This Week’s Games
Reviews for Epic Mickey are starting to appear and are off to a bumpy start – the Official Nintendo Magazine gave it 85% while Eurogamer painted a 6/10 on it. Iâ€™d wait for a few more reviews before splashing the cash, especially seeing that Donkey Kong Country is out next week. Raving Rabbids Travel in Time should be approached with caution too – NGamer Magazine really didnâ€™t like what they saw while previewing it. Pac Man Party didnâ€™t go down too well with them either. NBA Jam is apparently good fun though. Itâ€™s only going to be sold at HMV for some reason. Worms Battle Islands is also out on Wii this week via THQ.
Red Dead: Undead Nightmare is now available in a box as a standalone game. Itâ€™s Â£17.99 on Amazon, making it a rather good gift idea for Christmas.
Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom and Splatterhouse are two of the other interesting games out today. Majin has a whiff of Ico/Shadow of the Colossus about it while Splatterhouse had a huge delay and a revamp halfway through development. Reviews have been above average for both so far.
Fans of singing, dancing, keeping fit and looking like a fool are well looked after: Zumba Fitness, Michael Jackson: The Experience, Karaoke Revolution Glee, Get Fit with Mel B and Def Jam Rapstar are all out this week. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Michael Jackson: The Experience arenâ€™t out until next year. Have you seen what theyâ€™ve done to him on the DS version? Ow indeed.
Lastly, CGI movie Megamind gets the videogame treatment in no less than three flavours – Megamind: Ultimate Showdown on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, The Blue Defender for DS and PSP and Mega Team Unite on Wii.
Next week: Donkey Kong Country Returns, The Sly Collection, Super Mario All-Stars, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm and Dodge Racing: Charger vs. Challenger.