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Famitsu Reviews (Ni no Kuni II, Valkyria Chronicles 4)

Vishmarx

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Oct 26, 2017
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#14
both rpg's outscoring their predecessors ,(even though famitsu scores mostly mean jack shit). good stuff. it may not be an accurately reliable score but at least we can infer theyre good in the same way the last ones were.
 
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texhnolyze
Oct 25, 2017
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Indonesia
#17
both rpg's outscoring their predecessors ,(even though famitsu scores mostly mean jack shit). good stuff. it may not be an accurately reliable score but at least we can infer theyre good in the same way the last ones were.
Yup. That's one way to see it. Too bad I couldn't find the commentaries.
 
Oct 26, 2017
7,853
#27
Since some seem to be missing it and think NNK2 and VC4 are topping previous entries:

Ni No Kuni: Dominion of the Dark Djiin (DS) 10 / 9 / 9 / 10
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3) 8 / 9 / 10 / 9
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (PS4) 10 / 10 / 9 / 9

Valkyria Chronicles (PS3) 8 / 8 / 9 / 9
Valkyria Chronicles II (PSP) 9 / 9 / 9 / 8
Valkyria Chronicles 3 (PSP) 9 / 9 / 9 / 9
Valkyria Chronicles 4 (PS4) 9 / 9 / 9 / 8
 
Oct 28, 2017
12,836
#28
While that one example of the Famitsu guy appearing in the ad is suspect, some of the article's points are laughable:
Some would say that Famitsu has sold its soul long, long ago. The publication always has exclusives and game reveals before anyone else, arousing the suspicions of some. Then again, it can be argued that since Famitsu is the most influential game publication in Japan, it would naturally have these exclusives, as publishers would be keen to get their games to the largest audience possible!
A gaming publication getting exclusives and reveals before others should arouse suspicion, huh. Well, I agree, but be sure to keep that same energy with every other review outlet.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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#30
A bunch of games that are not as good as Nintendogs.
People loved Nintendogs, sold a lot on word of mouth alone.

Japan had always loved their virtual pets since the Tamagotchi.

I don't get your point, and if it's a joke, it really wasn't funny the first hundred times it's been said.
 
Oct 26, 2017
1,100
#32
While that one example of the Famitsu guy appearing in the ad is suspect, some of the article's points are laughable:


A gaming publication getting exclusives and reveals before others should arouse suspicion, huh. Well, I agree, but be sure to keep that same energy with every other review outlet.
Yeah I do, I genuinely look at reviews as seeing if there are glitches or a game is broken, other than that I will just buy and make my own assumptions from that.
 

GUMDROP

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Oct 29, 2017
375
#37
Needs saying in every one of these threads. Famitsu scores are sadly pretty meaningless.
All scores are meaningless. If you give Gran Turismo a 10/10, is it now better than Baldur's Gate? The Nintendogs joke stopped being funny after the first time it was made, tbh.
 

abrasivemurk

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Nov 2, 2017
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#38
All scores are meaningless. If you give Gran Turismo a 10/10, is it now better than Baldur's Gate? The Nintendogs joke stopped being funny after the first time it was made, tbh.
Yeah Dark Souls II has higher(92) metacritic than Dark Souls I(89) which is a much better game. Review scores are generally not worth comparing.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#39
All scores are meaningless. If you give Gran Turismo a 10/10, is it now better than Baldur's Gate? The Nintendogs joke stopped being funny after the first time it was made, tbh.
The Nintendogs score was a joke the instant they printed it.

I remember back when Famitsu was basically holy scripture in the early '90s, then Vic Ireland started translating the capsule reviews on USENET each month and the stuff the reviewers said about the games was the most vapid, "book report on a book I barely read" nonsense you could imagine. So much disillusionment in one newsgroup all at once was something to see.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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#40
All scores are meaningless. If you give Gran Turismo a 10/10, is it now better than Baldur's Gate? The Nintendogs joke stopped being funny after the first time it was made, tbh.
If you rate chicken breast with a score of 10 and then an apple pie with 8, does it mean that in the end the first one is better? In the end what is more important are the aggregates reviews + you should rather compare games of the same genre, not totally different.
 
Oct 25, 2017
8,309
#42
Review scores from Famitsu aren't meaningless because of Nintendogs, they're meaningless because the people reviewing those games only play a handful of hours of each games and their review are literally as long as a single tweet.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#49
A bunch of games that are not as good as Nintendogs.
It's hard to top Nintendogs, the game that allowed poor kids that couldn't have pets at home to simmulate the experience of being a pet owner.

Including the fact that the novelty of having a pet wears off after a couple of months and you stop taking care of him. Sadly, your parent isn't going to take your DS for a walk in your stead.
 

RyoonZ

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Oct 25, 2017
645
#50
I trust Famitsu review score. Their score generally matched with my enjoyment of the game. Also Famitsu President is very insightful of games industry, so I trust their publication a lot.