This Week’s Games
Fable creator Peter Molyneux recently said that he â€œhas never made a great gameâ€. Iâ€™m not sure how Microsoft feels about him saying that seeing that Fable III is out this week. By all account though, it is pretty great, gaining a strong amount of 8/10s.
A game that may not be great is Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II. Eurogamer only gave it 5/10 in their review, pointing out stupid design ideas like invisible walls and ceilings. Itâ€™ll sell well though, regardless. WWE Smackdown vs RAW 2011 will no doubt do well in the chart too. EA are shipping two to stores – The Sims 3 (which has been advertised on TV) and Rock Band 3. Itâ€™ll be interesting to see how Rock Band 3 does – this yearâ€™s Guitar Hero and DJ Hero 2 havenâ€™t done very well.
Shaun White Skateboarding has been in the gaming news recently as Ubisoft sent the wrong PlayStation 3 version to be pressed. Weâ€™ve been told that this problem has been rectified for the European release. Should you bother? A 5.5/10 from IGN suggests not. Tony Hawk Shred is also out today. Iâ€™ll never understand publishers.
On DS thereâ€™s Super Scribblenauts, which appears to be more of the same, while both Wii and DS get Ivy the Kiwi? – a 2D platformer designed by the creator of Sonic. Both are certainly worth a look. The same goes for Deadly Premonition – a game which has been getting incredibly mixed reviews, including everything from 1/10 to 10/10. It would seem that the game itself is pretty average but the storyline, cut-scenes and characters are all barking mad and so make it worth playing.
And finally, thereâ€™s a new PlayStation 2 game out today – Lord Of The Rings: Aragorn’s Quest. Itâ€™s also on Wii, PlayStation 3, PSP and DS. Reviews have been mediocre, so itâ€™s hardly a swansong for the system.
Next week: GoldenEye 007, James Bond 007: Blood Stone, PokÃ©mon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Time Crisis Razing Storm, Football Manager 201, God Of War: Ghost of Sparta and Dragon Ball Z: Raging Blast 2.