This Week’s Games
There probably have been other games this generation that have been delayed more times than Dead Rising 2 has been, but right now I canâ€™t think of any. General opinion seems to be that itâ€™s better than the original, although rather similar. Thereâ€™s a special edition pack which includes a pen shaped like a syringe, available from Amazon for Â£38.91, while Game has an exclusive â€˜outbreak editionâ€™ with a figure for Â£59.99
Only the PSP and Wii received official Formula 1 games last year but this year PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners will be able to see what Codemasters have done with the license. Codemasters know their racing games inside out, so thereâ€™s little reason to doubt that Formula 1 2010 will be be any less than brilliant.
Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Trackmania on Wii are both worth a look too – Batman is a 2D brawler with some nice looking animation while Trackmania has been pleasing PC owners for years. Theyâ€™re both available on DS from today as well.
Thereâ€™s currently only one review of Quantum Theory on GameRankings but unfortunately for Tecmo Koei it isnâ€™t a good one – the Official Xbox Magazine rated it 3/10. Thereâ€™s a demo on the Xbox Marketplace so you can make your own mind up. Speaking of reviews, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is out this week but hasnâ€™t been reviewed by a soul yet. Early previews were positive though, and Guitar Hero die-hards will probably buy it even if it is smellier than an unwashed groupie.
This leaves us with Ace Combat: Joint Assault on PSP – which has been getting plenty of 7/10s – Club Penguin: Game Day and Real Heroes: Firefighter on Wii and the Nintendo-published Face Training: Facial Exercises on DS. Curiously, Club Penguin: Game Day has been developed by Artoon, of Yoshi’s Universal Gravitation, Blue Dragon and Blinx fame.
Next week: FIFA 2011, Despicable Me, History Great Battles: Medieval and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Predator on PSP.