I’ll never understand the Japanese gamer. The only game I have in common with them is Far Cry 5 - and that’s pretty far down the list. I’d buy nothing else up there.
Probably why Xbox isn't very popular outside of US/UK/AUS.
While they have a variety of games, their focus tends to be on sports/racing, or games played from this perspective:
I've got to admit that whenever a game is played from this perspective with guns, I almost immediately lose interest. And I think that's true for a lot of people interested in Japanese centric games.
While I enjoyed these type of games in the late 90's to early 2000's (Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Doom, Unreal Tournament, Counter Strike, Hexen, etc) I got increasingly burnt out by how similar each new iteration of the genre felt to me.
Last edited by Hiku - on 26 March 2018
While there are certainly cases of repetitive gameplay elements in many Japanese centric titles as well, (and because of that I've gotten burned out with certain genres, like hack & slash games similar to Devil May Cry after DMC3) if they are particularly story driven, they can still pique my interest.