June 21 - June 25
While Puzzle Quest never quite flipped the right trigger with me, it's hard to deny the near universal appeal among if not gamers in general at least most of the people I know. And, to be honest, sometimes a you just have to stop and admire the sheer audacity of an idea like that offered by combining Bejewled and grinding for levels. I realize, of course, that my mistake was playing it like I might have any other game. This is not a entree. It's not even an appetizer. It's those little sandwiches on swizzle sticks that they serve at wedding.
Still, on an otherwise light week, it's hard not to give Puzzle Quest 2 the nod. I suppose Transformers: War for Cybertron could be worth a look or two -- it's certainly the biggest release of the week from a purely volume perspective -- and Risk: Factions despite its quirky silliness looks pretty intriguing as an XBLA title, but when it comes right down to it, PQ2 deserves its moment in the sun, and so gets my nod for Game of the Week.
- Transformers: War For Cybertron
- Dragon Ball: Origins 2
- Puzzle Quest 2
- thinkSMART Kids 8+
- Transformers: War For Cybertron - Autobots
- Transformers: War for Cybertron - Decepticons
- Western Riding Academy
- Wipeout: The Game