"They should really focus on what they do best. Many games try to appease Western audiences, not understanding the culture, and most of them fail."
well said!! i want a real RE comeback!!!
Square Enix is a big culprit for doing just this and need to focus properly again, westerns bought their games because it had that non Western feel. shin megami tensei is a good example of a game that is not created to appeal to westerns but in doing that makes it more appealing IMO.
Perfect advice from Shu. Don't try to be western developers, there's a reason why JRPGs used to have such a big fanbase, and it's because they didn't try to be what they aren't.
Capcom and Konami have also done a lot of "westernizing." It's really quite sad how trendy it's becoming. We need to encourage more variety. Bravely Default's success is telling of this.
Demon's Souls was a great example.
Demon's Souls is basically Onimusha but in a western setting (just wish we could get an Onimusha game as I miss Samanosuke Akechi and Jubei Yagyu). At it's heart the game play is pretty much an Eastern game and that's why Demon's Souls is a Hit.
I think you got it wrong. FYI, Demon's Souls is a spiritual successor of King's Field. A series which is developed by From Software too. If you ever play King's Field than you will notice a lot of similaritis between King's Field and Demon's Souls. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... Meanwhile, Onimusha is basicly Resident Evil but with faster movement and japanese historical setting (ninja, samurai, feudal lord, etc). That's why in Onimusha 1 (and 2-4) there's puzzles, deadly traps, fixed camera, pre-rendered background, a lot of backtracking to find keys to unlocked the door, tank control, or herbs. The same elements that we also find in RE. Heck, even Onimusha used the same game over screen like RE. You should read this interview when 1up talked with Keiji Inafune about Onimusha http://www.1up.com/features...
I agree with this.
The Boss has spoken
do what you do best dont copy west
we did get a few great game from them copying western style but we have much more greater games from japanese devs in the last couple gens when they still doing what they do best. now almost every game if its not fps or 3rd person it has a gun on it and fck grammar nazi im asian
I say that for years now since they started to butcher Resident Evil and FF.
So more RPG games with nude anime girls? I don't mind as long as its fun and Japan has alot of anime games that would sell like crazy in the west.
Anime is pretty popular, even in the west. Why deny that audience a buyable product? ;)
I bought FF in the past because it had a JRPG feel to it. The new ones don't feel like JRPGs to me which is why I don't buy them. However I like FF14.
The man speaks the truth. I would like Resident Evil to return to horror and FF to be less westernized. AND FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE CAPCOM, PLEASE MAKE A NEXT GEN ONIMUSHA!
Not to mention a next generation Mega Man. Holy crap they've been holding out on fans of that series for a while now.
Agreed. Capcom needs to stop making ten repeat installments of Street Fighter IV and give us something new already.
How about finishing Mega Man Legends 3? That might be a start. First Capcom needs to get their heads out of their butts and forget about their resentment of Inafune.
Wise words from this visionary. I just hope he said that 7 years ago so many JRPGs didn't feel the need to "be" western.
Just do what you guys do, the west doesn't exactly have the best taste in much of anything. Don't cater to those crappy tastes.I hope the Japanese devs kick it up this gen, alot of the popular ones have been funking it up 7th gen.
YEAH!! DAMN RIGHT he is ...JApanese devies DONT try to mimic the untalented western colleagues ..you are superior from any aspect (from the most of them
I want a Japanese Silent Hill game :(
i like a mix of games and cultures in my games and hopefully people will buy Japanese games on ps4 and x1.
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