Siliconera: To celebrate their ten-year anniversary, Amazon Japan have compiled a list of their best-selling games for the past decade, from October 1st, 2001 through June 30th, 2010. Here’s what it looks like:
Japanese stick to what they know; Mario, Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest and Monser Hunter.
"Japanese stick to what they like" would be more appropriate... It is no secret that japanese people hate games with the theme of warfare and shooting you know.
lol and the west doesnt stick to key franchises ? give me a break . Like said above , they have their taste , reflected in sales and library of titles .. And we just have ours .
Wada only has conformation that he's doing only the right things. Nevermind that its quality has come under the same amount of fire as FFXIV.
um...no it really didn't. Hell if you can't be bothered doing the leg work you can just check the reception summary on wikipedia if your feeling lazy.
Nah it just shows , like with CoD (pertinent example or not) , that a few here hated it and spoke loud , but overall most people were fine with it , or even liked it . Being gunned down two whole weeks under the fire of meaningless obscure blogs and a few negative reviews is nothing to actual backlash from FFXIV's actual costumers . It's no surprise really , a few western guys complains , no one bothers actually seeking feedbacks on japanese outlets (you know the biggest public for the game ? but who cares) , and decide that yeah indeed the world disliked FFXIV , despite great sales , and that FF is doomed .
I bought the game, I contributed to its sales and I didn't like it. DO you get my point? If not then go to AMAZON japan, use google trans and read some of its reviews...
For starters some of us dont need translators you know . I and a few others have been to various japanese community sites , forums and blogs . And guess what ? even on some pretty harsh places like 2ch , besides some pretty vocal folks , FFXIII wasnt the most disliked and criticized game .. far from it . Most people here got zilch when it comes to feedback from japanese gamers , about their feeling towards specific games and genre . Hell the last time we did , it was as a counterpoint to the crapola of "jrpg sux , wrpg rules" or "japanese dont buy american consoles" articles we had the past year . Unsurprisingly , when people got a taste of their own medecine , with article detailing what some j-gamers hate about wrpgs and fps , and their own numerous clichés , some folks here just got angry or on full on denial .
Well, according to this ad, Japanese people are getting fed up with JRPGs, too. (The signs say things like "Feels like the gameplay's on rails", "no motivation", "the stage is set: it's time for freedom!", etc).
Real japanese people have nothing to do with this ad. Fact: japanese hate WRPGs, games with too much freedom etc. "Okay, so give us some foreign RPGs that are more interesting than Japanese ones. I just don't find foreign RPGs interesting at all." "Oblivion's okay, but foreign games lack subtlety. They lack detail, and the character design and stories are bad." "Americans can't understand complexity so a lot of the best stuff doesn't get translated. Like Megami Tensei" http://kotaku.com/5450647/j...
"Americans can't understand complexity so a lot of the best stuff doesn't get translated. Like Megami Tensei" Ah, yes, Shin Megami Tensei, the epic story of a young high school student who must choose between whether or not to eat that leftover piece of pizza in the fridge, and whether or not to be nice to his mo-e little sister figure, in between bouts of laboring-in-a-void dungeon crawling. Talk about a game about nothing. As for the gameplay itself, it is the farthest thing in existence from complex. It's just grind, grind and more grind to up one's stats. That's all there is to it. No real play, just work in the guise of play. A second job that you have to pay for. "Oblivion's okay, but foreign games lack subtlety. They lack detail, and the character design and stories are bad." I could say pretty much the same thing about any JRPG post-PS1 era. The stories are poorly written and the characters are impossible to care about. Tack on some slight variation of a combat system that's been done to death (Attack, Item, Magic, Flee), and you have a triumvirate of unlikeableness. Also, if by 'subtlety', you mean interminable sequences of cardbord cut-out sprites being emotionally charged at each other through filler text dialogue, then yes, foreign games lack subtlety, thankfully. "Hey foreigners: we find your first-person shooters boring as shit. What do you say to that?" I don't know. Maybe you just suck at them? It's not most JRPGs require skill. Just time. "Japanese RPGs are created for the express purpose of letting one experience the blooming of their full powers from a total zero starting point. *They're necessary for keeping public order in Japan*." What. "Show me an American-made RPG that satisfactorily addresses all of these complaints." Mass Effect (Okay, it's Canadian-made, but still. Smoking presentation, well-written characters and story, and gameplay that isn't culled from the SNES era. I'll take that over a JRPG any day). Anyway, back to the ad. Even if it's not reflective of what's "going" in Japan right now, it's still interesting how it's framed. I mean, when was the last time you saw an ad in the US that went: "Man, these WRPGs sure are boring, what with their 'choices' and their 'storylines that make sense'. Give use something more linear and predictable!"
LOL! I own every single one of these games except 'Tomodachi Collection.' Seems like i need to be in Japan.
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