Unlike the previous two weeks, this one and the next are stacked with just about something for everybody.
Of course the big elephants in the room are Mafia II and Metroid: Other M. I’m interested in both and will be eager to see how they end up.
I’m glad that my favorite genre, the beat-’em-up, has been making a comeback this year. It’s mainly thanks to the digital download services available making for a great platform for classic arcade style games. With that said one thing that’s usually missing from these new beat-’em-up games is online play.
Past examples of this are Revenge of the Wounded Dragons and Watchmen: The End Is Nigh. This is also the case with new games like Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Shank. They’re both games I’d like to get and probably still will eventually, but it’s definitely a bummer. Sure Castle Crashers, which is going to PSN next week, is online, but it’s unfortunately the exception and not the rule.
The one game I will be getting regardless of reviews, unless it ends up being a very sloppy port, will be the light gun dual game package Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns Arcade Hits Pack.
NEW RELEASES FOR THE WEEK OF 8/22
Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns Arcade Hits Pack (WII)
Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar (DS)
Mafia II (PS3, PC, X360)
NHL 2K11 (WII)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (X360)
Shank (PS3, X360)
Worms Reloaded (PC)
NEW RELEASES FOR THE WEEK OF 8/29
Ace Combat: Joint Assault (PSP)
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Ultimate Edition (PS3, X360)
Castle Crashers (PS3)
Dead Rising 2: Case Zero (X360)
Divinity II: Flames of Vengeance (PC, X360)
Metroid: Other M (WII)
Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse Episode 5 (PS3, PC, MAC)
Valkyria Chronicles II (PSP)