January 18 - January 22

If you've been anxiously waiting all morning for The Week Ahead so you can finally know what to spend your precious ducats upon, then prepare to be disappointed. Unless you've been aching to get some mediocre jet pack action under your belt, your bank account is safe for at least one more week.

As you may have seen last week, I'm actually playing Star Trek: Online's beta rather than any current release, and while I still can't endorse the game as a day one purchase for the general population, I'm actually having what I would term as "intermittent fun" with it. If my fun were to be quantified as windshield wipers, I'd be on the setting just next to low. That sounds bad, but there's promise in there. I'll probably be talking a little more about the space combat, which is really where the game shines later this week, but for now just know that it's potentially a highlight.

The same, apparently, can not be said about Dark Void's jetpacking fun, or rather lack of fun. Initial reviews are not stellar, which is why despite being released on just about everything I'm instead going to give a half-hearted nod to Silent Hill: Shattered Memories.

PC
- Dark Void

Xbox 360
- Dark Void

PS3
- Dark Void

Wii
- Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottlieb Collection

DS
- Bejeweled Twist
- Glory of Heracles
- Jambo! Safari Animal Rescue

PSP
- Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

Comments

"Muscle March" is also out on WiiWare today.

I can't decide if it looks so terrible it's hilariously fun... or just terrible.

Either way, I look forward to forcing this game onto Certis, Brennil, and Gaald

Looks like Jambo! Safari Animal Rescue is more about the player than the animals supposedly needing to be rescued.

IMAGE(http://wiimedia.ign.com/wii/image/article/101/1010986/jambo-safari-animal-rescue-20090805003022466_640w.jpg)

Safari animals turn up their noses at the rescue efforts of unfashionable rangers.

Silent Hill is a nice little game. I really enjoyed it on the Wii.

Silent Hill isn't even out on the Wii here yet..(it's out first couple of weeks in February at some point I think). Which is a shame, 'cause I REALLY want to give it a whirl before someone accidentally spoilerises it for me.

Oh man, Muscle March is finally out. My buddy is getting that on principle just because it's so weird.

Trachalio wrote:

"Muscle March" is also out on WiiWare today.

I can't decide if it looks so terrible it's hilariously fun... or just terrible.

Either way, I look forward to forcing this game onto Certis, Brennil, and Gaald :D

Did I hear it was only $5?

wordsmythe wrote:
Trachalio wrote:

Either way, I look forward to forcing this game onto Certis, Brennil, and Gaald :D

Did I hear it was only $5?

500 points. Totally worth it IMO, but I do love me some camp!

I can't see how I could avoid having this on hand for parties.

I anticipate sneaking this onto Rabbit's Wii as well.

wordsmythe wrote:

I can't see how I could avoid having this on hand for parties.

I anticipate sneaking this onto Rabbit's Wii as well.

Check out the informercial: http://www.musclemarch.com/

Come for the announcements and maybe conversation ... leave with painful images indelibly etched in one's mind.