January 29 - February 2
Our skepticism for this week's Game of the Week is so healthy that its genetic structure should be used in medicines to heal terminally ill patients. It's not just that Brad McQuaid and that other guy from Verant who started Sigil seem stuck in a lot of the gameplay mechanics that most of us were happy to see eliminated by better games, but that the final beta seemed to indicate that, short of a PC accidentally sent back from the future, most everyone can expect crippling performance. So why is it the GOTW? Simply, lack of competition. Battlestations: Midway was intriguing but the demo left me stone cold, and Rogue Galaxy for the PS2 appears to be about Anime Space Pirates in actual space faring boats. I can assure you that such shenanigans will never be rewarded with the GOTW nod. So, it's Vanguard: Saga of Heores. Caveat Emptor.
On DVD this week we have a long list of not much. There's Open Season, and outside of that there's seasons of Dallas or Murder She Wrote. Woooo! More here.
Sonic The Hedgehog (01/30)
Mario Kart 64 (01/29)
Rogue Galaxy (01/30)