What has happened with Japanese developers? Remember when Capcom, Konami, Square and Enix among others, used to make video games that defined this industry? Castlevania, Contra, Breath of Fire, Gradius, Silent Hill, Final Fantasy, Mega Man, Actaiser, Illusion of Gaia/Terranigma, Star Ocean, Mana series, Resident Evil. These games used to be the games that made a system worth owning. How is it nowadays?
Let's look at Konami releases this generation: MGS4, Catlevania: Lords of Shadow, Silent Hill Downpour. One of these games is excellent, one is pretty good, and one is kind of up for debate. These are the games that are considered the best released by Konami this generation. How about Capcom? Let's see. Dead Rising, Lost Planet, Resident Evil 5 and 6, Mega Man... Huh? Nevermind. None of these games are considered to be among the best of this generation. Granted, Capcom is responsible for rejuvenating the fighting genre and that is probably the only thing they deserve some serious credit for in these past years. Square Enix? Final Fantasy XIII. Pass. XIV? I'm throwing up. Hey, Dragon Quest, look at that.
I'm one of those annoying people that goes around telling people that "the old days were better". These same developers used to make games that defined a genre, that defined the industry, or hell, defined gaming.
How do you feel about these developers that once produced something golden and nowadays just produce games that are OK?