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This week's Famitsu news and reviews

Hellsing321

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Mandoric said:
Armored Core: For Answer
(PS3&Xbox360 / From Software / 08-3)
* Giant weapon "Arms Fort" is introduced, with a size of around 7km. To attack it, you need to wipe out the parts on the edges before infiltrating and destroying the core. There's many different methods to do this and take one down.
* Online coop in mission play.
* Easy mode added.
I'll buy it so long as they fix the controls from 4, which is probably too much to ask of From Software.
 

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ethelred said:
You know, it isn't like the original NiGHTS burned up the review charts. Maybe you should wait to play it before bitching out Sega on Famitsu's say so.

True too. I remember the average review for the original being in the 7-8/10 range.
 

wsippel

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zeroshiki said:
Super Robot Taisen OG Gaiden(PS2/Banpresto/12/27)
・New units and scenes
Mass production Geshupensuto (?) Mk-Ⅱ Kai、Yarudabaoto(God)、Excellence Lightning, Excellence Eternal、ART-1&R-1
"Gespenst"?
 

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ethelred said:
You know, it isn't like the original NiGHTS burned up the review charts. Maybe you should wait to play it before bitching out Sega on Famitsu's say so.
A sub-30 from Famitsu for a high-profile Sega game is pretty bad. Let's not pretend that anything less than an 8 average or so for any game isn't a bad score.
It's Fire.
No, it says "file". Kingdom Under File.
 

Hellsing321

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I don't understand, you can customise every button on your controller....
And no matter which setup I used my hands ached after 15 mins of play. Maybe it's just my problem I don't know.
 

Y2Kev

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The game that did worse than SCL must be like liquid ass.
 

Mandoric

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DATES

<Nintendo DS>
08/2/28&#12288;Kekkaishi <BanNam>
08/2/28&#12288;Sgt. Frog 3 <BanNam>
08/2&#12288;SuperLite2500 Tokyo Odaiba Casino <Success>
08/3&#12288;Roaring Decotora Legend BLACK <Spike>
08 Spring&#12288;Ukkari Penelope DS (prov.) <Tecmo>
08 Spring&#12288;Tottado~! Yoiko's Uninhabited Island (prov.) <BanNam> (**Licenced title for a comedian group.)
08 Summer&#12288;Wolf and the Spices The Year Horo and I Spent Together <Media Works>

<PSP>
08/2/21&#12288;Musou OROCHI <Koei>
08 Phantasy Star Portable <Sega>

<Wii>
08/3/13&#12288;House of the Dead 2&3 Return <Sega>
08/3/27&#12288;Housekeeping Squadron CLEAN KEEPER <Idea Factory>
??&#12288;original action game <D3>

<PS3>
08/2/21&#12288;Lost Planet <Capcom>
08/3&#12288;Armored Core: For Answer <From Software>

<Xbox360>
08/3&#12288;Armored Core: For Answer <From Software>
 

wsippel

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zeroshiki said:
Probably. I don't keep up with SRW names.
I don't even know SRW. But it looked similar to "Gespenst", which is German for "ghost". Well, a special kind of ghost, but I guess that's not really interesting... ;)
 

zeroshiki

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Release dates

<DS>
08/2/28&#12288;Kekkaishi (Bandai-Namco)
08/2/28&#12288;Keroro Gunsou 3 (Bandai-Namco)
08/Feb&#12288;SuperLite2500 Tokyo Odaiba Casino (Success)
08/March&#12288;Legend of Wild Run Dekotora BLACK (Spike)
08/Spring&#12288;Careless Peneleo -working title- (Tecmo)
08/Spring&#12288;Got it~ Yomiko's Deserted Island Life -working title- (Bandai Namco)
08/Summer&#12288;Wolf and Spices: My 1 year with Horo (Hollow?) (Media Works)

<Wii>
08/3/13&#12288;House of the Dead 2 and 3 Returns (Sega)
08/3/27&#12288;Cleaning Squad (Idea Factory)
No date&#12288;Original Action Game (D3 Publishers)

<PS3>
08/2/21&#12288;Lost Planet (Capcom)
08/March&#12288;Armored Core Four Answer (From Software)

<Xbox360>
08/March&#12288;Armored Core Four Answer (From Software)
 

Sharp

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MidnightScott said:
Umm 29/40 isn't bad for a game, its when you get under 20 when games are crappy =P
I'm pretty sure getting under 20 in Famitsu also requires moneyhats.
 

pilonv1

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For everyone saying 29 isn't bad, remeber Dirge of Cerebus got 27.

Also I can't believe how long it took SEGA to get PSO on PSP. Is it online or just local multiplayer?
 

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Thank you Sega, for making Phantasy Star 1,2 and 4 and then rubbing salt in my bleeding wounds ever year you make more of those lame PS mmo games instead of a real one.
 

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Mandoric said:
08/3/27&#12288;Housekeeping Squadron CLEAN KEEPER <Idea Factory>

Do we know anything about this? Is it a real game, a cleaning simulation, or something totally different?
 

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pilonv1 said:
For everyone saying 29 isn't bad, remeber Dirge of Cerebus got 27.

Also I can't believe how long it took SEGA to get PSO on PSP. Is it online or just local multiplayer?

Its not PSO though, PSU. :lol

And its only local multiplayer. :lol
 

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Mandoric said:
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<Wii>
08/3/13?House of the Dead 2&3 Return <Sega>
08/3/27?Housekeeping Squadron CLEAN KEEPER <Idea Factory>
???original action game <D3>

Onechan-bara? But I assume that would be dated by now.
 

jj984jj

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vanguardian1 said:
And here I was hoping that they would put an Armored Core game on Wii. :`(

(Happily owns every AC game on PSX and PS2)
They'd have to downgrade AC4 a lot to get it running on Wii.

P.S. Isn't the title referring to the number 4 instead of the word For? Shouldn't it be Armored Core 4: Answer?

GhostSeed said:
Onechan-bara? But I assume that would be dated by now.
Obviously not since they already announced that, it's probably Dragon Blade 2 or some crap like that.
 

pilonv1

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Kyoufu said:
Its not PSO though, PSU. :lol

And its only local multiplayer. :lol



I made the exact same sound.
 

vanguardian1

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jj984jj said:
They'd have to downgrade AC4 a lot to get it running on Wii.

P.S. Isn't the title referring to the number 4 instead of the word For? Shouldn't it be Armored Core 4: Answer?

I was kinda hoping for one considering that I'll be a Wii-only user for a few years more at least, and have no chance of getting (real) broadband anytime soon. :( I love the AC series but it's not enough to make me buy a console (not to mention that I'd have to look for a replacement controller for the 360 if I bought one of them, I still use the d-pad in AC games personally).
 

Mandoric

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Devil May Cry 4 (PS3&360/Capcom/08-1-31)
* Details on the the hellish device that infinitely spawns exploding swords, "Unlimited Sword Lucifer".
Its swords can be used as weapons or as traps that hang in the air.
* Details on a new one-winged demon swordsman enemy.
"A demon swordsman with a single beautiful wing. His left hand forged into a shield, he's effective at riposting attacks.
 

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Mandoric said:
Devil May Cry 4 (PS3&360/Capcom/08-1-31)
* Details on the the hellish device that infinitely spawns exploding swords, "Unlimited Sword Lucifer".
Its swords can be used as weapons or as traps that hang in the air.

Unlimited Blade Works :lol
 

Mandoric

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splattergnome said:
Do we know anything about [IF's maid game]? Is it a real game, a cleaning simulation, or something totally different?

No detail given as of yet. Given that it's a sentai parody, it's probably a very bad real game.

jj984jj said:
P.S. Isn't the title referring to the number 4 instead of the word For? Shouldn't it be Armored Core 4: Answer?

My "Oh ho aren't we clever punning in English!" sense tells me it's both.
 

Lightning

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Isn't that Lost Planet PS3 date a little too close to Brawl in Japan? I don't like the sound of that much....
 

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Lightning said:
Isn't that Lost Planet PS3 date a little too close to Brawl in Japan? I don't like the sound of that much....
Lost Planet wasn't going to sell much in Japan anyway.
 

Mandoric

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Nights review
* Doesn't really take advantage of the Wii remote, though this kinda makes sense.
* Good replay value. Gardening mode makes for an enjoyable apres-jeux.
* Controls are unique. A little TOO unique.
* Bosses tend to have the enjoyable gimmick of calling out their mooks for battles
* You have to restart the stage if you die.
* Human missions are a change of pace, but kinda distracting.
* Heartlifting good-feeling stuff just like the previous game.
* Can't skip realtime cutscenes.
* As a fan of the previous game, some of the new mission types may as well have not been added