CVG: Alexander Hutchinson says preferential treatment is 'condescending'; Wants all studios to be held to the same standard
Actually i totally disagree with him. I don't find journalists are soft with jap devs, it's the opposite. More than that he praises Nintendo, a game developper & manufacturer that i love but i think that Nintendo is the only dev with wich journalist are too soft. They created their gameplay and their licences and those licences have never been bashed (when some of them have been recycled to death) whereas other japanese have seen number of their licences recieving very bad scores (and it was partly right). Now what we have in the industry, is just occidental "Bad Ass" and "Shooters" games. Lot of japanese games have more depth (and story), in their gameplay. And those games have lower scores just because journalists are focused on graphics. I think a lot of gamers are waiting more than shooters or bad ass games. somehow it's sad to talk about racism when actually he focuses on "japanese". Didn't like the tone of the sentences.
I totally agree with him. Japanese developers dont get called out for their emo homo erotic stories, convoluted stories, or just plain dumb stories. But if a western dev pulls that shit its considered low quality. To this day I dont see what all the fuss is about Kojima. He has penned some of the strangest most ridiculious stories in the industry, but people worship him like he is something other than a weird no talent writer. Is it because the east holds some kind of mystique to some people or something? I just dont get it.
what Japanese games? Look at Capcom.
Capcom has effed up this gen and the journalist have dug in. Same goes for Square Enix. Game journalism in general has been pretty weak this gen and unethical. You really never know what hateful crap they will do next.
I agree 1 billion percent. Lots of fan boys and girl out there that feel that no Japanese dev can do not wrong even when their games are as stale as last years McDonald's cheeseburger. For example someone like Kojima can throw up and sh!t in a bag label it MSG and sell millions. Fallout New Vegas had glitches and it was crucified. Go figure.
MilkMan while I agree with the fact that Japanese gaming as a whole has been a bit stale on many fronts, Kojima Productions continues to be a beacon of hope for the Japanese game developing community. "Sh!t in a bag and label it MGS" - This is blasphemy! While this is a subjective point, I must express, the MGS series is one of the best series in gaming as it continues to innovate the interactive gaming medium. Hideo Kojima should be completely left out of this conversation.
i agree with the statement.. But bayonetta was pretty good..
Its quite the opposite, there is a heavy discrimination against japanese games, and Gears of wars does have a pretty crappy story filled with cheesy moments and cliche script. It goes both ways. And coming from the director of Assassins creed he shouldn't be talking about stories.
I'm inclined to agree. They are stuck in the past. Gameplay and menus/UI are so archaic
So everytime a JRPG comes out it always gets torn to shreds by reviews and the game (which is always good) gets low sales because of the poor reviews which cause us to miss out on even more great games, is being to soft? ....my perspective on the world has completely changed! Honestly I have always found WRPGs to be much worse than JRPGs but western ones always get stellar reviews even though they are boring, empty, or trying to ride off the fame of Elder Scrolls. Of course there are a bunch of exceptions to this not every western game is but but like 75% of them are. Elder Scrolls, Fallout 3 (and only Fallout 3), Dragon Age origins, are a few I can name off the top of my head.
I'm sure that's why CoD gets perfect scores a every year, but Dynasty Warriors gets slammed and ridiculed...
LMAO, yeah, because yearly releases, 6 hours campaigns, preorder incentive bull**** and games trying to cater to the COD crowd and the Angry Birds crowd are sooo underrated. /s
the controls in Japanese games suck, resident evil even the zelda games.. I love the zelda games even the cartoon ones BUT THE CONTROLS SUCK SUCK SUCK
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