This Week’s Games
The biggest game out this week has been available for a good three days now already – stunning sea-quel Bioshock 2 was released worldwide on Tuesday. Reviews have been glowing – a 10 from GamesRadar, an 8 from Eurogamer and a 9 from 360 Gamer magazine. If you didnâ€™t like the first one though, then you wonâ€™t like this.
Thereâ€™s defiantly a Japanese twist to this weekâ€™s releases – no less than five originate from the land of sushi. Super Monkey Ball: Step and Roll on Wii uses the balance board, so itâ€™s probably worth getting if you want to loose a few pounds. Phantasy Star Zero on DS features a WiFi mode; if youâ€™re a fan of the Dreamcast version then youâ€™ve almost certainly pre-ordered this already. Also on DS: Animal Kororo and Bleach: The 3rd Phantom. Then thereâ€™s Square-Enix RPG Star Ocean: The Last Hope International on PlayStation 3, which should keep you busy until Final Fantasy XIII is released next month.
So, what can western publishers offer us to entice money out of our wallets? Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief, Sled Shred: Featuring the Jamaican Bobsled Team and Disneyâ€™s Jonas. Ah well, at least we have Bioshock 2.
Next week: Alien vs Predator, SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs: Fireteam Bravo 3, Ace Attorney: Miles Edgeworth Investigates, Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce, Think: Train Your Brain, Dragonology, Half Minute Hero and the apparently rubbish Guitar Hero: Van Halen.