Bioshock Was Big Influence On Resident Evil 5, Says Kawata

Capcom's Masachika Kawata has admitted that Resident Evil 5 is heavily influenced by western-style gaming, placing particular emphasis on Bioshock.
"It's a classic game which really utilized the next gen power very well. The world is very strong and very believable, and the whole game was quite inspiring" » 10/23/08 4:20pm 10/23/08 4:20pm

Western Developers Are Good At Music, Yo

And another episode of Japanese-Devs-Being-Down-On-Themselves, Resident Evil 5 » 8/28/08 7:00am 8/28/08 7:00am composer Kota Suzuki think American game music has surpassed Japanese game music — especially regarding post-production elements like recording and mixing: Stuff like this doesn't just make Japanese development, it makes game development…