Videogame Releases: Week of May 29th, 2011

It’s not a bad week for videogames, but it’s definitely a little underwhelming. We get a ‘Sims 3’ expansion, the latest title from inXile Entertainment (get it?) and yet another fighting game for the 3DS.

Hunted: The Demon’s Forge (360, PC, PS3)

The folks at inXile Entertainment have a bit of a strange history with games. After 2004’s ‘The Bard’s Tale’, the company changed direction for ‘Line Rider’ and the canceled ‘HEI$T’. Now it seems like the former Interplay employees are back in their wheelhouse with ‘Hunted’, a fantasy action game.

I had a chance to play a bit of ‘Hunted’, though not much more than 10 or 15 minutes. In that time, I found plenty to like about the game, including the co-op mode that forced me to fulfill a specific role, rather than letting both players go off and do their own thing without sacrificing anything. ‘Hunted: The Demon’s Forge’ is worth checking out, especially if you’re a co-op fan.

BlazBlue Continuum Shift II (3DS, PSP)

While the arcade update for ‘BlazBlue’ was recently made available as a download for the PS3 and Xbox 360, portable fans have to/get to pick up a full version. The game includes not only new characters which were released as DLC on other systems, but a new mode and some balance tweaks as well.

The Sims 3: Generations (PC)

The fourth expansion to ‘Sims 3’ offers elements from expansions available in ‘Sims 2’, all of which correlate to different stages of life. There are elements for teens, adults and even seniors. You won’t find anything groundbreaking here, but you can take solace in the knowledge that the word ‘Generations’ in the title has nothing to do with the ‘Star Trek’ movie of the same name.

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