Tuesday, May 21, 2013

In case you're wondering, the text in this Japanese TV ad translates to: 'Bryan, get off your lazy ass and play Contact for Nintendo DS'

While writing up this blog post earlier in the week, I came across the following commercial for the Japanese release of Grasshopper Manufacture's dual-screened RPG, Contact.

For all sorts of reasons--the first glimpse of "the Professor," the Mother-esque graphics, the music--it got my heart pumping.

It also prompted me to slap myself--solidly and repeatedly--for failing to even pop the cart into my trusty DS Lite (true story: I don't like to play DS games on my 3DS) despite the fact that I've owned a copy of the Euro release since January.

I'm going to do my best to change that soon (possibly as part of my "Baby Got Back(log)" series), though, as I have a feeling it's going to blow me away just like another long-overlooked DS title, Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime, did a few months ago.


Justin Difazzio said...

I bought a DS for this game and this game alone. I was underwhelmed. The combat leaves something to desire, but the visuals and the music and the humor are all really good.

thegaygamer.com said...

Oh, my--I didn't know that, Justin! Or at least I don't remember you ever saying that before (that you bought a DS specifically for this game).

That's a bummer that the game left you underwhelmed :( Here's hoping I find it a bit more appealing than you did! (Don't worry, I'll let you know either way.)