This is something I noticed. Western developers like Crytek, Naughty Dog, 4A games or R* are well-known for their advancements and innovations in game engines and technologies. Their games also tend to run decently or even greatly despite their graphical punch.
What I also noticed is that Japanese developers tend to be absolutely terrible at that. Cutting-edge games from them seem to be the exception rather than the norm. Their games often look outdated compared to their western counterparts but most of all even with their subpar visuals, they run terribly.
Dark Souls, Nioh, Sekiro, Monster Hunter, Nier: Automata, Bloodborne, FF XV.
The only game in that bunch that is technologically advanced on that list is FF XV but even that runs pretty poorly, especially on consoles. It's pretty OK or even good on PC.
My main point of contention isn't that the games look visually questionable, it's that their performance is often times abysmal especially in the case of Nier. Usually the trade off for poor graphics is give performance but they're below average in both departments.
Am I biased or is this something that's consistent across Japanese developers?