There are three cheery and colourful games out this week and one violent and grizzly. Well, you could count the Yogi Bear movie tie-in as a grizzly game I suppose. Arf!
That violent game in question is Dead Space 2, which has set lots of tongues wagglingâ€¦and all for good reasons – it improves on the pretty good original in every way, shape and form. In the last few weeks EA has been promoting it with a â€˜Your Mom Hates Thisâ€™ campaign. You can see some of their reactions here.
Mario Sports Mix on Wii doesnâ€™t appear to be as good previous Mario sport games. Just four sports feature – basketball, hockey, volleyball and dodgeball – and according to NGamer trying to unlock the extra characters (which include some faces from Final Fantasy) is a tedious slog as you have to win a ridiculous 50 games of each sport. Reviews have been mostly been 6s and 7s, so maybe try before you buy.
This leaves us with Alpha and Omegaâ€¦a very belated movie tie-in featuring CGI wolves. The film was released in October suggesting that either something awful happened during development – such as the lead programmer being attacked by an angry wolf while working late one night – or the publisher didnâ€™t buy the license until the last second in order to get it at a super cheap price. Draw your own conclusions.
Next week: Two Worlds II, Nail’d, Lord of Arcana, Mario vs Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem, Brunswick Pro Bowling, Zumba Fitness and Dance Juniors on Wii.