Famitsu Review Scores: Issue 1319
posted on 03.11.14 at 10:34 AM EST by (@salromano)
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes awarded high marks.

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

This week’s Famitsu review scores are in.

  • Battlefield 4 (PS4) – 10/10/9/9 [38/40]
  • Chou Ezaru wa Akai Hana: Ookawa wa Mirai o Tsumugu (PSP) – 8/8/8/6 [30/40]
  • FIFA 14 World Soccer (PS4) – 10/9/9/9 [37/40]
  • Game Center CX: 3-Choume no Arino (3DS) – 8/8/8/8 [32/40]
  • Hero Bank (3DS) – 9/9/8/9 [35/40]
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re; Birth 2 Sisters Generation (PSV) – 9/8/8/7 [32/40]
  • Mario Party: Island Tour (3DS) – 8/8/8/8 [32/40]
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS4) – 10/9/9/10 [38/40]
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (PS3) – 10/9/9/10 [38/40]
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (360) – 10/9/9/10 [38/40]
  • Motto! SoniComi (PS3) – 8/8/7/7 [30/40]
  • Need for Speed: Rivals (PS4) – 9/8/8/9 [34/40]
  • J-Stars Victory VS (PS3) – 8/8/8/8 [32/40]
  • J-Stars Victory VS (PSV) – 8/8/8/8 [32/40]
  • Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2014 (PS3) – 10/9/9/9 [37/40]
  • Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2014 (PSV) – 10/9/9/9 [37/40]
  • Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2014 (PSP) – 7/8/7/7 [29/40]
  • Samurai Warriors 4 (PS3) – 9/9/8/8 [34/40]
  • Samurai Warriors 4 (PSV) – 9/9/8/8 [34/40]
  • Zoo Tycoon (360) – 9/8/8/8 [33/40]

Thanks, Sokuho@Hokanko.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    I thought J-Stars would be around 36/40

    • Budgiecat

      I’m not liking that score….

      And it’s Bamco too, so you know they have enough money to pay Famitsu off…

    • Northstar

      The old Jump games have same scores…

      • Renaldi Saputra

        was it?
        but this game looks cooler than previous

  • http://Gematsu.com Vayne

    Expected more from J-Stars Victory VS, but anyway …

    • Guest121

      Jump Super Stars received a 32/40 and Jump Ultimate Stars only received a 30/40. It’s not too surprising that it received the same marks as Super Stars considering the build of the game is similar. 8/10 from all of the reviewers reflects that the game is great.

    • Northstar

      Jump Ultimate Stars (NDS, Nintendo): 7 / 7 / 8 / 8 – (30/40). No surprise…

  • Pyrofrost

    MGS got its token good score, which is also tied with gaijin bullshit.

    Meanwhile Sengoku Musou also got a good score. Hoping for the localization announcement in the next few months. If not, I will import.

    • Chogokin

      Calling BF4 gaijin bullshit? Funny joke.

      • Pyrofrost

        I’m glad you liked it!
        Thank you for the compliment! ^_^

      • Michael Garling

        Pyrofrost is obviously a totally Japanese individual, and is not a gaijin himself.

        He is pure, and therefore may look down upon us unwashed masses.

        • Pyrofrost
        • DevilMayCry898

          For being different? I don’t like shooters in particular but if one is more fun than the other then that’s that. Even Famitsu can open their cloudy eyes every now and then. (Ironic since they gave ff13 a 39/40 and its sequel a perfect 40/40 but Demon’s Souls a 29/40 when the rest of the world it was critically acclaimed.)

  • Unretributed

    Battlefield 4 is tied for the highest score this week against a MGS pay demo? Above several good releases?

    . . .I’m going back to sleep.

  • Kayseur

    Pretty much what I expected for J-Stars, maybe I would’ve liked to see a 34 though, but that’s already fine.

  • http://www.shonengamez.com/ Kaitou

    “FIFA 14 World Soccer (PS4) – 10/9/9/9 [37/40]”

    Isn’t the game like coming next month in Japan and not on current gen, just old-gen?

    Or this is the score for the actual FIFA 14 and not the World Cup game?

  • Heisst

    Battlefield 4 getting 38/40 is yet another testament to Famitsu’s irrelevance in terms of reviews, other than publicity for those fooled by it.

    • Michael Garling

      It’s an awesome multiplayer game that provides some people with a lot of fun.

      Just because it’s not to your liking doesn’t mean that Famitsu is therefore ‘irrelevant’.

      • $18114340

        It’s also a massively broken game with technical issues so significant that investors are suing the company that published it.

      • Sevyne

        It’s a game that’s broken as fuck. Whether you love or hate the series it doesn’t deserve that score.

        • Pyrofrost

          Skyrim was broken as fuck as well, and it was the first Western game to receive a 40/40 :p

          • $18114340

            And I was just as indignant when I saw that Famitsu gave it that score. Especially considering that the 360 version received a different score than the ps3 version, which could only be due to either technical issues or favoritism, in which case the game doesn’t deserve that score anyway.

            • Pyrofrost

              From what I heard, the 360 version actually played better than the PS3 version, as with other Bethesda games. That being the case, I’m guessing it has to do with the 360’s architecture vs. the “cell” architecture.

      • Guest

        Bugfield 4, even in PC

  • Budgiecat

    Whats up with Pro Baseball Spirits not being on PS4….

  • ragingmerifes

    Ground Zeroes scored higher than Dark Souls II.

  • OlimacFTW

    Very good score for Hero Bank. I hope it sells well.

  • Bob Obb

    People still discuss Famitsu scores as if they’re legit? I just finished GZ last night, it took me exactly 65 minutes and it wasn’t even fun. My only motivation for finishing it was seeing the ending, which was another disappointment :/

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

      Sarcasm, I take it? How would you have GZ already?


  • Nerroth

    Does anyone recall how the 9/8/8/7 for Re; Birth 2 SISTERS GENERATION compares to the original score for mk2?

  • Northstar

    Holy crap!!!! The piracy is powerfull…

  • Northstar

    Jump Superstars (NDS,Nintendo): 8/ 8 / 9 / 7 – (32/40)
    Jump Ultimate Stars (NDS, Nintendo): 7 / 7 / 8 / 8 – (30/40)
    J-Stars Victory VS (PS3,Sony) – 8/8/8/8 [32/40]
    No surprises……

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

    It’s kind of odd that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes was rated 38 all across the board when Konami themselves specifically showed the graphical improvements between the PS3 and PS4 version. You’d think that would at least put the PS4 version at 39.

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    • Elvick

      That’s Famitsu for you. Wonder if they even play each version.

  • byakuran

    j-stars should have gotten a higher score assholes

  • almostautumn

    That’s a much better score for J-Stars than I’d thought it would be. I’m still going to wait until I can review plenty of gameplay videos, but that certainly brightens me up. I know people go nuts for these anime mash-ups, but if you ask me they’re 90% cash-in trash, and 10% decent games. But hey: maybe this will even those odds some!

  • DevilMayCry898

    EA tipped Famitsu a great sum!!