Xbox 360, PS3 and PC owners all benefit this week from a pair of videogame sequels that look to be incredibly cool. Unfortunately, other consoles aren’t quite as exciting.
The follow-up to the wildly successful ‘Dead Space’ is the logically named ‘Dead Space 2’. Like the previous game, ‘Dead Space 2’ stars Isaac Clarke along with plenty of the horrible creatures known as Nectomorphs.
Unlike the first game, ‘Dead Space 2’ introduces a multiplayer mode, in which four players act as humans trying to accomplish a task. Four others act as Nectomorphs and must stop them. As with most multiplayer games, you’re able to level up your characters and weapons as you go.
‘Two Worlds 2’ isn’t a sequel to a beloved game. In fact, the first game was widely panned as nothing more than a lesser version of Bethesda’s ‘Elder Scrolls’. Reality Pump, the developer, has a lot to prove with the sequel.
It’s tough to tell from preview videos just how good ‘Two Worlds 2’ really is, but the graphical improvement is obvious. The backgrounds, the character models, and even the spell effects have gotten overhauls and actually look good. That might be enough for some to give it another try.
Lord of Arcana (PSP)
There must be a market for ‘Monster Hunter’ type games in the U.S. or companies wouldn’t keep porting them. ‘Lord of Arcana’ banks on that audience. Unless you’re really into that particular niche or you just can’t get enough of the music of Nobuo Uematsu, this is one to avoid.