Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The Spirit of Giving

Dec. 6 7:25PM edit: Yeah, gimme some b(.)(.)bage :P. Anyways, first day of finals is also my last day of finals!!! YAAAYYY!! Finished my exams today and i'm officially on holidays now. Thus, it's time for me to start my Christmas shopping, hence why i got all the Christmas pics up (don't worry, i got pics for my Christmas post later in da month). Though i don't think i'll be doing any tonight as i'm dead tired. So, i'll probably do a more interesting post tomorrow or in the next few days (like some recent mangas and dvds that came in). That's it for this quick post.

Original Post
Doing my Famitsu review as usual (along w/ Dengeki today and few tidbits). Might make an update later tonight. Currently at school doing final exams. Have two today. Finished one and one more to go!!!

Latest Famitsu scores
Chocobo to Mahou no Ehon (NDS, Square Enix): 8 / 8 / 8 / 9 - (33/40)
Wild Arms: The Vth Vanguard (PS2, Sony): 8 / 9 / 8 / 9 - (34/40) - surprised
World Soccer Winning Eleven X (Xbox 360, Konami): 9 / 8 / 8 / 10 - (35/40) - nice
TOCA Race Driver 2: The Ultimate Racing Simulator (PS2, Interchannel): 8 / 8 / 7 / 7 - (30/40)
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 13 Ketteiban (PS2, Konami): 9 / 9 / 8 / 9 - (35/40)
Daisenryaku VII Exceed (PS2, System Soft): 7 / 7 / 6 / 7 - (27/40)
Bleach Wii: Hakujin Kirameku Rondo (Wii, Sega): 7 / 7 / 6 / 7 - (27/40) - meh, expected
Rabbids Party (Wii, Ubisoft): 7 / 8 / 8 / 7 - (30/40)
Oneechanbara vorteX (Xbox 360, D3): 7 / 7 / 6 / 7 - (28/40) - damn, was hoping for a 30
Chikyuu Boueigun 3 (Xbox 360, D3): 8 / 7 / 7 / 8 - (30/40)
TOCA Race Driver 2: The Ultimate Racing Simulator (PSP, Interchannel): 8 / 8 / 7 / 8 - (31/40)
Daisenryaku Portable 2 (PSP, Genki): 7 / 7 / 6 / 9 - (29/40)
World Soccer Winning Eleven 10: Ubiquitous Edition (PSP, Konami): 9 / 8 / 8 / 9 - (34/40)
SNK vs. Capcom Card Fighters DS (NDS, SNK Playmore): 7 / 6 / 5 / 7 - (25/40) - FUCK I'm SO DISAPPOINTED. Oh well, i'm still not gonna cancel my preorder of this last collab
The Sims 2: Pet Wan Nyan Life (NDS, EA): 6 / 7 / 6 / 6 - (25/40)
Ryuusei no RockMan (NDS, Capcom): 8 / 8 / 7 / 9 - (32/40)
Kabushiki Baibai Trainer Kabutore (NDS, Konami): 8 / 7 / 7 / 7 - (29/40)
Quiz! Nihongo-Ou (NDS, Success): 7 / 6 / 5 / 7 - (25/40)
Fushigi no Dungeon: Fuurai no Shiren DS (NDS, Sega): 9 / 9 / 8 / 8 - (34/40)
Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary (NDS, Sega): 8 / 7 / 7 / 8 - (30/40)
Naruto: Shinobi Retsuden (NDS, Takara Tomy): 7 / 6 / 6 / 6 - (25/40) - yeah, this looked like crap, expected.
Gintama: Gintoki vs Hijikata!? Kabukichou Gintama Dai Soudatsusen!! (NDS, Banpresto): 7 / 6 / 6 / 8 - (27/40)

Dengeki PS
Seiken Densetsu 4 [Dawn of Mana] (PS2, Square Enix): 75 / 90 / 95 / 70
Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops (PS2, Konami): 90 / 90 / 95 / 90
Wild Arms: The Vth Vanguard (PS2, Sony): 85 / 85 / 75 / 85
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 13 Ketteiban (PS2, Konami): 95 / 90 / 85 / 90
Tales of The World: Radiant Mythology (PSP, Bandai Namco): 75 / 85 / 70 /80

JF reports that Famitsu announces Persona 3 Fes!! Crap! I haven't even finished Persona 3! The US version is suppose to come out early next year. That's gonna suck with this superior special edition [includes a new scenario worth 30 hours, new personas, new costumes(!) and a hard mode] coming out later. Might have to own 3 copies of the game now :P.

Lastly, rumours of Tekken 5 DR for playstation store. Thus, making it available to download on PS3!!!! That's awesome news. Based on the arcade and probably adding new featurs ala psp version. Let's hope this one is true cuz this game so needs to be played on console, aside from the superior arcade cabinet that i play on of course ^^.

FFXII Revenant Scans (DS), info and shots. Game plays in real time, uses Gambits and Mist Attacks. It basically looks like the Seiken Densetsu/Mana series but w/ FFXII characters (and a bit of it's mechanics). Can't wait.

It's a Wonderful World (DS) info and scans. Main chara is a 15 yr. old telepathic named Neku Sakuraba.

Blue Dragon comes out finally today(JPN)/tomorrow!!! WAAAHHH!!! ZOLAAA ME WUUUVV!!!


Zanza said...

hahaha, damn! posting in between finals? that is dedication man

good luck on exams, i've got my third this Friday *shiver*

R8 said...

yeah, i needed a little break in between and what better way than to check my daily gaming news ^^. Plus the post took me like a minute to do anyways. thanks man, i think i did aight. good luck to ya too.

DiGiKerot said...

How the hell could they mess up Card Fighters? The NGPC game was perfect as it was!

R8 said...

@digi: i have absolutely no idea. i'm kinda pissed off too. the game does sorta use a 'new' system. i personally think it's the involvement of falcoon that ruined it. actually i don't think he has that big of a role for this my knowledge currently. so that's a bad reason. Whatev, i love the art (thank god falcoon didn't do it) and can't wait to get it early next year (SNKPUSA better do a good job).

Zanza said...

hahaha, i knew i wasn't going crazy! you editted your original post right? i am not blind and missed all those pics? XD

anyway, awesome to hear about Tekken, that sounds awesome. congrats on finishing your exams, that must feel great. i have a couple more, unfortunately, last one is Dec 19th at 7pm, last possible exam slot. boooo

hehehe, happy shopping, hope you get everything you need for the peeps on your list. with exams ending so late this yr, i'll be one of the last minute shoppers. happy holidays!

R8 said...

@ zanza: yeah, you're not going crazy. i had put something up for the boring post. but yeah, it does feel great to be finished on the first day of exams. i've actually never been done so early on all these years. But i feel your pain of ending late as i got many of those in the past years. My first year i had one on the last day w/ a night exam too.
As for tekken, it's just a rumour right now, but hopefully it'll turn out to be true.
Anyways, thanks man and good luck to ya!

R8 said...

in reply to digi and to correct meself: OH SHIT! looks like falcoon DID do some of the art for the game. blasphemy!! he should only touch his MI games!! :P

johnny said...

Heh, yeah Tekken DR would be awesome as a PS3 d/l.
I got the US store sorted so I can buy PSone stuff (just bought Tekken 2 so far but need a bigger PSP mem. stick).
Very nice and easy to use too - the Motorstorm demo is insane. Hyped for the JPN release next week!

Got both my Wii's and have pics and stuff on my LJ.
You got your friend code sorted yet?
I'll send you mine + my Mii if you're all set up.

Some of those reviews sound great. I maxed my CC so have had to cancel stuff like Naruto: SR, Oanechan/Earth Defence Force/WE X 360 but I'll pick those up later.

Couldn't bear to cancel Castlevania PoR, MGS Portable Ops or Bleach Wii though!
Oh yeah, my JPN Blue Dragon shipped today so should be with me soon :)