This Week’s Games
Blimey, there’s quite a lot out this week. But what does any of it mean? I’ll try to work it out as I go along.
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time is for Wii and Nintendo DS, and the two versions are compatible in multiplayer. Reviews: quite good.
Driving action thing Wheelman is out for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. It’s got Vin Diesel in, which is surely a guarantee of quality. There’s a film on the way too, but that’s based on the game, rather than the other way around. Which is surely a guarantee of quality. Reviews: moderate.
Afro Samurai and RTS Stormrise are both out for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The former is exactly what it sounds like – a game about a samurai with an afro. Fair enough.
I’ll be interested to see how Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 goes down on Wii. Reviews have been pretty darned positive – a higher average score than other formats on Game Rankings, indeed.
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust is without reviews, so you know what that means. Monsters vs Aliens is your obligatory film tie-in, and with the film out this weekend should do well in the coming week or two.
There are a couple of Mushroom Men games, which I don’t quite understand. Platform games by the looks of it: 2D for DS (reviews: bad), 3D for Wii (reviews: moderate).
Don King Boxing sounds like fun, but I doubt it’s Don King doing the boxing, so it’s probably less fun in reality.
Finally, let’s dip into the file marked ‘DS games never to be mentioned’, and mention Imagine Doctor and Imagine My Restaurant. Splendid both, I’m sure.