The escalating westernization of the industry and its inferiority complex relative to cinema and popular culture in general. Japan’s videogames have always been obsessed with Europe and North America […] but what made this obsession charming were the eccentricities and surprising combinations, the actually vital contrasts, that came from a culture playing with “exotic” elements.
doubt i could express the idea this well but, this has been bothering me ab games from nihon too. especially when it’s painted as them ’ innovating ’ or ’ trying something new '. no guys, you’re selling out because you want your brand to be associated with another part of your fanbase. it’s like a lack of self-confidence or the equivalent of a nerd who tries desperately to fit in with the ’ cool kids '.
i get wanting to cater to a demographic with money but, it’s kind of sad ; both to witness and realize that you’re one of the nerdy friends being ditched.