So true. Japan doesn't have much to brag about these days. Dark Souls. Maybe The Last Guardian if it's ever released. Metal Gear Solid 4 was ages ago. Resident Evil 5 sucked compared to 4 (which was easiliy in the top 3 of its generation). Nintendo still makes a good Zelda or Mario game, though it's really just rehashes from the GameCube days with gimmicky controls at this point.
Kid Icarus Uprising is awesomely fresh. More where that came from please!