Disaster Not a Disaster in Famitsu

By Jorge Ba-oh 24.09.2008 14

The latest edition of Japanese magazine Famitsu has rated Nintendo's action project, Disaster: Day of Crisis.

According to CVG, the game has faired well with the panel of four reviewers, wrapping up a fine score of 34/40, with two out of the four giving a 9/10 rating.

So far no details have been translated from the actual review, but it does seem promising for a game that's been absent for so long

The game washes up onto European shores on October 24th 2008.

Box art for Disaster: Day of Crisis
Developer

Monolith

Publisher

Nintendo

Genre

Action

Players

1

C3 Score

Rated $score out of 10  8/10

Reader Score

Rated $score out of 10  9/10 (35 Votes)

European release date Out now   North America release date None   Japan release date Out now   Australian release date Out now   

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Wow - that's a pleasant surprise. Maybe it won't suck.

i love the idea of this game and good see Big N try somthing like this Smilie

For those who don\'t really know what it will entail (I\'m basing this on all the trailers):

Lightgun-ish sections

QTE\'s (quick time event)

General 3rd person action, along with searching for other survivors

Driving sections

Gun upgrades - buy new and upgrade guns, with seemingly a full \"gun tree\".

Wicked Awesome like innit moments like running away from tidal waves and fighting a helicopter from the bridge arches/supports/whatever they\'re called

Bonkers story

Catchy signature tune

Gameplay generally arcade-ish

( Edited 23.09.2008 18:17 by Modplan Man )

Jump_button said:
i love the idea of this game and good see Big N try somthing like this Smilie

My thoughts exactly.

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Wow, this release game looks awesome!

/sarcasm

It does look good though, it was one of the more anticipated games as far as I was concerned, along with HAMMER, so I'm glad to see this not only resurface, but continue to leap into the air and onto a release date.

Nice - I would like to see more gameplay vids though (not short snippets, but at least 2,3 mins of different sections.

Looks pretty decent, may give it a whirl!

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I was excited about this when it was first shown...then I got bored of waiting for it....now I don't know what to think! Smilie

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Famitsu is ridiculously biased.....why would anyone listen to its review? Also 34/40 = 85% which is quite different to 90% as far as games go....

I\'m not sure why anyone even gave a shit about this game. Is it because we knew NOTHING about it? Pretty sad state of affairs.

( Edited 23.09.2008 23:56 by knighty )

"I'm not sure why anyone even gave a shit about this game."

Its an original IP from Nintendo, thats why.

"now I don't know what to think!"

Think what you would if you just saw it.
Long term game hype/antipication is something to be avoided.
Just judge something on the merits of what it looks like before release.


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Wow! That's great!
Honestly, I feared a (pun!) disaster for Disaster, because it's so new and so rare a category on Wii and Wii is treated like shit graphically and in gameplay by most developers. This game actually has me thrilled, I want to know what it's all about, see the gameplay and check the graphics. The last screens were promising, honestly!

I find your lack of faith disturbing!

I still think it looks crap as Famitsu's reviews are... speaking of which does anyone have a link to the review?

I think the game looks promising, but it would be far better suited to 360/PS3 IMO. I don't want on-rails shooting sections (the Wii Remote is NOT a lightgun and never will be). The driving sections also look pretty throw-away, as most driving sections in action games are, but I'll reserve judgement. Also, graphically it looks very PS2 and even PSP level.

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While I don't trust Famitsu's reviews, a 34/40 does indicate that the game isn't completely bad. Smilie Can't wait to see more of this.

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