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Is Miyazaki’s run since Demon Souls the best 4+ game run for a single game director?

SJRB

Gold Member
Easily the best videogame director that has ever graced the medium.

What a god. And what a time to be alive.

 
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Kojima's is actually crazier since you aren't even starting at the right spot. MG1->Snatcher->MG2->Policenauts->MGS->MGS2 is absolutely insane. And I'm even leaving out MGS3 which a lot of people consider the best one.

That said, this feat is also super impressive and I'm glad that I stuck with Demon Souls and Bloodborne long enough for them to click with me. I just hope I come around quicker on Elden Ring lol
 

kyliethicc

Member
Kojima arguably has been making great game non stop since the 90s. So his run is technically the longest and most consistent.

Druckmann is the other one who's close with The Last of Us, Left Behind, Uncharted 4, and The Last of Us Part II. That's 3 great games (and a DLC expansion) in a row. Plus he was lead designer and co-writer of Uncharted 2. So that's a solid run of 2009-2020.

And Todd Howard was doing good til he flopped with Fallout 76.

Just shows how Miyazaki's run from 2009-2022 is incredible. And should keep going.
 

McHuj

Member
Yes. Dark souls and blood borne are my two favorite games.

Can’t wait to dig into Elden Ring.

I love Sekiro as well, it’s a top 10 game for me, just not a top 5 tier.
 

kingpotato

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Miyazaki is definitely one of the GOAT. Spawned a new genre and keeps improving and evolving it. Looking forward to his next Armored Core game too.

Cory Barlog directed God of War 2 and God of War (2018). Don't know what his next two would be, but those are my two favorite entries in that franchise.
 

Billbofet

Member
I would have to say yes. While I didn't love Bloodborne, Demon's Souls and Dark Souls were revolutions for me. Dark Souls is my favorite game of all time and it's not even close.
I'm also not even that good at gaming for what is asked from you in these games, but for the Souls game, I put the time in. Can't wait to play Elden Ring.
 

RoadHazard

Gold Member
If only he had competent developers to bring his vision to life in a not-awful way... Imagine what could have been.
 
There are plenty more. This thread could be remade to point out the Hall of Fame of game directors. Here are two more good picks.

Amy Hennig



Jason Rubin

Crash Bandicoot1996PlayStationDirector
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back1997PlayStationDirector
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped1998PlayStationDirector
Crash Team Racing1999PlayStationDirector
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy2001PlayStation 2Director, writer
Jak II2003PlayStation 2Director, writer
Jak 32004PlayStation 2Director, writer
 
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Arachnid

Member
Miyazaki does not miss. :messenger_face_steam:

Miyamoto had a three generation long run of creating some of the most critically acclaimed, influential games ever made.
I misread "Miyamoto" as I first read your post as "Miyazaki" and completely agreed lol
 
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Arthimura

Member
Yes, From Software games are currently my favorite games.

Kojima went close with MGS1, MGS2 and MGS3, but after that the series started to decline and Kojima's admiration for Hollywood stars and western games started to affect the quality of MGS games. MGS started to lose it's own identity to try to replicate what was doing success in the western game market.

About Miyamoto, my impression is that he ruins a lot of games nowadays. I played Star Fox Zero and the motion controls are horrible, it would have being better to just let Platinum Games work and make a traditional Star Fox. I also read that he ruined Paper Mario.
 
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A.Romero

Member
"Is Miyazaki's run since Demon Souls the best 4+ game run for a single game director directing games I like?" Fixed the title for you.

As other posters have pointed out, there are others that have accomplished several good game releases in a row. I mean, we could approach it from the franchise perspective too for games released by the same director: Mario, God of War, Gran Turismo, MGS, Zelda, Smash Bros, Mario Kart... The list goes on and on.

Miyazaki is one of the greats, for sure but I don't think he is the best.

 
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