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?
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: Undeniably unique to North American gamers, Elite Beat Agents is actually a partial sequel to a Japanese DS title released in 2005 called Osu! Tatakae! Quendan!. The developer, iNiS, changed the main characters from absurd male cheerleaders to slick super-agents to adapt the game for a Western...
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Due to this game's slightly more obscure nature there's a chance it might slip through the net of many a DS owner. But if you see it, BUY it. This is definitely one of the best games out there for DS - you won't be disappointed.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is When the Nintendo DS first came out, critics called its touchscreen interface a gimmick and predicted that few games would put it to good use. We now know that this feature is actually one of the centerpieces of gameplay for many DS titles.