It's the calm before the storm. Or should that be the calm before the Blizzard? With StarCraft II out early next week, let's see who's brave enough to launch a new game on the eve of what could well be the biggest release of the year.
The answer is... not many!
I have not played any of the
three four games out this week, so I'll refrain from any kind of endorsement. But a little bit of research would suggest none are especially worthy of your time or your money.
Anyone brave enough to check them out?
New releases for the w/c July 19:
Disciples III: Renaissance (PC) What Is It? Fantasy strategy game in the vein of Heroes of Might & Magic and King's Bounty. Should You Care? Apparently it is not as good as either Heroes of Might & Magic or King's Bounty.
Oops! (Wii) What Is It? Mini-game collection that sounds kind of like It's A Knockout meets WarioWare. Should You Care? "If a player loses a round, their avatar will be forced to don a silly costume or have their faces painted or buckets of ink (or worse!) dropped on them!" How ker-razy!
Sniper: Ghost Warrior (360, PC) What Is It? First-person shooter that sticks you in a jungle and arms you with a sniper rifle. Should You Care? Apparently it forgoes inventive sniping scenarios and falls back on copying Modern Warfare with a fraction of the budget.
Sports Island (DS) What Is It? Wii Sports, basically, except on the DS. Should You Care? I can't imagine golf and table tennis being anywhere near as much fun on a handheld. Or, uh... arm wrestling.