This Week’s Games
For those that are willing to brave the snow, or have a postman willing to work during all weather conditions, there are a few quality titles out this week. Donkey Kong Country Returns is Nintendoâ€™s big Christmas Wii game and everybody who plays it seemingly loves it. If you missed the news story going around yesterday, the first 20 people who take a bunch of bananas to either GAME in Londonâ€™s Oxford Street or GameStation in Hullâ€™s Prospect Centre will get it for free. Great PR work, Nintendo.
Super Mario All-Stars is also out and, well, itâ€™s a bit of a lazy collection. It is literally just Super Mario All-Stars on a Wii disk (the menus havenâ€™t even been changed) while the music CD apparently only contains a stingy single music track from each game.
PlayStation 3 owners should not feel jealous of these two new Wii platformers – The Sly Collection is out today, with the general verdict being that itâ€™s pretty good.
There isnâ€™t a whole lot more else out. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift hits Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and is a brilliantly animated and loving crafted 2D brawler. The first one was only released earlier this year.
There’s also Just Sing, which is apparently the DSâ€™s first singing game. Itâ€™s pretty obvious to me as to why nobody has made one before and I also think Ubisoft should put their foot down. The gameâ€™s name could mislead people into thinking itâ€™s part of Ubisoftâ€™s Just Dance series. Which it isnâ€™t.
Next week: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, Sniper Elite and Dodge Racing: Charger vs. Challenger.