Imo, Japanese developers are the kings of gameplay, polish, design and fun and I actually think they are VASTLY underrated. I feel they can make those games you listed and even improve the gameplay mechanics. Games like Tekken, Street Fighter, Shenmue, Dark Souls, Sonic, Final Fantasy 7, Virtua Fighter, Dragonquest, Luigi’s Mansion, Astral Chain, Neir, DMC, Yakuza Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Mario, Zelda, Catherine, Bayonetta, Metal Gear to name a few redefined the industry and some even inspired many developers.Give me a japanese dev that can make the witcher series, the elder scroll series, fallout series, Call of duty series, Battlefield series.
We overate Japanese too much honestly. Most of their games are being screamed too loud by minorities. The only Japanese devs i will respect are those who made Nintendo games, Metal gear series.
Majority of western like western games.
The only advantage Japanese had was early consoles. People grow up with them. But once the xbox and pc gaming started, it gave us alot of western talents. And by now, Japanese market is slowly losing their market. Sega is doing meh. Konomi went out. square is milking their final fantasy series, to a point of making Avengers a garbage game. Capcom doing capcom things, like nintendo.
The majority of Western gamers do like Western games, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are better and I think it’s also because more gamers are exposed to them more often. Everyone is playing Fortnite, but does that mean it’s better than Ratchet and Clank or Resident Evil: Village? It’s like music. Is all the most popular music the best quality now?