Famitsu Review Scores: Issue 1278
posted on 07.03.13 at 12:18 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Yokai Watch awarded high marks.

This week’s Famitsu review scores are in.

  • Dead Island: Riptide (PS3) – 9/8/8/8 [33/40]
  • Dead Island: Riptide (360) – 9/8/8/8 [33/40]
  • Hanayaka Kana, Ware ga Ichizoku: Tasogare Polarstar (PSP) – 8/7/9/7 [31/40]
  • New Super Luigi U (Wii U) – 9/8/8/9 [34/40]
  • Yokai Watch (3DS) – 9/9/9/9 [36/40]

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  • Zechs

    Wow, impressive score for Yokai Watch! I hope it gets localized. ^_^

    • Elvick

      Level-5? Localized?



      • Zechs

        Do Level-5 not localize their games? :(

        • Ultimasamune

          Level-5 does localize most of their games, but it seems like lately it’s been taking longer and longer (see Ni No Kuni).

          • Elvick

            wat. “Most”?

            No. Especially in North America where we got none of Inazuma Eleven. Which, along with Professor Layton is the bulk of what’s localized from them.

            Anything else is usually never coming anywhere. Unless it’s an eShop game apparently.

            • MosquitoLemon

              Technically yes, we haven’t gotten ‘most’ of their games, but only because the Inazuma Eleven and Danball Senki games (of which I include Gundam AGE) never made it over. Which is a damn shame, because I love me some Inazuma Eleven.

            • Ultimasamune

              About 3/5 of their games have been localized into English. I guess I considered that to be “most”.

              • Elvick

                In Europe maybe, but a huge amount of what they’ve put out in English is Inazuma Eleven… which is Europe only.

                • Ultimasamune

                  Ah, then yeah, maybe not the most consistent North American localizers (less than half, certainly).

        • Elvick

          Not really. Tons of their games trapped in Japan.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Oh yeah, Yokai Watch demo is out.

  • Adol Christin

    The 33/40 score for Dead Island: Riptide is a bit generous.

    • GhostNomad

      I meant to post this observation earlier but…. First, aren’t games reviewed by Famitsu usually pretty new/soon-to-be released? Riptide’s been out for…. A while.

      Second, having played the game, I wouldn’t give it more than a 6, so it really is a bit generous, IMO.

      • Ritsujun

        Dude, some games are released very late in Japan.