Just This Week’s Games
Is it randomly â€˜made upâ€™ word week? It certainly looks like it, with the likes of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole – The Videogame, Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes and the PSP version of BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger arriving in stores.
As for games that donâ€™t have words in that look like somebody has just randomly hit a few keyboard buttons thereâ€™s A Shadow’s Tale, Medal Of Honor, Just Dance 2, Scooby Doo & The Spooky Swamp and Sports Island 3 on Wii.
Medal of Honor, then. Or Medal of Honour, as the Queen should force EA to call it, isnâ€™t quite the Call of Duty beater we all hoped for. The single player mode is reportedly very short (shorter than Modern Warfare 2, even) and linear but the multi-player mode is pretty good and makes up for the rest of the shortcomings. My chart prediction – #2, behind EAâ€™s own FIFA 11.
Another one thatâ€™ll no doubt get into the top 10 is Ubisoftâ€™s Just Dance 2. The original was apparently â€œalrightâ€, gaining plenty of 7/10 review scores. Iâ€™ve no idea what The Owls of Ga’hoole – The Videogame is like, but Iâ€™d guess that thereâ€™s plenty of flying through hovering hoops and stuff. There may or not be a PlayStation 2 version out – some websites have it listed while others donâ€™t. Scooby Doo & The Spooky Swamp is defiantly out on PlayStation 2 though, if thatâ€™s your type of thing.
If the handheld version of BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is as good as the home console versions then thatâ€™ll be worth a look – itâ€™s one of the best 2D fighters ever. The same canâ€™t be said for the ICO-inspired A Shadowâ€™s Tale on Wii as it isnâ€™t a) a 2D fighter, or b) very good. Thatâ€™s at least according to Eurogamerâ€™s 5/10 review.
Next week: Fallout: New Vegas, Vanquish, EA Sports MMA, Professor Layton and the Lost Future, DJ Hero 2 , Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team, Monopoly Streets, Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley and Peppa Pig: Fun and Games. Oink!