A review years in the making


I’ve finally published a legitimate, justified review of a U.S. release of an Umihara Kawase game. The game’s been out for a few weeks, and I’m sorry that I wasn’t able to review it sooner, but between it landing during the week of GDC and the publisher not sending out advance codes – I’ve found that Nintendo is super flaky about third-party eShop codes, sometimes providing them to publishers a month in advance and sometimes not giving them out until after launch – well, here we are. Late, as in the late Dentarthurdent.

I’m really happy that we’ve finally seen Yumi’s Odd Odyssey in the U.S. at long last, even if Nintendo kind of sent it to die – the week it came out, it was given a parenthetical aside in the weekly eShop update email. And realistically speaking, ain’t no one going to buy it on a whim for $30.

Sadly, its arrival coincides with the disappearance of my DSi XL, which had in its cartridge slot my precious copy of Umihara Kawase DS – the best and most complete version of the previous games. And annoyingly hard to come by now. So, I guess I have to go on a murderous rampage of anger now. Yay!

5 thoughts on “A review years in the making

  1. I really like how economical the new page layout is Jeremy. I hope that you stick with this look (for the site).

  2. It took me quite a while to work up the skill to get any further than the “ending” at stage 9, but once that hurdle was passed the game really opened up for me. It’s a shame about those awful boss battles, though.

  3. I’m sorry for your loss. Those DSi XLs sure are nice, but not when they’re MIA

  4. Sorry to hear that you misplaced your DSi XL. I am surprised how much Umihara Kawase DS is going for on Ebay.

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