- Dec 9, 2020
Insomniac easily. Quality gameplay with AAA budget.
Voted Insomniac obviously.
After disappointing me with TLOUP2 and to a lesser extent, Uncharted 4, Naughty Dog has definitely fallen down my personal list of studios within Sony. Only Lost Legacy was excellent which coincidentally wasn't connected to Druckmann which explains a lot.
Back to Naughty Dog, I don't give two shits about yet another Uncharted game and hope it has nothing to do with Drake, his daughter and company. Shit needs to die.
They're equal depending on how you look at them.Insomniac Games have done a lot for Sony and the PS5 launch with Miles Morales and soon Ratchet & Clank, so I looked up their library and was surprised at how busy they have been the last 20 or so years. While they lack the huge hits of Naughty Dog, they have continuously produced quality content for Sony.
Notable Playstation games from both studios:
1996 - Crash Bandicoot
1997 - Crash Bandicoot 2
1998 - Crash Bandicoot: Warped
1999 - Crash Team Racing
2001 - Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
2003 - Jak II
2004 - Jak 3
2005 - Jak X: Combat Racing
2007 - Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
2009 - Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
2011 - Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
2013 - The Last of Us
2016 - Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
2020 - The Last of Us: Part II
1996 - Disruptor
1998 - Spyro the Dragon
1999 - Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!
2000 - Spyro: Year of the Dragon
2002 - Ratchet & Clank
2003 - Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
2004 - Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
2005 - Ratchet: Deadlocked
2006 - Resistance: Fall of Man
2007 - Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
2008 - Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty
2008 - Resistance 2
2009 - Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
2011 - Resistance 3
2013 - Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus
2016 - Ratchet & Clank (ps4 remake)
2018 - Marvel's Spider-Man
2020 - Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
2021 - Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Santa Monica is probably the second most talented... But their output and variety is shit.SSM > Insomniac > ND > Guerilla > SP as the top 5
Santa Monica is probably the second most talented... But their output and variety is shit.
hey lets do another GOW
They are personally my second studio below ND, but they need to have both a New IP And God of War this gen to be in this conversation
I think this sums it up perfectly.Insomniac certainly has way more versatility to what they craft. One look at their full library including games outside of PlayStation and its hard to argue against them. However, ND has really nailed in that cinematic story telling game at a level that even Insomniac cant quite achieve consistently . I lean ND but frankly they are both really close imo.
Without a doubt, Naughty Dog is Sony's premier developer.
Naughty Dog is home to the ICE Team. A technology group whose work are used by the Playstation Studios, including Insomniac.
It helps them kick start game development easier and faster and using advanced (graphics) techniques developed by this group.
Currently, Insomniac is among our favorites as they have recently released a remastered Spiderman, Miles Morales, patched up Ratchet and Clank to 60fps and about to release their next game. An amazing developer with great work ethics and efficiency but not in the same league as Naughty Dog. We all want Naughty Dog to leave their comfort zone and develop something completely new. They are a exceptionally talented developer though.
Yes, Spider Man and Sunset Overdrive.Has Insomniac ever made a game better than Last of Us 1?
Opinions are opinions. I struggled through about 3 hours in to TLOU and couldn't put it down fast enough. Just a terrible "game" to me. Sunset however I thought was amazing. Spider Man, from what little I've played, is basically just Spider Man 2 / Amazing Spider Man but better, and I loved those games.Haven't played Spider-Man, but I find that hard to believe.
No to Sunset Overdrive, and I love that game. Underrated gem.
Insomniac delivered one of the PS5's launch showcase titles - the original being one of the best PS4 titles and probably the best superhero game of all time - and then followed it up with the PS5's graphical showcase, and are now set to deliver a next-gen sequel and a brand new game... and Naughty Dog are delivering unnecessary "remasters", a deeply unnecessary remake, and multiplayer title whose viability as a standalone game is yet to be seen? TLOUIII hasn't been confirmed, and judging from the reception to TLOUII, they'll have an uphill battle getting half their fans back on board. From my perspective, Insomniac are in their prime, and Naughty Dog are stuck in "TLOU land" on projects few people are pining for.Naughty Dog is making:
Uncharted 4/Lost Legeacy Remastered
A standalone MP game
A New IP
The Last of Us Part III to end the gen
Their Game director/ Vice preident is also writing a huge HBO show simultaneously.
No one is fucking with their quality to quantity output this gen, Insomniac is firmly in second.