This Week’s Games
Fable creator Peter Molyneux recently said that he “has never made a great game”. I’m not sure how Microsoft feels about him saying that seeing that Fable III is out this week. By all account though, it is pretty great, gaining a strong amount of 8/10s.
A game that may not be great is Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II. Eurogamer only gave it 5/10 in their review, pointing out stupid design ideas like invisible walls and ceilings. It’ll sell well though, regardless. WWE Smackdown vs RAW 2011 will no doubt do well in the chart too. EA are shipping two to stores – The Sims 3 (which has been advertised on TV) and Rock Band 3. It’ll be interesting to see how Rock Band 3 does – this year’s Guitar Hero and DJ Hero 2 haven’t done very well.
Shaun White Skateboarding has been in the gaming news recently as Ubisoft sent the wrong PlayStation 3 version to be pressed. We’ve been told that this problem has been rectified for the European release. Should you bother? A 5.5/10 from IGN suggests not. Tony Hawk Shred is also out today. I’ll never understand publishers.
On DS there’s Super Scribblenauts, which appears to be more of the same, while both Wii and DS get Ivy the Kiwi? – a 2D platformer designed by the creator of Sonic. Both are certainly worth a look. The same goes for Deadly Premonition – a game which has been getting incredibly mixed reviews, including everything from 1/10 to 10/10. It would seem that the game itself is pretty average but the storyline, cut-scenes and characters are all barking mad and so make it worth playing.
And finally, there’s a new PlayStation 2 game out today – Lord Of The Rings: Aragorn’s Quest. It’s also on Wii, PlayStation 3, PSP and DS. Reviews have been mediocre, so it’s hardly a swansong for the system.
Next week: GoldenEye 007, James Bond 007: Blood Stone, Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Time Crisis Razing Storm, Football Manager 201, God Of War: Ghost of Sparta and Dragon Ball Z: Raging Blast 2.