Submitted by Lavalamp 766d ago | opinion piece

The Return of the Rising Sun

IGN: "Japanese game development has stumbled mightily. Yet, after years of being trounced by the west, it appears things are finally looking up." (Culture)

Snookies12  +   766d ago
There's a lot to look forward to from Japanese developers in the next year or so... There's no doubt there. I'm really excited about Xillia in particular since it's really close to coming out here. That'll quell my RPG needs for a good while I'm sure.
cleft5  +   766d ago
Yeah I am definitely looking forward to more jrpgs and Japanese produced games in general. I think the ps4 is going to be a great place to for Japanese developers to release their games on.
LordMe  +   766d ago
Proprietary engines and the illogical desire to westernize destroyed them for a while, and did almost cause a collapse. But I knew it wouldn't, they would recover and now with them finally building their own engines and pulling internal again with their development.

Glad to see them on the recovery now, as someone who prefers Japanese games by far, this has been a slightly depressing console gen, but there was enough to be really good.
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jeremyj2913  +   765d ago
Completely agree with you. Even though I've loved the games that my western brethren have created this gen, it felt really empty without all the great Japanese made games that I loved from the PS2 era. Even more painful was watching my once favorite video game company period destroy it self one franchise at time.(Capcom)
Melankolis  +   765d ago
True, although i've built love towards western games this gen, i still feel emptiness without high quality Japanese games.
Relientk77  +   766d ago
Bring on the JRPGs
Themba76  +   765d ago
yea im tired of every time i turn on my game console im looking down the sights of a gun i miss these types of games it's bad enough i missed ni no kuni this is why im getting a ps4.
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dcj0524  +   765d ago
You missed ni no kuni? Man you are missing out! Haven't played a JRPG that good in years.
Kevlar009  +   766d ago
Nintendo and Sony consoles have been very kind to Japanese RPG developers. Atlus, Intelligent Games, and Monolith Soft have released stellar, solid selling titles for their respective systems.
fsfsxii  +   766d ago
I think the japanese developers finally got their grips with the PS3's hardware, and now we're getting great JRPGs, except they don't get localized -_-
tarbis  +   765d ago
Indeed. That's the only sad part. >_<
Chaos_Raiden  +   765d ago
I still have faith on many Japanese developers to develop great games, like Platinum Games, Namco Bandai (Tales), Vanillaware, From Software, SCE Japan Studio, Level-5, and Atlus.
j-blaze  +   765d ago
so many GAMES! The Legend of Heroes: Sen No Kiseki, Tears to Tiara II, Dragon's crown, The Witch and The Hundred Knights, Fairy Fencer F, Dark Souls 2, MGS5, Demon Gaze, FF14, FF15, KH3, Killer is Dead, FFX/X2 HD, MonolithSoft next game, Bayonetta 2, Lightning Returns, Mind 0, God Eater 2, Drakengard 3 etc etc... keep rolling japan!!!

Japan to me is still and will always be the best, not just in games but everything :)
kalkano  +   765d ago
"Potent Portables"

ROFL! I love the Celebrity Jeopardy reference!
kalkano  +   765d ago
There's clearly a LONG way to go, to redemption. This gen has me so jaded...I'm not getting my hopes up. I'll believe it when I see it. I'm not very excited about a whole lot that's been announced. (Not a big action-RPG fan)

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