Phil Fish takes a shot at modern Japanese games, and then takes to Twitter with more biting remarks.
A lot of anger issues this guy has. He could have simply given his opinion is a less rude and obnoxious way. Instead he blurted out something and is now running around blaming everyone and trying to fix it. That is why you think about everything BEFORE you do or say it so you won't look like an @$$ later.
*Looks at his pic* Well its safe to say he has a face that matches his personality
what does that even mean?
I don't care how good his game is, I'm not going to support such a douche bag.
but he speaks the truth. the modern ones do suck
Gosh I hate this kind of people. Once they smell success they act all mighty and everything.
for a hipster this guy is quite the attention seeker and controversial.
Hipster indeed. Granted Japanese games have declined this generation, they are still the ones I look forward to the most in gaming. So someone tell him to go back to play games on his ipad.
May be he just ran out of bubbles on N4G. You guys are a rough crowed when it comes to your PS3.
Really? It's just the PS3 crowd? Hardly. There is simply no debate that Sony and it's hardware line are at the top of the list for having the most hate/attack/doomed articles on this site.
^^ The doom articles are submitted BECAUSE this site is PS3 centric. Articles are easy to heat up when they pick a fight with the majority.
Hmmmm I do somewhat agree with his statement on japanese games in the recent years. they aren't as good as they use to be. But to say that they suck? Yes Japanese developers have ran out of that steam they had back in the PS2 days, but they have their shares of great titles this gen. I mean not evry western game is amazing, we do get a lot of title that suck to. Either way, he should have expected something like this to happen. The way he kind of addressed this is something that probably could have gone a whole lot better then just coming out and saying that the games suck.Pretty disrespectful and if his response is to say gamers are the worst, then that's is to. This is just bad PR, expect bad reactions. Simply saying your sorry never really fixes things nowadays. I don't believe that Japanese gaming will died out and be gone, but it certainly is shrinking and moving towards a westernization, which i don't like. I think we'll eventually see a comeback. Hopefully.
While his statement may have been crass, and most likely a consequence of the big head this little fish grew after garnering awards and finding himself next to the king of cynicism, jonathon blow,it did ring of truth. But in a world of insane political correctness, alot of queations get asked, but answers are rarely given. We got an answer, and the reporter correctly took it in it's original spirit, a challenge to japanese developers to get back to the drawing board. I think it will b harder than most may think. Most japanese companies are still great at what they do, ie. Mario and zelda. It's the popularity of western games that has them pulling up the rear nowadays. That and a few fizzling stars that once shone very bright, final fantasy and MGs direction.
ummm, there are games and franchises created in Japan that will never be created in the US or any other country for that matter. Shadow of the Colossus for instance. Another simple one is Brain Training! It started a fad that developers in the west started following. A The whole fighting Genre is practically created and is maintained only through Japanese developers. So no, it doesn't ring true. It's just a**holes who don't know that what you consider sucky could be considered different by others. Sure, we all can't stand some quirks the Japanese like but that's really what's good about their games, they're so different and for our sake I hope they don't copy the games in the west.
I said that most japanese developers are great at what they do. And shadow of the colossus isn't exactly new. I agree that they were the foundation of most of what we do now, but u can't deny that new layers are being built on that foundation and they are coming from the west. And i m sure that money is very important, especially to a country that was decimated physically and financially last year. They can't make any games if they aren't financially sound. Despite niche preferences, the writing is on the wall, and i for one, am rooting for them. But sticking ur head in the sand or getting angry doesn't change the fact that most super successful franchises are coming out of the west now. And u can't say that money doesn't matter, or sales don't matter because they used to dominate in sales, and as i mentioned earlier, u can't make games at all if they aren't viable.
Some of the best games have been from JP devs. Demon/Dark Souls, GT5 and MGS4 (to name a few)
...and now, I'm even more glad that I don't give half a crap about Fez.
This prick needs to remember gamers created them and we can also destroy them. Console gamers maybe not because their too f***ing dumb. PC gamers would tear these developers a new a** hole.
You pc gamers are just as delusional and arrogant as this guy. You guys seem to have this hubris making ya believe you're better than the rest, but just end up looking like arseholes yaselves.
I look at your comment and I can see where this guy is coming from.
It's comments like this that project an attitude which make me ashamed to call myself a PC gamer.
i guess he's the worst fucking people because he created game for gamers
what a douche bag
Never heard of this guy?Oh well back to enjoying my crappy games.......
Who is this guy anyway? Looks and sounds like a fuckin tool
he shouldnt of joined the gaming business then..
what a total dick
indie devs.... crapping out pretentious trash since 2001 every indie game i have played that people have raved about has been crap bastion, limbo, minecraft ect...... crap i'd rather play duke nukem forever, and that game was a giant digital turd. indie games belong on the iphone, sitting right next to all the other amateurs work i can't care less what an accomplished dev thinks like todd howard or cliffy b or any other big label dev, indie devs talking is like real estate advice from a homeless woman.
Wow hey there! Sure this guy as a douchbag but that doesn't mean all indie devs are! Bastion, braid,minecraft all are great games and most talented devs were indie developers like valve.
ok, not all indie devs, but honestly, these guys all talk too much you don't hear blizzard talking shit you don't hear naughty dog popping off being assholes and giving advice to other devs like, look what we made with uncharted 2 (2 looks and plays way better than 3, admit it) why can no one else do this, all other games look like crap compared to ours (and if they did they'd be kinda right) but they let their work speak for them. its always these pretentious nobodies (or cliffy b or douchy jaffe) spouting off with their pearls of wisdom for other devs when most of their games are crap minecraft is Fu#$ing garbage imo, it looks like it was made 15 years ago, i know i havnt given it much of a chance, but playing it for 10 min let me know, its poo to me and that guy annoys me with his stupid hat looking like silents bobs gay lover. what eva im pissed about daylight savings time so im venting!
Way to self destroy his brief and controversial little fame. If you talk big, you gotta be ready for what comes after. When its about your career and business, you HAVE to keep a cool head. Pretty much I think he's fucked ..
You sir can go fuck yourself.
(Que imbesil) He s fucked.He shot himself in his leg.
I haven't played his game before, this just reaffirmed my position.
There are ways of delivering a message. You can write a letter, post a lengthy treatise on the internet, sit at a panel and discuss the pros and cons and solutions to an issue, or you can crap on someone's doorstep, literally or figuratively. This guy just left a steaming verbal dook on a lot of doorsteps.
This guy is a douche
Dude spends 5 years making a "hyped" game that isn't even released yet, starts thinking he's hot shit.
He's right, we're all scum. You know it's true.
This guy sounds like a douchbag. Since the question was asked to him politely, he should have responded politely, not like a frat boy. Japanese games made the industry what it is and they continue to amaze. Last time I checked games like Shadow of the Colossus was made by the Japanese. For one thing, some developers in the US can learn humility from the Japanese developers. douchbag Blizenski sounds like this guy role model; 'PC is dead blah blah blah I just shoved a shoe down my own throat blah blah blah'. I've never seen Miyamoto go 'I just created Mario, suck it!' Plus can you imagine if only the US made games? The way things are going we'd probably eventually be playing all FPS on consoles for God's sake.
yeah dude, slag off your potential customers, BEFORE your product is released. that's smart. >_> and you didn't come across as a dick at all either. one of those statements is untrue... the other is a lie. ^_^
Maybe he's right, I'm a gamer and I can't look at his picture without wanting to put him in a headlock and shave him by force, which is probably a prick move.
Why does this guy swear so much?
I hope Fez bombs hard, you've more than earned it Fish.
I don't have anything against him having that opinion of modern Japanese games, but I think he could have/should have/probably would have tread a little more carefully. There are a million different ways he could have said what he did, and he had to choose one of the most crass, insulting ways possible. And then he gets upset that he might have offended people? Only to offend them again by calling them "the worst fucking people." Many gamers might be a little on the immature side, but we're certainly not right up there with rapists and murderers, for sure. Hyperbole or not. And once something is out there, regardless of numerous apologies, it's still out there dude. Mr. Fish shouldn't worry too much, if he hates gamers so much, he won't be making many more games - so he probably won't ever have to deal with us terrible people again.
Stupid people should not talk to their customers. It often leads to business tragedy.
Some of these indie devs really need to shut up and hire PR people. Just for his stupid rant, I'm not buying Fez. It looked like a good game, but screw it, there's more than enough games to occupy my time.
As I said before, this is one dev I will not support. If he's not the only one on the team, I feel sorry for the others having to suffer because this loudmouthed idiot is... well, a loudmouthed idiot.
I think we should start referring to this guy as Suck - a perfect companion to Blow, and perfect discriptions of what both of their games do.
Lol, after saying japanese games are sucx now he pointed his middle finger for gamers who (maybe) wants to buy / play his game. Yeah, thx dude you can take you're dic...eh FEZ somewehere else -_- Meanwhile, i will give my money to Journey that looks much much better from you're FEZ.
not everyones like you BWHAHAHA
eh. why does he have to be so rude?
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