So growing up I played plenty of Japanese games (due to play station being from Sony and Japanese) most of the games such as Metal Gear and Resident evil very popular and great games made in Japan make all their characters look westernized. Even Final Fantasy and Legend of Zelda don't look Asian at all, Mario Bros etc... Today I've started playing Metal Gear Solid Phantom Pain and realize everyone well looks American, based off the USA military. Why don't Japanese game makers make their game characters look "Asian".
or focus their games more around Japan?
i know Xbox being American most of developers aka bungie and bio ware make games for American Markets. But why doesn't Sony Japanese developers make their characters look or be Japanese?
P. S even Snake from Metal Gear is a rip off of Snake Pliskin from James Cameron's escape from New York
Most Helpful Girl
It's actually for character recognition purposes than it is them wanting their characters to look white if you're talking about a character who isn't suppose to be foreign. You'd have a hard time telling who is who if they all looked the same (I know this sound racist, but I'm trying not to be) because when it comes to the graphic novel/manga styled art they use to draw out those characters without the different colours and sizes they'd all look the same. There's also the fact that quite a few of their characters might not be Asian, or are half Asian and half something else. Oh, and you're also forgetting that no one naturally has any of the more eccentric hair colours (pink, blue, purple, etc) they use with their characters.2
Most Helpful Guy
Mind you, they may be playing to their export market. That is, selling to American (and Western European?) tastes.
After all, the game "Donkey Kong", from where the character Mario came, was a stereotypical King Kong, taking the maiden up a tower, (a New York tower, perhaps?) to be rescued by a stereotypical Italian American immigrant.2