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Phil Fish, the outspoken developer behind the upcoming indie platformer Fez, had some harsh words for a Japanese developer at GDC.According to Develop Online, the incident occurred at a screening of Indie Game: The Movie, a documentary on the independent game development scene that prominently featured Fez and Fish.According to the report, after the screening there was a Q&A session, where an unidentified Japanese developer came to the microphone and praised the movie, then asked Fish his opinion of the current Japanese game industry.Fish responded, "Your games just suck," and went on to criticize Japanese development.Some in attendance criticized Fish for his remarks via Twitter, but Fish himself seemed unrepentant on Twitter today, with a tweet that read: "im sorry japanese guy! i was a bit rough, but your country's games are f------ terrible nowadays."
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Well he's a gigantic A-hole.
Dark souls doesn't suck. Persona games don't suck. I don't know much about this Fish guy, but he needs to quit *** talking
Wow, just wow. To criticize the japanese game developers as a whole and to say their games are *** terrible is just straight up disrespectful and ignorant. I for one can not put down dark souls after 200+ hours of gameplay. I really enjoyed Zelda skyward sword. Now I think the last couple final fantasies have been awful, but new games like xenoblade chronicles definitely have my attention. I am definitely more of a fan of western developed games but I am open minded and enjoy the different styles that each country can produce. Normally as a strong supporter of indie games I will steer as far away as possible from this "Fish's" games.