Famitsu does it Again

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  1. X D D X
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    Scores:
    New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) – 10/10/10/10
    Assassins Creed 2 (PS3/360) – 9/9/9/9
    Pokepark Wii: Pikachu’s Great Adventure (Wii) – 9/9/8/8
    Samurai Warriors 3 (Wii) – 9/8/9/8
    Tokyo Friend Pack II Ketteiban: Minna de Chousen! Taikan Attraction (Wii) – 7/6/6/5
    Stitch (DS) – 7/7/7/7
    Up (DS) – 6/6/6/6
    Up (Wii) – 7/7/7/6
    Kamo no Hashikamo. Aimai Seikatsu no Susume (DS) – 6/6/6/6
    Yggdra Unison: Seiken Buyuuden (DS) – 8/8/7/7
    Kirakira Rhythm Collection (DS) – 8/7/5/5
    Power Pro-Kun Pocket 12 (DS) – 9/9/8/9
    Cross Treasures (DS) – 8/8/8/7
    Takumi Restaurant wa Daihanjou! (Wii) – 6/7/6/6
    Jinsei Game DS (DS) – 5/6/5/5
    Kaijuu Busters (DS) – 7/7/6/7
    Kuma Relaxuma Rhythm: Mattari Kibun de Da Run Run Run (DS) – 7/7/5/5

    Source: VGChartz and MCVUK

    I honestly don't know what to say about this..
     


  2. Dark_linis

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    money talks louder and louder every day.

    Having Mario, Luigi, Toad and Toad is clearly a auto-win formula for a perfect game.
     
  3. Guild McCommunist

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    I never, ever trusted Famitsu for my reviews. It's pretty much just way too Japanese. That may sound "racist" or "insensitive", but it seems any game that's puked out by a big Japanese company (Nintendo, Square Enix) will receive a raving or, at worst, a good review. I mean, people were all up-in-arms when they gave FFCC: The Crystal Bearers a 30/40, which isn't even a bad score. I guess it really shows that everyone expects any Final Fantasy game to be circle jerked to. Anything with "Final Fantasy", "Pokemon", or "Dragon Quest" will get a nice old review.

    They also gave Nintendogs a 40/40 (c'mon, it's a fucking dog simulator). Not to mention Haze got a 34/40 (according to p1ngy, and this game was supposed to be quite bad), Pokemon Battle Revolution got a 35/40 (even though PBR is an awful, barebones game), and Phantom Hourglass got a 39/40 (and the game, while good, in no ways deserves a 97%). I can't believe NSMB Wii gets a perfect score while Super Mario Galaxy doesn't, despite the fact SMG is a clearly superior game.


    Oh yeah, and have I mentioned that professional reviews are 60% cocksucking, 39% gift baskets, and 1% actual reviewing?
     
  4. Wuschmaster

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    I don't understand why ANYONE trusts Famitsu's reviews...
    Are there worse reviewers?!
     
  5. Cablephish

    Cablephish Show me...

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    I'm beginning to think the reviewers of Famitsu are a TAD too easily amused.
     
  6. Hop2089

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    I think Famitsu and also Dengeki are getting bribed to feature games from certain companies and to rate them with a good score even though they suck or are overrated.
     
  7. Jaems

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    You shouldn't care about Famitsu reviews unless you were Japanese.

    See, the Japanese have a terrible taste in games these days.
    Explaining why JRPGs, which are produced every 2 minutes, are so popular there. However, since they are made by the thousands, their quality has declined and now they are very shitty compared to WRPGs. But Westerners and Easterners have different taste, of course. We here like gay FPSes and they like gay RPGs (Although I am convinced that the West has surpassed Japan when it comes to game quality).

    There are exceptions though. Kingdom Hearts, for example, a terrible, terrible game was well-received by both sides. It may be, though, that reviewers were just blinded because this was an early-gen game. Fortunately, reviewers like IGN gave the second game a more reasonable score like a 7/10.
     
  8. Hop2089

    Hop2089 Cute>Hot

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    I haven't seen or played a WRPG that I can say is remotely good. The quality of some JRPGs are bad I could name a few I skipped because of how terrible they were but overall JRPGs>WRPGs. Adventure games are better in the Western regions than the Eastern regions and mech games are better when made in the East except Steel Battalion.
     
  9. acturus

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    it is a great game, but i wouldn't give it a perfect score by any means. if you ask me, the perfect score is meaningless coming from a source that gave nintendogs a perfect score.
     
  10. Gaisuto

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    I am pretty happy to see Samurai Warriors 3 get a good score though.
     
  11. Jaems

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    I am sorry, señor, you are either too young to remember the classic and magnificent PC RPGs, or you haven't played much WRPGs at all, or both.
    Or you just have bad taste. [​IMG]

    But compared to what Western developers have to put out these days, current-gen JRPGs are a joke.
    I cannot name another developer other than Square that still puts out stellar RPGs. And I am being honest.
    Fifteen or more years ago, perhaps, I would've said JRPGs are superior, what with the PS1 and all the Final Fantasies and Xenogears, and Vagrant Story - hmm, all Square games - how could one deny? Even if we were getting the likes of Baldur's Gate and Ultima at the time...

    However, these days, I believe Westerners have surpassed the Eastern developers when it comes to RPGs.

    In short: To each their own.
     
  12. Edgedancer

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    Jaems, dont forget Mistwalker studios. They have made a couple of great JRPG's this gen called Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey
     
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  14. Beware

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    Trufax. I remember when Famitsu reviews did actually hold some water.

    And to be fair about Nintendogs, it is extremely different from anything released before then, so an unusually high score is not too outlandish (not defending anybody, just saying it wasn't as ludicrous of a score as this and other 40/40s they've given lately).
     
  15. Jaems

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    Well, as I said, to each their own.
    I kind of have a love/hate relationship with Blue Dragon. I loved the art direction and graphical style.
    But when it comes to the gameplay/story, Blue Dragon doesn't offer much besides the traditional turn-based battle system and stabdard RPG storyline. Of course, this wouldn't be a bad thing if this game was released, say, 10 years ago. But by today's standards, that formula has surely worn.

    Likewise, I had the same opinion of Lost Odyssey. Both were awfully old-fashioned, of course intentionally, but such a dated style can't hold up to the likes of the fresher RPGs of this generation.

    One thing we can agree on is that both of these titles had excellent music and art-direction! [​IMG]
     
  16. shakirmoledina

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    i think there was a company called edge which was kinda better... just follow ppls reviews (not always scores since tht can also be biased)
    maybe imagine series may also get a 40/40
     
  17. Seek01

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    Who cared about that 40/40. Heck yeah at Samurai Warriors 3.
     
  18. Raika

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    Bullshit.
     
  19. Joe88

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    guess nintedo has a lot of money to throw around these days
     
  20. Guild McCommunist

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    When you sell millions upon millions of units and software, you might as well have video game reviewers suck your cock.

    Also, sha-boing on SW3. I loved Dynasty Warriors and it's about damn time a DW game (even if it is a spinoff) comes to Nintendo's court. The only DW games that came to them were the crappy portables (outside of Taisen).