How come so many people on this board aren't into Japanese video games? Not too long ago jrpgs would move 800k+ during launch week to America alone, what happened?
Outside of realm of gaming the only thing there seems to be is AAA multiplat action games and Indie titles.
Because jap games went to phones and western games got a resurgence with the xbox making all the rednecks play games
Also jap games got even more moe something that is not popular in the west
JRPGS were actually good years ago.
The Playstation 2 for example was a prime example of a console having a strong line up.
But with the downfall of Final Fantasy in a cheap yearly rehash and the empowering of shooters they lost.
I remember playing Final Fantasy with friends when i was young.
Nobody young is playing this "faggot" games anymore
Because Japan hardly makes good games anymore. Everything out of there these days is uguu panty quest garbage that /v/ ironically likes because it upsets people see retards touting Senran kagura as GOTY or something
a lot of them suck and are formulaic shit, particularly jrpgs these days. most of this is because japanese companies force their employees to work like slaves so they don't get sent off to build pachinko machines.
occasionally you have some absolutely incredible games come out of japan like dragon's dogma but almost disgustingly frequently you get uninspired dogshit.
How come so many people are into bitches without any curves?
They went revisionist mode and developed a massive bias against consoles and thus their choice in hardware basically forces them to rationalize this idea that all Jap games are panty quests simply because the plethora of games they otherwise would have enjoyed aren't available on their chosen platform.
The rise of PC/western indie game culture doesn't help. The most bitter, hating, self-hating, censorship encouraging, toxic, e-celebrity culture, video game hating, indie glorification ideologies of the current century have if not exclusively emerged out of the west.
Nothing is Japan has changed, they still push out mad software but people are constantly convincing themselves with 40 reasons why they shouldn't and cant enjoy the vidiya anymore.
It's funny how people shit on japanese games despite them improving and reinventing their gameplay all the time while western games get a pass for their copy pasted gameplay that's similar between all the titles.
Then there are the ones who think that anything with an anime artstyle means that it's garbage and not worth playing but love generic western art style games and see no problems playing them.
Tons of factors.
One I found funny is the way modern game press turned their back against Japan, its clear they are bought by western studios to promote western made stuff and kill Japanese games
It's funny because the hate towards japanese games is exactly what game journalists and SJWs want due to the fact that japan represents the last bastion for developers to create games without thinking of representations of race, gender and just make to whatever they want without fear of getting blacklisted and banned from development forever.
Then most of the gaming places on the internet hate japanese games due to their influence and slowly but surely bring the end of japanese games in the west.
japanese games are cool i still love most of Nintendo's output and am looking forward to persona 5
one improvement would be to stop sticking to clichés in story/characters but not much chance of that. Japanese love clichés cos they think it's funny self-referential humor
fat is gross anon, this is as big as a women should ever get
Japanese games doesn't have aggressive marketing strategies like the ones practiced by western AAA devs. Plus, they're moving to mobile because japanese people are less willing to buy consoles.
because absolute shit taste due to fear of weeaboos
/v/ is under the false impression that being a weeabo when it coems to videogames is bad and, due to peer pressure, will say that japanese games are shit
Of course, this is only the impression it gives, in reality /v/ loves japanese games because it is the logical thing to do
Getting into Japanese game is a hurdle these days, around 1 year ago I literally detested all Japanese vidiya and saw it as pedo shit, substanceless weeb games but over time have come out to appreciate that some of their games are in-depth and engaging. It also kinda helps being able to know whats shit and what isn't but that is called developing taste and it takes time. You'll instantly go for the flashy AAA-esque titles at first while denying the high quality niche stuff. Anyway It took a while for me to understand where Japanese gmaing was at and it did help I had some psp/ps2 mileage under my belt so I had played Japanese games before.
The problem I think is many won't even contemplate looking into other genres or games in the very first place these days. Normies are worlds away in their own minds of ever appreciating or acknowleging Japanese vidiya these days and it's hard to pull away from all the ubisoft and steam/bethsesda brainwashing when it dominates your main sources of media. It was a good thing I guess, playing TOCS on vita at the moment. Oh yeah, all the good shit is still on console which is.. yeah. Japan loves their consoles.
1. Kotaku & co enforced the JRPG's are dead meme, leading to bad pr and less localisations
2. The demographic of this site has changed. The site has been invaded by reddid and tumblr users and most of them are millenials
>The site has been invaded by reddit and tumblr users and most of them are millenials
This makes the most sense. Considering how the golden age of japanese games on consoles in the west is 20 years ago. Any 8 year old who grew up with the past 10 years of gaming would have only experienced the PS3/360/PC ports which had little to no japanese games due to the industry self destructing over the years.
Now they're 18 and there's barely any japanese games they've experienced so they all call japanese games weebshit. Combined with all the gaming press and western developers trying to shit on japanese developers, a lot of 18 year olds today would have gotten a horrible impression of japanese games.
I dont understand the appeal of constant shitposting, its one thing to shitpost a bit in threads about things that I actually like, for example going over to twg and posting stale antiochus memes, and a completely different thing shitposting about something you have no intention of playing
We're entering a twilight age I think.
Japan as a whole is declining and putting everything on mobiles, this is their last burst and last try on consoles and handhelds in a desperate attempt to make japanese games popular again. I really doubt that people will buy the japanese games in large enough numbers to sustain more games like this in the future.
Either way I'm collecting and obtaining a steady collection of games. Might as well enjoy it while it lasts.
Handhelds are dying too, with how little games 3rd parties are making for the 3DS compared to the DS and the 3DS's poor hardware sales compared to it's brothers, it's no doubt that the next handheld will sell far less than the 3DS and see less support from 3rd parties.
Handhelds are slowly becoming a japan only thing, the west doesn't care about handhelds anymore and with Pokemon releasing a mobile game soon, there's even less reason to care.
I don't know what you're excited about that hasn't already been releasing from Japan.
Persona is trash that's a lazy PS3 port with PS2 animations, basic as fuck level/world design with little interactivity, and will most likely have shitty combat like P3/P4
Last Guardian might be good
DaS3 is Souls like always, but looks a lot better than the horrible decline in quality that DaS2 was
DQXI and SO5 are lazily made JRPGs like their predecessors
Fighting games are fighting games, but SFV will probably grow bigger than SFIV and T7 might bring Tekken back if they learned from their mistakes (doubt it)
Scalebound looks cool, but Platinum has always made some kind of hack n slash every few years
You are right and wrong, the desperate attempt is to make jap games popular IN THE WEST
They will just go back to make small games for themselves, mobile is never going to completely kill consoles in japan, it will just go niche.
They arent dying they will stabilize, AC sold 4M on the 3DS, they will never go away completely.
In the future what will most likely happen is that Japan will stop trying to sell their consoles/handhelds outside Japan is all.
As Japan multi fronts crisis gets even worse they will only go back to being more and more insular every day.
It also doesnt help that the west have gone completely loco with their SJW bullshit.
I honestly think that the next Nintendo handheld will sell less than the 3DS, if you look at 3DS's numbers it's doing exceedingly poor in the west but outstanding in japan.
Japan alone cannot carry a handheld and thus we'll see the 3DS successor do 10-20 million in japan alone and barely 5-10 million in the west.
>the next Nintendo handheld will sell less than the 3DS
Of course it will thats what Im saying, it will go niche, but it will never completely die.
>Japan alone cannot carry a handheld
Yes they can, they dont need gaijins at all to have a sustained game industry, just look at anime.
Of course the games will go back to PS2 graphics but who cares about that
They also have a right to shut the fuck up and die too
If it offends you, why not look the other way? Or close your browser? Why waste an hour of your life complaining about the size of some fictional bitch's tits being too big when you can be playing video games or doing something that you DO like?
>They also have a right to shut the fuck up and die too
So do you
>If it offends you, why not look the other way? Or close your browser? Why waste an hour of your life complaining
heed your own advice 8gagger
It's just simply unsustainable.
Nintendo handhelds thrive due to 3rd party developers in japan. As their games sell less and less, we're just going to see them close down like we've already did for some great and old japanese studios.
One day Nintendo will see that they are selling less and less handhelds and will try to find a way to sustain the market to keep themselves alive as well. We've already seen the golden age of handhelds with the DS and PSP. The Vita and 3DS are both fantastic as well but we're just going to see a slow decline in handhelds until nothing is left.
>as long as they try to sell them to ganjins like me in english
They probably wont outside huge titles, Im talking about 40 years in the future though.
Wrong, Japan can sustain themselves just fine.
There is a niche that will pay $90 for console games
jrpgs are boring
japanese companies barely take risks anymore. it's all generic moeshit because that's what sells consistently in japan
I want more odd games that you don't see being made anywhere else. I want more games like phoenix wright, deadly premonition, trauma center, catherine, and rhythm heaven
This board is full of weebs.
Also, Japanese games aren't as popular because Japanese people have a weird culture with drama and dialogue, Japanese games have often ugly and shitty UI, and the design doesn't appeal to the western audience that craves grittier settings.
I like both, but I honestly don't understand how anyone can enjoy the story and dialogue side if anything Japanese. I think Japanese people may all have autism.
because this board is owned by a Japanese person.
Most Jap games are absolute shit, with crap gameplay which you faggots only like because it panders to some fetish of yours or has naked little girls.
You faggots don't like Jap games because they are good games
Because I'm not into video games in general. I'm exptremely bored right now and I'm honestly considering sticking a toothpick in my dickhole rather than actually playing a video game. Good thing shitposting keeps me occupied enough no to try such stupid shit.
Japan still makes the best games. Bloodborne, XCX, MH4U, Yakuza 5 all came out last year and were great games. Meanwhile, the only Western game worth a shit was The Witcher 3.
jRPGs used to move 800k+ copies when jRPGs were cool like FFVII,VIII,IX, Chrono cross, Legend of Dragoon, Xenogears, etc.
Jap games just like the western games went to the shitter nowadays. Jap games are about fan service+moe now, which only appeals to autistic weebs.