Submitted by Valay 861d ago | news

Famitsu review scores (3/13/12) - perfect score included

The latest Famitsu reviews include the perfect score of 2012, Ninja Gaiden III, a near perfect score for Yakuza Black Panther 2, and more. (3DS, Kid Icarus: Uprising, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Xbox 360)

moegooner88  +   861d ago
I remember back in the day when Famitsu would award a perfect score every year or two, this is making them look silly, this is their third or fourth perfect score in the past 12 months.
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Green_Thunder   861d ago | Spam
OcularVision  +   860d ago
Apparently, Kid Icarus is on-par with Skyrim.
THESONYPS3   860d ago | Offensive
Im sure its actually better than skyrim. That game was such a waste.
RedDead  +   860d ago
Skyrim sucked pretty badly, overrated trash
Andreas-Sword  +   860d ago
Ninja Gaiden 3 this weeks best game!
knifefight  +   860d ago
Read this:
And then this:

Famitsu is a joke in Japan. No reason for foreign countries to give it the respect it can't even earn in its homeland.
TheMrMadzen  +   860d ago
Metacritic is a joke. They don't give two shits about what reviews they put on their website. They mostly take all of the unreliable reviews and puts them on their site, forgetting about a lot of the reliable reviews.
knifefight  +   860d ago
What does Metacrapic have to do with this?

I'm actually asking.
Green_Thunder   860d ago | Spam
knifefight  +   860d ago
Did you read the massive load of comments by the Japanese that agree with the article you call a "troll" article? ;)

It's about the reviews, by the way.

We in Japan know the deal with Famitsu. It's a joke among us. I'm sorry man, but we don't get why anyone cares about their review scores.
Check the Japanese comments:

Translated here in case you can't read Japanese:

Americans *want* to think the Japanese hold Famitsu reviews in high regard, but dude, the truth is the opposite. I'm sorry.
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Green_Thunder   860d ago | Spam
hay  +   860d ago
@#1.3: Dude :D
Throw the japanese version of the letter from the second link into google translator :D
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knifefight  +   860d ago
If you speak Japanese, you know how terrible Google translate really is for it. ;)
Additionally, the final paragraph is what's called an "inside joke." It's a humor spot that you kind of need to know the history about.

Re: "Famitsu is the biggest gaming media source for reviews and new game info"
Info, sure. A lot comes from Famitsu and Dengeki and Gamega. But reviews? They're more treated like fortune cookies here. We're curious, but no one puts a lot of stock in them.

I know you're trying to project your own feelings and perceptions and make them into facts, but dude, without living here, it's just probably too hard for you to understand.

@Bobby (below)
Yes. Perfect Famitsu scores include Nintendogs, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Final Fantasy XII, Bayonetta, and Vagrant Story.
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Bobby Kotex  +   860d ago
Didn't famitsu give final fantasy xiii-2 a perfect score? They're a joke as far as I'm concerned.
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LX-General-Kaos  +   861d ago
It comes to no surprise that Nintendo exclusive Kid Icarus Uprising landed a perfect score. This game has been on the radar of true perfection for a good long time now. This will for sure boost sales of the Nintendo 3DS and give the Nintendo elite gamers an amazing experience. Something there is no lack of on the Nintendo 3DS console.

Hopefully there will also be a Nintendo Wii U version of Kid Icarus in the near future. Which is highly likely due to the amazing reviews that Kid Icarus Uprising has achieved. If you invest in Nintendo you can always count on the big N to bring the heat.

This is only the beginning of a worldwide dominant performance by Nintendo. There are many great Nintendo in house exclusives to come for the Nintendo 3DS console. Look forward to many more awarding exclusive experiences to be announced this E3 2012.

Rated E For Everyone
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ronin4life  +   861d ago
I feel I shouldn't agree with you because of that "Nintendo elite gamer" snippet, but I find your intentional spoof comments hilariously Characteristic of n4g (As well as DarkSniper's, actually.)
I also agree with most of the rest of your comment... ^_^;
Ilovetheps4  +   861d ago
I cannot wait to pick up Kid Icarus. Been waiting a while for it. Will be picking it up as soon as I can.
FlyWestbrook  +   861d ago
Maybe I will look at this Kid Icarus game
ronin4life  +   861d ago
Woo, kid Icarus ^.^*
Can't wait for the 23rd... >.<;
ronin4life  +   861d ago
HMmmmm, 1 disagree per the last 3 commenters.
Some 1 must be bitter... -_-;
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   861d ago
I feel like 3DS games are just coasting by with reviews so far. Many of the ones reviewers fawned over weren't very fun, IMO. The only one I'm excited for is Kingdom Hearts:DDD.
FriedGoat  +   860d ago
Yup, I've had a 3DS since launch and I can safely say all these "brilliant" games are really average. When I got my Vita I then understood what a real handheld console game should be like. Still have my 3DS collecting dust http://postimage.org/image/...
But will probably sell it soon.
My friend code is 3523-2064-6907 tag FrIeD-GoAt if you would like to debate this over Nintendo Letterbox.
2EHO  +   860d ago
This handheld generation is going to come down to games also.... Not power of console. Thing people has to realize is portable gamers the majority don't get a hard on for graphics like Sony going on about how vita can display near ps3 quality graphics. That's good for their loyal customers but the majority that just want a fun portable game could care less.
Hicken  +   860d ago
But Sony's marketing the Vita directly to PS3 owners. This is their primary target audience. And, as such, it excels.

However, it's not JUST about the graphics, as anyone (well, there are a few morons and/or liars around) with a Vita can tell you the games are great, as well as looking great.
Pana  +   860d ago
40/40 on Famitsu? So a 79 on Metacritic.
Joegrine20  +   860d ago
knifefight  +   860d ago
He's talking about how Famitsu hands out nothing but high scores.

Seriously, name one single game that's gotten 50% or below. Go on. I'll wait.
JayWood2010  +   860d ago
I dont see why people are complaining when they havent even played the game. This is awesome actually and it makes me even more excited to play Kid Icarus :D

Also I just want to point out that all the games that has gotten perfect scores in the last year has deserved them, except maybe not Final Fantasy. But Skyrim is huge and amazing, Skyward Sword in my opinion is the best Zelda game I have played.

And if you dont agree, then dont play it but no need to complain about it. The only way I could see this as bad news is if I didnt have a 3DS
LLJAF  +   860d ago
Thing is kid icarus would play much better on vita simply cos of twin sticks. Mario kart and 3d land would look amazing on 5inch oled. Fact is nintendo library is a cut above but the vita is the far better hardware. A mix of both would be handheld perfection.
MasterCornholio  +   859d ago
Nintendo knows that many 3DS games have poor gameplay due to terrible controls. Which is why they solved this issue by creating the circle pad acessory.

It really isnt a big deal if someone for example wants to make Snake Eater 3D playable on the 3DS all they have to do is buy the acessory which costs only 20€. Now thats a good deal.

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HurstDarkStar  +   860d ago
I hear a lot of jokes being tossed out but how come no ones laughing it out?
PersonaCat  +   860d ago
Near perfect scores for NG3? Eh' from what I've seen it doesn't look like it deserves anything remotely close to that.
ThePsychoGamer  +   860d ago
It saids a near perfect score for Yakuza Black Panther 2, which got a 38/40. (NG3 did well with a 36/40 though).
esemce  +   860d ago
I would not trust ANY Famitsu score EVER.
OmniSlashPT  +   860d ago
So Icarus is as good as Nintendo Dogs and Skyrim? seems legit

famitsu lmao that's the japanese ign/edge
StoneAgeWarfare  +   860d ago
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listenkids  +   860d ago
Surely not a bias review?!
portugamer  +   860d ago
Awesome_Gamer  +   860d ago
Not funny..

On topic: good score for Ninja gaiden 3, might pick it up this week
ilovemyps3  +   860d ago

Relientk77  +   860d ago
I cant believe that Nintendo didnt have Kid Icarus on Wii
strifeblade  +   860d ago
kid icarus looks awesome cant wait to pick it up. i know famitsu overates some games but iam confident the kid icarus will atleast avg over 80% on gamerankings/meta.

its obvious alot of coments here come from sony fanboys... but its score at release will be evident that it will probably avg higher than uncharted vita.


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