We've been playing a lot of Elite Beat Agents
lately and the comparisons between it and its Japanese counterpart Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan!
are unavoidable. We can't really say which we think is superior, as they both have their own distinct charm, but our mind floats back to when we first tried Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan!
in a very inebriated state, in our hotel room, during E3
As we tried to follow the visual clues on-screen and tap in-time with the beat, we found that such an experience had to be a figment of our imagination. We visualized those cartoons of old, where a thirsty traveler searches the dunes for some sign of water, only to find a mirage and soon snap out of their delusion to find that they have nothing in their mouth but sand. We wondered how much we drank. We then remember how much it was and pretty much settled on it being a drunken fantasy.
But no, the next morning we played it again and it was as good as that first play, if not better. But, more appropriately, it caused us much debate at Fanboy HQ today. We wondered about Elite Beat Agents
, and if it was good enough to cause some to import
the Japanese game? We then wondered which version people preferred? We wonder a lot.
Do us a favor? Let us know
! Did you import Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan!
after playing Elite Beat Agents
(and having it rock your world, natch)? Did you dislike Elite Beat Agents
? Did you love EBA, but found the Japanese charm of Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan!
to be anything but?