This Week’s Games
Blimey Charlie – this week is rammed with new releases, with the Wii alone on the receiving end of thirteen shiny new games.
Fallout 3 – out on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC – is the big one, and Iâ€™m wondering how many people are going to buy it and find themselves a bit baffled upon discovering that it isnâ€™t a straight-laced shoot â€™em up. Itâ€™s meant to be very, very, good though.
Then thereâ€™s James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace, which Activision has been very coy with. I donâ€™t think Iâ€™ve even seen a single screenshot of the Wii and PlayStation 2 versions. I do know that itâ€™ll feature scenes from the last Bond film, and each level can be finished in two ways – stealthily or by force. Then thereâ€™s Manhunt 2, running almost a year late, and MySims Kingdom on both Wii and DS.
My Japanese Coach could be of interest to a few, while new instalments of Crash, Avatar, Tak, SpongeBob and Bratz should keep the kids happy. At least until they realize that Super Mario Galaxy is leagues better.
Next week: Gears of War 2, Motorstorm 2, Professor Layton & The Curious Village, Tom Clancyâ€™s End War and Guitar Hero: World Tour.