If thereâ€™s one game that has been making reviewers smile recently itâ€™s LittleBigPlanet 2. This time round youâ€™re not limited to just making levels to explore but full arcade-like games. All well and good, but thereâ€™s a chance Sony might yank your creations if theyâ€™re too close to the arcade originals – somebody made a clone of Mario Bros. for the first LBP and it was pulled very swiftly. Donâ€™t let that stop you from buying it though.
A game which certainly didnâ€™t make IGN smile is Square-Enixâ€™s Mindjack, which was given a lowly 4/10. To quote: â€œThe story makes little sense, the dialogue is awful, the menus are ugly, (and) you can’t pause the gameâ€. Nice one. Check out the US boxart compared to European boxart. Maybe Square-Enix thought us Europeans are still massively into Avatar?
You can colour me surprised about the review scores for Disney Tangled – the Wii version currently has an average of 74%, which isnâ€™t bad at all for a movie tie-in. Thereâ€™s also something called 4 Elements out on DS this week which appears to be another Zoo Keeper / Bejeweled style puzzler. I think that’s enough of these now, thanks.
Finally, Mass Effect 2 hits PlayStation 3 one year after appearing on Xbox 360. It’s a ruddy brilliant game – one of the best this generation – although Eurogamer points out that the Xbox 360 version is still the best.
Next week: Dead Space 2, Yogi Bear and Alpha and Omega.