When it comes to modern Japanese games, do you think they have improved storytelling in their games now with advanced technology just like Telltale Games' The Walking Dead?
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Story telling in games just sucks in general, western or eastern. There is such a detach from the 2 since the gameplay often devalues the story. Just have an interesting plot, enough that I wanna see what happens next even if it straight makes no sense. In an ideal world, just like, save the budget for something that actually matters.
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They were never good at telling stories to begin with, bar select few. And now most of them suck at everything.
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Pretty much. The thing is, they didn't seem nearly as idiotic when I was younger. Even then, I remember being embarrassed to be seen by my parents playing a JRPG. I knew they were cringe-worthy back then.
i don't think anything has changed.
one good story for 100 games that come out is about the average for both j-dev and w-dev.
I don't know about that. The adventure genre in the West is in a resurgence especially with the indie scene like To The Moon.
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Play Yakuza games and Ace Attorney, those games have fantastic stories and they're japanese.
I could list many japanese games with good stories. Of course JRPG's aren't part of my list.
The Japanese don't have anything new though that can match The Walking Dead, To The Moon, etc. on an ethical and emotional level. I have played 999 and VLR but in these games the choices don't make you think of your moral values but instead are there to move the story forward since you'll have to backtrack and choose the other one to finish the story. And I was not able to empathize with the characters unlike from The Walking Dead. They were great games though just not enough to level with Western adventure games. People said Persona games have mature themes and deep storyline but the last entry so far was originally a PS2 game and the new entry hasn't released yet. I haven't played them actually so I can't really comment about that.