We wondered when we heard
about D3's Oneechanbara Revolution
whether it would be part of the Simple
budget series from which the Oneechanbara
games originated. Well, actually, we suspected that it wouldn't be, since Oneechanbara VorteX
on the Xbox 360 had crossed the full-price barrier, and since a series of Simple Wii
games had been announced independent of this new Oneechanbara.
But we continued to hope. We can forgive a repetitive, low-tech game for the right price, especially if it's in the action genre we crave. However, at full price we find it harder to overlook the obvious issues with the game (not that it matters, since it's a Japan-only release). We now have extremely definitive
proof that Oneechanbara Revolution
is not a budget game: the price. NCSX is taking preorders
for the title at a price of $58, and Amazon.jp lists the game's retail price at 6,090 yen ($55), with Amazon selling it for $46. D3
is including somewhat of a consolation prize with every copy, in the form of a soundtrack CD. The music
's the most entertaining thing about the game anyway!