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Posted on Nov 20th 2008 at 08:03:40 AM by (Tondog)
Posted under Modern Gaming, Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Playsation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, PSP, DS, PS2

Again, more games.

Playstation 3Xbox 360Nintendo Wii
•Alone In The Dark: Inferno
•Disney's Bolt
•Karaoke Revolution: American Idol Encore 2
•Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
•NCAA Basketball 2009
•Need for Speed Undercover
•NPPL Championship Paintball 2009
Rock Band Track Pack Volume 2
•Shaun White Snowboarding
Tomb Raider Underworld
•Disney's Bolt
•Karaoke Revolution: American Idol Encore 2
The Last Remnant
Left 4 Dead
•Lips (Oh, how far iNiS has fallen)
•Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
•Naruto: The Broken Bond
•NCAA Basketball 2009
•Need for Speed Undercover
•NPPL Championship Paintball 2009
Rock Band Track Pack Volume 2
•Shaun White Snowboarding
Tomb Raider Underworld
•You're In The Movies
•Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun
•AMF Bowling World Lanes
Animal Crossing: City Folk (Nintendo's hardcore game for this Fall!)
•Castlevania: Judgment (It's the crappy looking fighter, move on)
•Championship Foosball
•Cooking Mama World Kitchen
•Disney's Bolt
•Gallop and Ride (HAWT! Rated AO!)
•Karaoke Revolution: American Idol Encore 2
•Merv Griffin's Crosswords
•Need for Speed Undercover
•NPPL Championship Paintball 2009    
•Petz Crazy Monkeyz (THIS IS THE PERFECT EXAMPLE OF WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE WII! Someone kill me now.)
•Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party (For the love of God Ubisoft, make a REAL Rayman game again!)
Rock Band Track Pack Volume 2
•Shaun White Snowboarding
•Skate City Heroes
Skate It
Sonic Unleashed
Tomb Raider Underworld
•Ultimate Band
PSPNintendo DSPlaystation 2
•Need for Speed Undercover
•Shaun White Snowboarding

PC

•Chronicles of Mystery: Scorpio Ritual
•CSI: New York
•Disney's Bolt
•Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead
•Legendary
•Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria
•Need for Speed Undercover
•Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir
•The Sims 2 Mansion & Garden Stuff
Tomb Raider Underworld
•Spore Comic Book Creator 
•Spore Creepy and Cute Parts Pack
•Cradle of Rome
•Disney's Bolt
•Hello Kitty: Big City Dreams
•Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades
•Imagine: Ballet Star
•Imagine: Movie Star
•Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine
•Luminous Arc 2 (More FATlus RPG action. Go nuts fanboys.)
Metal Slug 7
•Need for Speed Undercover
•Robocalypse
•Petz Catz Clan
•Petz Monkeyz House
•Petz Rescue Endangered Paradise
•Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party
•Rune Factory 2: Fantasy Harvest Moon
•Shaun White Snowboarding
Skate It
•Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff
Tomb Raider Underworld
•Tony Hawk's Motion
•Ultimate Band
Burnout Anthology
•Disney's Bolt
Dynasty Warriors 6
•NCAA Basketball 2009
•Need for Speed Undercover
•NPPL Championship Paintball 2009
•Pop Star Guitar
Rock Band Track Pack Volume 2
•Shaun White Snowboarding
Sonic Unleashed


Things are starting to slow down as we approach the holidays, in fact, next week there will be next to nothing released, but it's not next week, so we have an insane amount of games to deal with.

First among them is Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, which is getting surprisingly great reviews, a 79 on MetaCritic at the moment. As you can figure out from the title, it's a new Mortal Kombat game, but featuring characters from DC Comics. For those of you not well-versed in your comic knowledge, DC includes Batman, Superman, and Green Lantern. Oh, and get this, the story is apparently pretty damn good, especially for a fighting game! But all is not rosy, because the American version is censored in order to maintain a Teen rating.

Don't want a fighting game? Then maybe Tomb Raider Underworld would be a good choice. Underworld is the latest installment in the long-running series with gaming's best-known female star. This time, it looks like they're trying to follow in the footsteps of Naughty Dog's incredible PS3 exclusive from last year, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Interesting that a franchise that inspired a game is getting inspiration from that same game, but such is life. However, one that that Underworld innovates on is truly adjustable difficulty, which allows you to change all sorts of settings including enemy damage, damage you take, ammo capacity, and more. To find out more about the innovative approach Crystal Dynamics took to the game's difficulty, check out MTV Multiplayer. I've not played the game, but I hope others take a hint from Underworld and give us settings like Underworld has.

And because we need more installments in long-running franchises, Sonic Unleashed comes out this week (at least for PS2 and Wii, the 360 version has apparently been delayed to next week, and the ps3 edition isn't coming until next month). So far, only the Wii version has been reviewed, and it's been scoring decently. Everyone seems to say that the daytime speed levels are awesome ane a throwback to the glory days of Sonic, but the nighttime levels are slow and tedious. Why does it seem like for every good idea in a new Sonic game, there has to be something that totally screws up the rest of the experience? No clue. I honestly think Sega needs to take a good look at Bionic Commando Rearmed and Mega Man 9 and see what they are doing and apply those lessons to Sonic.

Yet another entry in a long-running series comes out this week. Metal Slug 7 for the DS. It's pretty much what you expect, Metal Slug, but on the DS. There's really nothing else to say about it. It's Metal Slug...in your pocket. Speaking of more of the same, Animal Crossing: City Folk comes out this week and according to reviews, it's pretty much the same thing as the GameCube edition, but now with online play.

Perhaps the most surprising game of the week has got to be Skate It for the Wii. I thought it had the potential to be as good as the PS360 version of the game, but figured it would suck. However, IGN gave it a GLOWING reivew that really piqued my interest. In case you don't know, Skate It is a toned down version of one of this generation's best games, skate., but with added Wiimote and Balance Board controls. I don't know that I want this game right now considering skate 2 is coming out in January, but I'm so happy to know it doesn't suck.

But the biggest game of the week is undoubtedly Valve's co-op zombie shooter Left 4 Dead. Based on the demo, this game is DEFINITELY one to get! I'll be getting it very soon, probably for Christmas. Who's up for some online action (on the PC)?! I really don't have much to say that hasn't already been said about the game. So go look up one of the many other previews. Smiley

Also out this week is The Last Remnant, some Square RPG I don't care about, and a track pack for Rock Band for those of you who hate downloadable content (most of you here, unfortunately).

Check back next week for a rather subdued list...and the return of RF Generation's most-read blog article EVAR!


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Comments
 
Xmen is Marvel, not DC. Wink

I almost got excited about that Burnout Anthology, then I found out it included the 2 sub-par games released after 3. I assume that's because 1 and 2 were Acclaim's games and not EA's. A shame too, the first three would make one helluva package @ $10 a pop. Tongue

Still over a month until Christmas and all of the publishers have fizzled out. When will they realize that the majority buy their games from now until then? They shoot themselves in the foot allowing all these big titles to hit the used shelves before they nail those Christmas shoppers.
 
Hey now, it was late when I wrote that. Cheesy

They didn't really shoot themselves in the foot. The titles are out there and gaining momentum.
 
@Tondog:

Sure they did, they don't receive any money from used games. September and Octobers big titles are November and Decembers $5, $10, $20 off used ones. It's an established fact that the first week or two is the most important for sales of a new game. If you miss the majority of the Christmas shoppers, you give that potential money to places like EB/GameStop instead.

In an age where game development is expensive and employee layoffs are common, you'd think they'd want to maximize their profits, not compete all in the same short time frame for what little dollars people have to choose games with.
 
The U.S. getting a censored version of that fighting game...pretty lame. Glad I live in Europe, I guess.

The Last Remnant seems interesting.

The problem with the Wii is that it's hardware is so sub-par compared to the 360/PS3 that developers have to make unique games for that system. Nintendo cut in their own flesh when deciding the hardware wasn't important at all. If only the Wii had somewhat comparable hardware to the 360/PS3 than it would be far less of an effort to port a game over to the Wii and add some motion nonsense. The hardware is so last-gen that most multi-platform games can't even be ported down to the Wii so most developers just don't bother.
If the Wii's hardware could've somehow been better yet keeping the price somewhat the same, the console would've been 10x better (because the library of games would be so much bigger).
 
Left 4 Dead is gettiing some excellent reviews. And after playing the demo, I can see why. Although I only played single player, it's still a blast! Valve has another hit on their hands and I can easily see them doing a sequel in the future.


 
@phoenix1967: Oh, the single player is NOTHING compared to playing co-op.
 
To me it makes sense to have your games out before December. By getting the game out now there will be 1 or 2 more shipments before Christmas. Also if you wait too long than the gift buyers will buy a game that is there and in stock rather than having to wait until 2 weeks before Christmas to get gifts. Lots of people buy gifts early so it's good to have the games out sooner rather than later.

The people who pre-order are going to buy them no matter when they come out but if you are a parent looking for a gift your kid wants and you can't find that one in stock you'll just move on to the next game on the list.
 
@Tondog: I've heard that. Haven't had a chance to try co-op out yet. Looking forward to it.
 
@phoenix1967:

The way you guys carry on about Co-op'n all the time you should love L4D.

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