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Esquoret said:
LilChicken22 said:
He's only saying that because he knows we want to hear that and earn our respect. I don't want to play interactive movies and glitchfests every day. Japanese games are the only games I play (Dark Souls, Bayonetta, Ni no Kuni, Monster Hunter, Nintendo games). His lastest game Soul Sacrifice doesn't look like any western title out there. It looks like a good polished game focussed on gameplay and I would like to play it more than any western title I can think of. Unfortunately I'm not going to buy a PSVita.

I agree on the technical finess of Japanese titles. After all, I'm Asian too and very meticulous in my work.

However, in terms of storytelling, you are missing out if you avoid western titles. And I'm not talking about those that simply want to imitate film (such as David Cage). There are those that understand that games and films are very different mediums. For example, Jonathan Blow makes this observation:

My biggest problem with most Western is the storytelling.

All of the big titles have very bad to mediorce stories.



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Hes not only an idiot. Hes a joke. He made a MH rip off, a ninja gaiden rip off.

Thats it

sales=quality to him?

hes a fool


Japan are the only people making video games at the moment. Leave smoke&mirrors game design to the west.



That is the biggest problem with Japaneses devs today... try to learn from overseas.

They needs to focus in Japanese style of games like they always have success.



Say that to Resident Evil 5 and 6.



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Japanese style brings us a enjoyable background (Not too serious and not too dark).



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Gotta love the jacket.



I am a bit confused. When he says "learn" he means "cater to wide demographics across the globe to achieve greater sales"?

Honestly, the worst thing to me would be if all cultures began producing similar lines of thought and design in a medium. To me western games sell more simply because the western market is inherently larger. I think you have to either try to compete in the big pond (which I don't think would work out well) or find your niche in a sub market. Personally I would vote for Japan to do the latter as I like their contrast to the western games that tend to blend to me as I am submersed in that culture.



Augen said:
I am a bit confused. When he says "learn" he means "cater to wide demographics across the globe to achieve greater sales"?

Honestly, the worst thing to me would be if all cultures began producing similar lines of thought and design in a medium. To me western games sell more simply because the western market is inherently larger. I think you have to either try to compete in the big pond (which I don't think would work out well) or find your niche in a sub market. Personally I would vote for Japan to do the latter as I like their contrast to the western games that tend to blend to me as I am submersed in that culture.

Totally agreed , diversity in video games bring us more pleasure in playing games   ;) !



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KylieDog said:
ktay95 said:
lol, i never listen to Inafune. seriously would prefer diversity than a world full of #MERICA


Yeah we need billions more JRPGs with anime characters that could all be clones, likely school age or there abouts.  So diverse.

Looking at japanese games I got recently or will get soon: Monster Hunter, Code of Princess, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Luigis Mansion 2, Etrian Odyssey IV. Yeah, all full of anime characters in school age as you describe. And all these games are the same.

Not that I agree with ktay. Same here, american games have much more diversity than described.

Could you both stop to belittle games from one of the two countries, that are the biggest in game-development?



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