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I love them thank you!
Cause most FPS characters are not big eyed girls wearing short skirts & carrying big swords.
And big boobs
Don't forget the cleavage!
Because they're usually war games with limited depth in story, in their eyes(for the west war games are grounded in reality when it comes to drama) On the other hand what Japanese gamer wants to play games like Battlefield 1943? Difference. Japan/FF13=Super natural magical powers with over the top drama and exaggerated personal growth stories. NA/Halo=Super solder engineered by science fighting space beings although fantasic seems grounded in reality yet still feeds the fantasy needs of people. The west tends to like more grounded ideas that seem just out of reach but familiar One group of people have suppressed childhoods having little time to do much but prepare for adult life so their entertainment is child-like to other people. They live what they missed out on in life through this medium. The other group have long childhoods and don't take things so seriously, so Japanese style entertainment seems child-like to most people in the west excluding children and fans. Westerners tend to like things more mature due to having compromised adult imagination hense grounded tastes. Western kids want to be like the adults and do what adults do and is the reason just as many kids play FPS as adults on western consoles.
Which is ironic, because Western adults tend to be far more childish than their Japanese counterparts.
Do you remember how the Japanese react to the earthquake back in March? Now fast forward to May and look at how the Americans reacted to Osama Bin Laden's death. Are you honestly trying to tell me that Americans are more mature?
You've got it backward dude. When we're looking for a game rich in story & varieties in gameplay & characters, we look for Japanese RPG or TPS, not Western FPS which 80% of the time is about war (American vs ...) with generic story, generic character & generic dialogue (I'm a super sodier, I can achieve a feat all by myself, I have to protect the WORLD blablabla...). You know why Western kids like FPS? Because it's simple, easy to pick up, easy to play & easy to brag about it. Picking up a gun then running around shooting people; come on, even a child can do that. Of course they don't want to process/understand the complicated mechanics of an RPG. I'm wondering how old are you that you can make such an ignorant claim (about the maturity BS). Edit: Don't even use FFXIII to represent the Japanese gaming (that abomination of a legend series will not show anything), use MGS series instead.
Japan hates FPS because FPS typically doesn't have enough tentacles.
add a gun to a game and americans will eat it up
...Add young girls with big breasts and a long sword and and name it any form of Monster Hunter and the Japanese market will go postal for it...
Uh, yeah, 'cause guns are badass. Rather use a gun than some 9,000 ft. long sword.
The question is irrelevant.
I agree. I love how it's obvious that the website already had this conclusion in mind and shoved it on the Sega guy. GC: Why do you think Japanese audiences and developers have stopped being interested in shoot 'em-ups? GC: Yes, shooters in general but also first person shooters specifically? We still don't understand why Japanese people don't like them. GC: Well they gave up pretty quickly, it's hard to think of any examples of them even trying. GC: But why do Japanese gamers not like first person shooters? Even if the West makes better games they still don't like those. Is it just because Japanese companies aren't making them or is it the story and linearity issue you mentioned? I mean ho-lee crap, dudes. The genre was invented and perfected in the West. The West makes better FPS games and sells more of them, the East makes better turn-based RPGs and sells more of them. Move on?
Japanese consumers have totally different tastes in games than most other regions. Especially Europe and North America. It's another reason why the Japanese gaming market has seen such a huge decline in the past years and North America and certain European nations pulling ahead.
FPTSS Not to be confused with First Person Tactical Squad Shooter. FPTSS is First Person Tentacle Sex Shooter. Japanese would love that game....
Resistance 3 debuted at the #3 spot at the Japanese charts last week.
I heard that the reason that the Japanese hate fps' is because a large majority of them get motion sickness, I'm not sure if that's true mind. I know it's true that asian people have a much lower toleration for alcohol than europeans do so it could be true whilst also being a stereotype.
How did you come to that conclusion that Asians have lower tolerance than Europeans? I could tell you now that that's completely false. If you're basing it off of certain Asians turning bright red after 2 drinks, then I could tell you that that's not really common. A lot of different Asian nationalities have a heavy drinking culture, especially the Koreans. You would not last on Soju(Korean liquor).
It was a documentary I watched one time that was backed up with facts. Yeah I know some Asians can handle there booze but the docu found that many Asians had a gene that meant they couldn't handle it and yes would go red and well quickly drunk. I must repeat it wasn't all Asians that had it and some westerners had the "low tolerance to alcohol gene" but more asians had it by far. But hey I would like to try this "Soju", it sounds nice!
Soju is BEAST! That aside, what butcher says is true: more Asians have low tolerances- due to genetics- than other peoples.
I know about the gene butcher8 is talking about. Those scientific research and documentaries would lead one to believe that 1 out of every 2 Asian person carries that gene and suffers from the symptoms. The real-world fact is that that isn't the case. The majority of the people I hangout with are Asians, and I could say that out of a group of 10, probably only 1 or 2 may display the symptoms of that gene, or the "Asian Flush".
Not too mention they suck at them? A large percentage of Japanese people also get nauseous from fast paced shooters.
Different tastes are good for the industry otherwise we will have one genre and a boring industry.
Cause most FPS's are boring, dull and lack in storytelling. Oh and they're idiot-friendly. This is just my opinion.
FPS is far easier to develop than a game that needs lots of calculation and special effects. To many asians FPS genre is bland.
Idiot-friendly? Try to play something like Counter-Strike, Quake, or Unreal Tournament, and we'll see how idiot-friendly those are. You must be thinking CoD is somehow representative of every FPS ever made. The games I mentioned require the sharpest reflexes and quickest minds to excel at.
I mean't console FPS's in general. PC FPS's do require some skill for sure, but they still are dull and lack in storytelling (most of them anyway).
Why Japan loves Monster Hunter.
Here is an article from 2004 that may answer the question. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id...
I see noone read beyond the title.
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