Famitsu Review Scores: Issue 1210
posted on 02.07.12 at 09:05 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Binary Domain scores 35 out of 40.

This week’s Famitsu review scores are in, and while it didn’t come out on top (that honor goes to New Love Plus), Yakuza Studio’s first third-person shooter, Binary Domain, scored big, nailing a 10, two 9s, and a 7 for a total of 35 out of 40.

Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy, Square Enix’s 3DS, rhythm-based Final Fantasy title, scored one 10, two 9s, and one 8 for a total of 36 out of 40. New Love Plus, Konami’s love simulation title for 3DS, scores two 10s and two 9s for a total of 38.

Get the full list of scores below.

  • Binary Domain (PS3, 360) – 10/9/9/7 [35/40]
  • Extreme Escape Adventure: Good People Die (3DS, PSV) – 9/8/9/8 [34/40]
  • New Love Plus (3DS) – 10/10/9/9 [38/40]
  • Samurai Warriors 3 Z Special (PSP) – 8/8/8/7 [31/40]
  • Tekken 3D: Prime Edition (3DS) – 8/8/8/8 [32/40]
  • Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy (3DS) – 10/9/9/8 [36/40]
  • WRC 2 FIA World Rally Championship (PS3, 360) – 7/7/8/6 [28/40]

The magazine also confirms Rune Factory 4 for 3DS will be released in Japan this July. The first downloadable content for Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy – eight new songs for 150 yen a piece – will be released on launch day, February 16.

Thanks, Sokuho@Hokanko.

  • Sal Romano

    Quick, totally un-related apology: sorry for the lack of news all day, everyone. My cousin came to New York and I took her out for a day in Manhattan. Just got home like 30 minutes ago. =P

    • Kougeru

      @Sal Romano: Sounds like a fun day. Hope you enjoyed it.

      Do you plan on doing a review of Binary Domain? I havnt followed it much but it the Japanese seem to like it a lot which doesn’t seem too common with TPS games.

      • Sal Romano

        @Kougeru: I would so love to, but honestly, I have such a busy schedule outside the site. With class, the homework that comes with it, and keeping the site updated, I’m so beat, lol.

        I’m still struggling to finish Final Fantasy XIII-2 for the review.

        Edit: Hit up the Japanese PlayStation Store – there is a demo for Binary Domain you can download. :]

  • FaithlessMr

    Japan sure loves their waifu/dating sims lol.

    Anyway, Sal, I’m confuzzled here…how did Theatherhytm fare after all? Was it 32/40 or 36/40?

    • Sal Romano

      @FaithlessMr: It was 36. My bad, lol. I was looking at the Tekken Prime scores when I wrote the blurb! Updated!

      • FaithlessMr

        @Sal Romano:
        Thanks for taking your time to clarify that, please keep up the good work.

  • hush404

    Hmm. Odd. The scores for Binary Domain get one 10, two 9s and a 7? :S

  • Zero

    The demo for Binary Domain was ok.

    The team and leadership roles it has are interesting, I had issue with issuing commands. (My own fault of course, just didn’t have an english feature in the demo, which I expected.)

    I need to see more to decide if the game is worthy of a purchase or not. The gameplay in the demo was pretty standard stuff.