Shinji Mikami: "I enjoy Western games a lot more"

Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami's latest creation, Vanquish, made its playable debut at E3 this month and impressed. Mikami recently spoke about a number of topics, including Vanquish itself as well as the subject of Eastern versus Western video game design.

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Iamback2942d ago

DUH! Stating the obvious

Anon73492942d ago (Edited 2942d ago )

Shinji Mikami has worked on some of my favorite games.

Soon to be - Vanquish
God Hand
Viewtiful Joe
Devil May Cry
Resident Evil 1-4
Killer 7

He's already got nearly 10 amazing pieces of work under his belt, and his more recent stuff has only been getting better and better, so I trust that Vanquish is going to be an amazing game


I wouldn't say I prefer western games over Japanese or the vice versa because both sides have made some really crappy games and some really amazing games.

Although right now I don't really like how most of the western devs are focusing on Casual games, Iphone games, Generic FPSs, Boring Linear games, Story Driven with boring/crappy/generic gameplay, etc

Japan has always been more Gameplay > Story/Graphics and I prefer quality gameplay in my games.

Although there are those exceptions where western devs make great games like:

Metroid Prime Series
The Witcher
Mass Effect
Little Big Planet
Ratchet And Clank
Guild Wars
Mirror's Edge
Team Fortress 2

DigitalAnalog2942d ago (Edited 2942d ago )

"On that topic, Mikami said that he's disappointed with Japanese game design and in fact prefers games from the West"

He's right on the money on that one. This generation is COMPLETELY different from the previous one. I don't to want to stir the flames on this one, but the gaming image of Japan would be saved if their biggest publisher decided to STICK TO THE FORMULA of FFXIII exclusively on the PS3.

The exception to this list of course.. is Metal Gear Solid 4, Peace Walker and Demon's Souls.

Otherwise, I'm looking forward to this game, The Last Guardian, Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom, Tower of Shadow (Wii) and Final Fantasy versus 13 (if exclusive). I hope this serves as a wake-up call to the Japanese industry if these games deliver.

-End statement

wazzim2942d ago

He talks about game DESIGN and you begin another fanboy rant, jeez.

Panzerkanzler2942d ago

Well, I think what the Mikami guy had to say was pointless really. Sales decide what kind of games get successful. I personally dislike eastern games really much but have two friends who like them. Gamers should just buy whatever they like and get on with the program. Crappy studios will get shut down sooner or later anyway and in the end it doesn't matter from what geographical direction games come from, play what you like.

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