Famitsu Review Scores: Issue 1280
posted on 07.16.13 at 09:12 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Dragon's Crown, Ace Attorney 5 score high marks.

This week’s Famitsu review scores are in.

  • Beast Saga: Saikyou Gekiotsu Coliseum (3DS) – 7/7/6/6 [26/40]
  • Chibi Devi! 2: Mahou no Yume Ehon (3DS) – 7/7/7/5 [26/40]
  • Dragon’s Crown (PS3) – 9/8/8/9 [34/40]
  • Dragon’s Crown (PSV) – 9/8/8/9 [34/40]
  • Fantasy Life Link! (3DS) – 9/9/8/9 [35/40]
  • Hoppechan: Tsukutte! Asonde! Punipuni Town!! (3DS) – 8/8/7/7 [30/40]
  • Ketsui: Kizuna Jigoku Tachi Extra (PS3) – 6/7/7/6 [26/40]
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies (3DS) – 10/9/10/8 [37/40]
  • Race Driver: GRID 2 (PS3) – 9/8/8/8 [33/40]
  • Race Driver: GRID 2 (360) – 9/8/8/8 [33/40]
  • Toki no Kizuna: Hanayui Tsuzuri (PSP) – 8/7/8/6 [29/40]
  • The Witch and The Hundred Knights (PS3) – 8/8/8/7 [31/40]
  • XBLAZE Code: Embryo (PS3) – 8/8/8/6 [30/40]
  • XBLAZE Code: Embryo (PSV) – 8/8/8/6 [30/40]

Thanks, Sinboi.

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  • Zackasaur

    Localise Fantasy Life Link! ;~;

    I have mixed feelings on Dragon’s Crown. I think I want it! The character design is a big turn-off, though. Maybe I’ll co-op it on PS3 after I finish Muramasa Rebirth. c:

  • DrForbidden

    Hmm. Dragon’s Crown’s 34 is a pretty mediocre score…

    The Witch & 100 Knights and XBLAZE scored even lower.

    • http://www.digitallydownloaded.net/ Matt S

      20/40 is a mediocre score, actually. Mediocre means “middle”.

      What you meant was “this score is low by Famitsu’s scoring standards.”

      • epy

        Remember that we live in the age where anything below 80 is deemed abyssmal.

        • Anthony Brinklow

          The game didn’t score below 80 – Famitsu reviews are done by 4 people with the overall scores being added up. The game got 2x 9/10 and 2x 8/10. I would say two 9s is a very good score for the game, since scrolling beat-em-up RPG is a genre that’s always not going to be for everyone.

      • DrForbidden

        I am of course referring to Famitsu’s scoring standards when I said it was a mediocre score. What scale did you think I would be using when talking about Famitsu’s score?

        By the way, ‘mediocre’ does not mean ‘middle’. ‘Median’ means ‘middle’. ‘Mediocre’ is a non-numeric and subjective term used to refer to ‘not exceptionally good or great, but not bad either’.

    • MrKappa

      Those 3 games are the very ones that surprised me with how they scored. At least PW pulled it off.

  • DesmaX

    Ouch, The Witch and a Hundred Knights even got a seven… ;_;

    Oh well, it’s on par with other NIS games scores, I guess

  • LordKaiser

    Bought Dradon’s Crown in Advance but it seems it’s not the LE edition if any because it only says SD next to the title.

  • Farid Belkacemi

    DAT Phoenix Wright :D I can’t wait !

  • jefff

    looks like dragon crown should be 35 instead of 34

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    No surprise to see Phoenix Wright take the crown this week, heh. I’m interested to see what Killer is Dead and Mind-0 get since they release soon :3

  • jujubee88

    Everyone should buy Dragons Crown. Only because it’s been in development since Dreamcast days and Atlus had faith in the game enough to keep it alive (when they could have left it in purgatory for another few years).

    I get the feeling games like these come around maybe once in a life time.

    • $3582264

      I certainly will on the 26th.

    • DrForbidden


    • DevilMayCry898

      We should? Never heard of either the developer or this or the one before it. Not sure about it.

  • Nitraion

    Hmm sometimes famitsu scores feels right, sometimes feels wrong….
    usually 34-35 score game on famitsu is so-so games their great scores games is 36-40…
    but I still feel dragons crown is a good game despite the score….

    Because I Still hunger for vanilagames after playing odin sphere honestly…

    • DrForbidden

      I pre-ordered so I will buy it no matter what. I don’t really get the obssession that games must be good to be fun. Many games are flawed in some way yet are still enjoyable. Of course, tolerance for the flaws varies from person to person.

      • Nitraion

        To be honest i don’t think the game that i played really worthy to have a high score or low score…
        I mean something like :
        -P4 for example sure its really addicting to me i spend more 100+ hours in this game… but i don’t think this game have that high score like 9 or 10 that is because i still think this game have simplest battle animation and system just exploit weakness and you win i think what make this game win is the novelty of the story, chara even the advertising or how the publisher(atlus) hype this game,
        -drakengard?, yeah i like this game but its have low score yeah i actually know why it have it… why i keep playing it idunno again its the novelty of the game, the story breach that keep me wonder or simply just i want to see how maximize weapon looks like(drakengard 1)
        -KH series? Fun gameplay but i think the story is just stupid and overated but i still and like to play it though i just feel nomora make the story overated stupid confusing…
        -Neptune series? simple have all bad aspect and feel like didn’t deserve to be a PS3 game but why i playing it the chara the light storry i dunno its just feel i want to play it…
        -Tales series? yeah i really like it but is it deserve 9 or 10 point? well not really if the reviewer used to play game that doesn’t have fixed main chara and cliche story i think he/she not want the game.. but i feel the game deserve more yet i feel okay with usual reviewer give the game score…
        -soul series? yeah its great series i spend 100+ hours too yet i still feel the game is overated
        -odin sphere? love it but i don’t think its deserve high score nor low score

        Yeah scoring doesn’t really determine how game deserve to be played or not… but i can only say this “like it or not, bad score and good score of the game may increase or decrease the desire to play the game doesn’t matter that directly or indirectly”

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    The Dragon’s Crown scores don’t bother me at all. I’m still buying the game on launch day. It’s a game I’ve been excited about for a long time now.

  • PrinceHeir

    Dragon’s Crown score is not bad :P

    i wonder what happened to the Witch and Hundred Knights O__O