All eyes are on the PS3 to deliver this week, as inFAMOUS hits store shelves. This lightning powered romp through a destroyed city has already been compared favorably to Crackdown. Its open-world gameplay should give Grand Theft Auto fans something to look forward to. The storyline goes something like this: You open a box. The city goes KABOOM. You get lightning fingers and Spiderman grip. You can be bad or good, and you fight guys with a insatiable appetite for hoodies. If you're good, you kill a bunch of guys. If you're bad, you kill a bunch of guys, AND you steal food.
It's supposed to be the gaming event of the century, man. Minimally, the gaming event of say... this week.
The system that refuses to die (PS2) gets a game that came out months ago for the PSP, Secret Agent Clank. That's not to say the game is bad - it's actually fairly enjoyable. Ratchet and Clank without Ratchet is clearly missing something, but like Daxter, it makes for a nice excuse to do some platforming with a cute character.
It's possible, by the way, that the Wii has run completely out of shovelware. There's only one title scheduled for the system, and while it IS designed to appeal to the infirmed and / or restless of hand, it at least features a "brand name" that's recognizable. Hooray for that, I suppose.
Although the PC gets quite a few releases this week, it's difficult to say if any of them will see any play time in the Stage Select offices. The games range from historical simulations to fantastical versions of history. Playlogic and Codemasters are the most familiar publishers on this list, and while I love games from both companies, that's not saying too much about the week's releases.
Finally, there's the DS, which has gone completely insane this week. Following a week of "games for girls", we have a week of inexplicable titles like "Johnny Bravo: Date-O-Rama!" and "Imagine: Boutique Owner". I don't know who either of these titles is catering to - I can "imagine" a better calling than retail monkey at this point in my life (thank God), and Johnny Bravo is what, a dating sim? Not to mention that there are THREE titles featuring a character called Crazy Chicken, and one game which... trains... you... to walk. LOL. WUT.
Wallace & Gromit Episode 2: The Last Resort
Rolling Stones: Drum King
Crimson Gem Saga
Secret Agent Clank
Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper
Crazy Chicken: Atlantis Quest
Crazy Chicken: Pharaoh's Treasure
Crazy Chicken: Star Karts
Imagine: Boutique Owner
Jake Hunter Detective Story: Memories of the Past
Johnny Bravo: Date-O-Rama!
Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Council 4
Personal Trainer: Walking
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