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While Famitsu has a decent reputation, that reputation needs to be questionable..

There latest review was Death Stranding, giving the game a perfect 10/10 all while Hirokazo Hamamura there ex-editor-in-chief making a guest appearance in the game. Fans are confused and are now questioning Famitsu as a brand and after reading the articles, I honestly cannot blame them. Just for readers to know, Hamamura has been involved in games before and also giving them perfect scores at the same time.

Quotes from article

--Hamamura, the former editor-in-chief of the magazine and now president of Enterbrain, its publisher, makes a guest appearance as a prepper. In fact, Hamamura's cameo comes complete with a pretty damning "joke," telling Death Stranding protagonist Sam bridges that he will "get in the Hall of Fame." The Hall of Fame is where Famitsu puts high-scoring reviews.--

--Hamamura has been involved with games before, appearing in 428: Shibuya Scramble - which also got a perfect score - and in an ad campaign for Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, which, as fans might be beginning to expect, also got a perfect score in Famitsu. While Hamamura is no longer directly involved with Famitsu, he's still listed as the Famitsu Group rep.--

This is quite alarming when having review staff or reviewers associated with a company and game give a final verdict. It just doesn't sound right and everyone is entitled to there own opinion but this is a little far fetched. It just sounds really dodgy.

Last edited by Azzanation - on 14 November 2019