Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Famitsu interview with Hideo Kojima

1up posted parts of an interview from Famitsu with the creator of the Metal Gear games Hideo Kojima. In it Kojima talks about the differences in game development between the west and japan. He says "To put it in an extreme fashion, Americans like games where you have a gun and you're shooting at space aliens," he said. "If you don't understand why that's fun, then you shouldn't be making games for the world market; you don't need to. I mean, Japanese people might say 'Why space aliens?', but Americans will counter with 'What's with these games featuring these feminine-looking boys fighting in Japan with these huge swords?' It's no wonder the target audience for a lot of games is getting so compartmentalized." I suggest you give it a read.

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