Holy New Game Releases, Badman!
Sequels usually turn up a year or two after the first installment. Not Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising though – the first one was released way back in 2001. You canâ€™t say that the developers havenâ€™t had a lot of time to get it right, and reviews suggest that they have with a 9 dished out from GamesRadar. Just donâ€™t expect it to play like Call of Duty – itâ€™s a full-on military sim where one hit can kill.
It’s the humble DS that has the most interesting games being released this week. Scribblenauts is the best third-party title since, well, who knows? Like NGamer Magazine says, itâ€™s the only game in the world where a dictionary is the playerâ€™s guide. Then thereâ€™s jolly decent RPGs Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days and Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story. On Nintendoâ€™s other format thereâ€™s Spore Hero and Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility – which isnâ€™t the newest Harvest Moon (thatâ€™ll be Animal Paradise) but is probably still worth a look.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Republic Heroes is this weekâ€™s big multi-format game. Reviews have been pretty mediocre, suggesting that itâ€™s like Force Unleashed and Lego Star Wars never happened. Might be one to pick up on the cheap.
On PSP thereâ€™s Koeiâ€™s quirky platform puzzler Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman! and a very belated conversion of Obscure II. Not one but two basketball games are bouncing onto shelves as well – NBA Live 10 and NBA 2K10. Publishers are curious fellows at times.
Next week: Brutal Legend, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter, Fallout 3 Game of The Year Edition and Magna Carta 2.