This Week’s Games
Last week we had the majestic Super Mario Galaxy 2; this week weâ€™re being â€œtreatedâ€ to the multi-format platformer Shrek: Forever After. Sigh. The film looks bloominâ€™ awful and completely pointless, and Iâ€™m sure the game will be no better. Itâ€™s out on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS and PC. Thereâ€™s no PlayStation 2 version, although it does seem that the Despicable Me movie tie-in is going to be released Sonyâ€™s aging console in a few months time. Thatâ€™s by D3 though, and not Activision.
We digress, sorry – Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is a pretty much essential purchase for software-staved PSP owners. Famitsu gave it 40/40 but since then most reviews have been around the 8/10 mark. Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force: Herbert’s Revenge on DS could also do very well – the first was more popular than crisps and chocolate combined.
As well as Shrek, there are another four Wii titles out this week – Big Beach Sports 2, Free Running – which was first released on PlayStation 2 years ago – fashion design sim Project Runway and U-Sing: Girlâ€™s Night. Even given its age, Iâ€™d say that Free Running is the only one of these worth a look. Unless youâ€™re a 10 year old girl. Or Gok Wan.
Next week: Singularity, Transformers: War For Cybertron, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, Naughty Bear, Demon’s Souls, Sherlock Holmes: The Secret of Osbourne House, Galaxy Racer, Metal Slug XX and Sonny With A Chance.