PlayStation 2 strikes back

There’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 ‘sorted’ 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 wouldn’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 there’s RPG Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner and a Dynasty Warriors clone from Konami entitled Demon Chaos. There aren’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 you’ve finished Final Fantasy XII then you might be interested in Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth as it’s also by Square-Enix. Well, published by them at least. The largely anonymous Tri-Ace did the developing.

Next week we’ll all be doing whatever a spider can.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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