Which do you find better, Japanese-made video games or Western-made ones, and why?

Totally depends on the genres. I think Western companies and Japanese companies excel at different genres.   FPS – Western companies own this one. Western companies have made groundbreaking and influential FPS games such as Doom, Quake, Duke Nukem 3D, Goldeneye 007, Battlefield, Far Cry, Crysis,Perfect Dark, Halo, Call of Duty, Fortnite, Overwatch, Unreal Tournament, Half-Life… Continue reading Which do you find better, Japanese-made video games or Western-made ones, and why?

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… Continue reading Why did Japanese games start declining in innovation and execution compared to Western games starting in the 2000s?

What do you think about China?

I guess I come from the unique perspective of having been to all the East Asian countries (China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea) and my feelings about China has changed because of this. Roughly 30% of my friends are Chinese and 40% Korean. Before I lived in Korea, I was in China for a few months, visiting… Continue reading What do you think about China?