Even with radiant reviews Assassinâ€™s Creed 2 hasnâ€™t been able to knock Modern Warfare 2 off the top of the chart instead having to do with #2, which is respectable enough. New Super Mario Bros. Wii jumps in at #3; Left 4 Dead 2 at #7. It looks like itâ€™s going to do better than its processor did, although having said that I do believe that the original was something of a slow but steady seller. It held its price for a long time at least.
F1 2009 just misses out on a top 10 entry by arriving at #11. For a game released only on Wii and PSP though thatâ€™s still pretty good going. Another game charting higher than I expected is Lego Indiana Jones 2, which hasnâ€™t had much publicity in the press. I donâ€™t think Lucasarts even bothered sent review copies out in advance to the gameâ€™s release.
Jak & Daxter: The Lost Frontier and Saw havenâ€™t made it into the top 40 but Jak & Daxter goes in at #6 in the PlayStation 2 chart while Saw goes in at #13 in the and #15 respectively in the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 charts. I reckon it would have sold a whole lot more copies if it were released a month ago. Not that it particularly deserves to do so.
I’m really getting into Assassin’s Creed 2. Admittedly, it’s a bit samey (run across rooftops, stab stab stab, repeat), but the environments are stunning. Galloping across the fields in Tuscany looks lovely, how I’d imagine Zelda might look if rendered in realistic high definition with Link dressed by Jean-Paul Gaultier.
When you jump off your horse and stab some guy in the face it does somewhat remind you that it’s not Zelda, but the environments man… brilliant.
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