I wanted to keep it open to both developers, publishers and other type of company in the business.
- Platinum Games - developers of Bayonetta series, Vanquish, Nier Automata, Astral Chain. I love the stylish action of their games. I also like the way their games control, although Nier was kinda floaty (I still enjoyed it). To me, these guys are up there with Capcom as top action developers, but I think P+ is better.
- Atlus/Sega - so many great franchises with these two. Love Persona series especially Persona 4 Golden. Yakuza is a series that I only recently got into, but I knew after playing Yakuza 0 that I would be a fan. I'm also a fan of the Valkyria Chronicles series although I've only played the first one lol.
- Nintendo - I was a passive Nintendo fan growing up. I would say my favorite system was the N64 followed by GameCube. Then they lost me with the Wii (although it was fun playing Wii Bowling in college). Then the Wii U came out, and it wasn't that bad. Had a few gems there. But the Switch is by far my favorite console of theirs. If only the next can handle third party games better. Give us the Pro, Nintendo!
- Sony - I was a pretty staunch defender of the PS3 back in the day. SW really hated me back then lol. But the PS4 is definitely a better console. I think its on the way to being the best Sony system. Great first party support, third party support, and Japanese games! They also saved us from the terrible all digital future.
- Capcom & Square Enix (tie) - I think they're finally listening to their fans and investing in the franchises we've all come to love. Resident Evil is back, and hopefully Final Fantasy too. I give Square credit for teaming up with P+ on Nier Automata, and now Babylon's fall.
And there it is, SW. My top 5 gaming companies from the last decade. And yours?