Excerpt: By Daniel Share-Strom “Hey, Jim! How do we localize a game about Japanese male cheerleaders who sing wacky J-Pop tunes to inspire people and help them with their problems?!” “Well, Americans like ‘agents’, right?
Summary: Parents need to know that the comic humor presented in this wacky software is over the top and will be lost on younger children. Also, some of the storylines feature scantily clad women with jiggling breasts, and a story of the loss of a parent.
Excerpt: Platform: Nintendo DS Players: 1-4 single and multi-pack ESRB Rating: E10+ (Cartoon Violence, Crude Humor, Lyrics, Suggestive Themes) Do you ever feel like your world is falling apart? Do you ever feel utterly hopeless in despair? You’re not alone.
Conclusion: Rhythm and music games have become more prolific during the past decade, thanks to games like PaRappa the Rapper for the PlayStation and the Bemani games in arcades and on various consoles.
Excerpt: Elite Beat Agents has been available in the US for months now and before that in Japan as the even crazier Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan!. But now it's available in Europe and could well be a game you'll love despite not having the slightest of interest in rhythm-based titles.