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posted ago by Snipthetipandsip ago by Snipthetipandsip +51 / -2

Remember the days when you would be engrossed in a game? So infatuated with the story that you would play it for hours only to look at the clock and wonder where the time went? It's been awhile since I dived into a game like that, and believe me I've tried. I played fallout 4 and was let down, eventually got bored of the godlike powers I was granted in Skyrim, totally frustrated with the state of Sim City (5), and the list goes on.

Due to lack of internet, and funds I was forced into mobile gaming for a fix and I need not explain the disdain from the "verity" of games I tried to get into and eventually hit a pay wall.

So a friend of mine moves in with a collection of JRPGs. We started on Bravely Default 2. Superb. A throw back to the original final fantasy games that actually feels like a damn final fantasy game! Great engaging story, fun combat, unique class system. I was impressed.

After that was completed I decided to try Star Ocean 5, as I was a fan of the franchise when I was a kid. Again, loved it. Sure the story was a little less engaging, but the combat was too notch. 7 characters on the screen at once was a bit to get used to, but after learning the curve of pausing for heals and spells, and unleashing combos it became fluid enough. Challenging boss fights, and very action packed, I was again impressed.

Then I dug out No No Kuni. At first glance I was a bit turned off. Not a huge fan of pokemon, and playing as a 13 year old kid who looked like he was 6 wasn't exactly gearing me up to play. But I read some reviews and a lot of people gave it high scores, so I gave it a shot. Wow. A masterpiece. Unique combat, brilliant story, and just all out beautiful. I was very impressed. The story was actually unique, which blew my mind.

I was so impressed with the first game I order the second. While I waited for it to arrive I started boarder lands 3... Terrible. Sure, the guns are fun, and the combat is engaging enough. But the story was SOOOOO cringy. I literally would run away from who ever was giving me story so I didn't have to listen to it. I didn't care, I just wanted the next way point to go and blow shit up. Which kind of got boring. I found myself just looting for new legendaries, trying them out, and then selling them when I found something better. Which got boring, and I quit playing it.

Now I'm on to No No Kuni 2, and in 3 hours of play I'm enjoying it more then the 15 hours I wasted with BL3.

I should also point out; I'm not a weebo. I'm not a fan of Anime, or manga, and really could give two shots about Japan. It's just really nice to play a game that has substance, involves more mechanics then just running around killing people, or leveling up to God tier status and having no challenge. And my god, playing a game with an actual original story that makes sense?! Never thought it would happen again.

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Hear_The_Lions_Sing 23 points ago +24 / -1

Political correctness is not an obsession in Japan, and hopefully it won't be. That, added with deconstructionist Death of the Author bullcrap is ruining writing in general. Japan (generally, there are probably exceptions for those who have been poisoned by Western entertainment) writes free of those constraints. Creativity thrives when not chained by politically correct fascists.

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FeeFiFoeFi 8 points ago +8 / -0

Just this past weekend I was sucked into "Slay the Spire" for hours on end. It's a cheap little card based, no story game, but it scratched my Magic the Gathering itch like no other game has, so anyway, it would probably be considered a western title, so, that's my counter argument to your post.

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triforce28 5 points ago +5 / -0

Slay the spire is fantastic. I would also recommend you give monster train a shot. Also a deck building roguelike with a unique twist. Both very fun games

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FeeFiFoeFi 4 points ago +4 / -0

Cool, I'll try it out.

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Hear_The_Lions_Sing 3 points ago +3 / -0

I love Japanese games, but that is a great game. I still have a lot to learn on the varieties of ways to build a deck rather than try to force build a deck. (C'mon, where is the card that lets me summon a lightning every time I play a power card?!!! I've built a deck that needs that card but I don't have it yet, and I'm on act 3!)

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FeeFiFoeFi 2 points ago +2 / -0

I still need to explore the other play modes. On standard I've beat it with the first 3 characters (that blue robot mage is who I beat it with first, fell into a deck that basically let me just keep playing free cards over and over, never even letting the enemy have a turn). Now I need to figure out how to utilize the fourth character properly, and it looks like to truly beat the game, you have to beat it with the first 3 characters, then run through it a fourth time with any character, but pick up 3 keys along the way.

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Hear_The_Lions_Sing 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yep. Act 4. You can look online to get general tips or figure out really strong cards / synergies yourself. The Defect (the robot) is probably my favorite, but I really only look for one type of deck, the one I mentioned before. Combine it with the relic that makes a random card free when you play a power card and your deck can be stupid powerful quickly. The watcher (4th character) can change stances (and you can synergize around that), and an upgraded blasphemy card (retain) can create some times that you can one shot lots of stuff.

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FinalFantasyNerd 6 points ago +10 / -4

I'm a weabo degenerate and I agree I basically only play Japanese games at this point.

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ShabbosSean 8 points ago +9 / -1

The other weaboo degenerates who infest this community are extremely sensitive and should be more like you.

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FinalFantasyNerd 6 points ago +7 / -1

I am what I am and I ain't changing.

I can love Trump and anime no fucks given.

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ShabbosSean 0 points ago +2 / -2

You can, just remember that you will never be Japanese, that watching anime in Japanese with English subtitles will never make you proficient in Japanese, and that you will never be a cat girl.

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FinalFantasyNerd 2 points ago +3 / -1

I'm not trying to become Japanese that's ridiculous.

It's like saying you're trying to be a Canadian because you like maple syrup and hockey or a Mexican because you like mariachi music.

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ShabbosSean 0 points ago +2 / -2

Ok final fantasy san

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smashorbz 5 points ago +5 / -0

The last time I truly enjoyed western games was in the early 2010's with Skyrim, Red Dead Redemption, Far Cry 3, GTA 5, and the Uncharted trilogy(yes I said trilogy).

Only newer western stuff I play anymore is the occasional zombies match in COD with some friends, and every few months I catch the Runescape bug. Age Of Empires 4 looks decent, but I'm keeping hopes to a minimum.

98% of what I play anymore is Japanese, whether its retro or new. Best games I played in the mid to late 2010's era was Dragon Quest 11, Metal Gear Solid 5, Dark Souls 3, Bloodborne, BOTW, Metroid: Samus Returns, Mario Odyssey, Smash Bros Ultimate, Tekken 7, Last Guardian, and Resident Evil 2. All of these games kept me hooked till the end, when I played Red Dead 2 I was half asleep most of the time.

My point is that I'm not even a weeb, I don't watch anime or read manga. I just think Japan does a much better job making games actually games instead of interactive shallow movie experiences laced with propaganda.

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HEXEN 5 points ago +5 / -0

Going to disagree. They each have their strengths.

Japans single player experiences far outstrip western gaming offerings. Some of the most refined, well executed and impeccably detailed games come from the shores of Japan.

But western gaming DOMINATES multiplayer endeavors and sandboxes. This includes whole genres like RTS's, FPS's and survival crafters.

All the best online gaming experiences I've personally had in my life have come from western gaming companies and partners: Battlefield 1942, BF2, BF3, Bad Company 2, Counter Strike Source, Chivalry Medieval Warfare, Tribes Ascend, Company of Heroes, Supreme Commander, Broodwar, Command and Conquer series, etc.

But there's also some decent single player games in there as well: Soul Reaver: Legacy of Kain, Halo, Grand Theft Auto series, Sim City, Cities Skylines, Sim Ant, Sim Hotel, Dark Forces, Tie Fighter, Mass Effect 1 and 2, A Plagues Tale Innocence, Terminator Resistance, ect.

So, like I said, I think both markets have and play to different strengths.

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Snipthetipandsip [S] 1 point ago +2 / -1

...but most of the games you listed came out decades ago. When was the last great RTS? Red Alert 3? Age of empires 3? When gaming was a niche all across the board, western companies we're equal to Japan; I agree. The problem is in the last 10 years AAA tilted have just felt hallow. What's different about battle field? Call of duty? Nothing. It's the same game with flashy graphics. What was the last great single player experience pushed by a western AAA company?

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HEXEN 2 points ago +2 / -0

"What was the last great single player experience pushed by a western AAA company?"

There have been a few that have made me take notice. Red Dead 2, Kingdom Come Deliverance, A Plagues Tale Innocence, Assassins Creed Odyssey, a few others I'm probably missing.

They're fewer and farther between as opposed to Japanese single player experiences, but they're out there.

I'm more just playing devils advocate though, because the western AAA gaming industry has gone to complete shit, you're right. Indi developers now pick up their slack, but I didn't mention this at first because you specifically cited AAA studios and producers.

Western indie developers basically have no competition. There's games that can be purchased for $30 that give you thousands of hours of playtime, where as a $60 AAA single player experience might, MIGHT net you 100-300 if you're really into it and do multiple playthroughs.

This is why I barely bother with AAA titles anymore, no matter who makes them. Cyberpunk sort of sealed the deal for me, which was a LONG nail to drive into the coffin because the last game I paid $60 for was AVP 2012 in 2012.

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Snipthetipandsip [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

I've heard good things about AC Odyssey, but every AC game I've tried just eventually comes off as repetitive. The combat is engaging at first, but quickly becomes boring once it's mastered. I've heard they fixed it in Odyssey so maybe I'll give it a go. I've got high hopes for the indie market as more gaming companies fill a niche the AAA companies leave behind. I just feel like every major title that's been released by AAA has fallen flat on it's face (from a single player perspective). Anthem, Mass Effect Andromeda, Cyber Punk, Fallout 76, Boarder Lands 3 and the list goes on...

I think these problems are multi-facet. Stemming from gaming companies using their player base to test their game (after it's released) to find bugs, which get left in the dust because the game has already sold. The forceful acceptance of SJW ideas which creates lazy plot points due to the fact that some characters can't go through a trial because the character needs to be portrayed as a "strong independent woman who always has the answer", and voids the company of criticism because "you're just a xenophobe" which allows these companies to push a crappy product on those who shower in their own virtue signals.

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HEXEN 1 point ago +1 / -0

Black Flag and Odyssey are all you need in your collection out of the AC franchise in my opinion. All the other titles fall short in comparison for one reason or another. Unless you're a huge fan that gets every title, I'd recommend those 2 as the best of the bunch.

"I think these problems are multi-facet."

Oh dude, too many to list. I think the largest thorn right now is political correctness and woke factor, and has been for a while. This stems a whole litany of problems that moves far beyond what you're seeing on screen.

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Snipthetipandsip [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Agreed, I suppose we have to be thankful for Steam, the console stores, and indie devs for side stepping the BS and creating games that are just fun, or tell an engaging story.

Honestly, I don't care if a dev team wants to incorporate a story that touches on issues we face in society if it's done from a fair and objective perspective. One game I played (and the title is skipping me) was all about the hardships people had to deal with during the Slavic civil war of the early 90s, and was done really well. I don't even mind playing as a woman as a main protagonist. My issue is creating a mary-sue and thus having a shit story because the protagonist always has the right answer, or the magical switch, or plan to fix the situation. There is no learning, nothing to challenge the character and results in lazy writing and a poor story.

In all honesty it kind of makes sense why these AAA companies pander to the SJW crowd. It allows them to pump out a crap story with crap mechanics, and then hide behind "people don't like this game because their some sort of phone", which saves them money and protects them from criticism.

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HEXEN 1 point ago +1 / -0

"Agreed, I suppose we have to be thankful for Steam"

I quake when Gabe steps down. Steam, in general, I feel is a target for idiots, grifters and wokelings. I believe its solid leadership has kept the company grounded, but who knows what the future holds.

As to the rest of your post, I agree 100%. There is nothing that says a female lead can't be interesting or fun to play. There's just no creativity in writing anymore because it's been hijacked by "wokeness".

Raw talent, genuine inspiration and the desire to create have to be first run through the litmus test now, which produces uninspired, safe, marketable slop that barely, if ever, registers above mediocre or strives to be unique.

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Daucus9 4 points ago +4 / -0

NNK2 disappointed me because while the first few hours start out strong, its subsequent characters are far less fleshed out compared to the first game and squanders the "US President gets isekai'd" plot, and the plot itself becomes very nonsensical by the end. It also has a ridiculous message about racism and how it's better to suppress the truth because there will be less fighting if everyone believes a more convenient lie.

But I'll tell ya, I'd much rather play NNK2 than deal with Borderlands 3's story again.

I think the problem with Western games is mostly the AAA stuff. I've had fun with Divinity Original Sin 2, Satisfactory, Hitman, Disco Elysium, and Hades. I've been burned and disappointed by Japanese games, such as Pokemon Sword/Shield and Balan Wonderworld. But generally I've enjoyed big AAA Japanese games more than Western ones.

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smashorbz 10 points ago +11 / -1

Disco Elysium is literally made by communist larpers, they even thanked Marx and Engels at the game awards

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Cstriker01 6 points ago +7 / -1

Fuck that game. Sad too because the concept of a true rpg detective game where failure still progresses the story in new ways is amazing.

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Daucus9 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yeah I unfortunately found out about the devs later. I still had fun with the game but I won't purchase anything else from people who put up a poster of their hero Joseph Stalin in their office. I hope DE at least inspires the creation of more rpg detective games.

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RussianAgent13 3 points ago +3 / -0

Is that so? I was afraid of that. Got to a part where you can choose to lean towards Libertarian / Anarcho-Capitalist values and it said +1 Selfishness or something. Haven't played since then.

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smashorbz 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yeah it was the 2019 game awards I believe, the lead developer was dressed like a communist revolutionary from the spanish civil war, and in his acceptance speech he thanked Karl Marx and Fredrich Engels.

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julianReyes 1 point ago +1 / -0

It was a whole group of those losers and Reggie Fils-Aime had to awkwardly shoo them off the stage after that idiocy. You could see the embarrassment burning off of his face.

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FinalFantasyNerd 2 points ago +2 / -0

Really it is Nintendo and JRPGs carrying it for me as well on Japanese games, I still enjoy an indie game from the west or Cities Skylines.

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JustHereForTheSalmon 4 points ago +4 / -0

I just wish Japanese companies would give the PC more love. Lots of shitty afterthought ports from the big companies.

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crash7863 4 points ago +4 / -0

Remember when Squaresoft used to produce good games? Remember when Square-Enix fucked that up?

You're not going to find a good ending to this. American and Japanese game companies suck right now. Right now they are are all following Atari's path into oblivion. This is related to the get work go broke bullshit.

I suggest everybody take up fishing. It's fun. And it's cheaper than gaming right now.

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Snipthetipandsip [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

Enix bought square and ruined the company. It was right around the time after FFX, and into 11 which was an MMO. I think Enix was secretly jealous of Squares successful games, bought them out and ruined the franchise on purpose. Luckily we have Bravely Default which feels like an actual final fantasy game.

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BBQ_boomer 3 points ago +5 / -2

america doesn't produce anything of substance anymore

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MAGAnic316 5 points ago +5 / -0

Sadly the case at present, but it’s only because it’s not allowed to. The control-left oppresses everyone and everything it can in the name of its cult.

The passion and the heart & soul that made America what it was are all still there, they’re just being artificially stifled. When the pendulum eventually does swing back the other way, there’s going to be a cultural Renaissance the likes of which you’ve never seen. We just need the left to fuck off first.

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VoteCyborgTrump2040 3 points ago +4 / -1

I have to agree completely. I am not a weeb at all. I like Dragonball because I watched it as a kid, but I don't watch anime and find it weird. But I realized something. Almost every one of my favorite things was made in Japan. Not actually all, but so many. My favorite games of recent times, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, Dark Souls, both Japanese. My favorite games as a child were all Japanese games, Mario, Zelda, Pokemon. And in between there was Ninja Gaiden, I played the shit out of those games. My favorite show as a child was Japanese (Dragon Ball Z). Pretty much everything I have great respect for, and pretty much everything that makes up my most valued childhood memories are Japanese.

The only real exception would be Blizzard games. But I think we can all agree that that is not true anymore. But Starcraft: Brood War was amazing, and still is.

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Cstriker01 2 points ago +2 / -0

Diablo 2 and vanilla wow. The lost Vikings. Warcraft 1-3.

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VoteCyborgTrump2040 6 points ago +6 / -0

Yes, those are some of the games that made Blizzard an exception. But they're all old games. Blizzard is fucking shit now.

Their Warcraft 3 remake was worse than garbage. World of Warcraft retail is garbage. They don't make games like TLK anymore. Diablo 3 was kind of shite, and Diablo 4 looks like a mobile game ported to PC. Hearthstone is pay to win garbage. Heroes of the Storm is abandoned and riddled with loot boxes. Starcraft 2 is abandoned. Overwatch was fun for like a couple weeks, and is now shit. Also tons of loot boxes.

The only remake worth anything is Starcraft: Remastered. They added configurable hotkeys and updated the graphics, added MMR and a real ladder, and that's pretty much all they did to it. But it's basically abandoned as well.

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Cstriker01 1 point ago +1 / -0

I’m a hypocrite. My buddy bought me WoW shadowlands...haven’t played since WOTLK. I like it.

I’m also cautiously optimistic about D2 Resurrected. It’s the studio that remastered Crash Bandicoot and did pretty good. I won’t buy day 1, but I’m slightly hopeful.

Hypocrite though I am, Blizzard is shit.

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VoteCyborgTrump2040 7 points ago +7 / -0

Gross, Blizzard is firmly in the hands of China. One of the worst offenders. If you have to play WoW, why not play it on a private server? You're literally paying the people who want you dead.

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julianReyes 1 point ago +1 / -0

There are people here who chimp out if you disrespect "muh based Discuck-sama-rama-chan" despite there being a million signs it is utterly out to destroy us.

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julianReyes 0 points ago +1 / -1

Hey, remember when "weeaboo" came from a Perry Bible Fellowship comic strip as a nonsense word, then imageboards and BBSes started using it as an alternative term for "wapanese" to mock Westerners who thought they were "born in the wrong country" and did stupid shit like photograph themselves holding katanas and wearing kimonos?

I don't get why I see the term being misused so much recently, especially when Japanese animated media in English is easier to access nowadays.

"Hey, I came across Death Note on a whim recently and decided to watch the whole series, it was a decent supernatural detective thriller, except for the part where they switch out the crouching dude for the boy who plays with Legos."

"Oh fuck my dude, you're a 'weeb' now."

"What asinine tripe are you sperging on about? You actually think that Narutard crap is watchable."

Is it Gen Zers reading through KYM entries (more like KYS) and thinking they "know" old internet culture? Are people going to have to start cowering in fear of disenfranchisement from their peers because they watched an Indonesian horror film with subtitles?

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, Dark Souls

Mario, Zelda, Pokemon

Pfft, yeah, of course, the franchises that explicitly appeal to Westerners, Brock's "jelly donuts" aside. What next, Resident Evil? Metroid? If you said Kirby you might have had a point about Japanese culture specifically appealing to you.

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VoteCyborgTrump2040 0 points ago +1 / -1

I literally said exactly the opposite. That Japanese culture does not appeal to me. Just that most of the things I loved growing up came from Japan. I pointed out that I didn't even realize this until not long ago. It's not like I was someone who intentionally sought out Japanese things, or thought of myself as someone who likes Japanese stuff. It has nothing to do with Japanese culture. Just the fact that they make superior products.

Yes, I like the westernized versions. I don't watch subtitled Japanese things. The Dragon Ball Z I loved was English dub with Bruce Faulconer music.

It's great that you're a weeb and hipster who "truly loves Japanese culture and not westernized Japanese works", but I don't really need to know about it. You didn't even understand what I was saying. You took it as some pissing contest as to who was the bigger fan of Japanese stuff, like it offended your weeb honor or something. I am not in to Japanese culture or weird anime stuff. I like those things because they are quality products, not because they are Japanese, or because they truly represent Japan or whatever the fuck you're rambling about.

If you want to have a weeb contest, pick someone else. I would be more likely to have a contest about who is less of a weeb.

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julianReyes 2 points ago +2 / -0

weeb weeb weeb weeb hipster weeb weeb weeb

I don't think you got the gist of my comment either, which was mocking and making fun of people who repeat words and terms simply because they see other people use them without actually understanding their definitions, like calling everybody they don't like a "simp," "troll," "boomer," or "Karen."

In this case, I mock people who overuse the term "weeb" on any indication of interest in anything that originates from Japan, even something that most people would stumble across like Death Note, when the actual term is more specific. It's like calling anybody who reads a book a "Potterhead," or if somebody reads a book, they have to clarify "they're not a Potterhead." It's dumb, you don't have to "clarify" you don't like sushi, origami, and kendo as if you were branded with shame being within their proximity.

And this is what, the fifth time somebody has called me a "hipster" without knowing what the term means? What next, the "I bet you're fun at parties" line? Why are people so predictable? Why are they always so dishonest and try to spin up the dumbest strawmen to try to make themselves look good?

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VoteCyborgTrump2040 1 point ago +1 / -0

I definitely understood your comment. I don't care how you feel about the evolution of the word weeb. People use the word to refer to people who love anime and the weird Japanese culture displayed in it. Whether you like this or not, you can't force people to stick to some rigid archaic definition. That's not how language works.

I think it's fine to clarify that I'm not a weeb when I'm specifically talking about liking a great many Japanese made things. It's not like I'm saying I like one thing that happens to be Japanese and then clarifying that I'm not a weeb. We're specifically talking about Japanese made things being superior. That is something that weirdo cultists who are way too in to Japan say, so it makes sense to clarify that I'm not that type of person.

Yes, I called you a hipster for saying:

Pfft, yeah, of course, the franchises that explicitly appeal to Westerners, Brock's "jelly donuts" aside. What next, Resident Evil? Metroid? If you said Kirby you might have had a point about Japanese culture specifically appealing to you

That is a hipster douchebag thing to say. And you didn't even understand my comment. I was never making point you thought I was making. I was making the exact opposite point. That I'm not a weeb, and the Japanese culture doesn't appeal to me, but that I realized that despite that, I actually really love a lot of things made by Japanese people. And even the part about Brock made no sense, because I was talking about the games, and not the show.

I am not being dishonest or trying to look cool. Also, you say I'm predictable, but you couldn't have predicted my response because you didn't even understand the point of my comment. Not only can you not predict me, you can't even correctly interpret what I wrote.

Try being less of an aggressive and annoying douchebag, and you won't be met with hostility as often.

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China4Biden 3 points ago +4 / -1

The problem with Western gaming companies is that executives who wear suits and ties have too much control. They force developers into adding woke bullshit and microtransactions. They also water down games so that they can appeal to the masses. The executives impose all sorts of ridiculous diversity quotas so imbeciles instead of competent people get hired. This is why Western games are always so buggy.

Japan's corporate culture is merit based. They hire the most skilled person for the job. They don't give a fuck if you are a black transgender muslim who is in a wheel chair. In Japan, they don't do fucking market research. They don't hire 50+ MBA snobs from McKinsey to tell them how to make a game. Instead, they just focus on making great games.

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julianReyes 3 points ago +3 / -0

Japan's corporate culture is merit based. They hire the most skilled person for the job.

Uuuuuuuuh no. Japan prioritizes seniority above all else, so you get a lot of nepotism. You would know this if you had passing familiarity with Japanese developer culture.

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Snipthetipandsip [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

...you must be really fun at parties...

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MegoThor 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yakuza 0 is great.

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TrumpWonByALandslide 2 points ago +4 / -2

The best games always came out of Japan. The West makes mostly FPS and generic third-person action games.

Regarding Bravely Default 2:

  • How's the difficulty, say for a veteran of the genre?
  • Is it as repetitive as BD1 (if you played it, you know what I mean)?
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Snipthetipandsip [S] 1 point ago +4 / -3

Repetitive to a point of grinding, but the roles you unlock make it worth it with the way passives work. Your characters also feel a lot more powerful when you put in the work to have a verity of passives over different builds. I enjoyed building characters, but the passives aren't hard to figure out what is best for what class. The story is engaging to make it all worth while, some bosses you enjoy smashing to bits.

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Songofsixpence 1 point ago +1 / -0

Will there ever be a really great Robotech game?

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Morgoth 1 point ago +1 / -0

Play Darksouls.

Great series

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Hand_Of_Node 1 point ago +2 / -1

It's not that there aren't any good games. You've just lost your ability to enjoy them.

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Joujigun 1 point ago +1 / -0

As a fan of SO series I wouldn’t call SO5 a great game at all...

On a sidenote a few years ago there was an Western Indie developer who mocked a Japanese reporter to his face saying that western games are light years ahead than Japanese games. Then the year later he was proven wrong.

The past few years Japanese games have definitely dominated the gaming industry.

A few recommendations from me:

  1. Trails series
  2. SMT Devil Survivor or any SMT game
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Snipthetipandsip [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Thanks for the recommendations. I will admit that the story in SO5 was a bit lackluster, and maybe because it was the first single player game I've played in a long while but I quite enjoyed it. There were things in the game that could of been done better, namely the RNG of an MMO for craftable items, and the fact that resource points require a rest to respawn. I was inching to get off world and experience other planets which never happened. I get it, it was in no way the best title in the franchise. It was also rather short too which was surprising.

All that being said, it was 10x better then the turd that was Boarder lands 3.

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RussianAgent13 1 point ago +1 / -0

If you think that's good try AI*Shoujo/AI*少女.

 

 

Shit... I'm on a list now.

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farstriderr 1 point ago +1 / -0

Might I recommend Battle Chasers: Nightwar, my good man.

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Snipthetipandsip [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Sure, I'm always up for a good recommendation. I'm currently on switch, PS4, PS3 and 2. What's it compare to?

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farstriderr 1 point ago +1 / -0

Well......Bravely Default 2 actually. That's why I recommended it, because I looked up BD2 and it reminded me of Battle Chasers. It's basically the same turn based style fighting, with some movement/exploration in between. There aren't really any classes, but the skill upgrade system is fun. The graphics are basically BD2 but a bit more isometric.

Basically it's a JRPG with western atmosphere.

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DennJW 1 point ago +1 / -0

I was gonna get all riled up, because I quit anime in high-school, and never got into manga, and I've always disliked many Japanes games. (Never liked FF at all, I feel like FF12 misled and disappointed me, and FF13 was me not learning from that.)

But at this point, I think the last western game I played was probably Destiny 2, right when it came out. And I've probably now spent more time in BoTW, Majora's Mask, Wind Waker randomizers, and Mario 64 mods, than Minecraft.

I'm sorry mom, I don't know why it feels so good to be a ~gangsta~ weeaboo gamer, but western gaming BLOWS right now.

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Familiarwobble17 1 point ago +1 / -0

Easy yes from me. Never really vibes with any western games other than com though

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triforce28 1 point ago +1 / -0

Also if you haven't, give the Tales games a shot. Action RPG's which it sound like you'd really be into. New one coming later this year and looks great

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AntonZap 1 point ago +1 / -0

Always has been

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mcpotsmoker 1 point ago +1 / -0

I don't have much experience with Japanese games specifically but I'll agree AAA games made by most western companies are full of shit I don't want in my games and therefore don't buy them. A lot of indie or smaller developers make fantastic games and while I'm not 100% they're American, they're definitely western. Some specifically:

Hunt Showdown Deep Rock Galactic Valheim Spec Ops The Line Titanfall 2 Kingdom Come Deliverance Divinity Original Sin 2 (incredible) Mordhau Rimworld Warhammer Vermintide 2 The Witcher 3

While they're not all singleplayer and a bunch don't have a story mode, none of them have any woke bullshit and they're mostly from smaller companies, all western made I believe. The key is to have engaging gameplay which I believe they all do.

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current_horror 1 point ago +1 / -0

Unpopular opinion, but I can't stand all the praise that gets heaped on Spec Ops: The Line. It's promoted as this brilliant deconstruction and subversion of the military cover shooter genre, but the only thing that it deconstructs is the story. There is no effort to deconstruct the generic cover shooter gameplay, so the end result is a generic cover shooter. You end up suffering through hours of incredibly repetitive and boring combat just to experience the brief intermissions of edgy subversive narrative. It sucks.

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Jmradioman 1 point ago +1 / -0

Coudnt they name these games something better? Ni no? Looks great though.

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Transgirl_4_Trump 1 point ago +2 / -1

I've been called a weeb for the better part of my adult life (and it's true, I love the anime art style), but the main reason is because the games and movies from japan are just flat out better than western stuff at the moment.