Reviews for Deus Ex: Human Revolution went live on Monday and just about everybody, from EDGE to Eurogamer, has dished out a 9. EDGE had a little grumble about the loading times (over a minute on the 360 version) but that’s about it. If it doesn’t boot Zumba Fitness off the top of the chart then, well, we’re all doomed.
Inazuma Eleven is an interesting one. Not because it’s a football-flavoured JRPG, but because Nintendo let a few copies slip into stores earlier this year. The anime series has just started being shown on the Disney channel so our guess is that they wanted to hold it back to tie-in with that. NGamer magazine gave it 71%, commending the voice work and describing it as “solid and fun”.
Incidentally, Inazuma Eleven Strikers for Wii has been recently released in Japan. If this DS version does well then there’s a chance we could see the Wii version too at some point. NGamer also reviewed it this month, giving it a higher score than its DS brethren – a nice 80%. It’s by Level 5 – of Professor Layton and Dragon Quest IX fame – so it would certainly be nice to see it outside of Japan.
Anyway, back to what you can actually go out and buy this week. Pac-Man and Galaga: Dimensions on 3DS pretty much speaks for itself. It contains the excellent Pac-Man Championship Edition and dozens of other modes, but word has it it’s not a very polished package as a whole. For something this rudimentary being pushed out at full price, you’d expect it to be.
Rugby World Cup 2011 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 speaks for itself too. Remember last year when Rugby League 3 made the top ten? We can see the same happening with this. There are plenty of rugby fans out there for sure.
Summer Challenge on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and PC has nothing to do avoiding angry wasps and bored teenagers hanging outside shopping malls – it’s an athletics sim. Publisher PQube has no details on their site, but from the box art we can deduce that it contains pole vaulting, fencing, archery and swimming. Can somebody make a highland games package with caber tossing and log rolling? We’d be all over that.
And finally, the seemingly random DS games for this week are Jewel Quest IV, The Lost Treasures of Alexandria and 1001 Touch Games. 1001 games on one cartridge? Best not tell the other publishers about this – they’ll be worried about going bankrupt.
Next week: Driver San Francisco (PS3, 360, Wii), Driver: Renegade 3D (3DS), Bodycount (PS3, 360), Champion Jockey (PS3, 360, Wii), Dual Pen Sports (3DS), Monkey Island Adventures (PS3, 360, PC), Madden NFL 12 (PS3, 360), Phil Taylor’s Power Play Darts (DS) and We Dance (Wii).