April 14 to 20th

Over a year after Clover Studios was dissolved into Capcom, their final opus is seeing new life on the Nintendo Wii. Often mentioned in the same breath as Psychonauts, Okami could be fairly considered a Zelda clone that never got its due. More than a clone, Okami is very much its own game and if you can survive the first 20 minutes of trilling fairy speak, you might be pleasantly surprised. Also notable this week is the vastly overpriced Gran Turismo 5 Prologue for the PS3 and Rainbow Six Vegas 2 for the PC.

On DVD this week we have Juno, Lars and the Real Girl and the one no one has been waiting for: In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale. More movies here.

PC:
- Final Fantasy XI Online Vana'diel Collection 2008
- Jack Keane
- Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis
- The Sims 2 Double Deluxe (The Sims 2, Nightlife Expansion Pack and Celebration Stuff Pack)
- The Sims 2 Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2

PS3:
- Gran Turismo 5 Prologue

Wii:
- Dream Pinball
- Emergency Mayhem
- Summer Sports

Nintendo DS:
- Cory In The House
- High School Musical 2
- Fantasy All Stars
- Rondo of Swords

Comments

The last 3 posts have all been by Certis. This is different. Still top quality though.

Nintendo DS:
- High School Musical 2

I really wish I had a DS.

Another week of absolutely freakin' nothing.

Oh yeah, another Gran Turismo game. Please, hold me back. I can't wait for another "realistic" racer that has cars go out of control when you try to steer them and don't crumple up into little balls of plastic, steel, and glass when you hit something at 100mph. (or 1256 kph if I got the conversion right)

Distributors do know that people play games throughout the year, right?

GT5 Prologue, if Sony lowers the price... I'll pick it up but for $40, I'll pass. Besides, I fired up Forza 2 recently, and I'm still having fun with it.

I can't wait for another "realistic" racer that has cars go out of control when you try to steer them and don't crumple up into little balls of plastic, steel, and glass when you hit something at 100mph.

iRacing could be the cure for what ails you. Saw a preview/writeup in PCGamer this month. Looks like a neat idea, but I'm not enough of a simmer for this level of detail, I don't think.

3 cups of coffee later and re-reading my remarks I've noticed I am one cranky bastard on Monday morning.

Metal Gear Online beta it is, then!

Botswana wrote:

3 cups of coffee later and re-reading my remarks I've noticed I am one cranky bastard on Monday morning.

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(peruses lists)

Guess I'm blowing cash on more stogies this week. Good thing the Baldur's Gate series is so freaking long. Butt-kicking for goodness!

Rat Boy wrote:

(peruses lists)

Guess I'm blowing cash on more stogies this week. Good thing the Baldur's Gate series is so freaking long. Butt-kicking for goodness!

It is. I'm up to, what, 60+ hours now? And I haven't even been inside the damn town the series is named for!

Thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster I'm remodeling this month, or the release schedule would really depress me.

On a side note, I've taken up MUDding again. Plain text FTW!

Quintin_Stone wrote:
Rat Boy wrote:

(peruses lists)

Guess I'm blowing cash on more stogies this week. Good thing the Baldur's Gate series is so freaking long. Butt-kicking for goodness!

It is. I'm up to, what, 60+ hours now? And I haven't even been inside the damn town the series is named for!

For some reason I flew through BG1 fairly quickly. BG2:SoA's been what's dragging me down. I've only now just finished with Athkatla and have moved on to Spellhold after 40 days of game time.

I don't know yet if the game's any good, but Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis is an adventure game where Holmes takes on Arsene Lupin. It's a fun idea at least. I believe it's a sequel to Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened, in which he took on Cthulhu. Sherlock Holmes, literature's biggest nemeslut, will take on pretty much anyone and anything. Ah, the beauty of public domain!

Botswana wrote:

3 cups of coffee later and re-reading my remarks I've noticed I am one cranky bastard on Monday morning.

This is why I scheduled my first class on mondays for 1:30.
I just woke up.

Rat Boy wrote:

For some reason I flew through BG1 fairly quickly. BG2:SoA's been what's dragging me down. I've only now just finished with Athkatla and have moved on to Spellhold after 40 days of game time.

I think my 60 hours was a gross overestimation. Still, I've put in quite a few hours now and I still haven't made it into Baldur's Gate. I feel a need to explore every map completely though.

No mention of EU:Rome? Or has Paradox and it's strategy titles dropped off the radar?

Botswana wrote:

I can't wait for another "realistic" racer that has cars go out of control when you try to steer them and don't crumple up into little balls of plastic, steel, and glass when you hit something at 100mph. (or 1256 kph if I got the conversion right)

Well, it is pretty difficult to drive a car with a gaming controller... but I can't help but argue that it's a driving simulator, not a crashing sim. While it's certainly beneficial to have damage for the overall "life-like" experience, damage is not necessary to make the act of driving that much more realistic. Besides, if we were able to wreck cars in a driving game, I wonder how much the game's popularity would drop due to people who can't really drive a race car at 100+ mph being unable to play...?

Well, my point was that the cars don't really handle "realistic" and there is a totally lack of reality in most of those games.

Although the REAL point is that I shouldn't be perusing GWJ before my morning coffee.

Yeah, where's the Europa Universalis love...