A pocket full of critters

This Week’s Games

I made a mistake in last week’s new game round up by claiming that Fable II is Microsoft’s next big first party Xbox 360 game. It isn’t, but don’t blame me – Viva Pinata 2: Trouble in Paradise has appeared out of almost nowhere. It’s meant to be good though, as is the DS version – Pocket Paradise – which is also out this week. And if you still can’t get enough of interacting with funny looking critters, SPORE Creatures is out too.

EA is allegedly tightening up their quality assurance, but review scores for both Facebreaker and Mercenaries 2 have been rather poor, including an average 5 from Eurogamer for the latter. IGN liked it though and gave it a score of 8.0. Just don’t go for the PlayStation 2 version, which not only plays worse than the original but somehow manages to look worse.

Not one but two RPGs from Square-Enix are also hitting shelves – Infinite Undiscovery is another welcome RPG for the Xbox 360, while Final Fantasy IV on DS should make a few people happy seeing as it’s less frustrating than the Final Fantasy III remake.

Next week: Rock Band for PlayStations 2 and 3 and Wii, Opoona, TNA Impact, Supreme Commander and more.

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