Keiji Inafune Wants To Restore Japanese Game's Glory

With the Japanese gaming industry and it's gamers not showing much interest in big title games anymore, it's a sad state in comparison to what it was in it's glory days especially in the action-adventure genres. From surprising master pieces like Okami, Shadow of The Collosus and Zelda series they're are now far and very few between.

Now Inafune want's to invigorate the Japanese development community again to bring back those glory days of surprising and innovative games by creating Recore into another potential Japanese master piece.

With Hidekya Kajima creating Scalebound and now Inafune himself creating Recore it seems Microsoft wants to bring that missed out potential to the US market where big title games are more popular than ever before especially in contention to some corporate media who tried to claim console and big games in the US is dying. As a result may influence the Japanese gaming industry once again.

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kalkano1187d ago

Hironobu Sakaguchi, I think you need to do a Kickstarter to show SquareEnix how to make a Final Fantasy game.

pinkyxyz1185d ago

Its funny because ff 1-10 were all created under his leadership, and they havent created one on that level since they kicked him out.

kalkano1185d ago (Edited 1185d ago )

That's also when they started changing genres.

Edit: Although, the blame for the first MMO still falls on Sakaguchi. Yeah, some people liked it, but it had no business being a mainline game.

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kalkano1185d ago (Edited 1185d ago )


I don't really understand your comment. Might just be the way you worded it.

Anyway, if you're trying to praise SE for their future games, the only one you mentioned that I MIGHT be interested in is the 7 remake. And, that's only in the unlikely case that it remains turn-based.

343_Guilty_Spark1185d ago

Supposedly he and Phil are in discussions to do more work on Xbox.

Eterna1Ice1185d ago

Really? Any proofs? I'd love to see LO2.

kalkano1185d ago

I'd like a Lost Odyssey 2, even though I haven't played the first one yet (never owned a 360). But, releasing it on a Microsoft console guarantees it's failure. That's exactly why the first one didn't sell a whole lot.

remixx1161185d ago (Edited 1185d ago )

Okay here goes....start with ff7 remake......then BAM announce ff9 remake.

Easy peasy Japanese gaming saved...

Also holla at them boys over at level 5 and tell them to get off their asses and start that dark cloud 3 production.

kalkano1185d ago

That depends on HOW they remake them. I don't expect the Japanese to react any better to ARPG bastardizations than we would. They certainly didn't react well with DQ9. They seem to be more accepting of FF15, but 7 is a pre-established game.

Retroman1185d ago (Edited 1185d ago )

if Kenji inafune re-introducing classic games im all for it.
im very sure fps open world games are boring now since 2006 ........ c'mon Kickstarter developers bring excitement back to video games . normal developers not doing it, same rehash from 2006 being made.
have not bought a game since 2002 NFS , 2003 R&C
that's SAD

Hoffmann1185d ago

Just create game console games that make the Japanese Kids want to play them instead of sticking to Mobile Phone Games.

kalkano1185d ago

It's the most simple logic imaginable. Yet, the industry doesn't seem to see it.

Phar0ahad31185d ago

So you make an xbone exclusive.......thats how you save japanese gaming smh

pompombrum1185d ago

Was thinking the same, the revival of the Japanese glory days... on a console that was dead before it even launched in Japan.

REDDURT1185d ago

When PlayStation is out front gamers always win.

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