It’s been quite a while since we’ve done a videogame-themed Roundtable around here. For this week’s topic, let’s take a look at what games that you’re either currently in the middle or, or have recently spent a good amount of time with.
Some weeks, it seems like we get nothing at all for new videogame releases. Other weeks… well, other weeks we get ‘Portal 2′, a new ‘Mortal Kombat’, and a release of the ‘Final Fantasy IV’ collection all at once.
Do you like sequels, iterations on a theme, and other obvious cash-ins? If so, then you’ll love the videogames coming out this week. ‘Crysis 2′ is the closest thing to a new IP. Now that’s saying something.
An unstoppable force in videogame rap meets one of the most influential games of all time in the new album ‘Black Materia’.
Who’d have guessed that the last week of September would be so packed full of videogame releases? ‘Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light’ finally comes to PS3, ‘Sid Meier’s Pirates’ hits the Wii, and ‘Front Mission Evolved’ hits both high-def systems. But even those are small change compared to the really big titles being released this week.
It’s not a bad week to be a gamer. Xbox fans get a great arcade title and just about every system around gets a potentially great ‘Spider-Man’ game. However, the biggest stuff this week is for the PSP.
I know that I’m not alone in saying this, but I loved ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.’ Forget whatever else you had planned to watch and check it out. It’s easily the best film I’ve seen this year without question. It helps, of course, that the movie is replete with videogame references.
Auto-save functionality is something we’ve come to take for granted in videogames these days. It’s right up there with moving the analog stick to run rather than holding a button, or being able to move and shoot. But in the right circumstances, a lack of auto-save can ramp up the tension and make the game that much more exciting.