Famitsu Review Scores: Issue 1337
posted on 07.22.14 at 08:36 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Sonico and PSP adventure game lead review week.

SoniPro

This week’s Famitsu review scores are in.

  • Daisenryaku: Dai Toua Kouboushi (PS3) – 5/6/5/5 [21/40]
  • Enkeltbillet (PSP) – 8/8/8/7 [31/40]
  • Fate/kaleid liner: Prisma Illya (3DS) – 4/6/4/4 [18/40]
  • HappinessCharge PreCure! (3DS) – 7/8/7/6 [28/40]
  • Majo Ou (PSP) – 7/8/7/7 [28/40]
  • SoniPro: Sonico in Production (3DS) – 7/8/8/7 [30/40]

Thanks, Sokuho@Hokanko.

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  • M3LTY-BLOOD

    18 on 40…
    It’s the lowest score EVER in Famitsu no ?

    • Zazon Zenzy

      That as far as we know, yes. That’s a record.

    • seiya19

      No, it’s not. As far as I know, the lowest score given by them has been Pro Golfer Saru on Wii (3/3/3/3 – 12/40):

      http://purenintendo.com/2008/10/15/famitsu-review-scores-25/

      Ougon no Kizuna, also on Wii, got a lower score as well (5/4/4/4 – 17/40). And interestingly enough, the producer of the game ended up discussing its flaws and development with them:

      http://www.1up.com/news/bad-game

      • Budgiecat

        I actually played that game (Bonds of Gold) on Wii.

        Horrible load times, slowdown, boring story presentation and annoying boss battles

        “The demo sequences use high-polygon models different from the ones used in battle, but that proved to pose a lot of difficulty for us,” Hoshi lamented. “I really wanted to place characters right on the map and have them move around and talk there for the demo scenes, but we couldn’t do it, so we had to explain it all in text instead, which I regret.”

        this is something JPN devs do WAY too much

      • DevilMayCry898

        Link doesn’t work :(. Damn this has got to be a slow @ss week then. Better luck next time. Pony up the yen(Or better games)

  • fyi1191

    They hate on lolies?

    • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

      More like they hate cheap Fate knock-offs?

    • Guest

      that broken 3ds and gameplay.

    • kurosan9712

      I’m pretty sure the game will be fine.

      Famitsu can make strange and unearned scores, really.
      I’m not cancelling my LE pre-order anyways(it’s pretty cheap too, so why would I?)

  • British_Otaku

    Ouch, I felt the most uneasy about SoniPro with thousand delays out of the bunch as well, but I suppose I want to get back to Island Days, Time Travelers and other 3DS software anyway.

    Assuming that the Fate game is poor as the score implies, I feel sorry for those baited into buying it when some of the earlier titles don’t seem too bad.

    • kurosan9712

      And what’s with Time Travelers?
      Did it also get a poor score?

      I remember playing it when Sony gave it in JPN PS+ for Vita, and it’s pretty normal to me…except it’s mainly a movie(main part) and a really strange date-sim(TTPhone part).
      Yeah, it wasn’t what I thought it’d be by advertising it had, but it wasn’t bad as well. I enjoyed it.

      • novurdim

        Time Travelers got 36.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    score 18? wat?

  • Guest

    I guess TOTALLY broken gameplay, worse than Madoka Magica on Vita? Madoka was meh, IMO. LOL
    Magica: The Battle Pentagram (PSV) – 7/8/7/7 [29/40]

  • Alter

    PSP RULEZZ

    • Budgiecat

      lol why wont it die already

      • Renaldi Saputra

        maybe just bcos PS Vita games are much expensive than PSP games, so many ppl that had financial problem prefer PSP

    • Elvick

      PSP master race.

  • DarthBrian

    Even less checks cleared this week. In fact, some of them probably bounced.

  • JonathanisPrimus

    That Fate game must be rancid to get panned by Famitsu.

  • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

    Just out of curiosity, how does Miku’s scores compare to SoniPro =3?

  • PrinceHeir

    Damn that Fate Kaleid score :O

    WTF Happiness Charge Precure as well!?!?

    At least SoniPro seems decent.

    Would love to have Precure Musou instead though

    http://img1.ak.crunchyroll.com/i/spire3/fc9759b9fb18cdbd756633c81ef6fa4e1336916213_full.jpg

    • DevilMayCry898

      Now that I’d pay famitsu personally!(If this game ever happens)

  • TheBlackRabbit

    Fate/kaleid liner: Prisma Illya LOL damnnnnnn

    wtf did you do to it to deserve this score man?

    • Nonscpo

      Agreed a score that bad means they most have done something wrong!

      • kurosan9712

        Probably money again, no wonder.
        Guess Kadokawa didn’t care enough to ensure good scores(well, it was delayed for so much that I’d not do that too).

    • Elle

      Not wire the money to Famitsu’s savings account.

      • JonathanisPrimus

        But Kadokawa owns Famitsu …

  • Otome game scoring highest o/

    • Budgiecat

      slow week

      • http://www.gameanyone.com/DukeVerde DukeVerde

        Or the Famitsu reviewers all switched genders. :P

        • DrForbidden

          More like the other contenders are all terrible or broken, so the VN with a semi-decent story got the highest score.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    SO big D’s win the review score. Just saying.

    • novurdim

      …what?

      • Lelouch Vi Britannia

        Big D’s meaning “Big Boobs”

        • DrForbidden

          Wow, there are big boobs in Enkeltbillet?! An otome game starring men with gigantic moobs… I never would have seen that coming.

  • AdamBoy64

    Seems like there’s some games to miss here.
    Well, depending on how much stock you put in reviews, anyhow.