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Which developers are still a day one purchase for you?

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 3:46 am
by theantmeister
I could have sworn we did this before, but I couldn't find anything in the search. It could do with a refresh now anyway, so here goes:

What developer (if any) do you still trust enough that you'll buy one of their games on day one?

Re: Which developers are still a day one purchase for you?

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 4:42 am
by IronMaidenRule
Rockstar
Sports Interactive - Makers of Football Manager.
CD Projekt Red

Re: Which developers are still a day one purchase for you?

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 4:58 am
by theantmeister
For me, it really is down to one: Firaxis. Will be getting Civ VI on launch day.

Re: Which developers are still a day one purchase for you?

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 6:03 am
by Treguard
Good shout earlier with Sports interactive. I'd suggest WayForward, but they do so much licensed rubbish, it's a bit of a minefield. For every Double Dragon Neon, Mighty Switch Force and Shantae, There's a Smurfs 2 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Re: Which developers are still a day one purchase for you?

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 6:15 am
by Rayne
Bungie were right up until Destiny was a thing...now I don't think there's any dev that I'd buy from day one.

Re: Which developers are still a day one purchase for you?

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 6:37 am
by Matt_B
None of them, but then again I'm not a huge day one purchaser so even when reviews are embargoed until after release I've usually got time to take a peek at them regardless of what I think of the developer.

That said, the closest I'd come would be Intelligent Systems, who've had a very high recent hit-rate, what with the likes of their Paper Mario, Advance Wars, Fire Emblem and Pullblox games, most of which I've bought soon after launch. I still decided to give Game & Wario a miss though, based on what I've heard about it.

Re: Which developers are still a day one purchase for you?

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 7:41 am
by Megamixer
Platinum
Grasshopper
Vanillaware

Pretty much my own personal holy trinity of devs. Games by anybody else I can usually wait for.

Re: Which developers are still a day one purchase for you?

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 7:49 am
by RodimusPrime
I Did a thread similar to this but it was ages ago. Nothing wrong with an updated one, especially considering peoples opinions have changed.

As for me, A lot of Nintendo stuff still is. Twilight princess HD, Starfox Zero etc have all been day one for me.

I still keep an eye on Capcom as well, and even though I skip some of the releases I still find myself buying a lot of the games on day one.

Those are the only 2 that I actively keep up to date with TBH.

Re: Which developers are still a day one purchase for you?

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 9:18 am
by ShadowMan
Only sure fire day one purchases for me these days are from Sega's team "Yakuza" since I love the series so much, and the games are always released finished (no DLC chapters, no bad glitches, no bad performance etc.)

Nintendo games tend to be day 1 purchases on the whole as well as I'm still a big fan of the Mario/Zelda/Metroid series etc. However I get the feeling that unless the NX wows me I'll be passing on that on day 1.

I used to grab Capcom games on day 1 but I'm starting to lose faith in some of their series, so I'm not sure what I'll be doing with Resident Evil 7 as and when its announced. Of course I'll get any Mega Man games day 1 if they ever bother releasing more.

Re: Which developers are still a day one purchase for you?

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 9:36 am
by PostieDoc
CD Projekt Red.

That is all.

Re: Which developers are still a day one purchase for you?

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 6:18 pm
by ErronBlackMKX
Rockstar so I can start getting some GTA done...

Re: Which developers are still a day one purchase for you?

Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 12:33 am
by Antiriad2097
I don't think I've bought a day one release for about 20 years, unless you count Kickstarters I've backed. Those are also the only pre-orders I've ever done.

Re: Which developers are still a day one purchase for you?

Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 12:56 am
by DPrinny
None,

Re: Which developers are still a day one purchase for you?

Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 5:36 pm
by killbot
I generally buy big first-party Nintendo games on or around day one. That's about it.

Re: Which developers are still a day one purchase for you?

Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 8:35 pm
by ALK
Nintendo and Pokemon.