Thereâ€™s nothing out on Wii or PlayStation 3 this week, and the only title out on 360 is the Game-exclusive Tetris Evolution. The humble PlayStation 2 is literally â€˜sortedâ€™ for new releases though.
God of War II is the biggest thing to appear on the console for a while. The original was a very good hack and slasher, but had a few irritating bits like a spinning tower covered in spiky things that took forever (or thereabouts) to climb. Apparently this sequel has a better structured difficulty curve, although Sony has had to take out the progressive scan mode from the PAL version as it wouldnâ€™t fit after the French, Italian, Spanish, German and Russian voice-overs were added.
Novelty peripheral fans can also celebrate this week as Singstar Pop Hits and Buzz! The Mega Quiz are out. Then thereâ€™s RPG Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner and a Dynasty Warriors clone from Konami entitled Demon Chaos. There arenâ€™t any reviews of the latter on the internet yet – at least according to GameRankings – but the screenshots look quite nice.
The PSP is playing catch-up with a belated conversion of Burnout Dominator, which has been a flop so far on PlayStation 2, and if youâ€™ve finished Final Fantasy XII then you might be interested in Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth as itâ€™s also by Square-Enix. Well, published by them at least. The largely anonymous Tri-Ace did the developing.
Next week weâ€™ll all be doing whatever a spider can.