Been busy lately as it's exam month. Hope ppl had a Happy Easter. I didn't do much 'cept check out Grindhouse, which was an awesome movie for any movie geek. Anyways, last week's official confirmation of RE4 Wii & media on Umbrella Chronicles seemed like the biggest news of the week. However, personally, this gaming guru found the news meh. The biggest news last week for me, was of course, the date set for the Nintendo DS version of the Japanese cell phone game, Days of Memories!!!!!! FINALLY!!!!!!!! June 14 is the release date. 2nd biggest news was the date set (June 21) for Fu'un Super Combo (Savage Reign/Kizuna Encounter) Compilation. Back to Days of Memories, for those who don't know, this game was a cell phone only game in JPN. It's a dating sim game featuring girls from KOF and Samurai Sprits. There's also a DoM game featuring male characters for the girls. The newest one (announced only a couple of weeks ago) includes a few new charas from SNK's other games. Th e DS version is a compilation of the first 3 Days of Memories games. The first 2 had charas from KOF while DoM 3 was entirely Samurai Spirits. I always wanted to play this game cuz I'm a huge SNK fighting fan (no surprise) and found it interesting & fun trying and pick your fave SNK gal (so HARD cuz they're all so HAWT). However, what grabbed me the most was always the AWESOME ARTWORK. So yeah, can't wait fo r this game and I should have a DS by then.
I've also been contemplating on Bleach Heat the Soul 4. I didn't plan on getting this game. However, with last week's Famitsu scan and yesterday's website update. I find it harder and harder to resist. Why? Yadoumaru Lisa, the Vizard hottie. Her and Kensei were added to the playable list while the other Vizards are partner characters, which is kinda crappy but makes sense since they haven't fought in the manga yet. But yeah, having Lisa playable is freakin' awesome. Though she reminds me too much of Nemu in fighting style since both have the CL spinning bird kick move. However, Nemu's SBK was made up for the game while Lisa's SBK was a move Kubo drew in the manga. When I first saw that move when reading the manga, I immediately thought of Nemu from HtS 3. Aside from Lisa and Grimmjow, there isn't anything else new & improved that makes me want to play the game. With a month left, I hope there'll be a few more new characters added (ie. more Arrancars and Espadas).
There's been a lot of game news coming from retailers that hint at NA releases. First there was the GBA port of Gyakuten Saiban 3 (Phoenix Wright 3) and I just found out that One Piece Unlimited Adventure (Wii) was given Summer/August 2007 US release in another retailer's database. Interesting, though I can't play that game in Eng. since I never heard/watched the show in Eng. I'm just too used to the JPN cast. Plus, the game would be major spoilerific for NA viewers, i mean Gear 3 Luffy is in the game!!!!! Meanwhile, I finally got my DJ MAX Portable 2 Night Black Limited Edition today. Haven't opened it yet, thus I will take pictures and post it up in the next few days to let y'all see the beauty within :).
Meanwhile, take a gander at this mini order that i took a shot of late last week. It consists of my ongoing JPN mangas like Shi ga Futari wo Wakatsu Made Until Death do us Part vol.4 & Rappi Rangai vol.3. I'm actually considering dropping Rappi Rangai cuz Tanaka Hosana's art seems to be getting a little worse. The story is going at a snail's pace. The action is mediocre and fanservice is weak (though there's still a good chunk, up to the point where i find it excessive and annoying...can u believe that?! X_X). I still love Until Death Do Us Part ^_^. I also finally got Gear Fighter Dendoh Memorial Book after delaying it for 3 months. The book isn't anything special as it's simply another guide for everything Dendoh. It's all old artwork appearing that has appeared in previous Dendoh books as well as Hisayuki's artbook. There's just some updates to the Dendoh swag collection. Thus, it's only another book for Hisayuki whores like me ^^.
Since I've been talking about starting a 'theme' for a while now, i'm gonna finallly start it up today. In the upcoming posts, see if you can guess what the artworks have in common. Today:
And tomorrow...NHL PLAYOFFS START!!! OMG!!! WOOT!!
Note: I'll probably have Famitsu scores added to this post later tonight or tomorrow morning cuz I don't feel like doing a post tomorrow.
here it is, Famitsu scores:
Super Paper Mario (Wii, Nintendo): 9 / 9 / 9 / 8 - (35/40) - Magnifico! as expected from NA reviews last week
Furu Furu Park (Wii, Taito): 6 / 6 / 6 / 5 - (23/40)
Lise no Atelier: Ordre no Renkinjutsushi (NDS, Gust): 6 / 5 / 7 / 6 - (24/40)
Gakuen Alice: WakuWaku * Happy Friends (NDS, Kids): 5 / 4 / 6 / 6 - (21/40)
Nodame Cantabile (NDS, Bandai Namco): 6 / 7 / 7 / 6 - (26/40)
Ouran Koukou Host Bu (PS2, Idea Factory): 7 / 7 / 7 / 6 - (27/40)
Fate/Stay Night [Realta Nua] (PS2, Kadokawa Shoten): 8 / 8 / 7 / 6 - (29/40)
Final Fantasy Tactics: Shishi Sensou (PSP, Square Enix): 80 / 85 / 90 / 70 - Debating about getting this as I have the PSX one lying around somewhere
Persona 3: Fes (PS2, Atlus): 85 / 90 / 80 / 90 - Looking forward to this, even though i'm not finished the JPN version. I hope the US version is Fes. Either way, i have it preordered for the artbook and OST
Fate/Stay Night [Realta Nua] (PS2, Kadokawa Shoten): 75 / 85 / 90 / 80
Grim Grimoire (PS2, Nippon Ichi): 75 / 80 / 75 / 70
Elvandia Story (PS2, Spike): 75 / 65 / 70 / 70
once again, no reason, 'cept for the fact i luv hisayuki :D.