Why did Japanese games start declining in innovation and execution compared to Western games starting in the 2000s?
Complacency and conservatism. Mega man developer Keiji Inafune himself remarked upon the decline of the Japanese video game industry a lot beginning in the 2000s and he took a lot of inspiration from Western video game companies who he looked up to, to try and focus Japanese towards doing more risky, innovative things, but that […]
Others have given much more detailed answers, but I think America peaked in the 1950s and 1960s with Eisenhower and JFK and started to decline once the 1973 oil crisis, Vietnam war and Nixon scandals hit. As many others have pointed out, Reagan has been among the biggest factors in America’s downfall. When you keep […]