This Week’s Games
Ping! Ping! Ping! Thatâ€™s the sound of Microsoft and Sony flicking elastic bands at each another. Itâ€™ll be genuinely interesting to see what does better in next weekâ€™s chart – Halo Wars or Killzone 2. There are more 360s out there than PlayStation 3s, but a Halo-themed RTS isnâ€™t going to be everybodyâ€™s cup of tea. The fairest review of Killzone 2 that Iâ€™ve seen has been in PSM3 – they gave it 88%, branding it a technical showcase but a bit short. Just nobody mention the fact that EDGE rated House of the Dead: Overkill higher than Killzone 2 in the latest issue.
So while Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners pretend to be space marines, Wii owners can this week “enjoy” a heavily butchered conversion of Dead Rising. There are less zombies, the photography has been taken out and Frank can no longer jump. Suffice to say, reviews havenâ€™t been glowing.
Spectrobes: Beyond the Portals will no doubt do well on DS – itâ€™s a sequel thatâ€™s been a long time coming – while the fact that EA ditched Populous on DS and let Rising Star publish it instead is a bit worrying.
Next Week: Tom Clancy’s HAWX (with a free Xbox 360 faceplate at Play.com), Patapon 2, Mario Power Tennis, Big Bang Mini and Away: Shuffle Dungeon.