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With the new site poll I realized how utterly under rated Bandai namco as a publisher is. They have brought us one of the most prolific RPG's in history, The witcher 3, brought a crowd funded racing sim, Project CARS to well over 2 million in it's first few months, kept the souls series alive and in good enough health to spawn an entire genre, They continue to bounce indie games and smaller double A titles into fame and they have brought us fighting games done right, namely Dragon ball fighterZ. And all this without invasive microtransactions or fractured DLC instead opting for an approach of content filled expansions and content worth the money.

They don't rely on whales to make there business run but keep their feet firmly on the ground choosing IP's for their merit and not to create a live service to milk gamers. They don't cut content, instead release full games and then add to them later based on demand. It's a simply approach but one that I think should be recognized now more than ever by gamers and applauded.

EA, Ubisoft, ActiBlizzard and others who follow these financial trends are treading on ground that might collapse bellow them if any of their financial bubble burst. They continue to buy up developers and then dissolve them shortly after they work them so hard they destroy the devs passion. Yet Bandai Namco continues to pave their way forward with concrete 

Bandai Namco may not have the most popular roster of game at hand but they damn sure deserve to be praised for their work in gaming and their control of the greed that overtakes most other publishers of their caliber. Here's a list of what they have brought us before and after they merged.

List of Bandai Namco video games - Wikipedia

Most notably to this generation.

The Witcher 3,

Project CARS 1 and 2

Dark souls 3,

Ni no kuni 1 and 2

Dragon ball xenoverse 1 and 2,

Dragon ball fightersZ

Teken 7,

Tales of series,

And as users here pointed out they have a working relationship with Nintendo and are developing Metroid prime 4. 

Some hefty titles there but there are much more smaller AA and licensed titles that they profit nicely off without ever pushing their costumers or relying on whales to fund onwards. 

Last edited by John2290 - on 18 March 2018

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I don't know if they deserve to be called underrated from a audience point. They have tons of big franchises with tons of fans and usually they sells pretty well.



They always seem to hit us with some good releases



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They only published The Witcher 3 in western Europe, that's all. They didn't develop it, fund it, or even publish it in the majority of the world.

As for the rest... you're saying they're underrated "as a AAA publisher" by mentioning their AA games? They're a good AA publisher, I see no reason to say they're a good AAA publisher though.



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The Witcher III isn't by Namco. I guess I will get Namco games if they're good, but I'm not going to get games because they're by Namco.



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Ka-pi96 said:
They only published The Witcher 3 in western Europe, that's all. They didn't develop it, fund it, or even publish it in the majority of the world.

As for the rest... you're saying they're underrated "as a AAA publisher" by mentioning their AA games? They're a good AA publisher, I see no reason to say they're a good AAA publisher though.

Yeah, changed the title, they are a great under rated publisher regardless of the tier of games produced. 



Aren't they the publisher for Arc System Works games ? If so, the next Blaze Blue is filled with some of the worst DLC pratices we've got in recent fighthing games too.

Glad, they're ain't into much else though



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Well, they're developing Metroid Prime 4, so hopefully they're amazing!



From what I've seen they've been good with Nintendo:

-Putting Link in Soul Calibur II
-Assisting in Donkey Konga
-Assisting in Star Fox Assault
-Assisting in Smash Bros. 4
-Pokken Tournament/Pokken Tournament DX
-Mario Kart Arcade GP 1 and 2
-Hopefully the same goes for Metroid Prime 4



super_etecoon said:
Well, they're developing Metroid Prime 4, so hopefully they're amazing!

Hmm, is this news comfirmed? That's very odd on Nintendo's part but yeah, I'm sure they will do a fantastic job. One more Pro on the pro/con list of buying a switch.