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Do Japanese developers really need to westernize their games?

Much has been made of the situation regarding the Japanese game industry, but is the motherland of video games making a big mistake in trying to cater to Western audiences?

GribbleGrunger1305d ago

Of course. It worked a treat for Resident Evil, Silent Hill and Final Fantasy.

prototypeknuckles1305d ago

NO, just look at what happened to DMC,RE,& FF

Tito081305d ago

I agree,I don't think there is really a need for that, I mean, Castlevania:LOS is the exception to the rule since it was made by western devs, but with the assistance of Kojima Productions... Silent Hill didn't do well being done by western devs, same applies to Ridge Racer & Resident Evil:ORC.

I honestly don't think there is any need to make a game appeal more to western audiences, it should be able to appeal to everyone regardless of region.. This is why the Japanese game industry is in a decline, cause of developers & publishers obsession with those COD sales that the western audience buys so foolishly.

NautilusXIII1305d ago

@prototype & Tito08 Agree.

Anyway i didnt open the article(will do later) but just from this "but is the motherland of video games making a big mistake in trying to cater to Western audiences?"

I say no. Not worth it.

Nevers1304d ago

How about you just release them to the west and the market will decide this...

*coughMonsterHuntercoughcough *

josephayal1305d ago (Edited 1305d ago )

I think yes, We are the world

Hicken1305d ago

Is that a rhetorical question? Should I give a rhetorical answer?

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