As sequels go, Stuntman: Ignition is a long time coming – the PlayStation 2 original was released a good five years ago. The change in publisher – Atari flogged the brand off to THQ – probably has something to do with it. Going by the demo on Xbox Live, itâ€™s a lot more forgiving than the first, although itâ€™s doubtful that itâ€™ll stay in your console for as long as, say, Gran Turismo.
Itâ€™s a busy week for the Wii, with Boogie, Cosmic Family, Tamagotchi Party On and a couple of EA sports games out. Boogie has been getting polarised reviews – some say itâ€™s good fun, others say itâ€™s too simple. Tamagotchi hasnâ€™t scored well, while Cosmic Family is unlikely to be worth your time – itâ€™s an education thing first released on PC many moons ago. Next week doesnâ€™t look much better for Wii: a load of rubbish PlayStation 2 budget games including Billy the Wizard and Ninjabread Man are expected. Still, Super Paper Mario and MySims are also out in September.
Worms Open Warfare 2 sees the wrigglers back on DS and PSP. Also on DS are another Dragon Ball Z game and Dynasty Warriors DS: Fighters Battle. Game are doing the latter for Â£19.99, if you can stand yet more hacking and slashing.