Pretty much any RARE game from the 90's are great. Everything done since then has been bad up until Sea of Thieves (which started out bad and progressed into being ok). I am very hopefully for Everwild, but until that comes out there is no question they are currently a "bad developer."
Sonic team making Sonic Adventures 2 the gem that it was still shocks me considering I have tried and failed to appreciate basically every other Sonic game made.
IMO People are way too harsh on MS Rare, especially recently played Rare Replay, Old Rare had their fair share of misses. Yeah they haven't have a critically acclaimed game under MS but Viva Pinata (1+2), Banjo Nuts and bolts, Kameo, and somehow even Perfect Dark Zero, all received pretty good reviews, and while not my favorite from them, far from bad games. Sea of Thieves wasn't ever bad, it was just lacking content but the core experience is amazing and one of a kind. The Music is top notch (seriously check out the OST) and the art style is beautiful, and it's what gives me hope for Everwild because I think Rare is in their best headspace since the Rareware days.
Rumor has it that Phil had to chose between Rare and Lionhead to close, and I'm so glad he saved Rare.
But anyways, just wanted to speak my two cents as I see this quite often. Btw I largely agree on Sonic Team lol