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Favourite Game Developer Tournament - Round 1

Nintendo 483 62.32%
HAL Laboratory 15 1.94%
Kojima Productions 128 16.52%
Relic Entertainment 10 1.29%
Ubisoft Montpellier 31 4.00%
Origin Systems 5 0.65%
Arkane Studios 23 2.97%
Polyphony Digital 62 8.00%
Ensemble Studios 10 1.29%
New World Computing 8 1.03%
Machina said:
bananaking21 said:
Nintendo is a publisher. They have many development teams working on different games. Stating Nintendo as a publisher would be like stating Ubisoft as one.

Nintendo here is shorthand for EPD, which includes EAD and SPD, since they were merged into EPD.

To others complaining about Nintendo:

This was always going to be the most one-sided round, since it features the no.1 seed against lower and unseeded devs. That's just the nature of tournaments with seeding. Other rounds won't be so lop-sided.

I'm not removing Nintendo from the tournament (imagine the rage). I did consider including Nintendo's individual divisions over the years instead, but it's one damn complex maze of dev teams that would probably take up more than 12 entries from SPD and EAD alone.

And we'd end up with a Top 10 full of Nintendo. People would be thrilled!

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I voted for Arkane, in spite of their low level of output. Dishonored, and it's dlc, was huge for me. Huge!

- "If you have the heart of a true winner, you can always get more pissed off than some other asshole."

Polyphony Digital takes the spot here. Gran Turismo 6 is the best sim racing game ever made and GT Sport is the best sim racing game this gen. Gran Turismo started the sim racing genre and became the best selling PlayStation exclusive series and spawned Microsoft's biggest Xbox exclusive series, Forza because of it. It also has lead to dozens of sim racing games on PC and consoles and its among the most important series in the history of games.

I know Nintendo has had a bigger impact on the gaming industry and have existed for a longer time but most of their games just aren't that good. Their key games are amazing, like Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey but the rest of their Switch games, new and Wii U ports are meh at best. They are still the 2nd best devs here because Breath of the Wild was fucking fantastic and Super Mario Odyssey is my favourite platformer.

Arkane has had potential but they didn't reach it. I played Dishonored and couldn't get into it because of first person perspective and point of view. I appreciate the gameplay and design and its atmospheric, but I can't get immersed because of those points mentioned. They are still third because they have potential to make the Dark Souls of a genre if they embraced third person perspective.