"We've put on our thinking caps and come up with seven Japanese franchises that we think would be given a new lease of life under western development."
It sure smells like one.
You know I don't understand Japanese developers. What's the point in making games for the western audience when we already get that from western developers ?
the thing is Japanese people tend to make great IP's and then they ruin it.
They should give pokemon while they are at it, i mean come on who doesn't want real-time battles,Co-op and some real character customization in pokemon?, ow and a BETTER story,western developers are clearly better at story games. Japanese people with their traditions,, they are just afraid to change it, but that's what will ultimately be their downfall. Also western developers listen better to their fans.
So you're saying Metal Gear and some other great Jap-developed games have a bad story compared to Western games.... Thing is Japanese publishers are obsessed with the western market because games like Halo and Call of duty sells like hotcakes, but those sales are more due to marketing besides being great games of course, both games gets ridiculous amounts of money spent on advertisement, that's what Jap. companies are lacking, but that doesn't mean that jap. games sales are bad because the games are bad!!!!! One thing for sure, they should make their games more towards their own ppl and culture, or have a vision of what their games should be like because most of the games I grew up with are actually japanese, because most companies are focusing on the western market, I mean there's nothing wrong with that, but not everyone is a FPS fan, not a fallout fan, not a Madden fan... Because this gen is of course dominated by westerns but all I see is yearly franchises, like 1735327436 FPSs, FPSs with RPGs, not too much variety anymore!!!!
Giving some these franchise to a western developer will take all of the soul and charm of what makes these franchise shine. The games will be an empty shell of itself, with nice graphics and modern gameplay, and that's it.
7 way to say no
Don't make me throw up, don't ever mention Zelda and Darksiders in the same sentence.
darksiders is actually a really great game, yes zelda is better but there's no reason that darksiders should be ignored because it takes its cues from a beloved franchise.
While Other M wasn't that great, giving Metroid back to Retro is a bad idea. Retro is frigging AMAZING, and Metroid Prime is one of my favorite games ever, but it was clear with Prime 3 that that style of gameplay was getting a bit stale. We needed a new spin, but Other M was just not that spin.
other m was great, get off the bandwagon. People here dont seem capable of thinking for themselves. Didn't like the story? Thats wonderful, but its a game and the gameplay was superb.
Zelda is played out and sucks now. Go play the train one and tell me it still has it. And we do need a new Tenchu.
zelda is starting to feel repetitive
I'd rather play through the 50th Zelda than a 2nd Darksiders. That game didn't do it for me at all.
It's a ripoff. Not saying Darksiders was bad but original games are always better.
i don't think zelda is played out but spirit tracks was definitely a subpar game. It's the only zelda i've ever stopped playing due to sheer boredom. I still haven't gone back to finish it. The inclusion of the train is what killed it for me, there's no exploration whatsoever and it takes so long to get anywhere. bleh
Arrrgh, I persevered and finished Spirit Tracks, but only because it was the only DS game I had at the time. There were some good moments in the game, some that made me chuckle. Some of the bosses were really well done, but over all it was severely lacking in fun. I kind of agree with the list. The Zelda franchise needs to be reworked a bit, FFS Nintendo get some voice acting already. The only games these days that don't have voice acting are PSN/XBL games and some of the lower budget handheld games. They don't have to westernize it, but get some fresh blood on the team and listen to some new ideas.
"readies the shotgun"
now thats something that isnt necessary.
Skyward Sword is looking good. It'll be interesting to see what they do with it. There seem to be a lot of new gameplay mechanics this time. This is the first zelda game for the Wii. People forget that Twilight Princess was a port from the Gamecube.
I'm really hoping that Skyward Sword will bring some fresh ideas.
None. Dante is now dead. I dont want to see any more emo chain smoking freaks. Imagine emo Link. Ugh. Let Japan be Japan and the west be the west.
Yes, because we gained so much deep insight into his actual character from a 2-minute CG trailer
When did I talk about the personality of that Dante from DmC? I was talking about his looks. Try asking tons of DMC fans and I assure you about 80% of the answer you'll get as to why they hate him is because of his looks. There were article months ago that even most of the japanese dont like him. The original Dante is one the most stylish and iconic characters in gaming history, you CANNOT deny that.
actually we did . he is already smoking when he clearly shouldnt , and looks awful in a game about BOTH style and gameplay
That 2 minute cg trailer was the most painful thing I've ever watched in my whole life. I am really positive that even the combat system is gonna be shallow looking at how Enslaved turned out. I don't want a western DMC and I don't want a smoking emo-Dante! Some games aren't meant to be western styled cause they would lose their uniqueness.
Yes i did ... there were lots of informations on the main character itself including some of his habilities and his style .. First they made dante smoke , second they changed his look , third they make him a sadist with the creatures .. no sword in sight. fourth no "over the top" attitude those trailers have ONE purpose , to get fans excited by hinting on what they intend to do. and it suceeded into doing the opposite .. make every DMC fan angry
And yet you have Twilight avatar.
Man I regret changing my username believe me. Totally regret it. I'll change my avatar one of these days.
Nice idea but the ME half would have to give up the FPS aspect in exchange it for big magic spells, special attacks and summons. Meanwhile the FF side could gain active conversations while both get a ship maintenance, flying and fighting mini-game. Of course what would be perfect would be another Project Ako: East and Western fans coming together. At least for the first movie.
Remedy? Really? I would totally give it to Visceral. Then again, i would rather play Dead Space than RE anyways. Also, I think the only thing that Mario Kart needs is a service like the xbox live or psn cause to me, its still better than most arcade racers out. The mario world was made for go kart racing. Tenchu, man I would love to see what Ubi could do with Tenchu, but I loved From Software's Tenchu too. Wrath of Heaven was really dope. FF EFfect? No thank you.
LOL. Overrated western developers with their broken games and fake reviews...lol. :)
Now some western games are great. That said only one of my top ten games ever are from a western developer.
These arent first person shooters so western developers couldn't do anything with them
Ew. No, my god, no.
So, let me understand this: The conventions of certain iconic Japanese series are getting stale and the answer is to give them over to Western Developers so they can substitute even staler conventions from cookie cutter Western game series?
At least the Japanese titles on this list do not release yearly additions to their tired series with only nominal gameplay enhancements and bonus maps.
Even their one reasonable suggestion--giving Metroid back to Retro--conveys their skewed Western outlook. What do you do if a developer proves their skill by making a series of fantastic games? Let them bring their skills to a wide range of new topics? Nope, of course not. You chain them to that one series for the rest of their careers, forcing them to churn out one tired copy after another. After all, it worked so well for Treyarch and Infinity Ward.
hell no none. especially not resident evil.
I kind of agree with 'Fantasy Effect' Because Bioware really are amazing and could add a LOT to the table, but there's certain FF elements that they should not touch, as it would just ruin it altogether, for example, the ART. That's one thing I don't think Square Enix will ever do badly on, and I would say story and script (stuff like that) but FFXIII might as well have just been a movie. I think about 90% of the game was cutscenes :s And let's not forget Dragon Age. That was fantastic for its story.
'Stealth Assassin' Is a brilliant idea. I love the way assassin's creed plays, and it would be so awesome if I could play a ninja version of it.
And I cannot believe there's no Dante in the new DMC. How is it even DMC without Dante? (;_;)
No they shouldn't give their franchises to new developers. I don't want the same carbon copies all of the time. they are differnt for a reason.
no thank you
Japanese are the best developers. Fuck off Western devs.
In terms of developing Japanese games Good Japanese devs > good Western devs > bad Japanese devs > bad Western devs
No,i think japan devs just need to grow a pair and stick to what they where doing in the first place and not change there style all the time, and losing in the process what we all loved about there games.
Insomniac, Naughty Dogs, Criterion, old Infinity Ward(IDK about them now), Visceral, Sucker Punch, Codemasters and recently Mercury steam for their work on Castlevania, I like most Jps devs!!!!
You forgot to mention Obsidian for their amazing story telling and writing. Look at what they did for Fallout. But you guys are right, Fallout is probably the only running Western franchise that I actually like a whole lot.
don't give JAP games to the west, but west could give some to JP, maybe some good JP devs could make something good and innovative? :)
Completely disagree we need the diversity in gaming I don't want all RPGS to turn into mass effect and wow clones or all action games to become GTA4. Gaming can only progress with new innovations from all directions.
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