I'm sick of hearing people say that Japanese games are lower quality than Western games. The people that are saying this I can guarantee are basing the arguement based soley on graphics. The only thing that western games tend to be better than Japanese games is for graphics and online, almost everything else tends to be better on Japanese games. Story in Japanese games is leaps and bounds ahead of Western games and anyone that disagrees obviously has not played enough Japanese games. You also get way more bang for your buck with Japanese games with most being around 20 hours and most Western games being around 8 hours.
I also hear a lot that Japanese games are not as good as they used to be...what? The number of Japanese games has gone down, but the games are just as good as they have ever been or even better. Games like Ni No Kuni, X, MGS 4 or 5, Super Mario Galaxy, Batonetta 2, Ys: Memories of Celceta, Tales of Vesperia, Tales of Xillia, Valkyria Chronicles, Disgaea 4 or D2, Last Guardian (if it ever comes out), FF15, Lost Odyssey and Fire Emblem Awakening, just off the top of my head. People that are saying this are either stuck in the past or they are simply not playing any of these games and think they are in any position to talk about the state of Japanese games.
I'm not saying Japanese games are better than Western games or Western are better than Japanese, as I said both have their aspects that they do better than the other. I'm just sick of people saying discouraging things about Japanese games when they don't even play them and are in no position to say the things they say.