This week was supposed to be all about Tomb Raider and Lara's glorious return. But, alas, I'm guessing most of you, like me, spent a sizeable chunk of the weekend playing the game after it's street break on Friday. Doesn't matter -- there are still a whole horde of big releases this week, including the new Sim City!
Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk (PS3)
What is it? A JRPG I know very little about. Crazy since this game is apparently the fourteenth in the series. Should you care? I suspect that if you are aware of this game's existence, then you are the target market. Sorry everyone, I'm going to refrain from comment on this one. I haven't seen it in action so don't feel right about commenting!
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow -- Mists of Fate (3DS)
What is it? It's a sequel to a reboot. One of them things. But still, it's Castlevania so you have my express permission to get hype. Should you care? I say absolutely. You should care. 2D scrolling Castlevania games have a history of being awesome.
Naruto: Powerful Shippuden (3DS)
What is it? The other Naruto game being released this week. Should you care? Nothing against this game, but if you're a Naruto fan you'll probably be more interested in the next game on today's list...
Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (360/PS3)
What is it? It's that Naruto game that's quite good! Should you care? I'm a fan of this game, mainly because I have a group of friends who love Naruto. Whenever everyone's around this is all they want to play. Also playable Madara!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (That's too many exclamation points, but you understand my excitement).
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2+ (PS Vita)
What is it? It's Australia's first official R18+ game. Should you care? It's pretty incredible that this game exists. It's incredible that we've finally gotten to this point. The game itself? Yeah, it's okay. But it's history.
Sim City (PC)
What is it? You know what this is! Should you care? Yes. Very much so. Always on DRM aside, this is a game I've been looking forward to for a long time.
Tomb Raider (360/PS3)
What is it? The Tomb Raider reboot no-one really asked for. Good job it's pretty good. Should you care? I am enjoying this. Haven't said that about a AAA release for a while.