Iâ€™ve already given my two cents on the 3DS launch line-up, but if you missed it and canâ€™t be bothered to click here, then hereâ€™s a quick run down. Super Street Fighter IV, Nintendogs + Cats, Ridge Racer 3D and Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars should be on the top of your list. PES 2011 3D: Pro Evolution Soccer scored 78% in the Official Nintendo magazine, but the roosters are out of date and thereâ€™s no online play so it might be an idea to wait for the next one. If it wasnâ€™t for the fact that Pilotwings Resort and Super Monkey Ball 3D only take 3 hours each to finish, they would be on the list too.
The embargo for Ubisoftâ€™s titles doesnâ€™t lift until tomorrow (Friday) so we wonâ€™t know until then if Rayman 3D and Splinter Cell 3D are up to scratch. LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars might be worth considering, while The Sims 3, Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs, Asphalt 3D and Rabbids 3D didnâ€™t get much love when being previewed. This leaves us with Samurai Warriors: Chronicle – which scored 5/10 on Eurogamer – and Madden NFL Football which isnâ€™t of great interest to 97% of us Brits. Itâ€™s probably OK though.
There are a few other big name titles out this week too. Crysis 2 is apparently gorgeous but the main character is a bore and the plot is dull. Do people really play FPS games for the plot though? There was mild concern that the PlayStation 3 version was lacking behind the Xbox 360 version (EA pulled the demo after people started complaining about screen-tearing and other faults) but word has it that the final version is fine and dandy. Scores so far include an 8 from Eurogamer and a 7 from 360 Gamer Magazine. One of 360 Gamerâ€™s writer also said on Twitter that LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars is surprisingly brilliant. Thatâ€™s out on every format, including PSP and PC.
Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy and Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna Drive also arrive on PSP this week. Thereâ€™s a special â€œLegacy Editionâ€ of the former which Amazon is selling for no extra cost to the standard.
There hasnâ€™t been much hype behind PlayStation Move Heroes, which stars Ratchet, Clank, Jak, Daxter and Sly Racoon. Metacriticâ€™s average is currently 57% which perhaps tells us why. Tomb Raider Trilogy – which is another PlayStation 3-exclusive – looks like being a better purchase.
Next week: WWE All Stars, Shift 2 Unleashed, Ar Tonelico Qoga, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12, The 3rd Birthday, Dynasty Warriors 7 and movie tie-in Rio.
Nintenbogs: Take care of your own pet toilet! Flush it, clean it under the rim, and don’t forget to put the seat down!
Surely Ghost Recon is an Ubisoft game, and that doesn’t seem to have the review embargo. Is it just an embargo their bad games? Clever.
What rolls down stairs, alone or in pairs, rolls over your Nintendog? What’s great as a snack and fits on your back? It’s Nin-ten-log.
Nintenlogs, from Blammo.
Nintendfrogs. Raise them from tadpoles to fly munching amphibians.
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