Where to start? Well, personally I’ll probably be kicking things off with Vanquish – since I’m a huge fan of Shinji Mikami’s work – but at some point I’m going to have to risk life, limb and divorce at the hands of the epic timesink that is Fallout: New Vegas.
Those are the two big ‘uns this week, but that’s just the tip of a giant ponderous iceberg that runs the risk of consuming my every waking hour.
Have a gander below.
Borderlands Game of the Year Edition (360/PS3) What Is It? Fancy nancy version of Borderlands, loaded with DLC packs. Should You Care? A bit cheeky creating a Game of the Year edition of a game that didn’t really win any Game of the Year awards – but this is solid stuff none-the-less.
DJ Hero 2 (360/PS3/Wii) What Is It? The hip hoppin’, body poppin’ answer to Guitar Hero Should You Care? We like it. The mixes are incredible, the mechanics are solid and make sense, and there are a number of intelligent additions to gameplay.
EA Sports MMA (360/PS3) What Is It? The publisher who famously kicked Dana White out of their office comes crawling back with MMA fisticuffs in tow. Should You Care? Early signs are grim. We could be wrong about this, but the fact that EA has been wary of showing this to the press suggests bad news is en route.
Fallout: New Vegas (360/PS3/PC) What Is It? The sequel to the post-nuclear barnstormer that was Fallout 3. Should You Care? (Raises back hand and prepares for slap) Of course you should care!
International Cricket (360/PS3) What Is It? Take a wild guess. Should You Care? We don’t, but you might live and breathe cricket and, in that case, you may find this worth a bash.
Jewel Match (DS) What Is It? A DS puzzler of some sort. Should You Care? This isn’t Peggle so… no.
John Daly’s ProStroke Golf (360/PS3) What is it? A game starring a hilariously drunk golfer who subsists entirely on a diet of Peanut M&Ms. Should You Care? Probably not.
NBA 2k11 (360/PS3) What Is It? A sports game. About basketball. Should You Care? Do you like basketball? Or the playing of videogames that involve said basketball?
Professor Layton And The Lost Future (DS) What Is It? The game where going to Starbucks to pick up a coffee involves a series of brain teasing puzzlers that make you feel like you have an IQ of 63. Should You Care? Layton is awesome.
Vanquish (360/PS3) What Is It? Platinum Games’ attempt to make the stodgy third person shooter genre do mad handstands and awesome Marty McFly-style guitar slides. Should You Care? Absolutely.