"Skyrim, Batman...games like that are more interesting to me right now"
Haha, no. Hollywood movies are not really great in quality, more like high budget blockbuster for the masses. If I much rather play a Bayonetta than a skyrim or pantsies batman,
Both of the Batman games released are solid
Fine, they are solid games, even if they are not my thing. But still, hollywood? That is so lame man, who would strive to be like them?
Sorry BUT thus far Hollywood has made a bunch of shitty movies! Thank god for Asian Cinematography. The Raid alone shits on most of the movies Hollywood has pumped out lately.
Japanese gaming developers have been truly confused this gen.
agreed, if it wasn't for metal gear solid a whole generations would have passed without a good HD Japanese game. yes you could argue that there have been some good japanese games on the wii but the tech on the wii is old and outdated (sorry nintendo fanboys) and even if it wasn't most if not all Japanese games on the wii belong to existing franchise.
Blame DS,PSP, Wii and PS2 success in Japan for that. Japanese developers got sucked into making some really good profit for less work because of the success of these platforms. It costs more money and would yield less profit to give the kind of HD, high-end attention we'd want Japan to have given to the PS3 this gen. The earthquake didn't help things at ALL. As long as you can make a sprite-game for the DS and sell tons, why invest in something that would sell less? Unless you really had intentions to make a great game? But how many developers care more about making a great game than profit? 12
@thetwelve More like they were able to truly focus on making great games without the need to spend horrendous amounts of money and time on what amounts to shoe polish. They weren't lazy(at least not most of them) they were doing what the western devs SHOULD have been doing: making great games that are interesting, fun and finished products. Focusing on SD consoles allowed them the ability to do this without the pressure and expense that the HD consoles would have given them.
And yet the old technology that the Wii ran on probably made them more money than the "next-gen" technology that the PS360 ran on. Lower development costs and reliable hardware = better chance at making a profit even if the game doesn't sell a million copies.
It's like they are all insecure. Just make the game don't think too much, these japanese devs analyse the western market too much which ends up making their games look like shit.
there is some truth in that, like when they decided to used a leona lewis song to advertise final fantasy XIII rather than use a japanese one. i think that was probably the first sign that square enix have changed their way in doing things
Mr.Mikami. No,this BS....
I disagree with Mikami not because he likes western games more right now means Japan should go out of thier way to please the west.
I completely disagree with that, they need to go back to making games they way they used to before the big push to westernize everything they do. I am sure it has hurt and is hurting their sales more it has helped them.
"We made Okami at Clover. It was such a breathtaking game, yet it didn't sell. If that's the case, westerners obviously don't like that sort of game." No! We want more games like Okami!
Oh, dear. What happened to people making the games they WANTED to make, or making games their FANS wanted? Now it's all about doing whatever's most popular. Everybody has to make a Call of Duty-esque FPS. Everybody's gotta have a cinematic Uncharted-like adventure. "They sell well, so this must be what people want." Damn that. Not everybody wants every game to be that. Much as I love Uncharted, I don't want every action/adventure on the market to be just like it. Who cares if Okami didn't put up Halo numbers? People love that game and want more. ICO and SotC weren't commercial successes, but they're amazing games and people love them enough to buy them twice(I've bought em both at least three times, for various reasons). Just make the game you want to make, to the best of your abilities- and hopefully with whatever fans you have in mind- and it will be bought. If it's an underappreciated gem, it's a shame, but "poor" sales doesn't mean it won't remain in people's minds far longer than a 20 million seller.
It's the publishers fault most of them rather studios produce a blockbuster that appeals to the mass instead of creative niche titles
Ugghh, just what we need, more games where we spend most of our time WATCHING it rather than actually PLAYING it
This new gen of gamers don't know jack from **** and the gen. that grew up through the Dreamcast/Gamecube/Ps2 era are all anti-japanese games because they're too 'over the top'. so all you get is this culture playing open world shooters talking **** over mics. Me pesonally, I can't wait for 'Devil's Third' and 'Anarchy Reigns' unlike shooters, those are actual 'Action' games that will be online and you're not just 'shooting'.
You mean Japan needs to make Crappy games? /only read the header
I would rather stick to the "Grindhouse" games like Killer 7 and Godhand but companies such as Atlus (other than their blunder of making Persona 4 region locked and NISA shows that there is no need for all companies to start over, only the major ones..........
Ugh trying to Westernize everything makes me sick. I understand them wanting to gain greater sales in the West, but please not at the expense of losing what made your games great in the first place. Also, this gen was weird in that it introduced the "Casual gamer" into the market. So it drove sales up for casual games and now companies want a piece of the casual pie. Problem is those casual players won't play any other game no matter how great of a clone it is of another game if it isn't the "cool" thing right now. All the fps this gen that tried to be more like cod failed. Why? Because the casuals who only play cod because it's the "cool" thing atm don't care about the quality of other games. They just want to play the game that will allow them to stay socially relevant with their friends. Gaming needs to go back to being for gaming enthusiasts. Companies need to stop catering to the casuals who hold no long term investment or brand loyalty. As soon as the next "cool" thing comes along, they will drop whatever they are doing and flock to it like good little sheep.
Umm. No. That spending money like Hollywood is the reason why ironically a lot of North American/European/Australian studios went out of business. Japan's irrelevance has little to do with the quality and content of their games and plenty to do with them being priced out of the console market by Western developers and publishers with money to throw around and console-manufacturers namely Microsoft and Sony willing to bend over backwards for them.
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