This Week’s Games
Ping! Ping! Ping! That’s the sound of Microsoft and Sony flicking elastic bands at each another. It’ll be genuinely interesting to see what does better in next week’s chart – Halo Wars or Killzone 2. There are more 360s out there than PlayStation 3s, but a Halo-themed RTS isn’t going to be everybody’s cup of tea. The fairest review of Killzone 2 that I’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 haven’t been glowing.
Spectrobes: Beyond the Portals will no doubt do well on DS – it’s a sequel that’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.