Just a note that you should check out Insomnia for couple-month-old reviews of some interesting titles. One is Shin Chuka Taisen, which we’ve discussed many times. It’s the Wii shooter starring Son Son, which is supposed to come to the U.S. via UFO as The Monkey King, with Amazon calling an April 15 release date. The short version is: high res sprites are pretty much the only good thing about it.
The other review you should check out is Night Slave (not work safe), an action/shooting/hentai game for PC-98 hardware. Looks quite nice, and people don’t generally talk about these games in english.