Naught Dog - Jak
Sucker Punch - inFamous
Insomniac - R&C
For Naughty Dog I've only played the Crash and Jak games. I'll probably play the Uncharted games once they sell a trilogy on the cheap or something, but the idea of playing a tightly scripted third person shooter/adventure game doesn't seem super interesting to me right now. I really admire what they did with the Jak games though, 2 and 3 were super ambitious and fun even if the execution was clumsy at times.
I'm probably least familiar with Sucker Punch's games, but I adored inFamous. Probably my favourite new series of this gen.
As for Insomniac, I could play R&C games until I'm old and grey honestly. The original Spyro games were great, but I don't really need to play another one of those again and the Resistance games always struck me as kind of mediocre.
Crash is not a Sony property... but I picked it anyway because the first three Crash games are really, really good games. Well, two and three are. One is all right.
I also really liked Spyro, Ratchet, Jak and Daxter, and the third Resistance game so I picked those. The third Resistance game is especially one that I feel was way better than people gave it credit for. You mean we have a shooter that lets you hold all the guns, doesn't have regenerating health, and characters that are more than just cardboard cutouts? I didn't like the first two games that much but I really enjoyed the third one.
PS1-Era: Spyro > Crash
PS2-Era: Jak > Ratchet > Sly
That said, I loved all of those series in their prime. and Sly 4 is real good you guys!
Jak 2 > Ratchet & Clank 3 > Jak & Daxter > Sly 3 > Jak 3 > Ratchet & Clank 2 > Sly 2 > Sly Raccoon > Ratchet & Clank
Uncharted, inFamous and Resistance. All three developers have gotten progressively better each generation.
Resistance is really underrated, that third game was like the Evil Dead 2 of video games the way it included up so many different genres.
Well that was a super confusing poll, but assuming I did what you wanted I chose Uncharted for Naughty Dog, Sly for Sucker Punch, and Resistance for Insomniac. I would have chosen Ratchet and Clank but I felt like I enjoyed the Future trilogy on PS3 more than the PS2 games so I felt that wasn't really in the spirit of the question.
As for each generation, I would choose Crash over Spyro (Never played Rocket), Sly over Jak or Ratchet, and Uncharted over Infamous or Resistance.
This poll just makes me depressed for Insomniac. The response to Resistance was never what it needed to be, and their first multiplatform effort already seems doomed to failure. This generation was not as good to them as previous ones. Hopefully things will turn around for the next one.
@hunter5024: absolutely I think looking at the three developers over the three franchises Insomniac would be my go to one as far as favourite series overall. However yes like you I am so afraid of fuse and its seemingly inherent mediocrity that I'm just looking for their next project because they are super talented.
As a side note I was not expecting so much adoration for infamous always thought it was sort of overlooked in the larger scheme of things...apparently not.