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Favourite Game Developer Tournament - Semi-Finals 2

Naughty Dog 527 40.41%
Santa Monica Studio 119 9.13%
Platinum Games 183 14.03%
CD Projekt Red 179 13.73%
Monolith Soft 296 22.70%

Semi-Finals 1 developers and some of their more well-known games/series:

Naughty Dog (The Last of Us series, Uncharted series, Jak series, Crash Bandicoot series)

Santa Monica Studio (God of War series, collberation/co-developement of numerous games including Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, Sound Shapes, Warhawk and Starhawk, Journey, Twisted Metal, Fat Princess series, and many more)

Platinum Games (MadWorld, Bayonetta series, Vanquish, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, The Wonderful 101, Nier: Automata, co-developed Star Fox Zero)

CD Projekt Red (The Witcher series)

Monolith Soft (Xenoblade Chronicles series, Project X Zone series, Xnosaga series)

Top 2 proceed through to the finals.
Results of previous round:

Nintendo EPD 708 51.30%
Square Enix 211 15.29%
Guerrilla Games 245 17.75%
Game Freak 29 2.10%
Rockstar North 187 13.55%
Last edited by Machina - on 06 December 2018

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I have to say it is a shame, that a dev with basically one great game and an OKish game series, that has existed for less than 20 years and had no major impact on the industry so far wins against a titan like SquareEnix. I have doubts how serious I can take this tournament now. SquareEnix has majorly formed the gaming industry. Guerilla Games probably wouldn't exist without Square or if they did, their games would look different (and probably less appealing). Yeah, I get how some people are burned out with the attention Nintendo gets, but really, putting Guerilla Games over Square is ridiculous.

Well, whatever, this was my rant. It wasn't critic directed at you Machina, thanks for organizing these polls and the work you put in. It's not your fault. I just wanted to vent my lack of comprehension towards this voting result. Moving on now.

This round is very interesting. All of these devs have done great work, it is hard to put an order onto them.

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Sad to see Square Enix gone. Not many of my favourite developers around anymore. This round my vote goes to Naughty Dog. They've been great since the PS1 era, and made some of the best games on Sony's consoles.

Naughty Dog. The only good dev there.

Voted for Santa Monica Studio but could have gone with Naughty Dog as well.

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Certainly a tough race between Monolith Soft, Platinum Games and the other 2 .... I voted Monolith Soft.

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Jesus. All of these studios are awesome. So hard to choose!

This is a tough one for me. A bunch of solid mid-level studios, each with a handful of great games. I guess I’ll go Monolith as it’s the only studio listed with a game in my top 10.

Monolith obviously

Voted for Platinum. I've enjoyed everything they produced so far. And with Nier Automata being my personal game of the generation tied with Persona 5, the choice is obvious.