Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Twin Pigtails

Today's iM@S girls are the twins and the two pigtailed chicks, Ritsuko & Yayoi.

Latest Famitsu scores as seen in the mag:

Mist of Chaos (PS3, Idea Factory): 4 / 3 / 4 / 5 - (16/40) - that's the shite, literally. Still, one's gotta luv !F's chara design and art.
Bomberman Story DS (NDS, Hudson): 7 / 6 / 7 / 6 - (26/40)
Dragon Ball Z: Harukanaru Goku Densetsu (NDS, Bandai Namco): 6 / 6 / 7 / 8 - (27/40) - i'd have to say that's quite decent for a card game. For some reason, it doesn't look as good as the old Famicom and GB DBZ games. I never played the gay ass American Card came on GBA.
Crayon Shin-Chan DS: Arashi wo Yobu Nutte Crayoon Daisakusen! (NDS, Banpresto): 7 / 6 / 8 / 8 - (31/40)
Negima!? Chou Mahora Taisen Chuu: Checkiin Zenin Shuugou! Yappari Onsen Kichaimashitaa (NDS, Marvelous): 7 / 5 / 6 / 6 - (24/40)
Bomberman Land Portable (PSP, Hudson): 6 / 4 / 7 / 6 - (23/40)
Eyeshield 21: Field Saikyou no Senshi Tachi (Wii, Nintendo): 6 / 6 / 6 / 6 - (24/40) - this game looked cool. sucks about the mediocre score.
Musou Orochi (PS2, Koei): 9 / 8 / 8 / 8 - (33/40) - OH WOW! Gee that's surprising! Now w/ my sarcasm put aside, i'm actually looking forward to this almost rehash game. It could've scored a 10 and i'd still get. It's just i don't think it deserves such a high score.
Rozen Maiden: Geppetto Garden (PS2, Taito): 7 / 6 / 6 / 5 - (24/40) - A bummer score, but i'm still gonna get cuz it's a Rozen Maiden FIGHTING game!!

I just felt like doing a few game news cuz they're some of the best news so far this week. The biggest news for me has got to be the confirmation of Tales of the World for NA release yesterday. Being a Tales fanboy, i'm greatly hyped for this game after being a pirate and downloading the JP ISO :P. The game uses Abyss' flex range LMBS (THE BEST battle system in the series thus far) and like some of the ToW games, it features some charas (Nakiri Dungeon 3 had all charas from Tales games it used) from all the previous main Tales games except for Tempest. Might be a bummer to some since their fave charas might not be in but understandable cuz you have to recreate charas into 3D polygons. Though they could've just reused the old polygon charas they made Symphonia's and Abyss' battle arena (actually they did for some of the charas, but didn't include all of 'em). Regardless, this is a great game and unexpected from Namco Bandai since ToW games haven't been released because not all of the main Tales games have been translated (ie. Destiny 2 & Rebirth). So there's some hope that they might finally make it to NA shores, especially ToD 2 and it's recent PSP release in JPN. This announcement is also interesting cuz about a month ago Namco Bandai USA sent a survey to those who subscribed to Tales newsletter (yeah, i'm one of those ppl) regarding what NA fans want and value in their Tales games. So, if you're a Tales RPG fan, YOU MUST GET this game and support the Tales series in NA. I definitely can't wait for this baby!

The 2nd biggest news is Capcom officially coming on board w/ the Wii. That game is Treasure Island Z...and it looks kiddie :(. Whatev, as long as they're on board and it's a decent game, i'm happy :). Jeux-France jacked a snapshot from Famitsu and in return here's what JPN sources say to that w/ these 'cleaner' scans ^^ LOL

Another Wii news is Naruto: Clash of the Ninja MVZ was announced for the NA Wii yesterday. The exclusive charas most likely indicate that this is Naruto Shippuuden: Gekitou Ninja Taisen EX since there's no way the cartoon in NA has caught up w/ JPN. Or it could be a totally hacked up mish mashed game exclusively for NA as the press states. If it IS EX, this is surprising as one didn't expect this game to come out so soon cuz companies usually DO wait for the series to catch up. Though it may be confusing for the mainstream audience (and ENG manga readers) to see grown up Naruto charas, it's sort of a good move to release a new game while it's still fresh and not too dated IMO. It's also good for naruto internet watchers :P. If it is EX, i probably won't get it if it only includes the Eng. dub. I'll wait until a Wii free loader is made. Still don't trust the modchip yet. By then the sequel(s) will probably be out and much better of course.

3 comments:

DiGiKerot said...

Shame about that Rozen Maiden score, though I seem to have it on pre-order also ^^;

Shokkeru said...

Yeah, I heard about that Tales of the World NA release too... I must grab that when it comes out ^^

R8 said...

@ digi: Yeah, all anime games tend to score average. but the psychic force/my-otome battle system doesn't have me too excited. i'm only looking forward to fight as sugintou!!

@ shokkeru: yeah, i'm gonna have this preordered as soon as it's available for preorder. i hope there'll be some preorder swag. summer can't come soon enough!