There aren’t many games out this week, but those that are making an appearance are worth considering.
We were curious as to why Lollipop Chainsaw had been given a £29.99 price tag. Now that the first few reviews have appeared online we know why it’s not quite full price – it’s rather on the short side. It’s still a good game by all means – scores so far include a 9/10 from Destructoid, 7.5 from Game Informer and a thumbs up from Kotaku. GamesRadar meanwhile thought it was worth a 6/10. If you’ve played Suda51’s previous games, such as Shadows of the Damned and No More Heroes, then you should know what to expect.
Heroes of Ruin on 3DS is one we’ve played a little bit of – a demo was released last week on the 3DS eShop. It’s a surprisingly decent RPG; you can tell that the developers have spent a lot of time designing it so it appeals to both the casual and hardcore markets. We found the controls to be very well laid out – potions can be used via the d-pad and any items that you find can be auto-equipped, thus saving you from messing around with inventory screens. There’s online play with voice chat too. Review scores so far include 80% from both Nintendo Gamer and the Official Nintendo Magazine.
Then we have Gravity Rush on PS Vita, which is a game we haven’t heard a bad word about. “If you’re drawn to games by the satisfaction offered by their simplest mechanics, Gravity Daze is a total delight. You can spin between rooftops and freeze yourself in mid-air; you can drop from the sky and never hit the ground,” said Eurogamer in their 9/10 review. Asda are currently offering it for £25 and a demo is also available on PSN for those who need a little more convincing.
Next week: LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (PS3, 360, Wii, PC, DS, 3DS, Vita), Steel Battalion Heavy Armour (360), Just Dance: Greatest Hits (360), Fantasy Petz (3DS), Xia-Xia (DS) and a re-release of Quake 4 for Xbox 360.