New release watch

August 27, 2006

This is a pretty happening week. I’m going to have to pass up some decent games here.

[b]Disgaea 2 – PS2[/b]
Despite sounding like some sort of gastrointestinal disorder, the first game had a huge cult following. This game should have no problems selling out.

[b]Ultimate Ghosts N’ Goblins – PSP[/b]
I have been waiting a long time for this. Capcom gives an old classic a huge update, but leaves it awesome and 2d.

[b]Starfox Command – DS[/b]
A new and more freeform Starfox, now with touchscreen tactical controls. A must have for any diehard Nintendo fan.

[b]Enchanted Arms – Xbox 360[/b]
If you [i]have[/i] to have a Japanese RPG for your 360, this is it. I hope you like effeminate sax players!

[b]One Piece Grand Adventure – PS2, GC[/b]
I actually hear the other entries in this series are pretty fun brawlers. Haven’t heard much on this one. I guess you’ll want it if you really like the cartoon.

This week we also have two Hall of Shame entries:

[b]Jaws Unleashed – PC[/b]
Seriously, I hear the Xbox version was freaking terrible. Avoid this one.

[b]Bomberman Act Zero – Xbox 360[/b]
Bomberman gets all dark and gritty in this atrocity. The modified play mechanics don’t exactly spell “winner” either.