The Week In Games

The second week of September continues a strong stable of releases, and this'll probably continue right up until the end of the year. Of course, the "big" one is next week - but which of these take your fancy?

New releases for the week commencing September 6th:

R.U.S.E. (PC, 360, PS3)

What is it? WW2 real-time strategy game based on deception, although gameplay more resembles a turn-based system, and explores the idea of a board game in which both players don't see the same thing. Should you care? Good multiplayer with plenty of opportunity to outfox opponents, but beware, a strong defensive advantage can make for stalemates.

Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (PSP)

What is it? The sixth game in a series fusing Disney with JRPG. Acts as a prequel to the original. Mickey Mouse and Keyblades on the PSP. Should you care? It's still Kingdom Hearts, and if you've played it you'll know the formula. But there's a new combat system and some multiplayer modes.

Tom Clancy's HAWX 2 (PC, PS3)

What is it? An arcade style air combat sim in a future that allows you to stall your aircraft and rapidly change its direction. The 360 version came out last week. Should you care? This will be very similar to the first, with a few small improvements. It features four player co-op and eight player competitive play. Demos are available.

Batman: The Brave and the Bold the Videogame (Wii, DS)

What is it? A completely non-serious, lighthearted take on a Batman beat 'em up. This isn't based on the animated series from the 90s - it's the new cartoon. Lots of special attacks and friendly superheroes spice up an otherwise one-button combo game. Should you care? If you're up for an easy romp with a sense of humour. This isn't nearly as dark & grim as many recent renditions of the caped crusader.

Ninety-Nine Nights 2 (PS3, 360)

What is it? One man vs an army. Wield swords way too big for you, take on hundreds of fodder foes at once, and whittle away at the toes of giant beasts. Should you care? If you liked the idea of Dynasty Warriors but hated the implementation.

Chime (PC)

What is it? The Tetris/Lumines inspired downloadable game that combines music with the gameplay, now on Steam. Should you care? It's cheap, and 5% of the Steam purchase price goes to OneBigGame's charity partners, Save the Children and the Starlight Children's Foundation.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent (PC)

What is it? A graphic horror adventure game. Explore dark environments and solve physics puzzles. Should you care? It's from the makers of Penumbra. Check it out if you like a slower paced horror with less combat.


Comments

    Seems my wallet can take a break for this week.

    Nothing I am particularly interested in...
    at new release prices anyway...

    Yeah, I'm going to pass as well.

    Tommorow we get new DLC for Dragon Age and Mass Effect 2. So both of those and finishing Mafia 2 in time for Halo.

      No, tomorrow's the 7th here but the DLC comes out on the 7th in the US. So we'll probably get it early on Wednesday morning.

    Amnesia w00t!

    I downloaded the demo for Amnesia, I better give it a shot before thinking about purchasing it.

    I may give the Batman game a rental in the mean time.

    I was going to give RUSE a go, but with ME2 and DA expansions both due, and the 360 version of PvZ coming out I don't think I'll really have time to give it a fair crack.

    yep not much on yet.... but it will get busy for me soon.... ME2 DLC, then followed soon after by AC:Brotherhood, Fallout New Vegas and Force Unleashed 2 sometime after that.....

    Thankfully i'll be on my honeymoon for most of this, otherwise it'd be a bit crazy picking which one to start first!

    :D

      Don't forget to pack the DS or PSP in the secret compartment of your travel bag.

    Not interested in any of those. Since Reach, New Vegas and Dead Rising 2 are out soon(ish), I can wait for those.

    When the HAWX demo comes out, I will jump on that before I make a purchase. The last one got a bit old pretty quickly. I might jump on the RUSE demo as well... suss that out.

    So basically, I won't be putting my hard earned on anything this week. Saving money for Japan still.

    Personally I'm just Hanging for Layer of The Shadow Broker and Witch Hunt. Always amusing when a 3 hour expansion to an older game is more interesting than any full releases.

    None of those particularly interest me. Especially when I still have over $100 to pony up for my Halo Reach Legendary edition next Tuesday...

    ONE MIRRION TREWPS

    Also, I really want Birth by Sleep, but don't have a PSP ;_;

    Birth by Sleep was THE game that made me decide to buy a PSP. The wait's over, finally. = D

    I know I'm one of few but goddamnit I LIKED Dynasty Warriors.
    That aside, KH:BBS, WOO!

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