Tagged "Red Steel 2"

Apr 19
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

UK Charts

It must be really hard for publishers to predict what games will sell well on Wii. I say this because Rugby League 3, which has had next to no publicity, has managed to get to #5 in the Wii chart. When you consider Red Steel 2 is at #7, that’s quite a feat.

In the all formats top 40 there’s yet another new #1 – Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction. Grand Theft Auto Episodes: Liberty City goes in at #3. Batman Arkham Asylum: Game of the Year Edition is the only other new entry at #35.

The upcoming DVD and Blu-Ray release of Avatar could see it shoot back on the chart next week. Apparently certain CeX stores have been selling it early. Naughty!

Mar 29
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UK Charts

Nintendo’s battling monsters show no sign of loosing popularity – Pokemon: Soul Silver goes in at #2 this week with Pokemon: Heart Gold at #4. I would have placed money on it being the other way around. Square-Enix’s Just Cause 2 takes the top spot of the chart but if sales of the two Pokemon games were combined then it would be a different story.

These new releases have pushed God of War III down from #1 to #7 while Final Fantasy XIII has gone from #3 to #8. Metro 2033 has left the top 10 already – it was at #5, now it’s at #14. Prison Break: The Conspiracy does surprisingly well, in at #17, while Red Steel 2 makes its mark at #34.

Mar 25
By Matt Gander In This Week's Games No Comments

This Week’s Games

A fan of Lost? Then you might be interested in Just Cause 2 (if you weren’t already) – apparently there’s an island that pays homage to the Lost island, complete with a hatch and a smoke monster. I haven’t seen any 9s dished out for it yet, but there has been plenty of 8s. The same goes for Red Steel 2 – it’s a vast improvement over of the original, with a new graphic style and setting and better controls. NGamer Magazine said that the cut-scenes were very dated though. You can get it for a nice £29.73 from Amazon with the Motion Plus add-on.

Infinite Space should please those looking for a new DS game with a bit of depth and complexity behind it. The same probably can’t be said for SpongeBob Boating Bash (out on Wii and DS today) and movie tie-in How to Train Your Dragon. Another licensed game hitting stores this week is Prison Break: The Conspiracy. I’m almost done writing our review. In short: it’s solidly put together, but not very original. It also contains loads of stealth sections that require patience, so it might not be everybody’s cup of tea.

Pokemon Heart Gold / Soul Silver should do well in the charts, and people can’t moan that there’s nothing new in this installment of Nintendo’s cash miltank (see what I did there?) as it comes with a Pokewalker LCD handheld so you can take your ‘mon on the move.

Sega’s Resonance of Fate and Tecmo Koei’s Last Rebellion both sound like the type of thing that are bound for curiosity. They’re both RPGs of the angst ridden teenager kind – Resonance of Fate is out on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 while Last Rebellion is a PlayStation 3-exclusive.

Next week: BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, Dead or Alive: Paradise, Lips: I love the 80s and Supreme Commander 2.

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