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World of Darkness Poll: Greatest computer RPG development studios of all time.

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by PorkyThePaladin, Jan 24, 2021.

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What is the greatest computer RPG dev studio of all time?

Poll closed Feb 7, 2021.
  1. Black Isle Studios

    86 vote(s)
    45.3%
  2. Bioware

    12 vote(s)
    6.3%
  3. Troika

    76 vote(s)
    40.0%
  4. Bethesda

    9 vote(s)
    4.7%
  5. Obsidian

    6 vote(s)
    3.2%
  6. Piranha Bytes

    25 vote(s)
    13.2%
  7. Sir-Tech

    48 vote(s)
    25.3%
  8. Ion Storm

    3 vote(s)
    1.6%
  9. From Software

    10 vote(s)
    5.3%
  10. Dynamix

    3 vote(s)
    1.6%
  11. MicroProse

    6 vote(s)
    3.2%
  12. Looking Glass Studios

    17 vote(s)
    8.9%
  13. CD Projekt Red

    4 vote(s)
    2.1%
  14. New World Computing

    24 vote(s)
    12.6%
  15. Heroic Fantasy Games

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Attic Entertainment

    4 vote(s)
    2.1%
  17. Strategic Simulations Inc (SSI)

    35 vote(s)
    18.4%
  18. Origin Systems

    15 vote(s)
    7.9%
  19. Sierra Studios

    4 vote(s)
    2.1%
  20. Arkane Studios

    5 vote(s)
    2.6%
  21. Spiderweb Software

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  22. Blue Byte

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  23. Radon Labs

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  24. A Sharp

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  25. Eidos Montreal

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  26. Larian

    8 vote(s)
    4.2%
  27. TaleWorlds

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  28. FTL Games

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  29. Westwood Studios

    6 vote(s)
    3.2%
  30. Toys for Bob

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  31. Heuristic Park

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  32. Iron Tower Studios

    12 vote(s)
    6.3%
  33. Owlcat Games

    3 vote(s)
    1.6%
  34. Stygian Software

    8 vote(s)
    4.2%
  35. Golden Era Games

    16 vote(s)
    8.4%
  36. Harebrained Schemes

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  37. Capcom

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  38. Warhorse Studios

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  39. Overhype Studios

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  40. Platinum Games

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  41. Lo-Fi Games

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  42. Blizzard

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  43. Logic Artists

    3 vote(s)
    1.6%
  44. inXile

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  45. Silver Style Entertainment

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  46. MindCraft

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  47. Sylmarils

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  48. Thalion

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  49. Event Horizon

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. PorkyThePaladin Arcane

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    Pardon me if one was already done, but Google doesn't return anything. Vote! Up to 3 choices allowed and the poll will close in 2 weeks. Computer RPGs as in RPGs at some point available on the computer, so studios making ports count too.
     
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  2. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Poll's useless since the votes aren't public.
     
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  3. Gregz Arcane

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    3 choices is too few
     
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  4. mondblut Arcane

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    Yes, that's too many. There are only two truly great ones: SSI and Sir-Tech.
     
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  5. Darth Canoli Arcane

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    1. SSI (Goldbox, Dark Sun, Fantasy General, ...)
    2. New World Computing (Might & Magic series, Heroes of Might & Magic series, King's Bounty, ...)
    3. Sirtech (Wizardry early series, JA series, The savant trilogy and Wizardry 8, ...)
    4. Microprose (Civilization series, Darklands, Master of Magic, UFO, ...)
    5. Troïka (ToEE, Arcanum)
     
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  6. lukaszek the determinator Patron

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    please add Silver Style Entertainment
     
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  7. V_K Arcane

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    Missing from the poll:
    Event Horizon / Dreamforge (DarkSpyre, The Summoning, Anvil of Dawn, Ravenloft/Menzoberranzan);
    Thalion (Dragonflight, Amberstar, Ambermoon);
    MindCraft (Magic Candle series and spin-offs);
    Sylmarils (Ishar series, Robinson's Requiem)
     
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  8. kangaxx Learned

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    Black Isle, SSI and Looking Glass from my POV.
     
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  9. V_K Arcane

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    No love for Attic?
     
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  10. Reader Learned

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    No matter how i love Black Isle or Troika. I vote only for those who still has the balls to deliver.
    1. PB
    2. Arkane
    3. Owlcat
     
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  11. mondblut Arcane

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    Realms of Arkania are damn fine games, but greatest? It takes more than a single trilogy of games to be one.
     
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  12. Butter Arcane

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    I voted for LGS, but it's a trap because their greatest accomplishment wasn't even in the RPG genre.
     
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  13. V_K Arcane

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    They also made Spirit of Adventure and Lords of Doom.
     
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  14. Strange Fellow Peculiar Patron Sad Loser

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    Please add Legend Entertainment so I can be the guy who votes for Legend Entertainment, even though it's not really up there with the creme de la creme (which is Sir-Tech, by the way).
     
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  15. mondblut Arcane

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    These don't even qualify for honourable mention.
     
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  16. Tim the Bore Educated

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    It's Troika.

    You may close the poll already, no need to thank me.
     
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  17. Kev Inkline Arcane Patron

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    A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
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  18. Fedora Master Arcane Patron Edgy

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    Define "greatest" first.
     
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  19. PorkyThePaladin Arcane

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    Sorry, Ubisoft is not making it into the poll.
     
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  20. Mr. Magniloquent Arcane Patron

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    Good poll, difficult vote. Especially when it comes to defunct studios like Troika that gave us three glittering, albeit flawed, gems. There are also the Biowares which started so great, but have forgotten themselves. Even still, the legacy is there. Black Isle, Bioware, SSI.
     
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  21. Aemar Arcane

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    Agreed. Also Troika and New World Computing.
     
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  22. Funposter Liturgist

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    1. Black Isle
    2. Troika
    POWER GAP
    3. Looking Glass Studios

    My absolute favourite two or three RPGs aren't from Troika or Black Isle, but they're the only (modern) developers who are relatively free of sin. Looking Glass were great but they barely even made RPGs.
     
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  23. Darth Canoli Arcane

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    You fucking retard...
    Adds Obsidian, Bethesda and Blizzard to the poll but not Ubisoft...
    I have no love for Ubisoft but seriously, where did your dumbfuck tag go?
     
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  24. samuraigaiden Liturgist

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    Those Japanese developers shouldn’t be on the poll. They make console games other companies port to PC.

    An example of a Japanese developer more fitting would be Nihom Falcom. Not that it should win anyway.
     
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