Yeah, I do get frustrated when people say Japan's game industry is dying when over in the west, ideas are just as stagnant. I truly feel that something needs to change in the industry.
More to the point, I just want Japan to stop trying to make Western-esque games and go back to what they do best. If everything turns into Gears Of Way
clones and wannabe art games, I will be seriously depressed. I mean, I too enjoy shooters and artsy indie games. But sometimes I just want to kick back and enjoy an experience I can't get in real life you know?
Japan is a country whose games I love because they are so colorful and creative. They aren't afraid to be wild and over-the-top, whereas in the West, everyone is concerned with realism. Also, while some have criticized the characters in Japan's game for being "emo" and "cliche", are we any different when it comes to using the same bald-haired unshaven space marine? Besides, I much prefer characters who have emotions and that I can see change, rather than blank-slates with no personalities that exist only for the player to toy with.
In conclusion,I do not want Japan to leave the game market. It will be a truly tragic occasion if they do.
Proud fanboy of anime/video games/scifi. Oh and of Rei Ayanami XD