The Week In Games

Strange week this one. There's one high profile first-person shooter, a bunch of puzzle-based shovelware, and two super geek-out strategy games.

In all honesty, I wouldn't be buying a new game this week. But if you twisted my arm enough - and it's still hurting from my table tennis exploits on Friday - I'd probably check out Military History Commander. The DS version actually, more out of curiosity than anything else.

I'd love for Raven to prove my doubts over Wolfenstein wrong though. What are you picking up, if anything?

New releases for the w/c August 17:

International Cricket Captain 2009 (PC) What Is It? Cricket management game where you do everything except actually bat or bowl. Should You Care? There is a lovely photo of Phil Hughes on the box.

Jewel Quest 2 (PC) What Is It? Gem-matching puzzle game. With quests. And now there's two of it. Apparently. Should You Care? I think I've matched enough gems by now.

Jewel Quest 2 Solitaire (PC) What Is It? Card-based puzzle game. With quests. And now there's two of it. Apparently. Should You Care? Actually, I kinda prefer matching gems.

Jewel Quest Expeditions (DS) What Is It? Gem-matching puzzle game. With quests. And expeditions. Apparently. Should You Care? Nah, I've probably had my gem-matching fill.

Mah Jong Quest 2 (PC) What Is It? It's Mah Jong. With quests. Apparently. Should You Care? Aren't there freeware versions of Mah Jong to play?

Mah Jong Quest Expeditions (DS) What Is It? It's Mah Jong. With quests. And expeditions. Apparently. Should You Care? No, seriously, aren't there freeware versions of Mah Jong to play?

Military History Commander: Europe At War (PC, PSP, DS) What Is It? Turn-based strategy game that looks surprisingly hardcore for a handheld release, though it's right at home on PC. Should You Care? Depends on how you feel about hex maps.

Mystery Stories (DS) What Is It? Hunt-the-pixel style adventure game has you tapping the screen to gather clues. Should You Care? If Where's Wally is more your thing than Professor Layton.

Mysteryville 2 (PC) What Is It? Another hunt-the-pixel adventure game, only with a mouse instead of a touchscreen. Should You Care? Buy it for your mum.

Roary The Racing Car (DS) What Is It? Mini-game collection for kids. Should You Care? If your five-year-old knows who Roary is.

The Secret Of Margrave Manor (PC) What Is It? Yet another hunt-the-pixel adventure game, only with a mouse instead of a touchscreen. Should You Care? Buy it for your mum after she's finished Mysteryville 2.

Wolfenstein (360, PS3, PC) What Is It? Nazi, zombie and Nazi-zombie killing first-person shooter. Should You Care? Don't expect greatness, but it should be braindead fun.


Comments

    Am i the only one noticing a Massive lack of hype for Wolfenstein?

      No Sam I was thinking the same thing, it's kind of sneaked up on me.

        I wouldnt even go as far to say it snuck up. I have known its release for a while but no one is talking about it. And no one seems to care.

      The lack of reviews on the eve of release suggest they want to cash in on release revenue BEFORE gamers read that it is shite.

      I think the lack of hype is because it has been overshaddowed by all these upcoming "Special Limited Collectors Editions" like Assassins Creed Black Box, Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition and the countless other, Forza 3 Limited Edition, and so on and so forth, never mind ODST next month....

      I think it could be a good thing though, dont get expectations up and it could blow us away. Kind of like the 1st wolfenstein. It should be good and fresh, because of no hype.

    bit harsh on the puzzle games, they're puzzle/rpgs ala puzzle quest, although never as good.
    i'm still playing little king's story and wii sports resort. both have serious legs in single player.

    Waiting for the Batman game to drop (next week??). Man the demo was good fun.

    I think Wolfie is the sort of game I'll buy when I see it on sale...

      Just read the Gamespay review... yeah, I'll definitely wait until I see it on Steam for half price or something. Sounds like a good old fun if generic FPS romp.

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