This Week’s Games
Segaâ€™s Yakuza 2 on PlayStation 2 could very well end up being the last decent PlayStation 2 exclusive. Sure, there are plenty of games still on the way for the aging format, but most are toned-down conversions. If you liked Shenmue then buy it – it has lots in common with Segaâ€™s never-concluded trilogy.
There isnâ€™t a great deal else out this week, apart from Star Wars: The Force Unleashed on all formats – even PSP. The demo had 7 out of 10 written all over it – nice and shiny but a little tedious. Game are doing the Wii version, which has extra multiplayer arenas and stuff, for Â£29.99. Thereâ€™s also the budget priced Warriors Orochi 2 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360, which is yet another twist on the Dynasty Warriors series.
As always thereâ€™s a load of tat out on DS, including – rather stupidly – two Mahjong games from different publishers. One is spells it Mahjong, the other Mahjongg. Hmm!
Next week: Brothers in Arms: Hellâ€™s Highway, DeBlob, Samba de Amigo and Sonic Chronicles.