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I would like to see some Japanese developer make a JFPS. Would be interesting

#31SinfullyvannilaPosted 12/28/2012 10:46:49 AM(edited)
nonexistinghero posted...
Sinfullyvannila posted...
The Japanese just don't have the intimate cultural association with guns that the Western world, particularly USA does.

I'm not saying they can't make a good shooter, they just don't have the impetus to do so.

They have a ton of games, movies and anime with loads of guns. To be quite honest, it's really somewhat of a mystery why there hasn't been a large Japanese developer that tries to push a big FPS title. I remember some FPS game from Square-Enix for the PSP, but it was decent at best, I read. Outside of that, I can't really think of anything recent. Maybe there's some obscure Japan-only FPS?

I just told you the reason. It's not a mystery at all to people who have the most basic knowledge of Japanese history. They just don't care about guns and shooting as much as Westerners do. Guns aren't a cornerstone of their cultural identity. That doesn't mean there is no interest, just relatively not nearly as much.

For the West, guns are either a symbol of freedom or conquest. For Japan, they are a symbol of Imperialism and hubris.
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#32SieKensouPosted 12/28/2012 10:42:54 AM
mechs vs guns.... mechs win
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#33work_a_holicPosted 12/28/2012 10:49:01 AM
How would they spice up the formula? By giving the characters salon fresh hair, girly clothes, and awkward dialogue?

I'll stick to my bro dude shooters.
#34RayconPosted 12/28/2012 10:52:18 AM
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Vanquish was the single best TPS I've played.

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