Why are you singling out Japanese devs?
How many Japanese developers transition well from one type of game to another? That's actually not rhetorical; I'd like to know some examples to have faith in this game.d.
Anyways, Trauma Center was born out of Hashino(the Persona director) experimenting with a gameplay concept. And that branched out in an amazing series.
If a dev is awesome at making something - let them refine that, not go out to left fiel
Fuck that noise. I'm already feeling like they should put a bullet in the Persona series after 5. Dragging out a franchise too long only serves too make it go stagnant.
This is why the videogame industry blows. No one is willing to make a risk, or try something new. I'm so glad Catherine exists even if it ends up falling flat on its face.