This Week’s Games
Two very fine adventure games are upon us this week – Enslaved: Odyssey to the West and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. If youâ€™re wondering what one to buy, then my advice is to buy both. Come on – Iâ€™m sure youâ€™ve got plenty of old games to trade in. Seriously though, if you can only pick one then itâ€™s probably best to play the demos on Xbox Live and PSN and choose for yourself.
If monkey men and vampires arenâ€™t your thing, then thereâ€™s PES 2011 – which is apparently nowhere near as good as FIFA 11 – and World Rally Championship from new license holders Black Bean. There arenâ€™t any reviews of the latter yet, but theyâ€™ve made plenty of racing games in the past so itâ€™s not like theyâ€™re unfamiliar with the subject matter.
This leaves us with Wii Party, which appears to be more inventive than most mini-game collections, RPG remake Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light on DS and a very tardy conversion of Sid Meier’s: Pirates! on Wii. Bizarrely, itâ€™s Â£14.99 on Play and Â£35.74 on Amazon.
Next week: Medal Of Honor, Just Dance 2, BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole – The Videogame, Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes and Scooby Doo & The Spooky Swamp.