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Rubeus
11-26-2003, 03:30 PM
Famitsu review scores for November 26, 2003:


Gold Award

PS2 - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun - 9 / 9 / 8 / 8 - 34/40
PS2 - Kunoichi - 9 / 8 / 8 / 8 - 33/40
GBA - Pawa Pocket Kun 6 - 8 / 8 / 8 / 9 - 33/40
NGC - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun - 9 / 7 / 8 / 8 - 32/40
PS2 - Kidou Senshi Gundam Z AEUG vs Titans - 8 / 8 / 8 / 8 - 32/40


Silver Award

NGC - Baten Kaitos - 8 / 8 / 8 / 7 - 31/40
NGC - Naruto Gekito Taisen 2 - 8 / 7 / 8 / 8 - 31/40


No Award

GBA - Sonic Battle - 7 / 7 / 7 / 7 - 28/40
GBA - Crash Bandicoot Advance 2 (GBA, Konami): 7 / 7 / 7 / 7 - 28/40
GBA - Mickey & Donald's Magical Quest 3 - 6 / 7 / 6 / 7 - 26/40
GBA - Ashi ta no Joe Blue - 6 / 6 / 6 / 6 - 24/40
NGC/PS2 - PC Genjin (Bonk's Adventure) - 5 / 6 / 6 / 5 - 22/40
GBA - Gakuen Senki Muryou - 4 / 4 / 4 / 4 - 16/40

Alucard
11-26-2003, 03:33 PM
31 for Baten Kaitos? I was expecting a much higher score then this. I wonder what they said about it. And why the guy gave it a 7. Is it something retarded like it doesn't look as good as FFX, or something more realistic like the combat is the main problem? Hmm..

Nindalf
11-26-2003, 03:46 PM
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Escaflowne2001
11-26-2003, 03:56 PM
That's a pretty good score to MoH looking foward to it even more know though Baten is a little disappointing but I'm sure it's still OK.

Rubeus
11-26-2003, 04:03 PM
Originally posted by Alucard
31 for Baten Kaitos? I was expecting a much higher score then this. I wonder what they said about it. And why the guy gave it a 7. Is it something retarded like it doesn't look as good as FFX, or something more realistic like the combat is the main problem? Hmm..

That's because of the dull card battle system, why don't they use a turn base or real time battle system in the first place?

Nindalf
11-26-2003, 04:04 PM
Dengeki gave Baten 9/9/9/9. *sniff*

Pilotwings
11-26-2003, 04:11 PM
wow..... already another gundam title. :lol: bandai has been releasing this game like every month. :p

Reality
11-26-2003, 05:03 PM
Rising Sun got like a 7.5 from IGN and 6.4 from Gamespot. So how that game get gold I have little idea...

IoriYagami n8
11-26-2003, 09:30 PM
Originally posted by Rubeus
That's because of the dull card battle system, why don't they use a turn base or real time battle system in the first place? If you knew how the system worked you would realize that the card battle system feels nothing like a card game at all and is rather fast paced. Far more active and engaging then turn based combat. I to would like to see what was said, as Dengeki gave it nothing but praise. Famitsu does have some rough bias to many titles. They don't score any FF game with a roman numeral low, as well as many Nintendo first party games. There are certain games they just don't even seem to think about taking points off from, yet at the same time there are many things they don't embrace well simply because they don't emulate others.

Seska
11-27-2003, 08:15 AM
With Top scores on Zelda:WW and high scores for FFX-2, I think its been a long time since Famitsu no longer is the Barry Norman of Videogame criticism.

Investor27
11-27-2003, 12:32 PM
Seska. What is it about Zelda: WW that you don't think deserves the perfect score?

IoriYagami n8
11-28-2003, 05:54 PM
I'm suprised with how quickly a lot of people are to dismiss a game based on review scores these days. I highly anticipated game gets good, but not amazing scores and suddenly people take a step back and second guess themselves. Just for reference here are some of the past Famitsu RPG scores.Xenogears - 31
Tales of Destiny 2 (Japanese PS2 one) - 32
Xenosaga - 32
Unlimited Saga - 31
Kingdom Hearts - 33
Final Fantasy X 2 - 33
Here are the top four highest rated RPGs this console generation (as far as I could find). I used four so that I could include Tales of Symphonia, as it is Namco as well.
Final Fantasy X - 39
Dark Chronicle (Dark Cloud 2) - 36
Shin Megami Tensei III - 35
Tales of Symphonia - 34Here are some of the individual comments made about Baten Kaitos.8 - The game is put together in a fashion that gives it an air of being an established, confident creation, despite being completely new. The featured card game is completely playable on its own merit.

8 - The game stimulates the desire to collect stuff within its world, so the player never gets bored. However, characters on the map screen are very hard to see when far away, coming off as mere specks.

8 - This game can be enjoyed at one's own pace over a long period of time. Although the visuals are gorgeous, they are so precise to the point that it is actually difficult to make out things sometimes.

7 - A frequent number of sub-events gives the game a feel of grandeur. However, I was bothered by the poor response time of the control pad, the poor pacing of dramatic scenes within the game, and the sudden darkening that occured with 'flagging.'I have no idea what he means by "flagging" myself.

Escaflowne2001
11-28-2003, 07:16 PM
Dark Chronicle got a 36!! I'm not surprised brilliant game indeed.

If Baten is scored the same as Unlimited SaGa well we all know what alot of people think of that.

IoriYagami n8
11-28-2003, 07:43 PM
Then again, it's also scored the same as Xenogears. Just goes to show how much harder it is for original titles to do well over something out of a series with a lot of the media over there.

Pilotwings
11-28-2003, 08:12 PM
Originally posted by Escaflowne2001
Dark Chronicle got a 36!! I'm not surprised brilliant game indeed.

If Baten is scored the same as Unlimited SaGa well we all know what alot of people think of that.

yes, i've play unlimited saga, it wasn't better than any of the past saga games. i hadn't played batekn kaitos yet. can't make a judgement..... :lol:






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Alucard
11-29-2003, 06:14 AM
Well Xenogears is a better rpg then any of those listed, including the overated FFX.

ATMA
11-29-2003, 08:52 AM
My frothing demand for .....uhm nevermind!