Famitsu Review Scores: Issue 1258
posted on 01.22.13 at 07:23 PM EDT by (@salromano)
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale awarded high marks.

This week’s Famitsu review scores are in.

  • Accel World: Kasoku no Chouten (PS3) – 8/7/7/7 [29/40]
  • Accel World: Kasoku no Chouten (PSP) – 8/7/7/7 [29/40]
  • Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 (Wii U) – 9/9/8/9 [35/40]
  • Kisou Ryouhei Gunhound EX (PSP) – 8/7/7/7 [29/40]
  • Love Tra ~Bitter~ (360) – 7/7/6/8 [28/40]
  • PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (PS3) – 8/8/7/8 [31/40]
  • PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (PSV) – 8/8/8/8 [32/40]
  • Renai 0 Kilometer Portable (PSP) – 8/7/7/6 [28/40]
  • Sengoku Hime 3: Tenka o Kirisaku Hikari to Kage (PSV) – 7/7/6/6 [26/40]
  • Tasogaredoki: Kaidan Romance (PSP) – 7/7/7/6 [27/40]
  • VitaminZ Graduation: Ecstasy Supplement Boys Goes Over (PSP) – 8/8/8/6 [30/40]
  • WRC 3 FIA World Rally Championship (PS3) – 8/7/7/7 [29/40]
  • WRC 3 FIA World Rally Championship (PSV) – 7/7/7/7 [28/40]

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  • ShinAsura

    Glad I didn’t get Accel World, combat in the first is lame

    • doesn’t it come with the anime though? It might be worth it to Japanese people for that as it’s priced just like normal anime pricing over there (still really expensive to foreigners though)

      • ShinAsura

        Yeah but fansub sites usually make it available

        • true, but some who love the show will prefer a physical copy, at least that’s what I think would be the case

  • DrForbidden

    Erm, Sal, I think you left out the score for Sengoku Hime 3…

  • Of course battle Royale scored low. It feels to me like there’s no way it would do well with them probably feeling like it’s a western smash clone. From what I understand they don’t like western games very much and are a little prejudice in that regard.

    • Pyrofrost

      Above a 30 is not low.

      • MrKappa

        By Famitsu standards it is. Unless a game scores 36 or above it isn’t considered “great”. 34 is usually their average score though.

        • Pyrofrost

          I would more or less call 26~30 just average, 31~35 above average, 36~39 great, and 40 exceptional. We could have a pointless discussion about details all day; however, it’s not like that would get us anywhere.

          Bottom line, 31 and 32 is not low…25 or less would be low.

    • PrinceHeir

      not really.

      they gave Assassins Creed and Hitman very high scores(too lazy to write, but it’s there)

      Deus Ex HR also got a 36(i think)

      not to mention Black Ops II became a top seller there.

      i don’t think the japanese hates western gaming as much as you want to believe.

      heck i just saw tons of japanese playing minecraft or coming across them in Uncharted 3 multiplayer.

    • Not true

    • 2nd and 3rd highest rated game of the issue doesn’t seem low to me. 32/40 is like an 8/10 or 4/5 in US games press.

  • PrinceHeir

    Ken’s Rage 2!!!!!!

    buying it Day 1

    or else i would already be dead!!!!!

  • shogunknight

    Hahaha, the vita version is 1 point higher than the PS3….what??

  • KurisuMakise

    Curious why PS Vita version of All-Stars scored 1 point higher… Other interesting reviews were Fist of the North Star 2 and Sengoku Hime 3.

    • it’s especially a shame since I have Sengoku Hime 3 for the Vita pre-ordered already…hopefully I find it good though :)

      • KurisuMakise

        Goodluck then but I assume if you’re a fan of the franchise you’ll enjoy it plenty all the same.