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Postby Lyner Barfless » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:58 am

Ladies and gentlemen, it's about that time again. This game be comin' out in a month, and since there was a little delay, some reviews are trickling out early. I figured this was as good a time as any to set up this thread to collect all those little lovely things together, so without further ado, here are the reviews I've spotted so far. Please add more as you find them; I shall do the same.

Pixel Perfect Gaming -- 4/5
http://www.pixelperfectgaming.com/?p=32938

Just Push Start -- 7/10
http://www.justpushstart.com/2012/08/mu ... ls-review/

Multiplayer.it (Italian) -- 7/10
http://multiplayer.it/recensioni/108223 ... ekyll.html

Technology Tell -- 77/100
http://www.technologytell.com/gaming/98 ... s-for-ps3/

Blog Critics -- 3/5
http://blogcritics.org/gaming/article/p ... gen-souls/

Eurogamer.it (Italian) -- 7/10
http://www.eurogamer.it/articles/2012-0 ... recensione

Fandom Post -- B/B-/A/C- (so like C+ average?)
http://www.fandompost.com/2012/09/26/mu ... me-review/

PSIllustrated -- 87/100
http://www.psillustrated.com/psillustra ... s-ps3.html

NilBid -- 5/5!
http://nilbid.com/2012/09/29/mugen-souls-review/

Meristation/es (Spanish) -- 7/10
http://www.meristation.com/es/playstati ... go/1799634

Videogamesuncovered -- 8/10
http://www.videogamesuncovered.com/game ... souls.html

Gamingillustrated -- 86/100
http://gamingillustrated.com/mugen-souls-ps3-review/

Digitallydownloaded -- 4.5/5
http://www.digitallydownloaded.net/2012 ... s-ps3.html

*I've compiled all the ones we've listed to-date (10.4.2012)
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Postby kanade2 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:26 am

"Not Suitable for Children
Similar to Conkers Bad Fur day (not as bad), the design of Mugen Souls looks very child friendly. This is an easy mistake to make, as the game has a lot of adult themes and is almost impossible to finish without understanding adult relationships. For instance one of the master point Moe Kill clues was “bring the whips, chains and candle wax”. To an adult this obviously points to the dominate persona (Sadist) or the submissive one (Masochist), but a child would be in the dark. Besides the importance in the Moe Kill system, there are a number of cutscenes based off these innuendos. Obviously everyone is different, but I certainly believe many parents will be turned off by these elements."

I thought this was a interesting comment .

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Postby Houk » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:45 am

Also, just a request to not turn this thread into a cavalcade of "man these guys are so stupid and just don't get it and why don't they get someone who likes JRPGs to review these games?"

You're free to discuss specific points in specific reviews and talk about where you think they went wrong or missed important/interesting stuff, but this doesn't need to become a thread about ripping into people who disagree with you.

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Postby Rednal » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:22 am

I agree that the story's probably going to be on the predictable side... but that doesn't really bother me, because I'm far more interested than the characters than the story. :lol: Still more than a month to wait, though! >.<
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Postby ZekeFreek » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:14 pm

I see the delay hasn't stopped reviewers from receiving their copies...

I'm not bitter, just don't like reading pre-release reviews. They get me all excited and then reality hits me like "damn, it's not actually out yet".
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Postby vampko » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:16 pm

ZekeFreek wrote:I see the delay hasn't stopped reviewers from receiving their copies...

I'm not bitter, just don't like reading pre-release reviews. They get me all excited and then reality hits me like "damn, it's not actually out yet".

Yeah...once I read the review I was all excited and then I remembered....there's still at least a month till the game can even be in my hands :cry:
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Postby Rednal » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:25 pm

I was kind of surprised to see the reviews this early, actually... oh, well. It's not like they're likely to tell me anything I don't already know. XD
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Postby Selphares » Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:28 am

Only thing I find a bit odd, that tehre is already a user vote with the score 6.0. Where did he get the game from? :) Ok it could be someone with a japanese evrsion but I somehow doubt that. Aside of that consideirng that the europe release is still the 28th I guess that the game is already done and it is propably really connected to some of the extras that are delivered.

This or tehre were some minor last minute changes. Anyway it is nice to read some reviews. :)

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Postby ZekeFreek » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:00 pm

Selphares wrote:Only thing I find a bit odd, that tehre is already a user vote with the score 6.0. Where did he get the game from? :) Ok it could be someone with a japanese evrsion but I somehow doubt that. Aside of that consideirng that the europe release is still the 28th I guess that the game is already done and it is propably really connected to some of the extras that are delivered.

This or tehre were some minor last minute changes. Anyway it is nice to read some reviews. :)


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Postby Beedlebud » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:08 pm

*is very curious if IGN will review this*
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Postby ZekeFreek » Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:41 pm

Beedlebud wrote:*is very curious if IGN will review this*


I can tell you right now that it will be reviewed by Daemon Hatfield and wil get between a 7.5 and an 8.5.

That's my prediction anyway. But yeah, they have reviewed everything else that's come from NISA, is wont be any different.
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Postby Beedlebud » Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:45 pm

ZekeFreek wrote:
Beedlebud wrote:*is very curious if IGN will review this*


I can tell you right now that it will be reviewed by Daemon Hatfield and wil get between a 7.5 and an 8.5.

That's my prediction anyway. But yeah, they have reviewed everything else that's come from NISA, is wont be any different.


They didn't review Mk2, which is why I'm curious if they'll do this one.
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Postby ZekeFreek » Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:14 pm

Beedlebud wrote:
ZekeFreek wrote:
Beedlebud wrote:*is very curious if IGN will review this*


I can tell you right now that it will be reviewed by Daemon Hatfield and wil get between a 7.5 and an 8.5.

That's my prediction anyway. But yeah, they have reviewed everything else that's come from NISA, is wont be any different.


They didn't review Mk2, which is why I'm curious if they'll do this one.


Hm. They probably didn't wanna start a firestorm by giving it a 4 or something. They had enough of that after they gave Disgaea 3 a 6.7.

I guess their stance is "well only review an NISA game if we think it's good so ppl won't kill us".
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Postby darkrchaos » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:06 pm

Well after I play it and rate it, I won't take away point for it being censored. But i will note the Japanese version was better :D

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Re: Official Mugen Souls Reviews Thread

Postby Rednal » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:19 pm

I... think that certain review sites may not be sufficiently familiar with certain genre/series, and so major and significant changes may go largely unnoticed by said review sites, causing a barrage of excessively negative opinions from fans who do notice said changes and have decided that the reviewers are of below-average intelligence for giving a game a low score based on commentary that is flat-out wrong. :?


That said, I am slightly concerned about loading issues that I've heard mentioned. Not enough to make me love the game less, but... Um... I'm not saying that Compile Heart and/or other developers need to be perfect, 'cuz that's expensive, but I don't want to see them ever do worse in a technical category (like loading time, ease of User Interface, etc.) than they have in a previous game. Being the same is sometimes fine, but worse is never good.

'Course, I haven't really experienced the game for myself, and it didn't seem TOO bad on AriaBlarg's stream, so... consider this more of a general, overall comment rather than anything too Mugen Souls-specific. XD
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