This Week’s Games
You can count the amount of spy related games out today on no less than three fingers. Thereâ€™s the better than expected MySims Agents on Wii and DS, Capcomâ€™s mediocre Spyborgs on Wii and the smashing Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box on DS. Well, Professor Layton is probably more of a detective than a spy, but thatâ€™s close enough. And Spyborgs might not actually feature any spies at all – itâ€™s a scrolling beatâ€™em up. MySims definitely features spies though. Probably.
Another game out on Wii today is Dead Space Extraction. Eurogamer liked it lots, awarding it an 8. Itâ€™s an on rails shooter if you wasnâ€™t aware. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 might be worth a look too. The first one was pretty good, kind of like a 3D version of Gauntlet with Spiderman and that.
Iâ€™ve been getting into King of Fighters XII on Xbox 360 (also out on PlayStation 3 this week). As odd as it may sound, itâ€™s just like playing Street Fighter IV in 2D. It also seems a little strange that 505 Games have decided to release Guilty Gear II: Overture on the same day, although that has been knocking around on the release lists for a while.
Aaaand finally, thereâ€™s a little game known as Halo 3: ODST out now too. If youâ€™re a Halo fanatic then youâ€™ve no doubt got your copy already as it was released on Tuesday. The new campaign only lasts six hours or so, but itâ€™s less than full price and you do get all the Halo 3 multiplayer maps and a beta key to Halo: Reach so you canâ€™t complain too much.
Next week: FIFA 10, Ninja Gaiden: Sigma 2, Risen, Space Invaders Extreme 2, StokEd, Up, Combat of Giants: Dragons, Beaterator, Gran Turismo and the shiny new Sony PSP Go!