Famitsu review scores (3/11/14) - Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

Check out the review scores from this week's Famitsu, including Metal Gear Solid V, J-Stars Victory Vs., Game Center CX 3, and more

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theshredded2654d ago

glad to see MGS getting a high score

Sly-Lupin2653d ago

It doesn't really indicate things.

Famitsu "reviews" may look big, but they're essentially four separate people writing very simple summaries of their opinion and doling out an arbitrary score. You'll notice they gave Battlefield 4 (PS4) the same score--which as a 6.6/10 metascore and 3.5/5 Amazon average.

If you'be been paying attention for any length of time, you'll also notice that Famitsu tends to give big developers a free pass, much like big Western outlets like IGN, Gamespot, etc.

So, yeah: be glad to see that score all you want. Just know that it's a poor indicator of quality.

Knushwood Butt2653d ago

So I guess Mario Party must be awesome then.

inmusicutrust2653d ago

Keep in mind that if they are just now reviewing bf4 its no longer the bugfest it was at release, hence why the meta score is so low. I do agree that they tend to score big releases higher however. It all boils down to the person for mgs, I doubt reviews will be accurate across the board (they never are but mgs will probably have a greater split than most games)

knifefight2653d ago

Famitsu reviews are seriously 4 sentences long. If you submitted a 4-sentence review to N4G, it wouldn't get approved.

And yet, since it's from the magical land of Japan, people foam at the mouth for Famitsu reviews.

360ICE2653d ago

Two things:

1. Agree with the point about Famitsu. Once upon a time, getting a really high score for them meant it was an awesome game. Now, they'll give 8's, 9's and 10 to several games that end up landing around 60 to 70 on Metacritic.

2. Metascore isn't the same as Metacritic's user score! Battlefield 4 scored 86 on PS4. The user scores on Metacritic are the least sensible indication of anything ever.

Ozmoses2653d ago (Edited 2653d ago )

If that is the case than no review indicates anything, because a review is opinionated.

I don't know about you guys, but I've been gaming long enough where I have a pretty good idea what is going to be considered a "good" game or a "bad" game

MoveTheGlow2653d ago


Famitsu reviews aren't taken seriously just because they're from "the magical land of Japan." If so, we'd be foaming at the mouth over Dengeki or Ge-Maga. It's that Japan takes Famitsu very seriously, for better or worse.

That assumption's like if Germany said IGN was only well-received because it's from the US - both of those publications have their glaring faults (mainly in that they pander to a particular audience), but they're not geographic-magically popular. They market themselves well and have been around for a while.

Plus, because Famitsu's a big Japanese publication, often reviews of non-localized games will show up there far before the English localized reviews show up here. It's a glimpse, but they're just one small set of reviews, so yeah, grains of salt everywhere.

knifefight2652d ago


Japan doesn't take Famitsu seriously at all.

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-Foxtrot2653d ago

Your joking's Famitsu, they give out good scores willy nilly

You get brownie points if the game is Japanese.

PoSTedUP2653d ago

oh foxtrot, i can tell your little heart wont be able to take another great review score after your whole hissy-fit protest ordeal. 'see you there! ;)

specialguest2653d ago

Famitsu cannot be trusted and they have admitted many yrs ago in an old interview that they will give certain games a higher score based on popularity ( or something similar to that).

TAURUS-5552653d ago

hopefully this means the end of the xbox1 XD

WeAreLegion2654d ago

Great score.

I imagine Japanese publications are giving Battlefield 4 higher scores, since you can actually play it online now.

moujahed2654d ago

If you already own a PS4 just check out the streams or search Ustream for I am sure those UAE guys are showing it off. I was going to buy it anyway but after seeing it in action I can't wait for it's release on PSN It looks gorgeous and everything is interactive.

Ashunderfire862653d ago

Yea saw it yesterday I was actually trying to tell people this. There was 2 streams of the game. It reminds me of Splinter Cell in an open world.

moujahed2652d ago

Splinter Cell only in regards as how the graphics of Splinter Cell looked compared to other games at the time. Yet as far as gameplay, I totally disagree.

hkgamer2654d ago

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS4/PS3/360) – 10/9/9/10

Was wondering why Xbone wasn't in the list and then I remembered that it's not out in Japan yet.

Kenshin_BATT0USAI2653d ago

I wouldn't say shots fired, I thought the exact same. I seriously didn't realize.

BobbytheBuilder2654d ago

j stars and metal gear got great reviews cant wait for them to release

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