NowGamer reports from Cologne and speaks to the Final Fantasy XIV team about its new MMO and the state of the Japanese market.
Japan and the West...two completely different worlds with different tastes in games. Not surprised either.
Their loss. I enjoy good games, no matter where they're from.
Im not 100% sure, but didn't someone at Bioware say that 'JRPGs lack progression & innovation' and that they deliver the same experience over & over. Maybe this is just in response to that.
Keep talking sh*t SquareEnix. Bioware has released one of the best games this gen(ME:2), while everything you released so far has sucked massive donkey balls. SquareEnix = Last gen gameplay with current gen graphics. Bioware>Bethesda>Level 5>Atlus>NipponIchi> >>> >>> >>> >>>SquareEnix.
Calm down dude. I'm sure gamers in Japan thought FFXIII was better than ME2 or Fallout3, which is exactly what this article is talking about, except in relation to their next mmo's. The SE developer said that both Bioware and Bethesda are great developers and there games are great, but they are not sucessful in Japan. Read the article before you post fanboy rage
LOL! I wasn't raging. And, I did read the article and I still stand by my statement on crappy SquareEnix games this gen. LMAO! Raging... Just wondering how did you get raging from what I posted? Edit: NVM after reading it back it does kinda come off as rage :P The feeling I wanted to convey is more of a :rollingeyes: to SquareEnix.
They don't take note of the great achievements in games. If they looked at games like Oblivion, Fallout 3, Mass Effect 1 & 2 and The Witcher they could learn things. Such as Less cut scenes or less boring cg
this has nothing to do with that . They are just stating the obvious that is so often blatantly ignored with the western biased media : the japanese public (among other asian and a few other places) dont care for bioware titles , and western titles in general .
i always felt it was mostly just Japan WOW and a lot of other pc games from the west are hugely popular in a lot of Asian countries like China and Korea.
The only thing fallout and Oblivion would teach them is how to keep bugs and glitches out of their games :p And when it comes to CG, Bioware is king, but i agree with you all games need to stop using CG. Im tired of people acting like jrpgs need to change when they dont. Just leave the rpgs as they are I like both of them and what they offer to rpgs as a whole, thats why rpgs are the best genre.
i don't want all my JRPGs to be like WRPGs for the simple fact that i'll get bored of them pretty fast. out of the WRPGs ME is the only one i like from beginning to end; i played DAO and was liking it at first but then got bored with it really fast. FF13 i enjoyed from beginning to end because the so called linear play didn't bother me as it bothered the rest of the world. i put in well over 100 hrs into it. JRPGs should not try to become like WRPGs because they would lose what makes them unique, and i love the quarkiness of their RPGs over the depressing end of the world RPGs of the west.
To be honest both sides could learn a bit from the other. However in my eyes Japan is still out in front. The best selling RPG's of all time are Japanese not western and I doubt that will ever change. The amount of units sold world wide on Japanese RPG's is almost always higher. Because while the West makes games that appeal to them Japan makes games that tend to not only appeal to Japan but many other countries outside it. Hence they get higher sales even if a large amount of those sales don't come from the US.
That is quite saddening as BioWare is really great on creating engaging and fun games.
Bioware is a great company at making games but the numerous times they have slagged jrpg's has seemed to only insight a mudslinging match.
As Theo1130 said, it is very much their loss. Bioware is one of the best western game companies. To not be aware of their masterpieces is a big loss.
I smell a bit of hypocrisy here ... constantly now jap devs , their titles and jrpgs , are slammed with critics , or with comments that would make you believe western games panders to everyone and the coomon taste everywhere . Well no , simply put there is no "global taste or appeal" . At best you'd find blizzard as the most universally recognized dev (or nintendo with mario) . Games that enjoy success in the west wont necessarily work in the east , and vice versa . The way some of you and journalism rant off , you'd believe that Bioware sells more game that square enix ... wich is , debate upon their quality aside , easily proven untrue .
Final fantasy 14 sucks
Japanese gamers are even more insular than Western gamers when it comes to cherry picking what games they play. Their aversion towards western developed games is pretty well known. I've played FFXIV (friend's in beta) and it is pretty. But it plays like every other MMO so I don't know if it'll really get any newcomers to come try it. FFXI was pretty too. Didn't turn out to be as awesome as SE was hoping it would be.
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