July 5 - July 9
On this extended U.S. weekend, the release list isn't exactly overwhelmingly large, but there might be more in there than you would otherwise suspect. Yes, the list is dominated by Crackdown 2, but following a demo that some might argue did more harm than good, my enthusiasm for that game has become somewhat muted. I'm hoping the full release will reveal a much more complete and advanced game than the one introduced by the demo.
And, while Crackdown 2 is my game of the week, there are a few other releases of note. The first is Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies for the Nintendo DS, and while I can tell you nothing derived from facts or insight as regards this game, I do know that there are enough of you interested in the Dragon Quest series that I should not ignore the game entirely. Additional, and quite possibly for the exact same crowd, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable releases this week on the PSP, allowing me to once again remember that is a machine that people buy and that has apparently not been abandoned entirely.
For me, though, Crackdown 2 is the focus of my interest and our Game of the Week.
- Crackdown 2
- Tournament of Legends