FIFA 12 â€“ or Females Ignored For Another 12 months, as some people have cheekily titled it â€“ is this weekâ€™s biggest release. Plenty of good things are being said, although 360 magazine pointed out that if youâ€™re only playing it offline youâ€™re going to miss out on the best stuff. There a rather informative video review over at GamePro thatâ€™s worth a watch.
Weâ€™re interested to see if the budget-priced PlayStation 2 version will make the chart. Last year it managed to make it to a surprisingly high #12 in the individual formats chart.
NGamer wasn’t that mad about the Wii version of FIFA 12. They gave it 72%, pointing out that the FIFA City mode doesnâ€™t have much meat on it and only the big name players look decent.
Aliens: Infestation is another that has been reviewed by NGamer this month. An odd game to release this late in the DSâ€™s life, but a welcome one â€“ they gave it 80%. TheHut looks like the best place to make a purchase from â€“ they have it for Â£23.85.
Weâ€™re also pleased to see Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon getting a European release. Cooking Mama World: Outdoor Adventures, not so much. The budget-priced Ben 10 Triple Pack, meanwhile, should keep the kids quiet for at least ten minutes.
Thereâ€™s a trio of titles to treat PlayStation 3 owners this week. The Ico & Shadow of the Colossus HD collection is near enough an essential purchase, especially if you havenâ€™t played either â€“ they were the best adventure games the PlayStation 2 had to offer. Child of Eden was ace on Kinect, and now the Move version is out. Online retailers dropped the price before it was even released â€“ itâ€™s Â£14.99 on Play with a free T-shirt. Then thereâ€™s Koeiâ€™s RPG Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland. Isnâ€™t Arland the town King of the Hill was set in?
Finally, sneaking into stores is Activisionâ€™s X-Men Destiny. GamesRadar are first off the bat with a 5/10 review. Good fan service, but awful presentation and a lack of polish, they claimed.
Next week: Dark Souls (PS3, 360), Rage (PS3, 360, PC), NBA 2K12 (PS3, PSP, PS2, 360, Wii, PC), PowerUp Heroes (360) and Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 (DS).