Sept 8 - 14

I feel like my week started on Saturday with much of my time spent squatted over my computer trying to fix it after replacing the motherboard, CPU and RAM with some new stuff. As usual, I can't do an upgrade without spending days trying to sort it out and eventually fixing it with a solution unknown to even myself. Good times, good times. Well, let's take a look at the week ahead and see if anything tickles our fancy.

The BIG Games

Savage: The Battle for Newerth
Platform: PC
Ships: Sept 9th
Price: $39.99

The Buzz: An online RTS/FPS online title that has some GWJ forum members all hot and bothered. If it lives up to early impressions it should be worth looking in to.

Platform: Gamecube
Ships: Sept 9th
Price: $39.99

The Buzz: Danger! Danger! Stay way the hell away from this one until you see some reviews or get a chance to rent. Don't let the girl's swirling ass seduce you, the import review were average at best.

Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward
Platform: PS2
Ships: Sept 9th
Price: $49.99

The Buzz: Killing zombies is never a bad thing is it? Probably worth at least a rent if you have someone to play with.

Platform: Xbox, PS2
Ships: Sept 9th
Price: $49.99

The Buzz: Much like SEGA's recently released Football title, this one is rumored to be heavily improved over last year's already excellent 2K3 version. I'm a little worried that the title is a bit rushed but we'll see how it pans out.

Final Fantasy Tactics
Platform: GBA
Ships: Sept 8th
Price: $34.99

The Buzz: Square Enix's huge release for the GBA may very well be a must have for owners of the hand-held. Early reviews have been positive.


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• The Core
• D.L. Hughley Live
• Dennis Miller: The Raw Feed
• Eddie Griffin: Dysfunktional Family
• Family Guy: Volume 2 - Season 3
• The Junction Boys
• Malibu's Most Wanted
• Russian Ark
• Sleeping Beauty
• View From The Top
• The Wiggles: Space Dancing
• Xena Warrior Princess: Season Two

- Certis


I'm going to have a tough time resisting Final Fantasy Tactics Advance for the GBA when it gets released tomorrow. Previews and reviews so far have been very positive.

I liked FF7 and FF10 on the PS but I don't see me getting into FF on the GBA.  Any reason I should pick it up?  It seems kinda childish or something.

Tactics is quite different from the other Final Fantasies you mentioned. It's more of a strategic RPG, than it is a traditional console offering. If you've ever played Ogre Battle, or anything like that, then you know what I'm talking about. (Of course, if you'd played Ogre Battle, it'd be highly likely that you'd have already played Tactics).

I didn't particularly care for it.

Like Tyrian said, Tactics is completely different than the FF RPGs, it's a turn-based strategy game.  I'd say it's definitely worth renting if you haven't played it before, either on PSX or GBA.

SAVAGE: The battle of boredom. Seriously. I personally beleive Natural Selection is better after spending excessive time with both.

I do like turn-based games but not sure about this one.  I will consider it.