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Do you still avoid buying western games?

#121kewldude475Posted 12/23/2012 9:31:56 PM
toadieman posted...
I buy whatever looks like it will be good.

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#122El_ZaggyPosted 12/23/2012 9:42:45 PM
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.
#123jubjub360Posted 12/23/2012 9:46:59 PM
grungastzenki posted...
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I... can't... say... it's... opinion...
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#124hijokaidenPosted 12/23/2012 9:59:19 PM
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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#125roadtosalvationPosted 12/23/2012 10:07:07 PM
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.
#126Wario_manPosted 12/23/2012 10:10:28 PM
From: toadieman | #002
I buy whatever looks like it will be good.

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#127WarhawkPosted 12/24/2012 9:39:01 AM
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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#128snipernoob2000Posted 12/24/2012 9:48:06 AM
TC SUCKS. should be a option...
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#129themegaman7Posted 12/24/2012 10:29:25 AM(edited)
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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#130TroutfischPosted 12/24/2012 10:27:09 AM
No, I buy whatever interests me - where said game was developed is irrelevant.
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