Tuesday, April 10, 2007

C-DRiVE of Memories

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)

Dengeki PS

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.


katielyn said...

dude i like the pics, but not the explicit ones. you need to lay off of those. makes you seem like a perv

R8 said...

@ katielyn: welcome welcome! i believe you're probably the 1st girl ever to have posted on my blog :D. anyways, since you're new to my blog it's obvious you don't know me very well. i tend to post fanservice pics cuz it was one of my inspirations to blog in the first place. i also used to do mini reviews on hentais. with that said, i'm not afraid to admit that i am a perv. i'm generally open about it cuz after all, it's human nature. i also have a gf which makes it easier to post these kind of things peronally, in a sense. sorry if i offended you, cuz most of my visitors are males and tend to not mind my fanservicey pics. as male-oriented as my site is, hope you enjoy your visits on my random rants on games, anime and purchases.

johnny said...

Hey dude, hows it goin?
Resi 4 Wii didn't have me too excited at first until I checked out the scans. I'm gonna get my preorder for the JPN version in in the next few days.

Looking forward to Days of Memories too. Will be preordering it soon along with Ouendan 2 which I'm sure you've seen has a May JP release date.

The Kizuna Encounter announcement was pretty random but I'll definitely be buying. Can't beat a good SNK fighter, especially one as rare and sought after as this one (UK prices for the NeoGeo cart are into the £thousands).

What else? Paper Mario will be awesome. Should be arriving with me in the next few days as should DJ Max Portable 2. Hyped for both of them.

Heat the Soul 4 I also said I wouldn't buy as the first 3 are so similar but like you, seeing the scans and new charas and stuff has persuaded me to go for it.

R8 said...

@ johnny: don't know if ya read my reply to juliant, but i'm totally done w/ RE4 as good as a game it is. the wiimote will feel better when aiming but will also make the game way easiser IMO. i am hyped for umbrella chronicles and hope it's more like dead aim.

yeah, i'm not a big ouendan fan or elite beat fan. it's fun but i don't like the music chosen...in BOTH versions. the track list for ouendan 2 isn't too exciting either (so far).

yeah, i remember about the insane price and rarity of kizuna. it's not really a great snk fighter (same w/ SR) but i'm hyped for it cuz i love Rosa. Cool and hawt. I played the game a month ago just to revisit the meh fighting system.

I'll probably rent Paper Mario first cuz i never played the previuos games. this one has me excited cuz due to the 2D platforming style and slick 3D switch. I played DJ MAX Portable 2 to hell today. I'm at level 18 currently. The Orpheus package is really sick.

Yeah, Lisa's addition really has me undecided. Cuz you know next year, they'll just release another one w/ more charas w/out hardly any changes to the shallow fighting system. i might download it first and then decide.

WRex said...

Damn... didn't know you were collecting the Rappi Rangai manga.

Hehe, you were called a perv. ;)

Actually, I noticed you don't really show explicit stuff but have them on links to avoid offending people.

R8 said...

@ wrex: yeah, i've been reading scans since fall and decided to finally get the tanks in december. i'm running out of room for manga, which is another reason why i'm thinking about dropping it. next up might be ukigumo, though i'll see where vol.4 goes (comes out on the 24th).

yeeeaaaah, being called a perv isn't too surprising, i guess ^^. i used to warn ppl of my nsfw pics (and still do, whenever i post 'em, which is rare nowadays), just so my site isn't considered some p-ron site ^_^.

bakaboobie said...

Shi~et.. She's in HiTS4? Damn it.. so much for saving $$$. A dating sim involving SNK gals, sign me up!

R8 said...

@ bakabb: yo guy! sup? anywho, yeah Lisa is definitely my deciding factor. i'm still hoping for some new features though. as for days of memories...OH YEEAH!