June 28 - July 2
I really didn't care much about Singularity until I realized it was being developed by Raven, and that just kind of changed everything. I imagine if you've had your fill of first person shooters with occult trapping in general, then Singluarity will definitely not be for you. If you're looking for a game that redefines the first person shooter experience and offers a complex play experience, then Singularity will not be for you. However, if you're looking for a dense, tight and distilled action game that is executed cleanly and by a company that just seems to fundamentally understand how to build an action game, then Raven's track record is one that provides a lot of encouragement.
Meanwhile, a game for which I really don't seem able to generate any enthusiasm is Lego: Harry Potter, which is kinda tragic because Potter seems exactly like the kind of game where Traveller's Tales would excel. After two Star Wars and Indiana Jones games I've just about exhausted my interest in running little bricks around clever environments. I have the sneaking suspicion that if I just played it, I'd be happy, but I don't even want to get to that place. Stubborn and bull-headed as it may seem, I don't even want to have my mind changed on the matter.
So, for today Singularity gets my nod for Game of the Week, and if at some point down the line you hear me chirping about Harry Potter, know that there is a part of me lying deep inside and dormant that is very disappointed about that. Also of some note this week is N3II: Ninety Nine Nights and Naughty Bear.