If our visitor numbers are down this weekend Iâ€™ll put it down to Final Fantasy XII and Crackdown both being released today. Iâ€™ve played through the demo of Crackdown a few times and it seems like good fun, especially once your explosive skills have been upgraded a few times. As I understand it, Final Fantasy XII has a new battle system that has managed to rejuvenate the franchise. I havenâ€™t heard a bad word about it so far.
I expect that there will be some (stupid) people disappointed when they get their copy of Crackdown home though, expecting there to be a Halo 3 demo in the case. It would appear that the beta invite wonâ€™t come into effect for a few months yet.
Apparently quite good marble/maze thing Kororinpa is the only Wii release this week, while on PlayStation 2 and PSP thereâ€™s Ghost Rider. Even hard-nosed magazine Edge were surprised at how good it is, describing it as a mixture of God of War and Devil May Cry. It’s bound to be better than the film at any rate.