Soulcalibur V scores big in Famitsu
posted on 01.24.12 at 07:39 PM EST by (@salromano)
NeverDead and Ragnarok Odyssey also do well.

This week’s Famitsu reviews are in, and Soulcalibur V has come out on top. The magazine reviewed the Namco Bandai fighter sequel a 37 out of 40. NeverDead, Konami and Rebellion’s new IP where death does not exist, and Ragnarok Odyssey, Game Arts’ new PlayStation Vita RPG, both scored 32s out of 40.

Get the full list of scores below.

  • Dragon Age II (PS3, 360) – 8/9/9/8 [34/40]
  • Fotokano: Picture Girlfriend (PSP) – 9/9/9/8 [35/40]
  • Fishing 3D (3DS) – 6/6/6/6 [24/40]
  • NeverDead (PS3, 360) – 8/8/8/8 [32/40]
  • Ragnarok Odyssey (PSV) – 9/8/8/7 [32/40]
  • Soulcalibur V (PS3, 360) – 9/9/10/9 [37/40]

Some news bits from this week’s issue:

  • Surge Concerto (PSV) – the game is a “”real time life simulation.” The director is Akira Tsuchiya, who also directs the Ar Tonelico series. Like Dengeki, the game is listed as “online-only.”
  • Samurai & Dragons (PSV) – due digitally for free in Japan on March 29. A physical “Deluxe Package” will be released on April 26, including bundled in-game currency. Beta test applicants can start applying on January 26 via the PlayStation Store.
  • BioShock Infinite (PS3, 360) – due in Japan this year with a Japanese dub.
  • Borderlands 2 (PS3, 360) – due in Japan this year.
  • Spec Ops: The Line (PS3, 360) – due in Japan this year.
  • DiRT 3 (PS3) – due in Japan on April 12 for 3,990 yen, including 22 pieces of downloadable content.
  • Lumines: Eletronic Symphony (PSV) – due in Japan on April 19 for 3,990 yen retail / 3,300 yen download.
  • Girls Fashion 3D: Aim For It! Top Stylist (3DS) – due in Japan on April 19.
  • Shifting World: White & Black Labyrinth (3DS) – due in Japan on April 26.
  • Kinect Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster (360) – due in Japan on April 19.

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  • KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler

    “Dragon Age II (PS3, 360) – 8/9/9/8 [34/40]”

    Reason enough to not trust them

  • Zero

    Like most I’ve lost faith in Famitsu reviews over the years. These scores don’t seem to bad to me, I doubt if someone had urged them to up the score on the game it would get a 37/40.

    As for Dragon Age II King, We don’t know if perhaps the Japanese version was given the same treatment as the version released in the west.

    And let’s not forget how many folks find it a step down from the first title. (Not saying I do, I can’t make an opinion until I play it. Just stating it because it is relevant.)

    All in all 34/40 is not to bad for a WRPG score. (In my opinion.)

    As for Soulcalibur V, I’m hoping its not just more of SC4. I’ve always liked the SC series, but IV had so much.

    I’m not sure what new they could have added to the game besides characters. Or perhaps they will surprise me with a solid story for character in arcade mode. (Doubtful.)

  • Charlie

    Happy to see this. Namco deserves high scores for this game especially when they’re working hard on improving the series as well as adding new and fan-favourite elements back into the games. Very keen for this game!!!