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    SCE Santa Monica - Silent unsung hero of SCEWWS? :)

    Santa Monica really proved their worth with God of War 3, which even now stands as one of the best looking console games compared to many newer releases. The company however seemingly has it's fingers in a ****load of other gaming pies. According to wikipedia, SM have collaborated on the following titles recently:

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    They are helping out on The Last Guardian and are developing God of War Ascension. Naughty Dog get a lot of accolade for what they do, and rightly so, Uncharted has sold over 17 million units across it's franchise, but the guys at Santa Monica are putting their resources into more than 50% of Sony's exclusive titles. They seem to be a very big, very talented studio that is a real pillar of Sony's first party army.

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    I'd still trade all of those games for Naughty Dogs Last of Us to release this year.

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    Personally I'd put SA over ND for this gen.
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    yay, next gen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronSOLDIER View Post
    Personally I'd put SA over ND for this gen.
    Same here

    GoW3 still best looking and epic game this gen. Ascention will take the crown when it's out

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    Yep, I just prefer the hack and slash gameplay of GoW over the TPS of Uncharted. The puzzles in GoW are better too.
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    yay, next gen!

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    I don't like GOW at all..so they'll never beat ND IMO.
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    Santa Monica has been Sony's most talented team since God of War 1.

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    Santa Monica makes good games, and I'm a giant GoW lover (Except this new prequel, dont see the need for it and this talk of multiplayer is rubbing me the wrong way. Though I'll buy it regardless ) but Naughty Dog, for me, just makes the better games.

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    They really are the unsung heroes for the smaller developers. Good to see the talent shared with others. It'll only make other developers better learning from SM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenix View Post
    Santa Monica makes good games, and I'm a giant GoW lover (Except this new prequel, dont see the need for it and this talk of multiplayer is rubbing me the wrong way. Though I'll buy it regardless ) but Naughty Dog, for me, just makes the better games.
    I still like them I just liked them more ~2002.
    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzyreactor
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    yay, next gen!

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    I think both Santa Monica and ND are brilliant studios. You just cant beat Sony when it comes to 1st party games.

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    Santa Monica has always been my favorite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronSOLDIER View Post
    Personally I'd put SA over ND for this gen.
    SA has had their finger in the pie of so many great games this gen. No doubt they are #1.
    Oh and they made my favourite motion game to date, Carnival Island.

    PS4 has little to no competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronSOLDIER View Post
    Personally I'd put SA over ND for this gen.
    While I LOVE Sony Santa Monica Studios, they've only put out 1 big game that was truly theirs this generation where as Naughty Dog has pushed out 3. Perhaps after Ascension I'll be saying otherwise, but I admire Naughty Dog for managing to release a big AAA game every two years, and maybe even quicker now since their expansion. That said, Sony Santa Monica has helped out with a ton of great games. Journey and Flower also come to mind. For me they're tied. They have both been very important this generation, without them the PS3 would be missing some of its best games. I love how Sony's first party studios will help each other out sometimes, and share advice etc.

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