it's funny that one a PS3 boards that people would be avoiding western games. Japans manpower goes into making portables games and you get an occasional console game worth getting.
Where as West are always pumping out decent games this gen. People who say that the games look bland are probably people who just appreciate Japanese art more, that are really into anime, etc. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with it, I enjoy it myself. But those people are just biased in their opinion as they can't appreciate something that isn't Japanese.