliance on automatic actions, in GT5 you control the car not the AI.
Naughty Dog and Uncharted 2 are therefore inferior to Polyphony and GT5.
Scale of the gameplay is also limited in GT5 also. You can't even get out of your car. You can do that in GTA4, and that is one of the most overrated games ever apparently!
Gran Turismo games don't have split screen campaign, only "arcade".
You can't backtrack in Gran Turismo, unless you mean driving the wrong way around the track!
Gran Turismo 5 has a fairly dull storyline, so it's not as great the first time. There's no surprise or excitement.
There are so few AI characters on screen at any time in Gran Turismo, you don't need to deal with dozens/hundreds of characters.
Look, Polyphony Digital are great developers (I love their games), but they aren't the greatest developers ever. They develop in (probably) the easiest genre to focus on technical achievements.