X360 Saturday, June 24, 2006 | 11:41 AM

Famitsu Weekly scans

Famitsu Weekly scans

Famitsu Weekly was quite interesting this week, with the first images of Trusty Bell, but also with these 2 pages about Culcept Saga, 3 pages about Bullet Witch and nothing less than a 8 pages advertising for Trusty Bell! Namco really believes in this game's potential. Let's just hope the japanese gamers won't just ignore it because it's not on their platform of choice.


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Commented on 2006-06-24 11:59:19
I'm liking the look of culdcept. (gameplay wise)

Bullet witch is looking very good aswell.

They had 8 !! pages of adverts for one game ... seems namco really want this game to do well.
Commented on 2006-06-24 13:02:16
I think Culdcept is sorta beautiful--what are the chances of it coming to the states? I really would love to play it--what's the best previous version of this franchise? Dyin to try it.

8 page ad is serious business, sorta suprising for a Namco game for X360 in a Japanese magazine no less.
Commented on 2006-06-24 13:07:13
I want trusty bell but no chance of this appearing here :(
Commented on 2006-06-24 13:16:46 In reply to alimokrane
Posted by alimokrane
I want trusty bell but no chance of this appearing here :(
Here being where?

I am 90% sure it will come to the west, Namco are pretty good for bring games over to America and Europe.

I really would love to play it--what's the best previous version of this franchise? Dyin to try it.
Culdcept II is on the PS2 (2D only though) although i haven't been able to find a copy.. :(
Commented on 2006-06-24 13:40:16 In reply to Jollipop
Posted by Jollipop
Culdcept II is on the PS2 (2D only though) although i haven't been able to find a copy.. :(
UK (Europe)
Commented on 2006-06-24 14:20:56 In reply to Jollipop
Posted by Jollipop
Culdcept II is on the PS2 (2D only though) although i haven't been able to find a copy.. :(
Excellent, think I'll go make a bid on eBay at once--seems easy enough to find there--price isn't bad either. Will make a beautiful addition to my rather sparse PS2 collection (I think I have uh, maybe three PS2 games..I should pick up some more while they're still relatively easy to find, and relatively cheap).
Commented on 2006-06-24 15:13:41
Hey Jolli, perhaps you can help clear up something for me--seems I was jumping to conclusions a bit earlier--was Culdcept II only released in Japan, or is there some English language version of it? I suppose I could settle for Culdcept I, or, mod my PS2--I lack any particular understanding of Japanese though..which would probably make this game difficult to play in said language.

I've been wanting to make my PS2 import friendly for a while now..
Commented on 2006-06-24 17:17:16
Yea Culdcept 2 was released in the US.

I've been wanting to make my PS2 import friendly for a while now..
You can get a swap disc and flip lid now to play import games, it's what i use.
Commented on 2006-06-24 18:11:55 In reply to alimokrane
Posted by alimokrane
I want trusty bell but no chance of this appearing here :(
With the dismal 360 sales in Japan, you can bet that the majority of games that are released by Japanese companies already have the west in mind. The west is where you'll make your money on the 360, not Japan.
Commented on 2006-06-24 18:41:57
Also apparently chromehounds got a 33/40 in famitsu and ghost recon got a 34/40 (pretty late to be reviewing that?)

Really looking forward to getting a better look at bullet witch. Also can't wait for some gameplay videos of Trusty Bell.
Commented on 2006-06-24 18:57:16
chromhounds got 33/40? That would mean it got around 8-8-8 and a 9. Not bad.

Bulletwitch still look strong. Very much a title to keep an eye on, imo!
Commented on 2006-06-24 19:43:03
The new culdcept is looking very exciting! The only complaints I had with the first although I love it is they could have gone a bit deeper on abilities and more cards and more levels to play on. If they hit up those fundamental areas a bit more, this could well be my favorite 360 game.

Trusty Bell is looking a bit more interesting. Defintely curious as to hearing more about it in terms of information/interviews.
Commented on 2006-06-24 19:46:18
Bullet Witch has gone from passable to impressive, I want to play it now :)

Also, of course Namco will take Trusty Bell to the west, knowing how scarce is the 360 market in the east it would be suicide to make a game japan only for 360 right now.
Commented on 2006-06-24 19:48:22 In reply to Optimusv2
Posted by Optimusv2
Also apparently chromehounds got a 33/40 in famitsu and ghost recon got a 34/40 (pretty late to be reviewing that?)
Japanese GRAW will be released in 06/29, So the review is normal.
Though FPS is almost ZERO appeal to japanese players, But there are reliable numbers of players who loves FPS(not so big tho). Since they were originally PC-gamers and can handle English game(menus, stories etc), There is no reason for them to wait japanese localized copies.
So they got their imported Asian version GRAW copies, and already plays in Live.
And Since imported PC version were here around monthes ago, There is no "switch" from PC gamers. This is why AAA grades 360FPS makes deadly poor sales in japan, and causes another bashing-Japan-thread in TXB. lol

Those nuts in MS Japan have been making this kind of mistake repeatedly, since first Splinter Cell in last gen.
Commented on 2006-06-24 21:24:47
Yea I'm very excited by Bullet Witch right now to be honest. After checking out a God of War 2 gameplay video its hard not to appreciate a game for more than its visuals and in terms of visuals Bullet Witch isn't doing too bad a job and the gameplay to me is seemingly like it'll be awesome I really love the way she jumps to the side while upside down pretty crazy.

And of course all those incredible powers she has.
Commented on 2006-06-25 03:20:24
Culdcept Saga stills looks like a PS2 game..not even xbox game:) Anyway what matters right now is that Trusty Bell even it is considered new it gains a lot of attention! Also PEOPLE! I have seen this over and over again to many forums! Just because a game wont look good at start doesnt mean that it will stay that way! Yes I'm talking about Bullet Witch! This game will rock! I mean my god! That dragon boss at the third scan.. It looks amazing! Especialy for a japanese game where most of the times is just the gameplay that matters and not the graphics!I know that many people now like Bullet Witch but it hasnt changed that much from before! All it happended was more good looking pictures coming out.. Thats all! Like I said I can fell a much more pissitive vibe now! But next time try to focus on your own opinion and dont just follow somone else's! Its not that I dont respect other opinions too.. But this game looks much better than some other 360 games .. Cheers
Commented on 2006-06-25 03:31:29
Good sir, drinking and internet posting is bad for your health. Culdcept looks nothing like a PS2 game. Have you ever seen the PS2 culdcept? For a series that heavily focuses on gameplay, it looks fantastic.
Commented on 2006-06-26 09:09:04
Whell sir ... i dont care how this game is on PS2 right now.. But i do know that if they try to make this a PS2 right now as it is! I'm pretty sure they can just because the graphics sucks! If i want a bloody board game or a cards game I might as well go and get the real thing! But for gods sake dont try to talk crap to me that this game looks fantastic cause you are the one whos probably driking not me! This game Can look absolutely stunning if they want to! They can make the characters and everything look like a real CG movie IF THEY WANT TO! If they dont want to.. thats fine with me! If you as a gamers do want to.. thats fine with me too! BUT! Dont say to me that this game looks fantastic cause you're not being objective here SIR! You one of those who gonna love this game just because you already know and like this game! But dont expect to drag new gamers ..No way! Not with these looks! That is why we call it Next-Gen sir! This game is looks stupid! Ok I might have another glass of Vodka now! Thanx for the ensult! Cheers
Commented on 2006-06-26 14:54:16 In reply to Sidons
Posted by Sidons
Whell sir ... i dont care how this game is on PS2 right now.. But i do know that if they try to make this a PS2 right now as it is! I'm pretty sure they can just because the graphics sucks! If i want a bloody board game or a cards game I might as well go and get the real thing! But for gods sake dont try to talk crap to me that this game looks fantastic cause you are the one whos probably driking not me! This game Can look absolutely stunning if they want to! They can make the characters and everything look like a real CG movie IF THEY WANT TO! If they dont want to.. thats fine with me! If you as a gamers do want to.. thats fine with me too! BUT! Dont say to me that this game looks fantastic cause you're not being objective here SIR! You one of those who gonna love this game just because you already know and like this game! But dont expect to drag new gamers ..No way! Not with these looks! That is why we call it Next-Gen sir! This game is looks stupid! Ok I might have another glass of Vodka now! Thanx for the ensult! Cheers
(bites his tongue)

Ya know some dev's may WANT TOO but can't afford too..

Culdcept has always been about gameplay the PS2 version was in 2D so there has been a a graphical evolution, maybe not what you are looking for, but if it really bothers you that much then don't buy it.

Seems to me it's not your kind of game. (after all you could go and get a board game from the shop *sigh* I wonder if that would have animated charcacters also)

Fact is some people will enjoy it for what it is and it looks interesting to me, not everyone is a graphics whore.

We call it Next -Gen because it represents a new console generation, this has nothing to do with art style or developers abilities to produce top quailty graphics.

Have you ever thought that some developers just don't want to spend that amount of time and money on a game.
Commented on 2006-06-26 15:01:31
Besides, even PS2 graphics look a great deal better by just being proper anti-aliased, widescreen and 720p.
Commented on 2006-06-26 16:21:30
These graphics are significantly improved over last gen. I highly doubt they could get it on the PS2. However, its very clear that you have a problem with the game style and art style, not the graphics. Anyways, Culdcept is a highly enjoyable series so when its finally released you can find me online for a game.
Commented on 2006-06-26 19:19:58
Trusty Bell actually looks great. MagicBox just posted some new images of it, and I really like the look of the cell shading on the faces.
Commented on 2006-06-26 19:48:14
If it's the art style then how come the CG cutscenes look better? I think it's laziness.
Commented on 2006-06-26 22:29:10
Yeah I can't wait for Culdcept. Even though the graphics aren't "next-gen"....the art style murders alot of "next-gen" games. Art style is important as well let's not forget that.

Also, if anyone is looking for Culdcept on PS2...good luck. It is out of print. But I got my copy! :-)
Commented on 2006-06-26 22:30:40
Its easier to find Culdcept than Culdcept 2 ;)

I bought my copy to day it released. The video game store hadnt even heard of it and thought I was crazy.
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