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Should Platinum Games stop making smaller licensed games?

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They probably can't afford to make other games, and the licensed games are the only thing carrying them afloat.



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Platinum needs to do whatever it takes to continue to bring in money. Only subsidized studios can afford to say no to work and P isn't one of them. They may need to higher better or just have a better process for these licensed games to up the quality.



It's entirely possible that these licensed games are helping the studio fund the software it really wants to make. Ideally, games like The Wonderful 101 and Bayonetta 2 would reap high profits, but that's not the case. So, it's hard to fault Platinum for getting into bed with Activision to enhance its coffers.

However, it's not hard to fault the studio for phoning it in, which is what happened with TMNT. Transformers was a solid game, though. I haven't played Korra, so I can't comment.



Machiavellian said:
Platinum needs to do whatever it takes to continue to bring in money. Only subsidized studios can afford to say no to work and P isn't one of them. They may need to higher better or just have a better process for these licensed games to up the quality.

While I agree, their starting to build a reputation of mediocrity (at best). That's not a good thing for the company.



What they should do is not pick so many projects at once. As talented as they are, I don't see them making great games if they have to work with 4-5 games at the same time.



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The real problem is not the lincensed games(though I admit that they are rarely good).The real problem is that Platinum is spread too thin.They are making like a bazzilion projects at the same time, and their own team is small and that is obviously taking a tool over the quality of their games.As far as i know, they have around 200 employees at the moment.Thats enough for making 2 games at the same time, 3 if they are getting outside help.And thats what they should do.



Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles looked great in the trailers, had the right feeling and atmosphere from the comics and the characters and yet it turned out to be one of the worst game we've had this year. I wouldn't mind if they just stopped.




This might be how they are staying profitable. I think they should probably continue but they should not agree to making any games where they are not given the time and resources they need to do a good job.



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archer9234 said:

I can only comment on Transformers. But that game was fine. All I wanted was G1, with original voices. That's what I got. Minus Megatron being his stupid tank. Bayonetta games have repetitive minions too. Why aren't you complaining about that series? And you have to also remember. There's was not much variety with the G1 designs. Most were clones. You can only do so much. Without violating what the characters did on the show.

There was far more variety in enemies in Bayo, the levels designs were far better, and the fighting mechanics are absolutely leaps and bounds better. If their licensed games were half as good as Bayo I'd have nothing to complain about and would write the rest off as them just being smaller arcade titles, but they aren't.

Half the characters are clones, on the show. They're restricted with that, and them being cars/planes. And I bet most of the budget went towards the cast alone. That is the drawback to the budget. Then how long do these games get to be built. I seriously doubt anywhere near the time Bayo took. And if these games were holding plat back. Why did they take them? Because their original games haven't sold well either. To just work on them alone. What other things could they have to done to make it feel different? Go to cybertron. You'd still drive around and fight, like on earth. Fight inside the Arc? Same thing. There is limitations to what they can do. With what they had. Complain towards Hasbro. They should of given them a bigger budget.



Yes, licensed games are only holding them back.