We’ve Got Some Steak, But Not Much Sizzle…
High An anime take on medieval Britain and King Arthur.
Low The game only recaps the anime, and not much else.
WTF Owning a bar that is the hat of a giant pig is normal in this world.
HIGH There is no other game quite like it.
LOW How long it takes to unlock new songs and dances.
WTF One of the first choices in the game is to change clothes or… transform?!?
Over the last two years I have seen this game come up several times on the Internet categorized as a surprise hit or as the true definition of a sleeper. Since I'm always eager to investigate rumors that may lead me to my next obscure favorite, I decided to take all this enthusiasm to heart and buy a copy of Car Battler Joe to see what all the buzz was about. After playing through the entire game, I don't see it.
I like goofy, oddball games. I live for them, in fact. If not for the occasional surprise out of left field or insane concept that miraculously trickles down through the approval process, I'm not sure if I'd even still be into games today. The current disc rekindling my love of electronic entertainment: Finny the Fish & the Seven Waters.
According to ESRB, this game contains: Cartoon Violence
In Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life, there are no princesses to save. There are no worlds to conquer, no aliens to thwart. There's only a dilapidated farm that a young man and his partner Takakura must turn into a thriving business. Players raise livestock, grow crops and remodel buildings. But those who think that virtual farming is about as much fun as watching corn grow should think again.
According to the ESRB, this game contains: Alcohol Reference, Suggestive Themes
A player can never know for sure if they will like the title until they're playing it. There's joy in knowing money was well spent on a good game and inversely, disappointment in having wasted time with a lemon. In sticking with the gambling metaphor, Car Battler Joe, a Game Boy Advance release from Natsume, is the casino equivalent of putting a quarter in the slot machine and winning a million dollars.
According to ESRB, this game contains: Mild Violence
According to the ESRB, this game contains: Use of Tobacco & Alcohol