As awesome as Shigeru Miyamoto?

#1 Posted by Kowalski (262 posts) -

Look at the franchises this dude has created. Miyamoto is pretty uncontested on his throne, but Kamiya-San might be the "hardcore" videogame producer version of Miyamoto. I really hope he delivers in Bayonetta!!

#2 Posted by Rikitatsu (9 posts) -

MORE awesome than Shigeru Miyamoto... Kamiya Has a PERFECT Record, while Shigeru has some missteps.

And IMO Kamiya made more enjoyable titles than Miyamoto :)

#3 Posted by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -

I'd say he's up there.

#4 Posted by ParisRobot (29 posts) -
Rikitatsu said:
"MORE awesome than Shigeru Miyamoto... Kamiya Has a PERFECT Record, while Shigeru has some missteps.

And IMO Kamiya made more enjoyable titles than Miyamoto :)"
I couldn't agree more. I've never played a Hideki Kamiya game I didn't like. Everything he makes is nothing short of stellar. 
#5 Posted by Black_Rose (7785 posts) -

I agree he's great, none of his games have disappointed me.

#6 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

I went into this thread having no idea who this guy was. Now all I can say is this dude is rad. I even love the guy's main picture on GB.

#7 Posted by Emilio (3380 posts) -

He mostly does action games, but snap, the guy does come out with some great games.

#8 Posted by Shotaro (820 posts) -

He's done some good work but he's nowhere near as influential as Miyamoto and I don't see how he could be - Sadly this guy has been overshadowed by Miyamoto and Kojima and is a bit of an also-ran.

#9 Posted by jakob187 (21503 posts) -
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Both are amazing doods who have both made amazing games.  Trying to uncredit one for the other is bullshit.
#10 Posted by Linkyshinks (9881 posts) -

I love both of their work, they both bring out awesome games at different ends of the spectrum.

#11 Posted by jakob187 (21503 posts) -
Shotaro said:
"He's done some good work but he's nowhere near as influential as Miyamoto and I don't see how he could be - Sadly this guy has been overshadowed by Miyamoto and Kojima and is a bit of an also-ran."
Nowhere near as influential?  God no, couldn't be.  I mean, everyone only rips off DMC's combat setup all the time, even to the point of making their OWN critically acclaimed games (points finger at God of War).  There's also the resurgence of interest in 2D games, and I'm sure that hasn't led to anything crazy going on in the industry!!!  He's also only the guy who, ya know...MADE SURVIVAL HORROR!  I'm sure that had no influence anywhere whatsoever, right?
Totally worthless dood compared to Miyamoto and Kojima, let me tell ya.  =  P
#12 Posted by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -
jakob187 said:
"Shotaro said:
"He's done some good work but he's nowhere near as influential as Miyamoto and I don't see how he could be - Sadly this guy has been overshadowed by Miyamoto and Kojima and is a bit of an also-ran."
Nowhere near as influential?  God no, couldn't be.  I mean, everyone only rips off DMC's combat setup all the time, even to the point of making their OWN critically acclaimed games (points finger at God of War).  There's also the resurgence of interest in 2D games, and I'm sure that hasn't led to anything crazy going on in the industry!!!  He's also only the guy who, ya know...MADE SURVIVAL HORROR!  I'm sure that had no influence anywhere whatsoever, right?
Totally worthless dood compared to Miyamoto and Kojima, let me tell ya.  =  P
"
Influential? Yes, definitely. As much as Miyamoto? No. Miyamoto laid the groundwork for the adventure and 2D platformer genres, two of the genres which Kamiya has laid his stake.
#13 Posted by jakob187 (21503 posts) -
Arkthemaniac said:
"Influential? Yes, definitely. As much as Miyamoto? No. Miyamoto laid the groundwork for the adventure and 2D platformer genres, two of the genres which Kamiya has laid his stake."
jakob187 said:
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<----------------- Joe has a message for you....

Both are amazing doods who have both made amazing games.  Trying to uncredit one for the other is bullshit."
jakob187 said:
"Totally worthless dood compared to Miyamoto and Kojima, let me tell ya.  =  P"
Hmmm....would seem that I never said he was above Miyamoto in any way, but he is definitely AS influential.  Otherwise, the work that he's done wouldn't be the standard today.

Miyamoto may have laid groundwork...but so did The Sex Pistols.  That doesn't mean they were great.  That just means they were innovators...the same as Kamiya.  Therefore, I hold Kamiya and Miyamoto on the same pedestal together.  They are the kinds of guys that continue to push our industry forward.
#14 Posted by Dolphin_Butter (1910 posts) -

I'm surprised brukaoru hasn't flooded this topic yet.

#15 Posted by jakob187 (21503 posts) -
Sleepy_Insomniac said:
"I'm surprised brukaoru hasn't flooded this topic yet."
Quoted for mufuggin' troof.  She probably ain't awake yet.  lol
#16 Posted by gunswordfist (576 posts) -

Kamiya is definitely better than Miyamoto these days but overall I'd give Miyamoto the edge.

P.S. Kamiya's profile pretty is too cool.

#17 Posted by gunswordfist (576 posts) -
Rikitatsu said:
"MORE awesome than Shigeru Miyamoto... Kamiya Has a PERFECT Record, while Shigeru has some missteps.

And IMO Kamiya made more enjoyable titles than Miyamoto :)"
Oh yeah he does have a perfect track record while Miyamoto made Wii Music *shudders* And I just saw that Kamiya was on the RE1 team. I've only seen him get mentioned for what he did in RE2 for some reason.
#18 Posted by spankingaddict (2646 posts) -

Yes, yes he is...

#19 Posted by Icemael (6269 posts) -

Yeah, I'd say so. Him, Mikami and Miyamoto are easily my favorite game designers.

#20 Posted by xyzygy (9616 posts) -

He's definitely up there.

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