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The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave
Grab a surfboard
by Mike Rose 5/12/2012
Product: The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave
Developer: Genius Sonority
Publisher: Nintendo
Format: 3DS
Genre: RPG
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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All it takes is something as simple as a name, an icon, or a description to put someone off playing a perfectly good video game.

Take The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave, for example. The name is a long string of apparently unconnected words, while the game's characters look rather uninspired.

And yet this 3DS downloadable title turns out to be a perfectly playable and enjoyable dungeon-crawler, with some nice ideas thrown into the mix. It just needs a catchier name.

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The Denpa Men, a funny little race of people, have washed up on various shores, and they need your help to fend off the King of Evil. ...
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Don't be put off by The Denpa Men's silly name - this is a great dungeon-crawler with some carefully considered ideas packed in
Audio/visual: 7
Gameplay: 8
Value: 8
Innovation: 8
Overall: 8
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