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  • phillip-hughes - January 9, 2013 4:29 a.m.

    You did an amazing job with this article. It was very well put together, and it definitely shows that you did your homework. Platinum Games is such an underrated developer. It makes me sad to see a developer with such originality, constantly pushing the envelope to create something new and different.But then to see the game sales do poorly, I don't know what it is about their games that people can't grip on to. They may not have the deepest and engrossing stories, but their gameplay is top notch. It makes me sick to see a game like COD sell more in their first day than a Platinums game sells altogether. Platinum Games actually puts their heart and soul into their games, trying to innovate while other companies play it safe time after time and do the same thing. I will have 100x more respect for a developer that does, and says what they want over a developer that sells 1 million copies in the first day. That doesn't showcase who made the better game, It unfortunately shows that gamers don't think for themselves and are just brainwashed into high budget advertising and what everyone else is playing. Platinum puts their heart out there and I hope they keep pushing and one day be on the top of every other developer because that's what they deserve.
  • Pruman - January 7, 2013 11:56 a.m.

    I own all of these guys' games except for God Hand, and I'm looking forward to Revengeance. No other compay packs such an insane amount of fun per minute into each game as Platinum. Also, Vanquish is quite possibly the greatest game of this generation.
  • BladedFalcon - January 12, 2013 1:40 p.m.

    Same here, though I am actually currently playing God hand. It's pretty much what you'd expect from a platinum game. Silly, nonsensical story, weird characters, but deep, complex and very damn challenging combat. The game hasn't aged too well graphics-wise, but it still pretty enjoyable, the way the dodging and the came works takes a bit getting used to, but while it might seem a big problem at first feels natural later on.
  • jackthemenace - January 7, 2013 9:22 a.m.

    So far, I've yet to see a single person on this site who hasn't loved Platinum. I absolutely love Platinum's stuff, but I always forget how far back it goes, beyond even Clover studios, and I realise how much I actually do love them. If it hadn't been for Devil May Cry, I probably wouldn't be anywhere near as much into gaming as I am now. Well, I might, but it'd be the boring side of gaming that exists solely for CoD clones and Football games. Platinum being given Metal Gear Rising is probably the single greatest piece of news I've ever heard, and Bayonetta 2 being Wii U exclusive is, without a doubt, the single worst.
  • Silverstone - January 5, 2013 12:43 p.m.

    This article was a nice read because I was very afraid when I heard about the transfer of Revengeance from Kojima to Platinum Games. Now, seeing where they're coming from I have a little less trepidation regarding Revengeance.
  • deafwing - January 5, 2013 10:03 a.m.

    this was a great summary of where these guys came from - nicely done - though I wished you wrote more details on events that led up from Team Little Devils to Platinum
  • Apastron - January 4, 2013 2:39 p.m.

    Love Platinum, although I wrote them a lengthy email explaining why I wouldn't be purchasing Anarchy Reigns. A beat 'em up that you can't play two player offline is ridiculous.
  • 7-D - January 4, 2013 3:29 p.m.

    I know what you mean. I don't think Anarchy Reigns is for me either, but it looks interesting and I kind of love that they made it. I love how they always dare to try something new and creative; you have a third person action game, an online multi-player fighting game and a super-hero RTS type game all coming out in soon(ish). Not many with that kind of diverse output.
  • Fuzunga - January 4, 2013 1:13 p.m.

    Platinum sure is busy these days.
  • 7-D - January 4, 2013 1:12 a.m.

    Top respect to Platinum. Just started re-playing Vanquish again last night.. it's like butter, absolutely sublime mechanics. It's often sadly condemned by those who've never played it and misunderstood by those never played it properly. When you kill the first form of that first boss and all those thousands of missiles start shooting out everywhere your eyes can't help but pop out of your head, it's bonkers.
  • shawksta - January 3, 2013 7:22 p.m.

    Platinum IS awesome.Hope the best of the future for them, and the Wonderful 101 and Bayonettta's sequel can do them justice.
  • Darkhawk - January 3, 2013 7:02 p.m.

    Grasshopper Manufacture. Kojima Productions. Platinum. Probably the three strongest names in gaming right now. Between them, they've produced Metal Gears and Zones of Enders, Okami/Bayonetta/Viewtiful Joe threepeat, and No More Killers: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse. If anyone is looking for the definition of "video game auteurs", it's these guys.
  • mayday991 - January 3, 2013 5:03 p.m.

    Very good article. Platinum is one of my favorite developers. Though this article is doomed to not be popular(like Platinum) for most of the people on this site do not play video games.
  • BladedFalcon - January 3, 2013 4:21 p.m.

    Hell yeah Platinum! As far as a single developing team goes, they are most definitely my favorite. DMC, Okami, and VJ are all excellent games that stick out among the best of last generation's already busy game catalog. And to this day, i firmly consider Vanquish to be the pinnacle of the third person shooter, and the standard of what other games should strive for. And, of course, Revengeance is easily my most anticipated title for next year. And AM a little annoyed that the next two platinum games are heading for the Wii U, which I have no interest in ever getting. But nevertheless, I hope success for them wherever they go, and that they never let up developing awesome games for as long as they stand! (And hopefully... they will return to develop games to consoles I actually own/want to own... eh heh heh..)

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