Sep 29
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FIFA 12 – or Females Ignored For Another 12 months, as some people have cheekily titled it – is this week’s biggest release. Plenty of good things are being said, although 360 magazine pointed out that if you’re only playing it offline you’re going to miss out on the best stuff. There a rather informative video review over at GamePro that’s worth a watch.

We’re interested to see if the budget-priced PlayStation 2 version will make the chart. Last year it managed to make it to a surprisingly high #12 in the individual formats chart.

NGamer wasn’t that mad about the Wii version of FIFA 12. They gave it 72%, pointing out that the FIFA City mode doesn’t have much meat on it and only the big name players look decent.

Aliens: Infestation is another that has been reviewed by NGamer this month. An odd game to release this late in the DS’s life, but a welcome one – they gave it 80%. TheHut looks like the best place to make a purchase from – they have it for £23.85.

We’re also pleased to see Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon getting a European release. Cooking Mama World: Outdoor Adventures, not so much. The budget-priced Ben 10 Triple Pack, meanwhile, should keep the kids quiet for at least ten minutes.

There’s a trio of titles to treat PlayStation 3 owners this week. The Ico & Shadow of the Colossus HD collection is near enough an essential purchase, especially if you haven’t played either – they were the best adventure games the PlayStation 2 had to offer. Child of Eden was ace on Kinect, and now the Move version is out. Online retailers dropped the price before it was even released – it’s £14.99 on Play with a free T-shirt. Then there’s Koei’s RPG Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland. Isn’t Arland the town King of the Hill was set in?

Finally, sneaking into stores is Activision’s X-Men Destiny. GamesRadar are first off the bat with a 5/10 review. Good fan service, but awful presentation and a lack of polish, they claimed.

Next week: Dark Souls (PS3, 360), Rage (PS3, 360, PC), NBA 2K12 (PS3, PSP, PS2, 360, Wii, PC), PowerUp Heroes (360) and Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 (DS).



Published Thursday 29th September 2011 by Games Asylum


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