To fabulously paraphrase Harvey Dent in the Dark Knight, "You either die a hero, or you live long enough to become a shady developer more invested in rinsing people than making great video games".
It's sad that in this ever growing world of gaming that some developers have chosen darker paths over great content, but here we are.
Not that it's all bad, though. Some have gone on to rectify their wayward practices and are coming round to put things right. And not charge us stupid amounts in microtransactions for the privilege, either.
There is a safety warning going forward though: I'm going to remind you of some of the amazing games these developers put out before the imagination well ran dry and the need for greed took over.
But despite how sinister I make it sound, it's not all doom and gloom. There are developers on this list who haven't strayed from the path, they've just shifted their demographic somewhat. Which admittedly still smarts a little.
So in an effort to keep you indoors, pop your feet up and resume staying safe, let me take you on a trip down memory lane, as we see what went wrong with some of our favourite developers.
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Full of useless film trivia. Lover of synthwave. Collector of 80's film soundtracks. Has a bad habit of buying remastered games.
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