This Week’s Games
This weekâ€™s biggest release is frequently delayed Mafia II. General opinion seems to be that it looks really nice but the missions are dull – theyâ€™re same old guff weâ€™ve seen before. Reviews so far include a 4/10 from Eurogamer and a 6/10 from EDGE. Did 2k Czech learn nothing from EAâ€™s The Godfather II?
Continuing with the 50s theme this week is 505 Games’ Grease for Wii and DS. Iâ€™m willing to bet that itâ€™s stinking awful. Thank goodness for Segaâ€™s Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns Arcade – also out on Wii this week – to reassure us that not all Wii games nowadays are for fatties and 10 year old girls. Is it good? A â€œBâ€ review score from 1UP would suggest so.
Also out on Wii and DS: Â Konamiâ€™s Gormiti, based on those little plastic toys, and Pirates: Adventures of the Black Corsair. I canâ€™t find any review for either but did come across some very blurry looking screenshots for Pirates. Probably best to wait for Sid Meier’s scurvy sim.
A trio of games from Ubisoft round this week off – Rayman Rabbids Trilogy and My Fitness Coach: Dance Workout on Wii and Imagine Dream Resort on DS. Three Rabbids for the price of one? Sold!
Next week: Metroid: Other M, Hawx 2, Puzzle Quest II, WordJong, Valkyria Chronicles II and Tetris Party Deluxe.
Great episode! And Mad World raelly was a kickass game! It’s too bad tho it was meant for hardcore wii gamers and didn’t do too well. Waay too much fun with all the blood and what-not. I was thinking about the Showdown segment and I’d love to go head-to-head-to-head against Michael and Andrea in Guitar Hero 3 or World Tour. Since Andrea hasn’t won the last two times and this time Michael had an advatage maybe a game Andrea rocks at might be fun to watch! I’m on Twitter at PforPoncho
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