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#1 Posted by Xtrememuffinman (958 posts) -

So yeah, there are always certain developers everyone loves( Blizzard), or there's the one that's kinda niche but has a rabid fanbase ( Atlus), but you can't seem to get it. You can't get into their games, even if you've tried a whole bunch of different ones. So post yours.
 
Mine have to be Rockstar and Valve. Again, I'll get plenty of hate for the hate, but I just don't like them. Again, I'm not insulting their impact on the industry, just stating I don't like them.
 
Rockstar pretty much made the sandbox game, and for that, I'm grateful. But just going in the flat worlds Rockstar makes makes me want to go play something with a hook, like Assassin's Creed with the parkour or InFamous with the world circling around your powers. To be honest, the only game I've ever completed was Vice City, but I hated it. Super janky, to the point where my file corrupted. The story was boring and predictable, mad overrated. I really want to go buy GTAIV, because apparently the story is amazing, and it's $20 new now. But I was burned before, and when I played it at a friend's, I just couldn't get used to the god-awful controls. Why do I have to mash X to run? Why'd they make cars such a pain in the ass to drive? Why does Niko turn so awkwardly? Same thing for Red Dead, though i have no interest in the wild west. But I played it, and I hated it. I couldn't ever enjoy myself with the clunky controls, and I feel as though I'm going to struggle when I finally get GTAIV.
 
Valve...I hate what Valve did to the industry. I hate that people start talking to me in game while there's other stuff going on, and they can easily get interupted. I hate the overly senstive physics they've come to introduce (real life doesn't work that way!). I hate that Gabe Newell's a dick. I liked Portal, but the whole grabbing stuff really pissed me off. I hated Half Life 1, and I'm hating Half Life 2 right now ( I bought the Orange Box, and I figure I should finish them as they're important games with *supposedly* good stories). I hate that I realize I'm controlling a floating camera. I hate games that make you abuse quicksaves (not sure if Valve started it, but it was in Half Life). I hate Valve and how they've influenced the industry.

#2 Posted by Linkin10362 (591 posts) -

I wouldn't say I hate them, but I don't really like Blizzard. They just don't make any games that click to me.
 
I used to hate Bethesda before Fallout 3 though if they are beloved.

#3 Posted by ZanzibarBreeze (3098 posts) -

I don't hate Kojima Productions, but I think that studio is astonishingly overrated.

#4 Edited by Lawrens (688 posts) -

Kind of weird how you manage to play almost every games from developers you hate.

Edit: As for the question, maybe ubisoft montreal, but I've only played 1 game and it managed to leave a bad taste in my mouth, but I'm probably not buying another game from them, don't like their direction with games and it seems like they never changed from the past few games from what I can tell (they manage to add more stuff, but what I did not like was the core gameplay design, adding layers of distractions isn't really going to change that much).

Guerilla is another dev that I probably won't support in the future after killzone 2.

#5 Edited by natetodamax (19229 posts) -

Infinity Ward. Marijuana references all over MW2, fag jokes..... it's like a 13 year old runs the place. 
 
But CoD4 is the shit.

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#6 Posted by mazik765 (2316 posts) -

I would agree with you on Rockstar. I have never been able to get into a GTA game. 
 
Also Ubisoft. I used to work in the electronics department in a large store and for every Assassins Creed quality game they have, there are 5 shitty DS/Wii games that are just trying to charge casual gamers full price for nothing more than an XBLA game.

#7 Posted by Linkin10362 (591 posts) -
@natetodamax: Woops, completely forgot about Infinity Ward. I change my answer to them.
I was always a Treyarch guy myself, I REALLY liked WaW.
#8 Posted by zityz (2360 posts) -

Not a fan of Blizzard anymore. Last game I enjoyed was Warcraft 3. Do they produce high quality stuff? Sure. Are they also that guy who's shaking you upside down for your change and wallet to drop? Also a yes.
#9 Posted by Xtrememuffinman (958 posts) -
@Lawrens said:
" Kind of weird how you manage to play almost every games from developers you hate. "
I played through one Rockstar game. I played snippets of two others. 
I played through two Valve games. I'm trying a third; don't know if I'll make it through.
 
And I forgot to to say I played a level in Left4Dead...don't get the hype. It just seems like a bad co-op shooter to me.
#10 Posted by kishan6 (1914 posts) -

well valve gives me free stuff and supports pc gamers 
and u can turn off the in game steam thing if u want 
i try not to hate any developers 
i hate call of duty 
think infinity ward is ok 
treyarch deserves more respect honestly but now im just rambling about nothing 
good day

#11 Posted by Tactical_Kill (1696 posts) -

Don't think I really hate any developer.

#12 Posted by LiquidPrince (16237 posts) -

I don't particularly like Rockstar, Valve, or Blizzard either. They have a couple of good things each, but overall, they aren't big with me.

#13 Posted by Linkin10362 (591 posts) -
@kishan6 said:
" well valve gives me free stuff and supports pc gamers and u can turn off the in game steam thing if u want i try not to hate any developers i hate call of duty think infinity ward is ok treyarch deserves more respect honestly but now im just rambling about nothing good day "
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#14 Posted by Icemael (6367 posts) -

I don't hate any developers, but some popular ones whose games I don't enjoy are Blizzard, Kojima Productions and Rockstar.

#15 Posted by RecSpec (4044 posts) -

I hate Kojima Productions for their laughable online system in games.

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#16 Posted by obcdexter (666 posts) -

You hate too much stuff.

#17 Posted by Xtrememuffinman (958 posts) -

Maybe hate is a strong word...
Firmly dislike?
 
 
 
 ...You get the point of the topic/post

#18 Posted by blazerx9x (648 posts) -

insomniac games, they gave up on one of my favorite game franchises

#19 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6319 posts) -

I hate Capcom in a passive aggressive manner in which they continual disappoint me while I continue to buy their products.

#20 Posted by chstupid (806 posts) -

I don't like Epic games. All the characters are boring or annoying.
#21 Posted by Driadon (3045 posts) -

I dislike what Neversoft became: Activision's bitch. "YES SIR WE'LL MAKE SURE TO KEEP THE SWEATSHOP IN FULL SWING!" 
Though I tend to dislike publishers more due to the cut-throat ways that is becoming more and more apparent.

#22 Posted by Quacktastic (1066 posts) -
@RecSpec: I'd blame Konami for that.
 
@Xtrememuffinman:
Yeah, not hate but -- I dislike Ubisoft Montreal stuff.  People usually get kind of hyped with UbiMontreal games (Assassin's Creed, FarCry2, PoP, Splinter Cell) but I think the games all feel soulless and are just strong-armed to completion.  I feel like they only aspire to be 'good enough.'   I liked, I think, one game from them last gen and zero this time around.
 
And I like Rockstar sandboxes, but I don't like when they try to do anything online.  I wish they would just stick to focusing on the SP game (GTA4, LaTD, BoGT, RDR).
#23 Posted by Brendan (8266 posts) -

I don't hate any developers because that's a bit of an immature way of looking at it, but I've never been into the genres that Blizzard champions.  I can't get into the RTS or the MMO or the dungeon crawler.  I enjoy an up close and personal style to the games I play. 
#24 Posted by Animasta (14744 posts) -

Blizzard for sure, they're vastly overrated.

#25 Posted by canucks23 (1087 posts) -

I'd have to say Turn 10. Their games are well recieved, as they should be. But they're completely childish when it comes to talking about the competition and other games. It seems like every month i'll see a new report on something completely unprofessional a turn 10 employee has said. They have no class at all.

#26 Posted by InTheEnd (268 posts) -

I hate Bungie, Blizzard, Nintendo, and Square Enix. 

#27 Posted by kermoosh (911 posts) -

valve, i love their games and them but boy are they lazy bastards where every game they make is a half life mod and gordon freeman is a mute, still amazing games though

#28 Posted by s7evn (1072 posts) -

I'll throw some dislike at epic, mostly for making the most bro games/characters of the past decade.

#29 Posted by neozeke (378 posts) -

I'm not a huge fan of most major game studios. I'm not really a valve guy, they churn out great stuff, but it's pretty meh to me. Blizzard has some fun stuff, but again most of the new stuff isn't my cup of tea. I used to love capcom, until they destroyed clover studios, which was entirely a dick move. And Konami can go eat a hot bowl of dicks for the raping of the silent hill franchise.  
 
For the most part, the only developers I really care for are Grasshopper, Platinum, Atlus, Team Silent (They're done though) and Bioware (They're kinda going down a slippery slope though, not a fan of the Mass Effect games, but DA:O was fantastic) and even then most of those are smaller studios. 

#30 Posted by Synthballs (2193 posts) -

Square Enix. 
Kojima. 
 
Valve isn't bad but isn't too good either.

#31 Posted by empfeix (774 posts) -

Gabe is the one that green lights more free content for us then any other devolper and yet he is a dick?  Who the fuck cares how he disses the PS3 before or acts all high and mighty, all you sure care about is how he treats his customers.  Please enlighten me on a game company head who does this better than him.

#32 Posted by Egg0 (168 posts) -

Square Enix.  
 
As long as they don't mess with Hitman, they're okay with me as a publisher.
#33 Posted by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -

Isominac, why? because they can't make a game that's over 90% on gamerankings this gen no matter how hard they try. To me that's wasted potential because I for example really enjoyed the first resistance, yet didn't enjoy any of their other games this gen expecially resistance 2. Now the company is going multiplatform, yet I don't like the company at all. I feel the same way about treyarch.

#34 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2326 posts) -

Capcom is getting on my nerves ever since I payed full price for Bionic Commando on the 360 and also introducing an A.I. controlled partner in Resident Evil 5 which I really could have done without. I didn't like Dead Rising and how many times can the Resident Evil series be remade for different platforms? I didn't mind Lost Planet: Extreme Conditions which is a shame it's sequel didn't  pick up the story where it was left off. Apart from Resident Evil 1 on the Game Cube and Resident Evil 4 on the PS2 the only game I really enjoyed that Capcom made was funnily enough Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages for the GBC.

#35 Posted by Spoonman671 (4826 posts) -

I don't hate the company, but I hate people who drool over everything that comes out of certain developers.  Currently, it's the Rockstar love.

#36 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2914 posts) -
@Xtrememuffinman:  I'm with you on Rockstar, they have a tendancy to build an awesome world I want to explore and put it in a game with terrible gameplay mechanics I can't stand. Couldn't disagree with you more on Valve though, they're responsible for the most of the best FPS experiences I've ever had, and Steam is pretty much the only thing keeping PC gaming going at this point.
#37 Posted by FesteringNeon (2168 posts) -

Whoever directed the Saints Row series.  
Complete Garbage.
#38 Posted by Turambar (6920 posts) -

Is it their games that I firmly dislike however, or is it the developer?  For example, I have a great deal of respect for Bungie, but Halo, like any other FPS, is a complete and utter snooze fest for me. 

#39 Posted by apoptosis61 (568 posts) -

RARE 
 
they used to be great but now they are just a pile of shit

#40 Posted by Jazz (2328 posts) -

Hate is a bit strong, but i could do without; 
 
Epic 
Bethesda 
R* 
  
Then again...
Visceral 
Visceral 
Visceral 
hate really doesn't convey my depth of loathing for the people who made Dead Space (apart from the UI guys) and Dante's Inferno.

#41 Posted by Sil3n7 (1206 posts) -
@ZanzibarBreeze said:
" I don't hate Kojima Productions, but I think that studio is astonishingly overrated. "
You are astonishingly  wrong.
#42 Posted by Sil3n7 (1206 posts) -
@InTheEnd said:
" I hate Bungie, Blizzard, Nintendo, and Square Enix.  "
...wait so um why do you like to play games again?
#43 Posted by apoptosis61 (568 posts) -
@Sil3n7 said:
" @ZanzibarBreeze said:
" I don't hate Kojima Productions, but I think that studio is astonishingly overrated. "
You are astonishingly  wrong. "
nah i agree with zanzibar, hideo productions are great but kinda overrated
#44 Posted by bananablade (34 posts) -

Volition, the developers of red faction and saints row. they prob arent BELOVED but whatever. i still hate em.  
 
i applied to be a game tester for them when i was taking a year off from college cuz it obviously seemed like an awesome job. testing games while working in a nice studio with arcade game consoles, a shelf of action figures/video game memorabilia, nice leather chairs, and a laid back work environment. they rejected me and i ended up fucking working for a sandwich delivery shop delivering to them pretty much once or twice a week for a whole year. noteworthy was the contrast between how happy their employees looked whenever i would walk into their office and how miserable i felt wearing my retarded uniform working a job i hated so much

#45 Posted by ZanzibarBreeze (3098 posts) -
@bananablade: So you hate them because they didn't hire you? By the end of your life you're going to end up hating a lot of companies then (assuming you apply for many jobs) because there are many, many, many people who apply for the same position. And, I'm not sure if you've played any of Volition Inc.'s games, but they tend to be a whole lot better than what else is available on the market.
 
@Sil3n7 said:
" @ZanzibarBreeze said:
" I don't hate Kojima Productions, but I think that studio is astonishingly overrated. "
You are astonishingly  wrong. "

Just out of interest, how would you argue that they aren't overrated?
#46 Posted by BeachThunder (12568 posts) -

I don't think I hate any developer (or firmly dislike). I either like a developer or are more or less indifferent. I'm really more about (dis)liking particular games than the developers themselves anyway.
 
But if I were going to say something, maybe 5th Cell.

#47 Posted by elitebear (71 posts) -
@ZanzibarBreeze: no i dont actually hate them. 
#48 Posted by zityz (2360 posts) -

Some of you guys have some wierd hate. It's either you hate what people love or you have some fucked taste in games. 
 
Just saying.

#49 Posted by Asurastrike (2177 posts) -

I hate V@ZanzibarBreeze said:

" @bananablade: So you hate them because they didn't hire you? By the end of your life you're going to end up hating a lot of companies then (assuming you apply for many jobs) because there are many, many, many people who apply for the same position. And, I'm not sure if you've played any of Volition Inc.'s games, but they tend to be a whole lot better than what else is available on the market.
 
@Sil3n7 said:
" @ZanzibarBreeze said:
" I don't hate Kojima Productions, but I think that studio is astonishingly overrated. "
You are astonishingly  wrong. "
Just out of interest, how would you argue that they aren't overrated? "
I hate Volition for not making Freespace 3.
#50 Posted by doejonathan (170 posts) -

thatgamecompany, there, I said it. Although it's not so much the company, as I think their games are excellent, but it's both Chen and Santiago I'm starting to dislike. Every time I read an interview or hear a quote from one of them, it negatively affects their games. There aren't a lot of developers out there that can actually downgrade their own product after I already bought it like these two.  
 
And Epic's Bleszinski is the game industry's Michael Bay, although I understand the existence and even need for both of them.