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3 years ago#121
toadieman posted...
I buy whatever looks like it will be good.

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3 years ago#122
numba1_gamer posted...
Western developers cant make a good rpg or fighter in my opinion. It all comes down to preference in genre because each has different strengths when it comes to genres.

jrpgs have more in common with interactive movies than rpgs while western rpg lets you actually role play.
3 years ago#123
grungastzenki posted...
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3 years ago#124
numba1_gamer posted...
Western developers cant make a good rpg in my opinion

Bad or good is a matter of opinion as you pointed out, of course the consensus is that they are fantastic otherwise occidental consumers wouldnt buy The Witcher, Mass Effect, Dragon Age by the million while J"RPG" barely sell and have been in a steadily decline for the past 6 years.

But whatever your opinion is at least western developers make RPGs, unlike eastern developers.
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3 years ago#125
I don't try to avoid western games but I'm just not interested in the experiences/genres they are geared towards providing. Most of the Western games in my collection are from previous generations.

I generally gravitate towards the Japanese releases but their output this generation hasn't been all that interesting either, meaning I just don't buy many modern games. I've been backtracking through previous generations looking for gems and diamonds in the rough.

I will say I recently completed the first Metroid Prime and that title successfully blurred the line between Western and Eastern in my opinion, offering an Eastern IP with Western mechanics.

Additionally, while I don't hate JRPGs I'm still burnt out from playing a million of them during the PS1 days. I have a few from this generation on hand but have yet to play them.

As for FPS, I just don't care unless it's the original Doom games, Goldeneye and, again, Prime.
3 years ago#126
From: toadieman | #002
I buy whatever looks like it will be good.

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3 years ago#127
I know if a game looks to be alright, that's when I rent it to see if I like it.
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3 years ago#128
TC SUCKS. should be a option...
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3 years ago#129
Yes I (kinda) do. I still can count all western games I would give 8/10 or better with two hands.

I was really surprised about Scott Pilgrim vs. The World though, A license game made by a generally mediocre american company (ubisoft) should never be able to be a top tier game, but somehow it just is.
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3 years ago#130
No, I buy whatever interests me - where said game was developed is irrelevant.
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