Xbox in Japan. First Famitsu scores.

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  1. Dan B

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    someone come up with a clever Godzilla/Xbox pun...my mind is not working at this hour
    Well, I think I have real Famitsu scores now for some of the Xbox launch titles. Feel free to discuss the Xbox's Japanese launch, Famitsu, or what you had for dinner this evening in this thread.
    Famitsu Scores
    Platinum
    Xbox: Dead or alive 3 10/9/9/9: 37
    Gold
    Xbox: Genma Onimusha 8/9/9/8: 34
    Xbox: Project Gotham Racing 9/8/9/7: 33
    Xbox: Silent hill 2 last poem 8/8/8/8: 32
    Xbox: Jet set radio future 8/9/7/8: 32
    Xbox: ESPN snow boarding 8/8/8/8: 32
    Silver
    Xbox: Ambitious stormy century of trust length 8/8/8/7: 31
    Uncrowned
    Xbox: Air Force delta 2 8/7/7/7: 29
    Xbox: Tenku 8/7/7/7: 29
    Xbox: Hyper Olympics 2002 winter 7/6/7/7: 27
    Xbox: Doubles Steal 7/7/6/6: 26
    Xbox: Nesmix 6/6/5/5: 22
    Xbox: Metal Dungeon 7/6/5/5: 23
    Xbox: Kabuki Warriors 6/5/5/4: 20
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    I'll start. I think the scores are decent, with only Kabuki Warriors, Nesmix, & Metal Dungeon scoring really poorly. Uh...what is Metal Dungeon anyway? A Platinum, five golds, and a silver makes for a very respectable launch I think.
    Oh, and I had a frozen pizza for dinner...
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    hehe. Kabuki Warriors, the only game in the history of Edge magazine to score a stunning 1 out of 10.

    Anyway. Those are pretty good scores, I'm intruiged what "Ambitious stormy century of trust length" is, and I still don't see why some people think DoA3 is like the second coming or something. Mind you, I never really got the second one either.
     
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    The Famitsu rating scale is wacky. From what I've read, I'd treat 25-28 as 'average', with anything above that as "good".
     
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    Can someone please break down the four categories of Famitsu scoring system, for those of us who are unfamiliar with it?
    Glad to hear Jet Set looks good so far! And does anyone know what the devil that Ambitious Storm of the Century thing is? I knew about the Mouse game, and I thought there was a jockey simulator coming out, but this is a new one on me!
    (Oh, and the wife surprised me with a lobster dinner last night, believe it or not! But if I had replied yesterday, it would have been english muffin pizzas. [​IMG] )
     
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    Each mark is by a different reviewer - they have four reviewers for each game, each one is supposed to give a different 'perspective' or part of the audience, e.g. one's from a hardcore gamer, one's from an 'average punter' perspective.

    In reality, their reviews are a bit of a mixed bag if you read the text that goes with the scores, generally.

    They frequently overscore certain series/genres just because "They like them" (and say so!). They're easily swayed by pretty graphics at times.

    Don't get me wrong - I like hearing what Famitsu are saying about upcoming games, I just don't put the 'trust' into their reviews as I once naively did. Same with most mags TBH.
     
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    Brian's right - Famitsu reviewers often fall for hype, and their comments are sometimes irrelevant to the game they're reviewing.
     
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    Nice to see the Xbox come out with some good scores in Japan. However, the best part about the Japanese launch is now I'll be able to import the Japanese controllers! [​IMG]
     
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    I've seen Famitsu called "The Japanese GamePro". I dunno if that's a slight on GamePro or Famitsu...
     
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    Surely no one would intentionally complement Gamepro?
     
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