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Rodea the Sky Soldier Confirmed for Western Release

Rootbeer

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help?

the Rodea links do not work...

i want to order it :(

just redirects me to another amazon page
 

lazyproblems

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couple hours later... still not relisted

well that is strange...
It might take a little while. The first page seems to have had the wrong release date, and they never did link it up to a 3DS page. They're probably trying to iron out the issues.
 

HawthorneKitty

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I just watched that one Japanese game show on Nico held last week and the game sure looks immensely better with someone skilled playing, bouncing off debris and making nice arcs to maximize speed completion.
 

maxcriden

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First reviews! Courtesy of Famitsu (yeah) but still interesting to read:

Reviewer 1 – 8

You can feel it right away that this game was made with an obsession to flying action. The controls need a bit of getting used to but when mastered, the sense of freedom and thrill is wonderful. It is fun to reach different places of the floating stages. The atmosphere, characters and story get better the more you dive into the world. The game isn’t filled with the latest technology but it is carefully crafted.

Reviewer 2 – 7

You control the flying action by aiming where you want to fly and although the controls are a bit improper, it feels good to freely fly around the spacious stages. You can also feel the big scale in huge boss battles which is nice. It is inconvenient that you can’t set reverse controls for looking around and thus controls may feel hard depending on the person. As the Wii U version gives more freedom in controlling the viewpoint, flying in the sky feels more comfortable in that version.

Reviewer 3 – 8

It feels good to dash in the sky. After jumping into the sky, you fly towards the target area like a bullet. You can fire your gun while flying so it may feel hectic but when you get used to the controls, exploring becomes fun. It’s also interesting to challenge yourself and try how far you can fly without falling into ground. Game Pad is used in a unique way by showing a portrait of your partner and you can even set options like how frequently that partner talks to you.

Reviewer 4 – 7

There are somewhat frustrating things in this game like accidental deaths due to the viewpoint and putting too much info (reticle, energy meter, cursor etc.) into the middle of the screen as excessive info makes it hard to see. It’s a pity that elevation differences and positioning are especially hard to grasp in the 3DS version. Although the graphics are not so good, the game is action-packed and elements like character customization give a worthy reason for replaying. The exhilarating feeling of flying freely in the sky is excellent.
http://nintendoeverything.com/rodea-the-sky-soldier-gets-first-review-in-famitsu/ (via GoNintendo.com)
 

TheMoon

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Still debating on whether or not I should do an Import OT for this since I doubt many will import it now with the Western release confirmed. Hmmm.
 

AniHawk

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Still debating on whether or not I should do an Import OT for this since I doubt many will import it now with the Western release confirmed. Hmmm.
well i can fill people in with my impressions if you do. although it would likely be just for the 3ds version of the game.
 

TheMoon

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well i can fill people in with my impressions if you do. although it would likely be just for the 3ds version of the game.
That's good enough for me. I'll go ahead with it. Plus it'll help with collecting info about the game prior to the Western release. I'll have it ready for Thursday then. :)
 

rjc571

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I can post impressions of the Wii version, but probably not for a couple of weeks since that's how long Play-Asia usually takes to ship stuff.
 

rjc571

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After playing the 3DS demo, I can safely say it has the worst framerate of any game I've ever played. We're talking drops to the single digits here. Turning 3D off doesn't seem to help. This game should never have been made for the 3DS.