When it was announced that Nihilistic were working on Resistance: Burning Skies we were sceptical. This is the studio that gave us the dire Marvel Nemises: Rise of the Imperfects and the mediocre PlayStation Move Heroes, after all. That scepticism appears to have been well placed – reviews of this PS Vita-exclusive haven’t been great, including a 5/10 from Eurogamer, 4/10 from EDGE and a resounding 2/10 from Destructoid. The Official PlayStation Magazine meanwhile thought it was worth 8/10. You can draw your own conclusion there.
There isn’t a great deal else out, which is a little odd seeing as this weekend is a four-day affair. There’s SBK Generations for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC which doesn’t sound like a massive jump up from the previous games in the series. The first reviews to surface were on Italian sites, presumably because the publisher is based in Italy and thus they received their review copies first. “SBK Generations will probably disappoint all the series fans due to the constant feeling of deja vù it gives,” said Mondo Xbox. Or at least that’s what Google Translate tells us.
We wouldn’t be surprised if Summer Stars 2012 – out on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii – has a sense of deja vù too. The studio behind it released a different sports compendium only a few weeks ago. It’s very hard to imagine them creating different engines for both. No?
Then we have Azada on 3DS, which we can’t say sounds appealing at all – it’s a conversion of a Myst-style puzzler first released on PC back in 2007. An iOS version also exists. Being the easily pleased beings that we are, we’re mildly amused that you can buy Azada from Asda.
Next week: Game of Thrones (PS3, 360, PC), Rayman Origins (3DS), Monster 4×4 (3DS) and Ratchet & Clank HD Trilogy (PS3).