- 21 Jun 2022
To me you need to look at ND like we look at R*. TLoU2 was ahead of anything that release in 2020 and could pretty much be release as is today and it would be one of the most impressive games ever.
Guerrilla and Insomniac are yet to release a game as acclaimed/impactful as your average ND game. SSM make hits but is far less productive than ND and Ragnarok isn't nearly as impressive for 2022 as TLoU Part II was for 2020 or Uncharted 4 was for 2016.
Finally, we are yet to see Factions, if it looks like shit then sure, maybe they have become unproductive but if does well and it's something ambitious than that would explain their bloat.
I would argue impact wise, doesnt matter if the games are selling more. Insomniac's spiderman outsold last of us part 2, and so has miles morales. Horizon zero dawn has outsold last of us part 2.
Their impact to the talking/water coolers is irrelevant.