So was Nier Automata the only financially successful game from Platinum Games?

So was Nier Automata the only financially successful game from Platinum Games?

I'm kind of bummed that FromSoft and Miyazaki get so much critical and commercial success for rewarding skillful play , but PlatinumGames never seem to catch a break.
Americans aren't into Kaiju/Sentai/Mecha weirdness (as the Monster verse and Pacific Rim and Titanfall flopping show) so Kamiya's next game will probably flop too tbh.

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    blocked

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nier Automata was the worst thing to ever happen to Platinumgames.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Are you sure it isn't MGR?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, because MGR was the second worst thing to happen to them.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        MGR and Bayonetta were the only good games they made, everything else is bargain bin trash

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This, if they didn't make NieR then they would have gone bankrupt and not blighted the world with garbage like Bayo 3

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yep. Their games all became homogenized after that.
      In a perfect world The Wonderful 101 would have been a hit.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >capeshit but made by le crazy twitterjap
        nah, have a nice day

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >3 combos the game
        Amazing how cuhrraazy fans forgets to mention you can't do anything similar to DMC or Bayonetta in that game when it comes to combo potential. Best you can do is juggle them but even that's not necessary, best you can do is combo an attack into another but weapon changing is like ass, even with analog controls. No idea why people like it so much.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Weapon change is not harder than a fighting game input

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Don't you mean Babylon's Fall. That game that no one played and is now offline after less than a year?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        There has to be a story behind that games development. It was made from reused assets from FF14 and had mobile game tier graphics. I wonder if it was a cheap F2P/mobile game that got retooled for some reason

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Babylon's Fall
        This will never not be funny

        I was a PG fan but then after the PS360 gen they suddenly only made games for the chud systems, so they can go bankrupt for all care

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bayonetta is the worst thing to happen to the studio

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kamiya*

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      true
      they should've died instead of shambling off of its success

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        At least if they died prior to 2019, they'd be remembered as the Westwood Studios of Japan.
        Now they're just gonna be the Bioware of Japan instead.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It was the only game that made them money.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      fag take, platinum were always hit and miss
      Without a good artistic mind to back them up they shit out souless action crap
      thank fuck those days are over

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's because those games suck and are gay. Dark Souls and Elden Ring are white men's games.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Didn't all the Bayonetta games turn a profit?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The first one flopped so hard, Sega declined a sequel and Nintendo was the only company desperate enough for exclusive games to fund the sequel.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        First game didn't per say flop. It just wasn't big enough for Sega to support.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >The first one flopped so hard
        But it sold like a million units on the PS3/360 alone?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Because SEGA overshipped it and retailers threw it in the discount bin.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No, Sega couldn’t fund a Bayonetta 2 because Randy Pissford was siphoning all their money into Maymaylands 2 around that time, instead of the Alien game he promised them.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >FromSoft and Miyazaki get so much critical and commercial success for rewarding skillful play
    LOL

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    MGR did well too. The first Bayonetta turned out a decent profit just enough for the financially struggling Sega to support it. I have no idea if Bayonetta 3 was a financial success but it should be higher than 2 at least

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    PG went into live service and ruined themselves. All they had to do is take the big leap and make an open world game with DMC combat

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They were trying to make Bayonetta 3 open world, but the Switch hardware was struggling , which is why it was delayed and retooled late in development

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Good.
        Getting real tired of these open world games.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's disappointing, but that's to be expected since the switch is weak

        >open world game with DMC combat
        Anon...

        This could've been PG's Elden Ring...

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >PG's Elden Ring
          It was way too ambitious. The xbone at the time couldn't even run it at a stable framerate AT THE PREMIERE. If it was released it would've been a buggy mess but if it worked, PG would've eclipsed every other dev.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's disappointing, but that's to be expected since the switch is weak
        [...]
        This could've been PG's Elden Ring...

        >Bayonetta 1 was developed for the PS3/360
        >Bayonetta 2 was developed for the Wii U
        >Bayonetta 3 was developed for the Switch
        It's crazy that the entire trilogy developed for consoles on the same hardware level over the span of 12 years

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >retards believing this without a single source
        fags.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >open world game with DMC combat
      Anon...

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I was gonna say I thought they were only contracted to do that shite game for squeenix but they opened a whole new studio to do live service games, lol

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Babylon's Fall could've been successful had they kept the 2019 version.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I hope they make a Genshin clone that makes endless money on the Asian market so they can find more action games tbh.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Live service was forced on them by the publisher - Square Enix.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sup Krillin. Still spazzing out like a teenage girl on twitter? lmao

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    MGR and Vanquish are the only good platinum games

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This.
      And Bayonetta, Wonderful 101 and Astral Chain.
      But ONLY those.
      And Transformers Devastation.
      And maybe others, haven't played Mad World, Korra, Sol Cresta or NieR Automata.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        why did you include a bunch of mediocre/shitty games to my list of good games

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Anarchy Reigns.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          the only neat thing about anarchy reigns was seeing the mad world characters in color.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
        A fantastic example and really managed to bring the excellent PT combat into the Metal Gear setting mixed with Kojima weirdness and over the top action. Native on PC, a worthy addition to the MG saga with aa totally different take.
        >Vanquish
        Perhaps one of the more "western" focused in that its basically a Spess Mahrine shootan gaem, but its a good one and you gliding around shooting, dodging and the like is a nice variation on PT's normally melee focused titles.
        >Bayonetta 1, 2, 3
        Excellent, pure character action. If you like the genre, you're going to have fun with this here and most seem to like the setting and characters. Kinda curious if PT is involved in that new Bayo-as-a-kid prequel thing which looks completely different
        >Wonderful 101
        Massively underrated, sleeper hit that originally came out on WiiU and has unique mechanics because of that. Remastered version on modern consoles and especially PC is definitely worth it - its a pity it didn't get more publicity and show up on sales frequently on Steam. If you like super sentai/tokusatsu this is your game, its a loveletter to everything in that trope. However the mechanics can be a little daunting because of the need to "draw" (with the control stick,) certain forms but they're simple enough like circles, lines, L shape etc. Overall very enjoyable but didn't get as much praise as it should have - they're actually still making new expansion/DLC for it!
        >Astral Chain
        Pity its Switch only, but thankfully can be emulated well on PC! Very Japanese, future-police-with-cyberpunk-monster-on-leash, adds new dynamics to the combat. Definitely worth playing
        >Nier Automata
        Brings PT style combat to the SquareEnix "Drakengard" setting with its own wackiness. Plus robot tits and ass, impactful storyline along with PT character action
        >Sol Cresta
        Under the radar, this shmup is sequel to ancient JP arcade title. Out of room, but well made

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I puked a little in my mouth

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Bayonetta 1, 2, 3
          >pure character action
          this is why you don't take platinum nuthuggers seriously
          Tell me which part of "character action" involves rail shooting segments and calling in summons?
          pure lmao

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Tell me which one involves first person underwater sections

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            NTA but you can pull some interesting stuff if you use the summons right

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >summons are... le bad!!!
            looks like a typical example of skill issue to me

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe if you're a retarded casual. Vanquish is less offensive but the design is still all over the place.
      Bayonetta 1 and The Wonderful 101 are the only standout games Platinum has made. No one gets it like Kamiya.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Bayonetta 1 and The Wonderful 101 are the only standout games Platinum has made
        You can stop shilling your shitty minigame collection, it has already flopped twice

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          filtered

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            filtered all the way down to the landfill

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >but PlatinumGames never seem to catch a break.
    maybe they should avoid shoehorning awful minigames and focus on core gameplay instead

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    FromSoft get commercial success for rewarding unskillful play.

    Their main mechanic is literally about recovering from dying.

    You're deluded if you think people (or even you) want to become skillful.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Skillfull and challenging play is fine as long as losing isn't as soul crushing.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Their main mechanic is literally about recovering from dying
      What is this retarded cope?

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When I got into character action games a couple years ago the space harrier section in DMC1 almost made me drop that game. I found that Bayonetta is nothing but sections like that so rather than give myself an aneurysm I choose to just ignore that game.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >So was Nier Automata the only financially successful game from Platinum Games?
    The fuck are you on?
    Astral Chain was a massive success ann.
    It broke well over a millin and Nintendo took the full rights for it due to that.
    Pretty sure Bayo3 made good money back too.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They really need their own IP. Every successful game they've made was someone else's so they can never milk it and turn it into a franchise, that's what separates them and From. When From hit it big with Dark Souls, they made 2 sequels and a spin-off with the exact same formula before ever doing anything different.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >comparing PG to FromSoft
      lmao

      From knows game design. They know art design. They know atmosphere. They know lore. They waifus.

      Everything PG knows is a battle design. That's it. Everything else is absolute trash. That's why Nier Automata works. That's why MGR works. They can't make a good game if their lives depend on it. But they can take a nearly finished game and insert their battle design

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No they don't. Demon souls and dark souls are shovel ware tier games, as was their whole catalogue. I'm a big From fan before soulshit, and part of the appeal was they did different shit while feeling slightly budget. AC series is a big on, never up to par on any console in terms of graphics or game design. But because they did everything different, their games felt fresh and fun
        This is why the soulshit took off, it filled a gap that the rapid assassins creeding of the industry had left.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I agree with the overall point but don't know if Dark Souls is the best example, because it is just NotDemon Souls, the Sony IP. And before that they used to be the Armored Core guys, maybe is not as big, but they milked that one way before dark souls was even a thing

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >iron giant figurine
    Kamiya is so fucking based.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Platinum is just gonna become a Nintendo slave studio like the people who make the mario sports games. Nintendo doesn't care that their games sell like shit because the purpose of Platinum games on switch is purely so they can advertise it as having "mature" games.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Astral chains sold pretty good

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What's stopping them and Yoko Taro from making another Automata? Or was that game's "success" just a meme?

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I'm kind of bummed that FromSoft and Miyazaki get so much critical and commercial success for rewarding skillful play , but PlatinumGames never seem to catch a break.
    fromsoft actually makes good games, while platinum... doesnt
    they have some potential, but it is never realized

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Platinum just can't make coherent action game.
    Despite the popularity boost Metal Gear Rising got 8-9 years after release, DmC was legitimately better game on the gameplay side.

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