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Monster Hunter producer on his impression of American players

Posted on July 18, 2014 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

Monster Hunter series producer Ryozo Tsujimoto dished on his impression of western players – primarily in America – as part of an interview with Siliconera.

Tsujimoto said that the original assumption was that they’d have a more aggressive playstyle. However, he learned that this wasn’t actually so and they were more careful like Japanese players.

Here’s Tsujimoto’s comments in full:

“This isn’t based on hard data, but just anecdotally, our assumption was that Americans would be more aggressive in their playstyle. But actually playing with people over here, I see that’s not the case.”

“People do tend to be very careful in their actions and they’re not actually as aggressive as I would have thought. So maybe there aren’t that many big differences [with Japan] after all.”

“There are a lot of fighting game fans in North America, and because those games are based on a lot of the same kind of things Monster Hunter is—observing your enemy’s behaviour and trying to react against that—maybe it makes sense that that’s the way they play, because they have a fighting game culture as well.”


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