Phil Fish has apologized on numerous occasions for his remark, including to Goto. He's made amends. He doesn't hate Japan or Japanese games. He stuck his foot in his mouth. Happens to the best of us. But out of that inelegant statement, Goto didn't become bitter or spiteful. Source: Japanese Games "Just Suck" Target Has a Message for Phil Fish: Thank You Background:A game critic wrote an article about why Japanese games suck - stale gameplay, uncreative design, poor localization. It stirred up some backlash among gamers, and the critic expressed regret for his sweeping remark on a few occasions. The article certainly didn't make for good reading among Japanese game developers. A year after the controversy, Goto, a Japanese programmer apparently couldn't let go of it. He met the critic at a conference and thanked him for the honest opinions. He claimed he had taken the criticism and turned it into motivation. Hi, Does "It happens to the best of us" mean "It happens to us even when we're very conscious of what we're saying/keeping ourselves on our toes?