Japan was for many years considered to be the country where the innovative and memorable games came from. JRPG's that Chrono Trigger , Final Fantasy VII and Suikoden II stands as bright spots in a collection of wonderful experiences. And if one looks beyond the genre, the country has also given us series like Zelda, Metal Gear Solid and Mario to name a few. Japan drove the industry forward while the rest of the world tries to keep pace. Much has happened over the last 20 years, and while I'm playing Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithless Ness , I can not help thinking that the game symbolizes much of what is wrong with the Japanese gaming industry today. The game bears clear signs of being made in their own little bubble, without any thought on the development industry otherwise had. Star Ocean works, but it does not offer anything innovative.