GDC is going on right now here in San Francisco and yesterday Fez developer Phil Fish was asked by an audience member during a panel for film doc Indie Game The Movie asked what they thought of modern Japanese video games, Fish replied with ““your games just suck”. Smooth. Keiji Inafune has stated how Japanese gaming is going down hill and has gone on at length pointing out what the issues are but a blanket statement about how they all suck is just talking reckless.
So I made a list of games that seem to disagree with that statement according tometacritic ratings. In no particular order:
Cave Story: 82
Dark Souls: 89
Dead Rising 2: 79
Shadows of the Damned: 76
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective: 83
The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword: 93
Super Mario Galaxy 2: 97
Super Mario 3D Land: 90
Resident Evil: Revelations: 82
Resident Evil 5: 83
Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten: 80
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4: 90
Street Fighter IV: 91
I tried to display games released in the last 5 years and picked the lowest of the ratings for titles released on multiple platforms.
Jim Sterling sums it well at Destructoid.