You know what. Let's recap. With less than half of 2010 out the door, here are the games that have been released over what are traditionally some of the most dull months for gamers: Alan Wake, Red Dead Redemption, God of War III, Final Fantasy XIII, Metro 2033, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Heavy Rain, Bioshock 2, Mass Effect 2, Darksiders and, oh yes, now Super Mario Galaxy 2.
By comparison, the big titles from the first few months of 2009 were Street Fighter IV, Dawn of War II, Killzone II, Resident Evil V, Demigod and inFamous. I'm not saying that's an easily dismissed list, but somehow it really fails to inspire the same kind of awe.
I don't know exactly why I care about this. Keeping score about what comes out when is a totally pointless exercise. I might as well run around assigning arbitrary values of quality to the games. Still, it's kind of nice to get week after week of new games to play, unless of course you're a big Wii fan because Nintendo systems have been largely locked out of the glut.
This week, however, it's time to dust off that Wii as Mario Galaxy 2 hits store shelves. Try not to be surprised when you find out that pretty much every reviewer on the planet is positively smitten.
Also, of note this week, though is Mod Nation Racers for the PS3 which looks equally delightful.
- Backyard Sports: Sandlot Sluggers
- Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force: Herbert's Revenge
- Color Cross
- Dawn of Heroes
- Little Bears
- Monster Frenzy
- River City Soccer Hooligans
- Witch's Wish