The latest Famitsu review scores have been released, which include Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Alan Wake.
Mario Galaxy 2 is getting some VERY solid reviews.
Mario Galaxy 2 looks very fun. I enjoyed the first one quite a bit. Looks like they also think Alan Wake is good. I'll have to play that one too. Too many games right now. Red Dead Redemption is at the top of my list.
SMG2 deserves it.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 did very well, though that rumored perfect score was fake.
Ahh of course, Mario scoring good under a japanse magazine.
you don't hear anyone saying, "oh look, halo got a great score from white guys!"
That's cause they're usually to busy saying, "oh look, halo got a great score by people paid by M$"
Racist? Biased maybe but saying its racist is a little too far and honestly nothing to do with it. Could easily just be patriotic. Look at the games famitsu have given 39-40/40. I think youll find 1 or 2 out of about 30 are actually western games. Noone is denying the japanese are masters at making games but you dont think this is just a little biased? Western sites like IGN have praised japanese games as some of the best. You gotta wonder why western games dont sell well in japan, its obviously not down to quality, its what theyred fed by magazines like this.
Review are pretty much meaningless to sales. If a western game would get 40/40 score, it would have almost exactly same sales as when it has 20/40 score. Japanese just don't care about western games, no matter what magazines tell them. Even GoW 3 got 38/40 in Famitsu and it still flopped in Japan. Generally speaking, review scores don't have nearly as big influence on sales as some people think.
Ok then. Do you have an explanation as to why western games dont sell at all? Bayonetta sold quite a bit for a hack n slash. Why not gow?
Alan Wake did well.
Add another 4 points to that score if it was made by a japanese dev..
Another excellent score for Super Mario Galaxy 2
Solid titles reviewed in that issue of Famitsu. Nothing lower than a 7... Anyway, I hated Super Mario Galaxy so I don't have hope for Galaxy 2. Good to see that a lot of people are enjoying it though, just like the first one.
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