If anything, it shows how far behind Japanese developers are in some pretty standard categories that other developers handle well. It took Square until 2016 to make a functional open world RPG and it is devoid of so much that could have been there if they knew what they were doing. Its like they tried to emulate other developers but were too isolated in their own process that they couldn't do it. And it took forever to make just enough of a game to release. It's like they got hung up on things like pretty food for camps, fishing, photo books, car customizing and forgot that there was supposed to be a story* *I'm only in chapter 3, I can't really judge.