Dragon Quest VIII For Nintendo 3DS Scores Well In Famitsu

The latest edition of Japanese gaming publication Famitsu contains a review for the remastered version of the PlayStation 2 classic, Dragon Quest VIII. The Nintendo 3DS remake received an impressive 34/40. As with all Famitsu reviews there are four reviewers and this is how the beloved JRPG scored, 9/9/8/8. You can check out all the reviews from the latest edition of the magazine, below.

  • Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (3DS) – 9/9/8/8 [34/40]
  • Moecro Crystal (PSV) – 8/8/8/8 [32/40]
  • Octodad: Dadliest Catch (PS4) – 8/8/8/9 [33/40]
  • Saint Seiya: Soldiers’ Soul (PS4) – 8/7/7/8 [30/40]
  • Saint Seiya: Soldiers’ Soul (PS3) – 8/7/7/8 [30/40]
  • Teikoku Kaigun Koi Bojou: Meiji Yokosuka Koushinkyoku (PSV) – 6/7/6/7 [26/40]
  • Utawarerumono: False Mask (PS4) – 8/8/8/8 [32/40]
  • Utawarerumono: False Mask (PS3) – 8/8/8/8 [32/40]
  • Utawarerumono: False Mask (PSV) – 8/8/8/8 [32/40]

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Famitsu Mascot Will Be Joining Super Mario Maker As An 8-Bit Costume

To join the multiple costumes available in Super Mario Maker, Famitsu has announced that their mascot, Nekki the Fox, will also be offered as an 8-bit costume. He will be free to download for all Mario Maker users in Japan. However, it’s still unclear whether he will be offered in any other countries at a later date. Alongside this news, it’ll also be interesting to see what other characters may be added to the game in the coming months.


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Famitsu Is Impressed By Super Mario Maker

Nintendo’s forthcoming Super Mario Maker has been reviewed by Japanese gaming publication, Famitsu. As with all Famitsu reviews there are four separate reviewers who score the game out of ten. In the case of Super Mario Maker the game has received 9/9/9/10, which means it has received a total score of 37/40, which isn’t to be sniffed at. Super Mario Maker is due for release on September 11th and our review will be coming this afternoon.

  • Super Mario Maker (Wii U) – 9/9/9/10 [37/40]
  • Aaru’s Awakening (PS4) – 7/7/8/7 [29/40]
  • Aaru’s Awakening (PSV) – 7/7/8/7 [29/40]
  • Baboon! (PSV) – 7/7/6/6 [26/40]
  • Chronus Arc (3DS) – 7/7/8/7 [29/40]
  • Deai Dama (3DS) – 6/6/7/6 [25/40]
  • Element4l (PSV) – 8/8/8/6 [30/40]
  • Monokage Quest (3DS) – 8/6/8/7 [29/40]
  • Shippuu no Usagi-Maru: Nazo no Karakuri Shiro (3DS) – 7/8/6/7 [28/40]
  • Super Exploding Zoo (PS4) – 6/7/6/7 [26/40]
  • Super Exploding Zoo (PSV) – 6/7/6/7 [26/40]
  • Tatakae Buta-san (3DS) – 7/6/7/7 [27/40]



Here’s Some Of The Returning Beasts In Monster Hunter X


Interested to find out which monsters you will be facing in the upcoming Monster Hunter X? Well, Japanese publication Famitsu has given us a look at several of them. You will be tackling familiar creatures Lagiacrus (Monster Hunter 3), plus Shogun Ceanataur and Blangonga (Monster Hunter 2). The magazine also detailed one of the newcomers who is Raizecus. He is a ginormous dragonfly that emits sharp volts of electricity stunning the player.


Monster Hunter Stories Pops Up In Famitsu And Coming 2016


The latest edition of Japanese gaming publication Famitsu contains six whole pages of information related to the forthcoming Monster Hunter Stories. The magazine says that Monster Hunter spin-off will be playable at the Tokyo Game Show and that it is due to be released in 2016. In the same edition of the magazine, they confirmed that Shogun Ceanataur is confirmed for Monster Hunter X.


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Famitsu Reviews Devil’s Third

The review scores from the latest edition of Japanese gaming publication Famitsu are in. The review that you will be most interested in is Devil’s Third. The fast and frantic shooter received good review scores as the four reviewers gave it an 8/9/8/8 which is rather impressive given the feedback from western media. Then again, Famitsu is renowned for being generous with their review scores. Our review for Devil’s Third will be coming very soon so be on the lookout for that.

  • Devil’s Third (Wii U) – 8/9/8/8
  • Girls Like Robots (Wii U) – 8/8/8/8
  • Puchikon Magazine First Issue (3DS) – 6/7/9/8
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (PS4) – 7/6/8/7
  • Rollers of the Realm (PS4) – 6/6/8/6
  • Rear Pheles -Red of Another- (PSV) – 5/6/6/6


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Famitsu Reviews Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

The first review of the intriguing Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer is in from Japanese gaming publication Famitsu. The magazine awarded the spin-off title a 9,9,9 and an 8, which is a rather good score. However, this is Famitsu who are renowned for being generous with their review scores. Here’s the reviews.

Reviewer 1 – 9

Although this is a spin-off game, a great deal of content from the Animal Crossing series, like characters and furniture, is used smoothly and you get into a trance while creating elaborate rooms. It’s also nice that you can coordinate things like schools and hotels in addition to homes. It is comfortable to arrange furniture with the touch pen. You get new things such as furniture and wallpapers from the villager requests even after seeing the staff roll for the first time, so it seems like you can enjoy the game for a long time.

Reviewer 2 – 8

I’m glad that you can design exteriors of buildings and gardens in addition to indoor furniture. It’s also nice that you can coordinate interiors of schools and shops. You can also take pictures inside finished buildings while changing the owner’s roles and clothes. The evaluation after finishing a task isn’t particular, as the client’s reaction doesn’t change if you put in the required furniture, so it feels a bit desolate if you put a lot of effort to the design.

Reviewer 3 – 9

Since the game is specialized in room building, arranging furniture is greatly easier to do than in a traditional game of the series. You can upgrade items that go to institutions and shops or establish windows, doors, gardens or even environmental music, so you will unconsciously get absorbed into the game. When you’re going this far, you’d want to have a house of your own, but that unrealized dream feels real somehow. A daily report finishes the tasks of that day, and while there is also the aspect of work experience, it’s also good how you can connect with your earlier works with the report.

Reviewer 4 – 9

As this game is specialized in the home designing of the Animal Crossing series, the game isn’t as deep as the traditional series since you can’t experience the general village life. A special thing to mention is the conversations with different characters whose personalities overflow with ambiance. It’s great that thanks to these, you can enjoy the game so that it doesn’t feel repetitive. It is interesting to catch a glimpse of how a past client is living his/her life, and that also makes it worthwhile to come back to the game.

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