I think that Japanese games are better at making games. Their games are skilled based, and have some kind of replay value. Most western games I play, I finish it and that's it; no reason to replay it.
Right now, my biggest rivals are Dragon's Dogma (PC) vs Witcher 3 Wild Hunt PC. They are both great in their own way.
List of games from the East, mainly Japan:
Final Fantasy series
Super Mario series
Mega Man series
Street Fighter series
Metal Gear series
List of Western (US, EU) games:
Mortal Kombat series
Grand Theft Auto series
Splinter Cell series
Assassin's Creed series
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Both sides are offenders of this, but Western games I think do it more.
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I'm a quarter Japanese and also a software developer and I voted the East, but want to explain. I'm judging by consistency, being free of glitches, etc.
In terms of fun, originality, I'd give it to the West.
In Japan, the video game industry is quite a bit more concentrated than the West. Even back in the Nintendo era, the games available for Nintendo in the U. S. was a small subset of the Famicom games, which were explosive.
So I just think Japan has a lot more kind of concentration and focus on making games, kind of like anime style -- it's mature, but somewhat stereotypical, yet very mature and polished, consistent. You take publishers like Capcom or Konami and they tend to push consistently polished titles, while, say, Ubisoft might be all over the map.
But I love Western games, by far. I just think they're far more original, far more innovative (Sid Meier's games, Fallout, X-Com, etc). They tend to be adventurous, though some of that is sadly diminishing.1
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