Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is undoubtedly this weekâ€™s big one. Review scores havenâ€™t been as high as the first game – released six years ago now, believe it or not – but they have been higher than the slightly lacking sequel. The controls are said to be spot on although itâ€™s hard to say if those who havenâ€™t played the first two will be left clueless with regards to the plot. Also on Wii this week: the utterly rubbish Escape from Bug Island (nee Nerco Nesa), baffling US baseball thing The Bigs and Monster Trux – another rubbish budget game from the guys behind Ninjabread Man and Billy the Wizard. And third party publishers wonder why their Wii games arenâ€™t selling that wellâ€¦
EA usually releases their multi-format games on every console simultaneously but The Sims 2: Castaway is only out on Wii and DS this week. Bit strange seeing that MySims was only released about a month ago. Over on PlayStation 2 Moto GP 07 seems like the one game worth bothering with – the rest of the offerings include Alan Hansen Sport Challenge, Avatar: The Burning Earth and Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots. THQ really arenâ€™t trying with their subheading any more, are they?
Nothing on PlayStation 3 this week, although itâ€™s the 360 thatâ€™s playing catch up with Virtua Fighter 5 and Tomb Raider Anniversary. Lara is also out on PSP as is the top-down strategic S.W.A.T Target Liberty. Probably a good move seeing the PSPâ€™s lay out isnâ€™t ideal for first person shooters. Speaking of Sonyâ€™s handheld, the white Slim & Lite is now available. Thereâ€™s also a new Xbox 360 bundle, which comes with five Xbox Live Arcade games and a 256MB memory unit for Â£199. Not bad, although one of the games is the dire Feeding Frenzy.