In fact, this is one of the best Week In Games posts yet, in terms of quality if not exactly quantity. Both new releases this week are definitely worth picking up. I hope you've saved onto some cash over the holidays.
New releases for the w/c January 4:
Bayonetta (360, PS3) What Is It? Ludicrous leggy and chest-heavingly hyperbolic third-person punch, kick and shoot 'em up from Devil May Cry creator Hideki Kamiya. Should You Care? Action games have rarely been more effortlessly stylish and breathlessly playable.
Darksiders (360, PS3) What Is It? Epic and sprawling action-adventure that transposes Link's arsenal and Hyrule's dungeons to a post-apocalyptic comic book world. Should You Care? If you've ever enjoyed a Zelda, Metroid or Legacy of Kain game, you'll find plenty to love here.