This Week’s Games
Reviews for Epic Mickey are starting to appear and are off to a bumpy start – the Official Nintendo Magazine gave it 85% while Eurogamer painted a 6/10 on it. I’d wait for a few more reviews before splashing the cash, especially seeing that Donkey Kong Country is out next week. Raving Rabbids Travel in Time should be approached with caution too – NGamer Magazine really didn’t like what they saw while previewing it. Pac Man Party didn’t go down too well with them either. NBA Jam is apparently good fun though. It’s only going to be sold at HMV for some reason. Worms Battle Islands is also out on Wii this week via THQ.
Red Dead: Undead Nightmare is now available in a box as a standalone game. It’s £17.99 on Amazon, making it a rather good gift idea for Christmas.
Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom and Splatterhouse are two of the other interesting games out today. Majin has a whiff of Ico/Shadow of the Colossus about it while Splatterhouse had a huge delay and a revamp halfway through development. Reviews have been above average for both so far.
Fans of singing, dancing, keeping fit and looking like a fool are well looked after: Zumba Fitness, Michael Jackson: The Experience, Karaoke Revolution Glee, Get Fit with Mel B and Def Jam Rapstar are all out this week. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Michael Jackson: The Experience aren’t out until next year. Have you seen what they’ve done to him on the DS version? Ow indeed.
Lastly, CGI movie Megamind gets the videogame treatment in no less than three flavours – Megamind: Ultimate Showdown on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, The Blue Defender for DS and PSP and Mega Team Unite on Wii.
Next week: Donkey Kong Country Returns, The Sly Collection, Super Mario All-Stars, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm and Dodge Racing: Charger vs. Challenger.