Here are the latest numbers out of Japan. Halo 3 is reviewed and receives 10/9/9/9 from the popular Japanese game magazine.
Damn good scores for a japanese magazine, and FAMITSU at that?! Wow. American reviews are going to be sky-rocketing. There is no proof though (scans)... :-/
Oh yeah, Halo 3 isn't a AAA title at all.
I didn't think Halo 3 released in Japan until like Nov.
this made me think of you guys
Like Ninja Giaden 2, with graphics like these, it hints that the xbox360 has maxed out graphically.
You should be concerned that this is a third / fourth gen title that is very (very) important like a new release of Mario and Ninja Gaiden. There should've been a breakthrough in graphical power, righ?
A) By the way, DVD isn't really hi-def despite talks about 720p / 1080p or else we wouldn't need HD-DVD or Bluray.
B) By the way, xbots will have spent the most money by the end of this generation for these reasons:
1) Internet fees of almost $400 to $500
2) Upgrading consoles for defective reasons
3) Buying a standalone bluray player (most likely a PS3) and / or an HD-DVD add on because the xbox360 lacks those
4) Buying a Wii because of motion sensing and eye toy that are lacking
5) Probably upgrading to the xbox720, adding another $400 to $600 because in a few years, the PS3 will put on its turbo boost and the xbox360 can't keep up anymore so it will release a new console prematurely to compete
6) all the number of games and movies and accessories purchased
Whether you like to believe it or not, that's the most money ever spent by people who brag about saving money.
C) By the way, micorosft is responsible for the crime of not only releasing fualty hardware, but also for restricting high quality graphics in this gen's games. Look at Halo or Ninja Gaiden 2 for example. Microsoft is a car that maxes out at 60mph. Not wanting to lose the race, the company rigged the laws so that all cars must not go beyond 60mph and placed several roadblocks in front of the PS3 and other cars, even though the brooding PS3 lamborghinni knows it can burn rubber at 200mph or even 600 mph. Because of Microsoft, you not only get faulty hardware at a high price that can only play games, because of them, ALL gamers will have to settle for sub-par graphics this generation until we unleash the PS3. No one can tolerate unethical behavior forever. The cops are coming. The PS3 will be free, beginning with Grand Turismo 5 and Final Fantasy VIII and MGS4 and Killzone 2.
No one will tolerate Microsoft's 60mph forever....
...fanboys like secret think we want to read their trash-talk? It's irrelevent to the article. Try saying something that has anything to do with the topic for a change.
This is about Halo 3. Not whether or not the 360 can do hi-def and such. Which it does by the way. It has nothing to do with format.
Welcome to the ignore list and say hi to all the other idiots. Oh and lets take away a bubble. Come on people join in!
I think Oblivion got a similar score, and it is supposed in the top 50
OBLIVION got 10 9 10 9
HALo 3 has got the same score as HALO 2
BLUE DRAGON got the same scores as HALO 3 on FAMITSU
37 [9 - 10 - 9 - 9] Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
37 [9 - 9 - 9 - 10] Blue Dragon
37 [10 - 10 - 9 - 8] Yakuza
so cartoon halo 3 will end up in the same state as Blue Dragon
1. you have one bubble left
2. your buried, so cant see what you wrote
3. Halo3 willkill Oblivion....
4. you suck
5. I bet whatever you commented on it has todo with halo3s sales or rateing, and the game hasn't released yet.
What did you say Nihism? What's that? I...CAN'T...READ...YOU...
No Sh!t Nasim. And this is an FPS getting 10s and 9s in a Japanese review, and not some crazy super ultra fantastic RPG. Pretty impressive if you ask me. Reviews can only get better for the U.S. and EU, right?
i don't even have to read what he says to know Nazi is such a sad piece of sh1t.
nazim remains a one bubble wonder*)$#%d
PS3 am owned
how, since halo will not have any impact in japan.
wow good score for a american game froma JP reviewer for a 3rd game in a trilogy
I'm a Sony fan but I will say Halo is just one those great game franchises.There no reason to be ignorant.
i wish more fans on both sides could be as objective.
halo is a great game as is mgs. i have both systems for both games.
bubble for you sir !
thats a record number of agrees there
Eh. Going to be a great game.
"which makes sense because halo 2 was a great game"
^that's about all i have to say to that.
EDIT: Do you want all the recent posts of interviewers regretting giving Halo 2 such high scores?
do you want the scores?
maybe you shud leave...you scared sony fanboy
That the game didn't deserve a 94.5. It deserved around a 91%. The game should not be rated higher then gears of war, or oblvion.
it deserved the score it got for being one of the best games of last gen. People are still playing it! That is how good it is.
You are stating that it desrves to be higher then god of war, SOTC, KOTOR, and ninjag gaiden black. It deserves a 91 %. It just isn't better then these games.
And Halo 2 its fun to play... alot of people still playing the game on a daily bases. The game its just plain fun.
going to be sweet
halo 3 ending on youtube, best go hide under a rock until the 25th
My friend saw it, hes pissed. Someone on SW kept spamming the forums like crazy so you couldn't avoid it.
true but bungie said that it isn't the legendary ending which tells all. Still good to avoid it. Truthfully i'm timid about reading forums afraid someone will try to ruin it for the halo fans.
Its good that Bungie made it like that. Now I am going to play on Legendary with tons of cursing
excellent review scores hopefully the sales mirror the reviews in japan
Better than I expected
WOW! Halo 3 10/9/9/9
And from a Japanese mag.. again.. WOW!
Halo 2.5 my ass!
It's interesting that Famitsu was the first review for Halo 3. I'm surprised that they liked it as much as Blue Dragon.
I wonder how Lost Odyssey will turn out? Will that match Mass Effect?
I expected as much since the game was geared twords the Japanese audience but a western appealing game that's an FPS no less.. That is why this stands out to me.
It's well known that the Japanese don't like first-person views. I still doubt that Halo 3 will make a dent in Japan. But looking at the other scores, the PS3 had no reviews and nothing else scored above an 8. It looks like Halo 3 is GOTM for Famitsu.
so I'm sure Halo will do good there.
Sony made RFOM for the West. But, the library was slim for Japan so they bought an FPS and liked it.
I wonder if that game drummed up interest for the FPS genre in Japan?
I doubt it, but anything can happen.
Or maybe they liked it because it happened to be on a Sony platform? Just a thought.
Awesome. This will be the first halo I play on a console. Can't wait.
You're in for a treat...
a Japanese Magazine gave a American Game a 10,9,9,9 WOW i would like to see a PS3 Game Score this HIGH, oh wait there are No Games for PS3 my Bad
nobody said it's not a great game coz I am sure that it is, but it still won't appeal to the japanese.
The fact that Halo scored well does not effect Sony in the least. Fanboy delusions aside, everyone knows it will sell well and score well (I've got my copy pre-ordered). I would be surprised if it did not score well.
Also, the mantra that "PS3 has no games" is getting old, bro. No one is buying it anymore. After i finished Bioshock, I went right into Warhawk, Lair (fun game, so reviews be darned) and Heavenly Sword. I literally haven't touched my 360 in almost a month (that will change with Halo). So give up the blind fanboyism.
if anything, this would give the xbox fanboys a kick in the ass considering they say japanese hate all american products.
A part of me expected this, but another part of me thought they would have gave it a bad review.
That's the worst review Halo 3 is going to get. ;-)
No the worst review would be from the turd site sonydefenseforce.
...that wouldn't be a review, now, would it? :-)
A cheap shot.
But not a review. Reviews require you to actually play the thing...
Doesn't it make you just wanna JUMP IN. Awesome, cant wait.
no. but i wasn't waiting to begin with. it was a good score though
and so it begins
Famitsu Review Scores range from the highest which is 40!! not 10!!!So i really have to dig into this!!!Knowing microsoft they probably did ,or tryed to do some super marketing down their in japan, the game is still not going to sell that good in japan.
they do go out of 40, the thing is that theres 4 reviewers reviewing the game, famitsu reviewers are one of the harshest reviewers in the VG industry it basically got a 37 out of 40, which is amazing for a game.
I've never seen Famitsu give bad ratings to american games (in general).
2. It smells like Benjamins all over the place. I don't think Halo will get a score below 8.0 if the journalist wants to keep his job. After all, it's halo 2 all over again, so take good scores with a grain of salt.
I'll give them that. If the game doesn't reach their expectations they will give it a low score. All though, you could argue they are the harshest reviewers.
You've been following Halo3 news just as much as 360 fans, and just like everybody else you know that Bungie has added so much to this game, I bet you have your pre-order too and yeah you know the game won't score below an 8 because ITS THAT GOOD, PERIOD (.) ha ha does it HURT that bad to see that Halo3 is a very good game despite what the sdf told you?, ha ha HOW DOES IT FEEL to know that a great game you hate so much is going to recieve many, many great scores= and there's NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT except CRY? (until you get your copy).=
listen to the sonykids now micro paid off Famitsu, thats a new one, ha ha is that what sdf is saying now, really? lmfao
What's that you say?
They were payed off???
IT CAN'T BE!!!
OH GOD!!! WHY DOES HALO 3 HAVE TO HAVE SUCH A TERRIBLE ENDING???
Wow, you're cool.
Your avatar is ghey. You look like a retard. A retard that desperately wants Halo to fail.
Do you wear that bandana on your face when your having ghey anal buttsex with your rainbow bandana clown boyfriend?
Nah, that bandana is just because he has a sh!tty head. Before he had it on here and I told him a couple of times it wasn't pretty to see.
Guess it finally got through to him. So now he's playing some sort of Zorro. But then a Gaystation one...
Regarding that scarf wrapped around his face, doesn't it remind you of that movie Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo where Rob Schneider had to date this chick with a "nose problem"?
LEAVE HALO ALONE!!!!!! *cries*
im not trying to put down halo for these scores, its a great game then its a great game, cant fight with you about that, but its funny how alot of you think japanese scores dont really matter, i remember alot of 360 fans saying that, but now that a good score ( which really isnt that surprising) is out, you all are like "alright", give high fives, and bash the ps3, i just think its funny its turned around since its about halo 3, and in final this is nothing against halo, its against 360 fanboys, not fans of halo
everytime # of consoles sold in Japan is posted, the 360 fanboys say Japan doesn't matter-period! now, when something goes the way they want, they talk about how imp.Japan is......interesting
What are you doing in this 360 section, you don't belong here. Also, if you care so much about Japan, why not do everyone a favor and get your sh** and go live there.