The Harry Potter games were getting better over the years – providing we ignore the horrid mess that was Quiddich World Cup – but something went awfully wrong with last year’s Potter tie-in and it ended up being one of the worst games of the year. Most of the levels were simply dull arenas where Harry had to fight off waves of enemies for ten minutes or so. As such, we’re not entirely filled with confidence for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two. Best wait for the reviews, or save your magic beans for the next LEGO Harry Potter.
Another movie tie-in hits shelves this week too – Captain America: Super Soldier. I wouldn’t write this one off so soon as Sega claims it has been in development for three years, while inspiration has been taken from Batman: Arkham Asylum. The 3DS version isn’t due out for a while yet (Zavvi puzzlingly predicts 3rd February 2012) and I’m having great trouble finding a UK online retailer stocking the Wii version. Sega’s site lists it for release this week though, and it would seem odd for them not to release a big name game after paying out all that money for the license.
And as long as we aren’t dreaming, the often delayed Dream Trigger on 3DS should now be with us. Reviews of this tripper shooter have been mixed – NGamer magazine said it was above average while Eurogamer dished out a 4/10. “Dream Trigger is a novel experiment that starts off refreshing, surreal and unique, but it’s too content to regurgitate the same tricks and never evolves past its base mechanics,” they said.
Next week: Cars 2, Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon and Platinum Resistance, Uncharted and Ratchet & Clank double-packs.