"I don't like it when people lump Japanese games developers all together into one group. Frankly, I think it's a joke. What do these people know?" "Think about Western developers. There are many Western developers making terrible games, and then you see one like Infinity Ward making a game that sells 20 million and everyone goes, 'hey, Western developers are amazing!' "There are tons of terrible Western developers, just like there are tons of terrible Japanese developers. To lump studios together in great masses misses the point." Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance director Kenji Saito added: "I don't think there's a need to be down on Japanese games in general. Platinum is a company that is trying to push to the front and do big things. But I think it's true that some Japanese developers are still making Japanese games, and trying to maintain their status quos - that's their whole strategy." The never-shy Inaba interrupted: "They're falling behind then, right?" http://www.computerandvideogames.com/369953/platinum-on-japan-dev-decline-there-are-tons-of-terrible-western-studios-too/ I can't agree with him more. I don't see this decline of Japanese devs that some proclaim. We got craploads of great games from both Western and Japanese studios this gen.