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User Info: Snakey

Snakey
6 years ago#1
I looked at a Japanese review site for their opinions on the Fire Emblem series, and unsurprisingly their outlook on the FE series is pretty consistent:

FE3 (VC): 71 points (received a letter grade of C though, I guess VC games have a harsher grading system)
FE4 (VC): 75 points (received a letter grade of C though, I guess VC games have a harsher grading system)
FE5 (VC): 82 points (no letter grade due to not enough reviews)
FE6: 78 points (A)
FE7: 78 points (A)
FE8: 65 points (C)
FE9: 73 points (A)
FE10: 75 points (A)
FE11: 60 points (C)
FE12: 75 points (A)
FE13: 70 points (B)

It pretty much matches up with what I said before that the only two FE games I see a lot of hate for in Japan are FE8 and FE11.

*Note all review aggregates for the NES/Famicom, SNES/SFC, and N64 games below are from those rating the Virtual Console versions.

Some other curious things from the website:
Super Metroid: 84 points (B) (pretty much confirms that VC games have a harsher grade scale for a letter grade in regards to points)
Panel de Pon: 76 points (no letter grade due to not enough reviews)
A Link To The Past: 83 points (B)
Majora's Mask: 84 points (no letter grade)
F-Zero X: 75 points (C)
Star Fox 64: 75 points (C)
Ocarina of Time: 81 points (B)
Super Mario 64: 76 points (C)
Super Mario RPG: 68 points (C)
F-Zero: 80 points (B)
Super Mario World: 72 points (C)
Paper Mario: 76 points (C)
Nazo no Murasame: Only one review for it and he gave it 38 points
Super Mario Bros. 3: 87 points (B)
Metroid: Only one review, 72 points
Punch-Out: only two reviews, 75 points
Super Smash Bros.: 72 points (C)
Custom Robo V2: 81 points (B)
Metroid Other M: 55 points (D) (BWAAHAHAHA, the Japanese hated Other M too)
Metroid Prime 2 Wii Version: 76 points (C)
Metroid Prime Wii Version: 83 points (B)
Metroid Prime 3: 80 points (A)
Mother 3: 66 points (C) (I actually heard Mother 3 was pretty divisive in Japan)
Metroid Fusion: 73 points (B)
Metroid Zero Mission: 76 points (B)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl: 74 points (B)
Metroid Prime: 75 points (A)
Metroid Prime 2: 68 points (C)
Resident Evil 4 (GCN): 81 points (S)
Super Smash Bros. Melee: 83 points (S) (Wow, I guess the Japanese have a strong liking to Melee too)
Star Fox Adventures: 52 points (D) (I said before the Japanese hated the post-64 SF games)
Star Fox Assault: 59 points (D) (more hate for post-64 Star Fox)
F-Zero GX: 82 points S (I applaud the Japanese for rating this game so highly)
Star Fox Command: 64 points (C)

Could not find reviews for FE1 and FE2 on the VC.
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User Info: MrSpacelySlate

MrSpacelySlate
6 years ago#2
Their Super Mario World score is terrible.

User Info: Snakey

Snakey
6 years ago#3
MrSpacelySlate posted...
Their Super Mario World score is terrible.


The Japanese in general are harsher critics than Westerners are. I don't think I saw a single game that had above 90 points on that review site.

So any game above 80 points is basically like a 9.5 if you were to a Western equivalent. That is why GameCube games with a review aggregate score above 80 points get an (S) grade.

I would say:

8.0+: is 9.5+ in the West
7.5+: is 9.0+ in the West
7.0+: is 8.5+ in the West
6.5+: is 8.0+ in the West.
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User Info: ImGanondorfLol

ImGanondorfLol
6 years ago#4
This is interesting, I'd love to see their thoughts on other games and series.

User Info: Cell Junior

Cell Junior
6 years ago#5
I guess there was a lot of Japanese FE fans that did not like aspects for FE13.

Really interesting to see that FE6 and FE7 are higher than the rest of the series.

Also, its funny to see the Japanese hate the post-64 Star Fox games (Adventures, Assault, Command) and Metroid Other M as much as the West does.
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SmokedChili
6 years ago#6
I'd like to see some links, please.
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Snakey
6 years ago#7
SmokedChili posted...
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SmokedChili
6 years ago#8
Snakey posted...
SmokedChili posted...
I'd like to see some links, please.


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Just a name, then?
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Snakey
6 years ago#9
SmokedChili posted...

Just a name, then?


I will PM it.

Also to Cell Junior:
FE6 and FE7 had among the highest review aggregates of the entire FE series on Amazon Japan too.
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User Info: Snakey

Snakey
6 years ago#10
Also, for you Xenoblade fans out there, on this review site, Xenoblade is the single most highly rated game on the Wii on the entire site.

It has 90 points and a letter grade of S.
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