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Who is the worst modern day AAA videogame publisher?

Konami 142 25.96%
 
EA 208 38.03%
 
Activision 76 13.89%
 
Ubisoft 79 14.44%
 
Other (please specify) 42 7.68%
 
Total:547

I feel like EA, Ubisoft and Activision have all been doing pretty good lately... Konami has been rather quiet lately and honestly I don't see much good coming from them now they've lost Kojima, since Metal Gear Solid is their big franchise, but without him at the helm we get, well... whatever that Metal Gear Survive thing is, lol. So I'm gonna' say Konami of the ones you've listed, can't really think of any others off the top of my head worth talking about right now.



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EA is always a popular pick...

I dont think Ubisoft should belong though. Even if I dont really like their games per say, I have big respect for them since they are really the only AAA publisher that actually tries new stuff almost every year.



I wouldn’t say they are the worst per se (especially looking at some of the other names in these comments.) but I think Bioware has definitely “fallen from grace,” at least in the minds of many loyal fans from the PS3/Xbox360 era.



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the_dengle said:
Konami should probably be disqualified, since they haven't published a AAA game in like 2 years.

Agree, what's really bad from a developer who made castlevania, contra, metal gear, suikoden...



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EA easily. The Queen of generic sports and shooter titles. Even their better showings, like the Star Wars Battlefront remake, are all style over substance

 

Konami is a logical vote but unfortunately Konami just doesn't MAKE many games anymore so its hard for me to consider them triple A at this point. They aren't releasing anywhere near enough games to put into the AAA category, Capcom and Sega release wayyyy more than Konami has in years. And the only big game Konami has released in the last like 5 years was the latest Metal Gear installment. Konami is dead as far as the gaming industry is concerned, and Bomberman R doesn't change that

 

Hard for me to shat on Activision when they've put out some colorful big titles recentely, Overwatch.

 

I almost picked Ubisoft because they had SO many years in a row of terribly blah looking toward climbing games that all seemed the same. When Farcry and Assassin's Creed feel extremely similar but are plot wise opposites- that's a problem. That said Ubisoft has seemed SLIGHTLY better recently as far as variety. Maybe I'm just blinded because they didn't do their yearly shitty AC installment.... ....

I think Ubisoft comes out with the most subpar games in general, they don't really ever try to excel.

But I think EA, being bigger, sets such a terrible precedent with all of the microtransactions, deluxe editions, and the concept that all you need to do is license a big IP and you'll get a free pass by reusing assets (particularly with their sports franchises). So I picked them. Their games are usually polished but absolutely stale and since EA is one of the biggest players in the industry they should be expected of a lot more. Not to mention they absolutely fucked up Bioware



sergiodaly said:
The only i like is ea... Activision is money grabbing, Konami is just silly, ubi is king of bugs along side with Bethesda. I do admit that ea also does money grabbing in their sports division but i don't buy those games. Many ea games have some bugs but no where near the ubi/Bethesda pair imo.

Activision more money grabbing than EA? you have to be kidding me. I mean both are semi gross giant corporate shells that lack heart in development, BUT EA literally reskins all of their sports games year after year with very slight changes



mountaindewslave said:
sergiodaly said:
The only i like is ea... Activision is money grabbing, Konami is just silly, ubi is king of bugs along side with Bethesda. I do admit that ea also does money grabbing in their sports division but i don't buy those games. Many ea games have some bugs but no where near the ubi/Bethesda pair imo.

Activision more money grabbing than EA? you have to be kidding me. I mean both are semi gross giant corporate shells that lack heart in development, BUT EA literally reskins all of their sports games year after year with very slight changes

i did not say they did more... all i said was that i dislike activision because they do it... the rest of your comment is saying what i did say at BOLD... really???



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Ka-pi96 said:
Square Enix.

As much as people say Konami have fucked up... I never liked them in the first place so I couldn't really care less what they do. I used to actually like SE though, so their fucks ups make me pissed at them a whole lot more!

Not even close. Square-Enix doesn't slave labor their employees, demote them to cleaning toilets, lock up their employees, keep ex employees from getting health insurance or even new jobs or lock beloved IPs behind stupid gambling machines.

Maybe when SE cancels KH3 like Konami did Silent Hills (a game that was hyped the moon and spawned a bunch of copycat games of its fucking demo), you'll have a point. Even then, there's still no comparison. The top of the shit totem pole belongs to EA and Konami. 



I'm torn between Konami and EA but I think Konami might have done more bad stuff, company size considered.