Kombo: Everyone knows that Japanese game developers are on their back foot. Kojima himself has expressed concern for both the market and the state of development in Japan. Bloggers across the Internet bash the Japanese for ignoring the evolution of the industry. The Japanese have earned this scorn. Lost Planet has enemies with giant glowing red weak spots. JRPGs have had the same story with different window dressings for more than twenty years.
Now we have a game called Quantum Theory. Quantum Theory is clearly inspired by Gears of War, an entirely Western styled game. What does the collective Internet do? Bash it into oblivion.