Gaming differences

June 7, 2010 at 4:53 pm (Assignments, Culture, Games)

One huge difference between Japanese and Americans is the type of games we like to play.  Americans love action games where we get to do crazy stuff and blow stuff up.  The Japanese are much less inclined towards that high-thrill sort of game.  They like the role-playing games and simulation games where it’s way more about the story than anything else.  I doubt a game like Dream C Club, which we saw at D3 Publisher, would be very popular in America because it is basically “a Japanese hostess game where the player gets drunk with the hostess while trying to gain her favor” (courtesy of Wikipedia).

Granted, there are some Americans who would fall in love with Dream C Club, just like there are plenty of American gamers who play role-playing or simulation games.  But overall, I think that sort of game is just too Japanese for us thrill-seeking Americans.  And I won’t even get into the more erotic ones…


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