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Noby Noby Boy Review

Posted in PS3 with tags , , , , , , on February 21, 2009 by reasonjp

One of the reasons I’ve been playing a lot of older games of late is that right now we’re in that late winter/ early spring dearth of originality in gaming. After the novelty of Little Big Planet wore off, and all the games of last Christmas were played through, we’ve been left now with Capcom’s big sequels in SF4 and Biohazard 5 alongside the usual muddy brown and grey shooters from the west and music games involving “producing” young girls and paying through the nose for DLC from Japan. (sorry Atalantegg).  The last couple of weeks however have seen a couple of unique titles being released on PSN at the low low price of 800 Yen, in Flower and now this.

Noby Noby Boy is the work of Keita Takahashi, he of Katamari Damacy fame. If you’ve not played Katamari Damacy, go out and get it right now. It’s all right, I’ll wait. Continue reading


Flowery Review

Posted in PS3 with tags , , , on February 17, 2009 by reasonjp

OK, first things first. The decision to rename Flower as Flowery here in Japan is the most ridiculous piece of unnecessary ‘localisation’ known to man. The extra syllable can’t make the title any easier to say, and it’s difficult to think of any reason why SCEJ thought a game called ‘flowery’ would sell better than ‘flower’. To me ‘flower like’ seems like an nonsensical adjective as well, so when approaching this game I was thinking less about electronic entertainment and more about bread products. But I digress.

Silly habit, I know, but I like to dye cress. I do it simply to expedite a weak pun. But I digress. Continue reading