This Week’s Games
Despite the cute exterior, 505 Gamesâ€™ Naughty Bear has been compared to Manhunt and has a 16+ age rating. Why all the violence, you ask? Itâ€™s because Naughty Bear wasnâ€™t invited to another bearâ€™s birthday party. Itâ€™s by the developers behind sleeper hit WET, so it might be worth a look despite the fact it hasnâ€™t been reviewed yet.
Without a movie to tie-in into, Activisionâ€™s Transformers: War For Cybertron has turned out somewhat better than the last two Transformers games. Reviews suggest that it pays a great amount of fan-service and that the banter between robots is brilliant. However, itâ€™s also quite short and the AI is dumber than Metal Mickey. I played the online beta for a bit, which plays a bit like Call of Duty with kill streaks, XP and the like. Itâ€™s much easier to get a kill though. While weâ€™re on the subject of licensed games, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 is out this week too.
It also looks like Activision are slipping Singularity into stores. This was quite hyped up at one point; I guess the end product isnâ€™t as good as anticipated. Demon’s Souls on PlayStation 3 is certainly good though – it shifted way more copies than expected in the US, no doubt helped by the string of 10/10 review scores it gained.
Sherlock Holmes: The Secret of Osbourne House on DS could be a strong seller – the last one did very well for Ubisoft. Sadly I canâ€™t see Metal Slug XX on PSP selling well – despite a cult following, Metal Slug games tend to drop in price very quickly and then end up in the bargain bin.
Next week: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11, Tournament of Legends, Sniper: Ghost Warrior, Pro Cycling Tour Manager: Tour De France 2010, Dragon Ball Z: Origins 2 and APB on PC.