Next Generation has a rundown on the 20 games they think defined TGS 2006
. Leading the pack is Microsoft's double-barrel RPG action, Lost Odyssey
and Blue Dragon
, their current great white hope for the Japanese market. From the article: "The weight of the bigger names involved -- artists Takehiko Inoue and Akira Toriyama, and writer Kiyoshi Shigematsu -- might even draw in completely uninitiated gamers. Blue Dragon, coming this year, as a pack-in with the console, will help make the machine a more familiar sight in homes that purchase PlayStation 2s for Dragon Quest; Lost Odyssey, coming next year, looks like something that could be advertised in cinemas." White Knight Story
clocks in at number 3, and everyone from Ars Technica
is praising this Level 5 game as being the first PS3 title they're really getting excited about.