Lollipop Chainsaw – a short but sweet treat

There aren’t many games out this week, but those that are making an appearance are worth considering.

We were curious as to why Lollipop Chainsaw had been given a £29.99 price tag. Now that the first few reviews have appeared online we know why it’s not quite full price – it’s rather on the short side. It’s still a good game by all means – scores so far include a 9/10 from Destructoid, 7.5 from Game Informer and a thumbs up from Kotaku. GamesRadar meanwhile thought it was worth a 6/10. If you’ve played Suda51’s previous games, such as Shadows of the Damned and No More Heroes, then you should know what to expect.

Heroes of Ruin on 3DS is one we’ve played a little bit of – a demo was released last week on the 3DS eShop. It’s a surprisingly decent RPG; you can tell that the developers have spent a lot of time designing it so it appeals to both the casual and hardcore markets. We found the controls to be very well laid out – potions can be used via the d-pad and any items that you find can be auto-equipped, thus saving you from messing around with inventory screens. There’s online play with voice chat too. Review scores so far include 80% from both Nintendo Gamer and the Official Nintendo Magazine.

Then we have Gravity Rush on PS Vita, which is a game we haven’t heard a bad word about. “If you’re drawn to games by the satisfaction offered by their simplest mechanics, Gravity Daze is a total delight. You can spin between rooftops and freeze yourself in mid-air; you can drop from the sky and never hit the ground,” said Eurogamer in their 9/10 review. Asda are currently offering it for £25 and a demo is also available on PSN for those who need a little more convincing.

Next week: LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (PS3, 360, Wii, PC, DS, 3DS, Vita), Steel Battalion Heavy Armour (360), Just Dance: Greatest Hits (360), Fantasy Petz (3DS), Xia-Xia (DS) and a re-release of Quake 4 for Xbox 360.

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