Thereâ€™s only one game out today that matters, and thatâ€™s Left or Right – Ambidextrous Challenge on DS. Only joking: itâ€™s Super Mario Galaxy on Wiiâ€¦ although Crysis on PC and Assassinâ€™s Creed – which has been getting mixed reviews – could very well hamper Marioâ€™s chart position next week. If the reviews are anything to go by though, Galaxy deserves to take the top spot, with NGamer claiming it to be â€œunparalleled funâ€.
Assassinâ€™s Creed isnâ€™t the only one from Ubisoft this week: Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 is out on Wii and DS, while movie tie-in Beowulf is unleashed on Xbox 360. The PlayStation 3 and PSP versions arenâ€™t out until near Christmas. Itâ€™s no wonder that Beowulf has slipped into stores silently – 1UP only gave it 3 out of 10. The only place to review Rayman thus far is IGN, who dished out a 6.3. Oh, Ubisoft!
Silent Hill Origins on PSP looks like it could be one of the better games released for the format of late, and itâ€™s an exclusive to boot. Speaking of exclusives, D3â€™s Dragon Blade is out on Wii today. Some of the Panzer Dragoon team are involved, but it’s not great apparently. The same can be said for Viva Pinata: Party Animals on 360 – it looks quite nice but the mini-games are as bland as sugar free sweets. Rare arenâ€™t involved, if you weren’t aware.
Next week: Mass Effect, Kane & Lynch, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games and potential Christmas number one Need for Speed Pro Street.