Trusty Bell: Chopin no Yume [Eternal Sonata]
(Xbox 360, Bandai Namco): 9 / 9 / 8 / 10 - (36/40)
- Graphics and music are good
- Camera kinda sucks
- Game is about 30 hours long
A new trailer has also been released.
Yes, everything else looks pretty and interesting. My only complain is the camera, you can't even zoom in or out. The characters look kind of too far away or too smaill for a 3d game. But this was just demo I played with my Japanese account. I hope they will fix the camera issue, I guess not.
Yeah i had beef with the in-battle camera too...but i loved the graphics and music
You can actually zoom the camera fully out, but it goes a bit too far :) Battle system was really simple but offers a lot of strategic possibilities. Demo was really easy though without not much of a challenging opponents.
Anyhow, a must have game. I really enjoyed the demo, a lot. Sweet looks and nice atmosphere/mood which I find the most important in these kind of games.
Can't wait to pick this up.
The Demo sold it too me, I'll be buying this day one.
Another great, must buy, 360 game.
ever since i saw this last year I've wanted it, and considering its 30+ hours long seems like a great value, i may make a japanese account to try the demo out!
thats what i love about most japanese rpgs there in 30 40 hours of gameplay if western games like gears of war would be in that rage then they would be reason to justify $ 60 purchase
So I wonder if the Japanese will ever start to warm up to the 360... I searched around the net for famitsu reviews (hard to find, does someone have a good link for all their scores on all platforms?):
10/9/9/9 Blue Dragon
10/9/9/9 Gears of War
10/9/9/9 Dead or Alive 4
10/9/9/8 Trusty Bell
10/9/9/8 Pro Baseball Spirits 3
10/9/8/8 Winning Eleven 10
9/9/9/9 Forza Motorsport 2
9/9/9/9 Lost Planet
9/9/9/9 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas
9/9/8/8 Culdcept Saga
9/9/8/8 Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
9/9/8/8 Need for Speed Carbon
9/9/8/8 Test Drive Unlimited
9/9/8/8 Dynasty Warriors 5 Empires
9/8/8/8 Project Gotham Racing 3
9/8/8/8 World Soccer Winning Eleven X
9/8/8/7 eNCHANT arM
9/8/8/7 Rumble Roses XX
9/8/8/7 Chrome Hounds
9/8/8/7 Chikyuu Boueigun 3
9/8/8/7 Senko No Ronde Rev.X
So I found 23 games ranking 80% or better... so I wonder if they will eventually acknowledge the console... Please correct me if I'm wrong on some of these scores, I kind of got them from all over the place.
like 10 good jrpgs, then they definately will buy x360. =)
on june 14th they will have only 2nd one, after 1,5(!) year.
(Culdcept Saga looks like ps2 game, and eNCHANT arM also some average jrpg)
anyway, x360 already doing better then last year, rising from ~1-1,5k to 2-3k per week. :)
You can remove all other games on that list, excpet for JRPG and there is just a few of those on that list. So to answer your question. MORE JRPG, exclusive GOOD ones and than 360 will gain popularity.
i think LO, IU, CO, and PSU, will help with the rpg front, same with GM being released for the 360.
Yeah, I guess you guys are right... JRPGs are definitely huge in japan but at the same time, the ps3 and wii don't really have any either so it's still kinda puzzling... I guess everyone is holding out with their ps2 until more compelling titles come...
Okay, LO - Lost Odyssey, CO - Cry On, PSU - Phantasy Star Universe
IU - Infinite Undiscovery... GM?
Can anyone else confirm this?
I'm doubtious because in the link, he states that Forza 2 has got 9 / 8 / 9 / 8 when it actually got 9 / 9 / 9 / 9.
it's 9/9/9/9 for forza, don't know what they gave TB.
there are famitsu, famitsu x360, famitsu ps3 and etc. magazines. =)
so one gave 9/9/9/9/ and other 9/8/9/8/ =]
I wonder were the old Famitsu went...you know the one that used to butcher games to DEATH and score really low...well I guess some one applied some pressures to make their reviews a little bit lighter and rate a little bit (or a LOT more) higher
The again we have to also take into consideration the NA reviews vs the JP reviews...specially with crappy games like Enchanted Arms, most of the Gundam games and the crap quality JRPGS getting good scores in Japan
in conclusion unless trusty bell is REALLY good it will probably score a 7-8 in NA
ihmo I probably wont be picking this on up I prefer things like FF or the new LO
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