Gamer Thrones

You’d think publishers would be too busy showing off new software at E3 to release titles people can go out and buy right now. This isn’t the case, however – there are a few new games out this week.

Game of Thrones is a hard one to recommend to anybody apart from fans of the show, especially seeing as this year has already given us The Witcher 2 and Dragon’s Dogma. With a 6/10 review from Eurogamer though it certainly could have turned out a lot worse. “Game of Thrones reminds me of a less polished Alpha Protocol – another weird, buggy RPG that overcomes its flaws to some degree with fascinating narrative implementation and a world that actually seems to respond to your actions,” they said.

Currently the Metacritic score stands at 53%. We wouldn’t be surprised if this one dropped in price incredibly quickly.

Another new RPG out is Blazing Souls: Accelate for PSP. Yes, the original PSP. It’s being released at a stupidly cheap price too – £9.99 on HMV.

From role playing to racing. The first Wii game we ever reviewed was not Red Steel or Zelda: Twilight Princess, but rather Ubisoft’s Monster 4×4 World Circuit. It’s a game we picked up at launch and after just four or five hours we felt that we had seen everything it had to offer. This week Ubisoft are releasing Monster 4×4 3D, at a budget price, no less. We can’t imagine it being any worse than Asphalt 3D.

Ubisoft are also releasing Rayman Origins 3D at a slightly cheaper price. We assume this is because the console versions can be found for around £15. The demo provoked some mixed reactions – there were frame-rate issues and the controls felt a little stodgy. The only review at the time of typing is from Nintendo Power – the official US Nintendo magazine – who gave it 85%. We suggest waiting for a few more to surface.

Ratchet & Clank HD Trilogy for PlayStation 3 may or may not be out too – Amazon says 8th June while Play says 28th June. Play seem to be a little off with their release dates at the moment, so we’ll go with Amazon’s date. It was originally due in May, we believe. If you’ve never played Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank 2: Locked & Loaded and Ratchet & Clank 3 before then it’s worth a purchase. It’s not like platformers are plentiful these days.

Next week: Gravity Rush (PS Vita), Lollipop Chainsaw (PS3, 360) and Heroes of Ruin (3DS).

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