I think the big problem here is that Western games are currently going through this trend where they have to be super serious and try to be "more than just a game, guys!!" You can tell the writers are almost ashamed they're making a story for a video game and want to make "real art." You don't get that problem with most Japanese games; they're much more gleeful in their approach to to the story.Japanese games will always be better at storytelling than Western games. Japanese game developers have always expressed their creativity taking no prisoners as a result the outcome shines through while western devs are all either voluntarily or involuntarily tie themselves to political correctness, they just can't truly write the game in organic and fluid manner. Their stories have to suffer bogged down by unnecessary inclusion of lgbtq, mary sues and current political issues trying to tie these elements to the main story.