Games in Asia: "I love Japanese games. Not all Japanese games, of course, but many of them. So without further adieu, here are the three reasons why Japanese games are the best."
Well eastern games have the tendance to be more mainstream. As for the japanese games they go into a more unique experience.
Back to your Fifa, cod, and the bug fest that is BF4
Don't be racist.
Best at story telling by far and are way better at it than western studios (on average)
That pic...the fact that I remember Squall and Rinoa's names says it all. Dat scene p_p *slaps self in face* MAN UP GAZ *punches wall* YEAAAH! Japanese games will always have that unique flavour. They aren't the best and their quality deteriorated greatly last gen but they will always be needed.
Their quality didn't get "deteriorated" or anything. Just because the big guys fell doesn't mean the entire japanese industry fell. Sega was better than all other publishers as they were pumping out most new IPs such as Valkyra Chronicles, Resonance of fate, Binary Domain and games like Yakuza. Meanwhile western publishers were milking sequels after sequels out of your wallets. Not to mention the Almighty Atlus.
Yeah sorry I don't mean the whole industry fell apart but they were quite weak last gen. This gen will have a stronger showing from Japanese devs though.
Someone still living in the past.
The Best.........that's too heavy for a title. Western and Eastern games are like Yin and Yang in my eyes where makes up for what the other lacks.
Japanese games are declining for sure. But are western games really better? still not really.
All the fabulousness.
Putting a FFVIII picture in "reasons why Japanese games are the best" is like putting a Superman 64 picture in "Nintendo 64's best games".
FFVIII was good.
But far from great.
TOTALLY AGREE but only counting from the ps2 generation to all the previous ones. In the ps3 generation japanesse games were really really bad, I hope they improve in the next gen
I really only played JRPGS and yes back in the days they ruled...playing FF9 on Vita. I can't speak for other Japanese games on other Genres..Their taste in many other genres does not suite me. At one point great JRPGs, Brawlers, and Platformers.
Best Japanese game of ALL TIME!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watc...
3 reasons- story, music, style
Best or not japanese devs are the ones that introduced most gameplay mechanics that are present in most videogames that are made by western devs today.
1) Gameplay. No one else does turn-based. Western games are almost all too actiony.
I agree with all of those reasons and that is why i would pick Japanese games over anything else. They just keep me interested, they have a better imagination than the rest of the world, they always have.
I'd totally believe this if Western games weren't winning all the awards for the past few years. Or if the Last of Us didn't have the most awards of any game ever while games like Ni No Kuni were swept under the rug and don't sell as good here at all.
Lets check it out, ok?? Every year, do you see any game winning or even getting nominees if there wasn't any hype behind it?? Sega games and the Yakuza series especially wipes the floor with every last generation, its AAA quality standard from story to writing to gameplay to content. Why wasn't ever nomineed for a VGA (Pure BS) prize?? It doesn't because the game isn't widely known here, because it doesn't revolve around mindless shooting and action scenes just to give the player his fix of action till the next big games comes out. The western industry isn't even as good as the japanese in terms of quality, same crap releases every year and people flock for it while whining on forums all after buying the game on launch just to realize how a bug fest and unfinished mess it is, november rolls and everything changes. Rinse and repeat. I could go on.
Turn based combat,no...over sized weapons in every game,everyone is so cute it's sickening. Stupid plots Catherine comes to mind. I'm not a big fan of most of Japan's games when they contain most of the above but the past is awesome Donkey Kong,Mario along with many many others,so old skool yes ,new nooooo The whole manga look as well it's well over done,one looks like the next and the next so on and so on
I only love the boobs
How about a legitimate comparison instead of just saying, "well japan has cloud and FF and s***"...
No. You would have a point if this was back during the PS1/Super Nintendo/PS2/Dreamcast/etc. era when Japanese games were very well done and pretty original, but not now. And I'm talking about games in general, doesn't matter if it's from the East or West, game quality has gone down compared to past gens. It's the same s**t for most games from both regions. Different genres that borrow the same design and mechanics from one another within those groups. Here it's shooters, there it's JRPGS.
How about NO. Unless, of course, you're talking about tentacle rape games. In which case, yes.
Rape = NO!!! Murder and crime = totally fine.
The author is spot-on with #2. And despite having no real interest in RPG's in general, I favor JRPG's over the WRPG's for their impeccable level-designing though WRPG's do have a better combat system.
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