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Naughty Dog became famous for giving us Crash Bandicoot, Jak & Daxter and Uncharted, but they started off making games like Way of The Warrior.

Likewise, Squaresoft had gone through a string of flops in the 80s before reaching new heights with the original Final Fantasy.

So what are some game developers, or even individual industry people, that you feel have or had redeemed themselves? :)



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Rocksteady did nothing of note until Arkham Asylum.



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From Software used to churn out mostly poor to average reviewed games until they came up with the idea for Souls.



My first and only example is From Software in the west . They were quite a niche deal prior to the whole Soulsborne thing, but the latter games gave them a larger following pretty much everywhere, and influenced many other developers.

edit: shikamaru, WHY



shikamaru317 said:

From Software used to churn out mostly poorly reviewed games until they came up with the idea for Souls.

They have been doing Demon's Souls and such since ever with King's Field and Shadow Tower, the idea was always there, they finally executed it well with Demon's Souls while improving on it.

Quite the damn improvement, btw xD



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I'd argue you can't redeem yourself unless you were good to start with. If they start out with crap then it's just them finding their feet and learning their trade. A few bumps on the road to perfection if you will. No need for redemption unless you're already putting out quality titles and then fuck one of them up, especially if it's a sequel. So... Bioware need to redeem themselves after Andromeda



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Check out what Rare used to make.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_video_games_developed_by_Rare



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shikamaru317 said:

From Software used to churn out mostly poor to average reviewed games until they came up with the idea for Souls.

Nah Frame Gride is awesome so is Otogi series and Kings Field. They made plenty of good stuff. In fact I prefer their older output.



Rockstar North went from a bunch of average Amiga and Commodore 64 games to being a Lemmings factory... All the way to the heights of Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead.



                            

SegataSanshiro said:
shikamaru317 said:

From Software used to churn out mostly poor to average reviewed games until they came up with the idea for Souls.

Nah Frame Gride is awesome so is Otogi series and Kings Field. They made plenty of good stuff. In fact I prefer their older output.

In the west at least, most of their older games meta'd lower than 80, some like Shadow Assault: Tenchu and Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor reviewed quite poorly. Otogi is probably the highest reviewed game they released before Demon's Souls, it got an 80 meta. Even after 5 critically acclaimed games (Demon's Souls, Dark Souls 1, 2, 3, and Bloodborne) their metacritic studio average is just 72. 

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 10 January 2018