My top three would be Naughty Dog, Platinum Games, and Nintendo. Three amazing developers. Naughty Dog games are some of the finest out there that push the consoles they are on to the absolute limits. Platinum Games seem incapable of making a bad game, and yet keep putting out one after another. Nintendo of course are Nintendo. They're iconic for a reason, and while they can stray off occasionally from amazing games, that's because they innovate and reiterate constantly. Sometimes it doesn't work, sometimes they don't innovate enough, but when they get it right (which they more often than not do) we're left with some of the best and most unique games out there. There is nothing quite like a Nintendo game.
Mojang shouldn't be there, one game isn't enough.
MatthewONM wrote:Was disappointed that Level-5 didn't make the list. A rare Japanese success story and real digital craftsman.
Level-5 are great when it comes to world-building and vision within a game, but sometimes the actual execution/gameplay can let them down. Look at White Knight Chronicles as a prime example. Although Ni No Kuni looks absolutely stunning, and the initial English reviews look very promising, and Layton is always solid if not that innovative since the first game. So I agree, they should be on the list. Although I wouldn't put them right near the top.