Itâ€™s scary to think that those who were born when Zelda: The Ocarina of Time was released will now be 13 years old. As such, I wouldnâ€™t be surprised if a lot of people buying it on 3DS this weekend will have never played it before. Probably not the majority, but Iâ€™d wager more than most expect. Reviews suggest that time has been incredibly kind to it, no pun intended, with a few 10/10s popping up on the â€˜net. And if you have played it before then worry not – it also contains the much tougher Master Quest.
Not only does the 3DS get its first essential purchase this week, but the Kinect too in the form of Child of Eden. Trying to explain what it entails will cause brain leakage via the earlobes, so letâ€™s just say if you liked Rez youâ€™ll like this.
Reviews of EAâ€™s Alice: Madness Returns have been mixed but general opinion seems to be that itâ€™s good but not very original. One to possibly avoid though is Square-Enixâ€™s Dungeon Siege III which is being slipped into stores on the sly. Somebody on our Twitter feed posted their first impressions about it, most of which were vulgar swear words.
Flippin’ ‘eck – thereâ€™s also a new pinball game out this week. Williams Pinball Classics features 10 tables and is available on Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PSP. Thereâ€™s also 3DS version due out in the not too distant future. Zavvi looks like the best place to bag some balls of steel – Â£17.85 for the console versions and Â£12.85 on PSP. The PSP version sounds like it has had some love put into it with a vertical screen mode and game sharing.
Next week: Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Shadows of the Damned, FEAR 3, Ape Escape, Cubic Ninja, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, Wii Play: Motion, Tour De France 2011, Michael Phelps: Push the Limit, National Geographic Challenge and Squinkies.