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This weeks japanese news thread

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Sorry if old. Doesn't anyone has information from this weeks magazines? I know it's E3 and all that, but still. Might be some good stuff in Japan as well :D

This weeks reviews:

Dragon Quest Sword: Kamen no Joou to Kagami no Tou (Wii, Square Enix): 8 / 8 / 8 / 9 - (33/40)
Shounen Onyouji: Tsubasa Yoima, Ten e Kare (PS2, Kadokawa): 6 / 6 / 7 / 6 - (25/40)
Nodame Cantabile (PS2, Banpresto): 6 / 6 / 5 / 5 - (22/40)
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 14 (PS2/Wii, Konami): 9 / 9 / 8 / 8 - (34/40)
Tantei Jinguuji Saburou DS: Inishie no Kioku (NDS, Arc System): 7 / 8 / 7 / 7 / - (29/40)
Kosume Chick * Paradise (NDS, Global A): 7 / 5 / 7 / 5 - (24/40)
Zenmai Zamurai (NDS, Genki): 5 / 4 / 7 / 7 - (23/40)
Kouchuu Ouja: Mushi King Super Collection (NDS, Sega): 7 / 7 / 7 / 8 - (29/40)
Naruto Shippuuden: Saikyou Ninja Daikesshuu 5 (NDS, Takara Tomy): 6 / 6 / 6 / 6 - (24/40)
Touch! Bomberman Land: Star Bomber no Miracle * World (NDS, Hudson): 8 / 5 / 7 / 7 - (27/40)
Cinnamon Ball: Kurukuru Sweets Paradise (NDS, Rocket Company): 6 / 7 / 7 / 6 - (26/40)
Mawaskes: Based on Carton-kun (PSP, Irem): 7 / 7 / 7 / 6 - (27/40)
Simple 2500 Series Portable Vol. 10: The IQ Cube: Moyatto Atama o Puzzle de Sukkiri! (PSP, D3): 6 / 6 / 7 / 6 - (25/40)
 

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Dude, TEARS TO TIARA on PS3.

That's at least as exciting as Microsofts press conference right there.
 
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Oh, I just thought of something totally random... they should make a Kachou Ouji game based on guitar hero, with freaking flying V, baby!!!
 
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ethelred said:
Extreme Final Fantasy XIII was canceled????
Final Fantasy eXTREMe XIII, get it right!!

... what was extreme, anyway? I seem to recall it being an action game? Is it cancelled for good, or just moved off PS3?
 

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I think it was a Taito game. It's been cancelled for good.
People on 2ch saying DQ Swords is about 8 hrs long, or 5 hrs if you rush through. Famitsu review complains about length/volume too.
 
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Jonnyram said:
I think it was a Taito game. It's been cancelled for good.
People on 2ch saying DQ Swords is about 8 hrs long, or 5 hrs if you rush through. Famitsu review complains about length/volume too.
I ****ing called it ever since we saw the world map and the first video went through the cave region. Oh Square-Enix :/
 
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Jonnyram said:
I think it was a Taito game. It's been cancelled for good.
That's a shame.
Jonnyram said:
People on 2ch saying DQ Swords is about 8 hrs long, or 5 hrs if you rush through. Famitsu review complains about length/volume too.
Whaaa? Was the the other DQ sword game that short as well?
 

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Jonnyram said:
People on 2ch saying DQ Swords is about 8 hrs long, or 5 hrs if you rush through. Famitsu review complains about length/volume too.

You got to be kidding me.

And selling it for 6800yen? If it was 5800yen it is still understandable... They are just ripping money off people because they know people are going to buy it regardless.

Shame.
 

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So much for that!

Yup

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OMFG VAMP IS BACK!!!11

 

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Didn't they say a while back that DQ swords was supposed to have some kind of super replayability factor? Something they were keeping secret?

Has that been revealed or was it bogus? Something like that could make the 8 hour thing much more tolerable.
 

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a better ash scan ?
and what's happened to that horror special in this issue ?
re5 scans maybe ? or nothing worth it ?
 

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Jonnyram said:
I think it was a Taito game. It's been cancelled for good.
People on 2ch saying DQ Swords is about 8 hrs long, or 5 hrs if you rush through. Famitsu review complains about length/volume too.
8 hours? wow
 

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reriel said:
a better ash scan ?
and what's happened to that horror special in this issue ?
re5 scans maybe ? or nothing worth it ?

ASH details confirmed:

- AP movement system, grid based
- Each team has up to 3 party members
- Up to 5 different teams at a time
- First 2 Gigabit DS rom
- Sakaguchi is your lord and savior

 

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thanks, oh and on the first ash scan, I see the name 'Tanaka'.
there are info about ash's developer ?
 

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duckroll said:
ASH details confirmed:

- AP movement system, grid based
- Each team has up to 3 party members
- Up to 5 different teams at a time
- First 2 Gigabit DS rom
- Sakaguchi is your lord and savior
Really?

Edit: Oh silly me, it's on the scan.

Any word on Matsuno? :(
 

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duckroll said:
ASH details confirmed:

- AP movement system, grid based
- Each team has up to 3 party members
- Up to 5 different teams at a time
- First 2 Gigabit DS rom
- Sakaguchi is your lord and savior

ohhhh, so they can make DS cards over 1 Gigabit after all.
 

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I just hope long load times doesn't come along with it.

Don't see why, Solid-State memory loading performance puts any Disc based memory to shame. Even with 2 Gigabit (which is still only 250MB).
 

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I just hope long load times doesn't come along with it.
I doubt that the speed rate will have a noticeable difference from the other cards. FFIII, using an 128MB card had a 1 to 2 seconds load time and it was supposed to be slower than the older cards as the Mechassult DS developers reported. Even if the data speed rate was lower, it wasn't noticeable at all.
 

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Xavien said:
Don't see why, Solid-State memory loading performance puts any Disc based memory to shame. Even with 2 Gigabit (which is still only 250MB).

Wait, what? 2GB = 2,000 GB unless using a 2 Gigabit card can only use 250 MB and then the other 1750 mb are used to fuel the energy of the other 250 MB. I really don't know how computers work.
 

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Wait, what? 2GB = 2,000 GB unless using a 2 Gigabit card can only use 250 MB and then the other 1750 mb are used to fuel the energy of the other 250 MB. I really don't know how computers work.
Bit != Byte
 

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AlternativeUlster said:
Wait, what? 2GB = 2,000 GB unless using a 2 Gigabit card can only use 250 MB and then the other 1750 mb are used to fuel the energy of the other 250 MB. I really don't know how computers work.

b =/= B
8b = B
 
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Mmm, 256MB, hopefully they will use it because the game is long and not to put 10 CG movies on a 10-hours-long game.
 

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Mmm, 256MB, hopefully they will use it because the game is long and not to put 10 CG movies on a 10-hours-long game.
Well, it is a Sakaguchi game.

FF7 had 2 minutes of actual gameplay in between all those CGs.
 
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Mr. Pointy said:
Well, it is a Sakaguchi game.
Oh shi...fin.

Just read in gamefront two other bits of info:

- Castlevania The Dracula X Chronicles will have co-op (WLAN, this is like saying ad-hoc isn't it?).
- Sonic Rush Adventure will be released on 18th October in Japan
 
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D3 Publisher have announced their first Simple Wii Series (budget) titles.

October:
Vol.1 The Minna de Kart Racing (Kart Racing with Everybody)
Vol.2 The Bass Fishing Tournament with Everbody

December:
Vol.3 The Play & Understand Party Casino
Vol.4 The Anybody Can Play Shooting Action

Feb 2008:
Vol.5 The Block Kuzushi (Breakout clone)
Vol.6 The Waiwai Combat

Sounds like quality stuff. :p

Edit: scans



 

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Vic said:
ohhhh, so they can make DS cards over 1 Gigabit after all.
Not a great surprise since they done something similar with the GBA and previous consoles too. They'll probably use bankswitching again to accommodate the extra number of memory address lines on the the DS card.

Either way, I hope they stuff that extra space with more gameplay content than FMVs even though I really like CGI.