This weeks thread of Famitsu Sex

#1
Famitsu 360

Reviews

Ninja Blade 8997
Midnight Club 8888
Street Fighter IV 9988
Skate 2 7887
Shooting Love 7767
Star Ocean 4 9988
Sonic 8889
Chaos Head Noah 8879

Regular Famitsu scores

Chibimarukochan 8777
Destiny Links 9889
Tantei Conan and Kaneda Shounen no Jikenhaku 7876
Midnight Club PSP 7888
Enkakusousa 9888
Shaun White Snowboarding PSP 6777
Demon's Souls 7967
Shaun White Snowboarding PS3 6866
Midnight Club PS3 8988
Midnight Club 360 8988

Dwayne said:
A wall of text APPARENTLY TRANSLATED BY JOHNNYRAM (from Famitsu 360
MS
- didn't expect the hardware sales to grow as much as they did
- gears 2 is in the process of being properly localized for JP, some stuff must be cut
- not considering BD version of 360. they slyly dodge the question of a slim 360, but seems something will happen

Bandai Namco
- surprised how well ToV sold. Gundam Musou 2 also did well
- Naruto Narutimate Storm (sp?) showed Japan's ability to put out a "super anime" game, or something
- plan to release 5-6 games on 360 this year. since it's HD they are all big titles
- some new IP
- i-mas DLC sales were a massive surprise. even though they don't sell overseas, the dev costs are totally covered

Bethesda
- bully and fallout 3 left a good impression
- the cancellation of star trek legacy was because the contract had run out, even though the dev was basically done
- fallout 3 sales were good
- will release multiple titles in 2009, including a surprising big project using another firm's IP
- will not release any games with an average review score less than 80

Capcom
- RE5 will sell 5-6 million. Within Japan, expect sales of 500k on one of the platforms
- demo was very popular
- 2009 will be multi-platform year
- sequels to Dead Rising and Lost Planet will be put out. They'll be multiplatform, but the 360 versions will have something a little different

Codemasters
- will probably release Dirt in japan too (Grid came out this month)
- thinking about a sequel to Overlord
- Xbox users love their games

EA
- Japan can expect Dante's Inferno
- considering selling retail games online, like they are doing with ps3
- will release close to 2008's number of games (17) this year

Atlus
- developing for 360

5pb
- putting lots of effort into 360 this year
- 3D is expensive so prefer 2D dev
- shooting games future will depend on how well dodonpachi and ketsui sell

From Software
- Ninja Blade coming out simultaneously worldwide (is it!?)
- Developing a 360 only game after Ninja Blade will be very difficult, waiting to see how the Japan market goes

Koei
- gundam musou 2 sold 60k on 360, feeling some positive response from the market
- including ports, will release quite a few games this year
- planning some new IP too
- will also make full use of Tecmo's skills

Q
- Mizuguchi not involved much in N3 II - devs are feelplus
- info will come out in spring
- planning collaboration with atari

Sega
- feel 360 is holding up well
- planning a (some?) big title besides Bayonetta. it's multi but they expect 360 owners will be happy nevertheless
 

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Jealous of the Glory that is Johnny Depp
#6
oops, it has a scan.

とにかく戦闘がダイナミックかつ気持ちよく作られている。
ややタイミングが難しいサインアウトも、難しい分決まったときの爽快感も格別!
…なんて書くとアクション性が強い印象だが、決して”アクションゲーム”ではなく”RPG”。
プライベートアクションやアイテムクリエイションなど、トライエースらしい作り込みも健在。
4作目であっても、ストーリー的にはいちばん最初に位置するので、同シリーズ未プレイな360ユーザーこそぜひ楽しんでみてほしい。
【松井ムネタツ】評価9

宇宙が舞台だが、基本のゲーム性は王道のロールプレイングといえる。
戦いはリアルタイムのアクションとなるが、ふつうの難易度で戦えばそれほど難しいものではない。
リアルタイムに操作するプレイヤーを切り替えられるので、自分の好みや腕に合わせ、戦略を立てていくことができる。
クエストやダンジョン探索はオーソドックスなもので、ムダなストレスを感じる部分はほとんどない。
斬新さはそれほどないが、安心して遊べる完成度の高い作品に仕上がっている。
【石井】評価9

RPGとしては比較的オーソドックスなつくりだけど、インターフェイス類はよく、チュートリアルも親切で非常に遊びやすい作り。
宇宙船を操作し広大な宇宙を旅するワクワク感は楽しく、なかでも特出すべきはアクション性が高い戦闘システム。
コンボ攻撃の爽快感はもとより、敵に不意打ちを行うことが出来るサイトアウトや、戦闘中にリザーブメンバーと交換が出来るリアルタイムメンバーチェンジなどのシステムより、攻防や戦略性の楽しさを味わえる。
【ローリング内沢】評価8

ごめん最後のは切れてて見れない
review text for SO4.
 
#7
Unless the Sonic delay fixed some major issues (which is doubtful considering they'd have to take out entire levels) the score baffles me. Then again, Sega probably paid top dollar.
 

John Harker

Definitely doesn't make things up as he goes along.
#22
Reposted:

awesome scores for Demon Souls!

(not kidding.)
Glad to see it's hitting the previous iterations level, which means its awesome!!
When's that N.A. release?!


Isn't someone going to make an official thread/impressions soon...?
 

RevenantKioku

PEINS PEINS PEINS PEINS PEINS PEINS PEINS PEINS PEINS PEINS PEINS PEINS oh god i am drowning in them
#23
Kyoufu said:
Sony could only afford to pay one of them? hurrrr hurrrr hurrr
Maybe that one didn't play the mage class.
I'm still hard pressed to give it a chance after the abysmal experience I had with the demo at TGS.
 

jj984jj

He's a pretty swell guy in my books anyway.
#24
Are those Famitsu 360 interviews real (namely the point about Atlus)? Maybe we could get some highlights of the highlights?
 
#27
Not a whole lot of news...

Space Invaders Extreme 2 for DS looks really tight though!

There's also an awesome picture of a custom Ryu ga Gotoku 3 PS3 with Yakuza tattoo style dragons winding around it! :O Wish they'd mass produce that...
 
#30
adversesolutions said:
Not a whole lot of news...

Space Invaders Extreme 2 for DS looks really tight though!

There's also an awesome picture of a custom Ryu ga Gotoku 3 PS3 with Yakuza tattoo style dragons winding around it! :O Wish they'd mass produce that...
Any Wii news? Do you have the issue itself?
 
#34
In other Japanese-related news, there are some new Japanese trademarks by SE, SCE, and Sega. They were there when I checked them, so they're real it seems.

Square Enix
2008-097582 Phantom and Ghost\ファントムアンドゴースト
2008-098051 戦慄!モグ祭りの夜 (Shiver! Night of the Mog Festival)
2008-098052 シャントット帝国の陰謀 (Conspiracy of the Shantotto Empire)
2008-098053 石の見る夢 (Er...Seeing Dreams of the Stone?)

SCE
2008-097631 Numblas\ナンブラス

Sega
2008-096916 リルぷりっ (Rirupuri, whatever that means)
2008-097922 Medallounge
2008-098859 SFC.net
2008-098860 Shiningforcecross.net
2008-098922 UFOkeycounter
2008-099313 Shining Force\Cross\[シャイニング・フォースクロス]
 
#36
Rpgmonkey said:
In other Japanese-related news, there are some new Japanese trademarks by SE, SCE, and Sega. They were there when I checked them, so they're real it seems.

Square Enix
2008-097582 Phantom and Ghost\ファントムアンドゴースト
2008-098051 戦慄!モグ祭りの夜 (Shiver! Night of the Mog Festival)
2008-098052 シャントット帝国の陰謀 (Conspiracy of the Shantotto Empire)
2008-098053 石の見る夢 (Er...Seeing Dreams of the Stone?)

SCE
2008-097631 Numblas\ナンブラス

Sega
2008-096916 リルぷりっ (Rirupuri, whatever that means)
2008-097922 Medallounge
2008-098859 SFC.net
2008-098860 Shiningforcecross.net
2008-098922 UFOkeycounter
2008-099313 Shining Force\Cross\[シャイニング・フォースクロス]
Wow! Another Shining Force game!

First Shining Force Gear, now Shining Force Cross!
 
#38
Shining Force Cross?
Is this Neverland's next Shining Force ARPG? Or is that something else(Shining Force Gear)?

Cause I'm all about Neverland's Shining Force Exa. New game from those guys on a kicking rad system and some doors are getting blown the fuck down.
 
#42
Rpgmonkey said:
Square Enix

2008-098051 戦慄!モグ祭りの夜 (Shiver! Night of the Mog Festival)
2008-098052 シャントット帝国の陰謀 (Conspiracy of the Shantotto Empire)
2008-098053 石の見る夢 (Er...Seeing Dreams of the Stone?)

FFXI expansions
 
#43
PepsimanVsJoe said:
Shining Force Cross?
Is this Neverland's next Shining Force ARPG? Or is that something else(Shining Force Gear)?

Cause I'm all about Neverland's Shining Force Exa. New game from those guys on a kicking rad system and some doors are getting blown the fuck down.
It's near certain that Gear is Neverland's next game and it's for the Wii.
 
#46
A wall of text APPARENTLY TRANSLATED BY JOHNNYRAM

MS
- didn't expect the hardware sales to grow as much as they did
- gears 2 is in the process of being properly localized for JP, some stuff must be cut
- not considering BD version of 360. they slyly dodge the question of a slim 360, but seems something will happen

Bandai Namco
- surprised how well ToV sold. Gundam Musou 2 also did well
- Naruto Narutimate Storm (sp?) showed Japan's ability to put out a "super anime" game, or something
- plan to release 5-6 games on 360 this year. since it's HD they are all big titles
- some new IP
- i-mas DLC sales were a massive surprise. even though they don't sell overseas, the dev costs are totally covered

Bethesda
- bully and fallout 3 left a good impression
- the cancellation of star trek legacy was because the contract had run out, even though the dev was basically done
- fallout 3 sales were good
- will release multiple titles in 2009, including a surprising big project using another firm's IP
- will not release any games with an average review score less than 80

Capcom
- RE5 will sell 5-6 million. Within Japan, expect sales of 500k on one of the platforms
- demo was very popular
- 2009 will be multi-platform year
- sequels to Dead Rising and Lost Platform will be put out. They'll be multiplatform, but the 360 versions will have something a little different

Codemasters
- will probably release Dirt in japan too (Grid came out this month)
- thinking about a sequel to Overlord
- Xbox users love their games

EA
- Japan can expect Dante's Inferno
- considering selling retail games online, like they are doing with ps3
- will release close to 2008's number of games (17) this year

Atlus
- developing for 360

5pb
- putting lots of effort into 360 this year
- 3D is expensive so prefer 2D dev
- shooting games future will depend on how well dodonpachi and ketsui sell

From Software
- Ninja Blade coming out simultaneously worldwide (is it!?)
- Developing a 360 only game after Ninja Blade will be very difficult, waiting to see how the Japan market goes

Koei
- gundam musou 2 sold 60k on 360, feeling some positive response from the market
- including ports, will release quite a few games this year
- planning some new IP too
- will also make full use of Tecmo's skills

Q
- Mizuguchi not involved much in N3 II - devs are feelplus
- info will come out in spring
- planning collaboration with atari

Sega
- feel 360 is holding up well
- planning a (some?) big title besides Bayonetta. it's multi but they expect 360 owners will be happy nevertheless
 
#47
SFC had a logo too when I checked it:



Bandai Namco
- surprised how well ToV sold. Gundam Musou 2 also did well
- Naruto Narutimate Storm (sp?) showed Japan's ability to put out a "super anime" game, or something
- plan to release 5-6 games on 360 this year. since it's HD they are all big titles
- some new IP
- i-mas DLC sales were a massive surprise. even though they don't sell overseas, the dev costs are totally covered
They are? Well color me surprised. :lol
 
#48
Beaulieu said:
It's spelled Shaun White, not Shawn White.
Sorry, was working with katakana.

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On another note, confirmed that Shooting Love is total shit. Played it a random arcade in Kyuushu and it was boring as fuck. The real shooter of the month isn't reviewed here and is out on 2/19: Dodonpachi Daioujou.
 
#49
The Wii eh? Makes sense.
It's not like Neverland would benefit from teh HDz(though it couldn't hurt especially during Exa's endgame where I've actually frozen the PS2 from having so much crap happening at once).

Wall of text
Holy crap there looks to be a lot of stuff to look forward to.