While surfing the Internet, I came across this article where the Fes creator, Phil Fish say that Japanese Games are (censored) horrible without giving any good reason. Not only I got enraged by his uncalled comments, but it ruins his credibility since what he said is unprofessional and also, he is in no position to say it considering that he took 5 years to make a 2D game that probably doesn’t deserve the awards it’s getting.
I do admit that Japanese Games have some problems like not localizing their games (eg Namco with their constant refusal to localize Idolmaster) and that Final Fantasy XIII is pretty mediocre, most of their games are rather good compared to what gets made in the West. I feel that western games are horrible because they play with the obsessions of violence, rehash of FPS games, poor quality mobile games that is filled with ripoff micro transactions, bad movie licensed games, ripoff DLCs over good gameplay and the list goes on. Needless to say, I feel that western gaming is going into a big rut, but that is my opinion. However, this doesn’t rule out all Western games since there are actually good ones out there such as Portal, Half-Life series, etc, but not that many.
I also like to point out that Japanese Games are made for the Japanese audience… so beggars can’t be choosers I suppose. Also, the fact that Sturgeon’s Law applies to everything, no matter where the game is made.
So in short, Phil Fish doesn’t know what he is talking about. He better off keeping his mouth shut and stop making Indie look bad.