Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Don't Japanese people like freedom?

This article discusses the differences between Western and Japanese game design philosophies. And, it shows also differences between characteristics of their nations. The view of the article answered my questions. Japanese people don't like "Perfect Freedom". Perfect Freedom roils Japanese people, so they deny XOOPS Cube. They may like XOOPS rather than XOOPS Cube. Because XOOPS team is the centralization administrative framework.

I've forgotten that Japan is socialist countries having a title of liberalism. PFFFT!

Page 2:
"Americans are very big on personal freedom, which give a greater sense of individuality. Americans all have their own political or religious beliefs, and defend them vigorously."

"Americans love commercial competition, because it feeds capitalism and innovation. America is a country that fought for its independence primarily to grant these kind of freedoms, a nation famous for its frontier mentality."


Page 4:
"Japanese want to be able to plan, they want to have guidance, they want to have focus. To put it simply, Japanese people feel uncomfortable with the unknown and not understanding the future."

"Japanese people don't like just being dropped into a sandbox with no guidance. If you tell a Japanese person they are free to go anywhere, often times they will choose to go nowhere."

"Westerners, on the other hand, seem to be excited by the unknown. For instance, as a hunting and trapping society, an American may go deer hunting and encounter a bear. Japanese would be scared by this encounter, whereas the American will probably shoot the bear and go back excited that he got a bear instead of a deer. The unknown encounter becomes even better than the known. I feel this is the key difference."


Okay, whatever. XOOPS Cube is not Japan's. No problem. :D

1 comment:

Nuno Luciano said...

It was a really good lecture to start the day ^^

"America was founded primarily by Europeans, but everyone that crossed the ocean essentially experienced a cultural reboot. Although many values were carried over from their respective homelands, American citizens were free from old constraints, and could rebuild their ideals for themselves. Many times this was out of sheer necessity. When trying to survive on the vast American frontier, objectives such as "finding something to eat" and "not dying of dysentery" were far more important than observing cultural traditions. The inelegant uniforms of the Civil War soldiers aren't attractive because they don't need to be -- they're practical and nothing else."

And to conclude,

"On the surface, as much as things may seem to be different across the ocean, we're more similar than most realize."