October 4 - October 8
Tis the season for The Week Ahead to become a huge pain in the ascot. If you've been waiting all year to buy your loved one a game involving basic pet care, October will always be your month. While the release list is certainly long, it is not necessarily glittering with things worth getting enthusiastic over.
I know last week I brought some apathy to the weekly table. One might say that it's the kind of bellyaching that's only possible by those cursed with a wealth of abundance, and I don't necessarily disagree with that. Frankly, this week it would be easier to write this post if there was some big October game to get all stirred up about.
Unless you're a fan of either Ben 10 or John Daly, there may not be a ton to get excited about. I realize Castlevania fans may take umbrage with this statement, but I am not counted among that membership. So I'm giving the nod to NBA Jam on the Wii, which I am hoping will be a fun throwback to the classic action sports games of the nineties. It's the right game on the right platform, and I have to admit that I find myself interested and hopeful that NBA Jam can recapture long lost magic.
For that reason, it's my choice for Game of the Week.
- Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
- Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light
- Freddi Fish: ABC Under the Sea
- I Love Puppies
- Jewel Master: Cradle of Athena
- Jewels of Tropical Lost Island
- Littlest Pet Shop 3: Biggest Stars Blue
- Littlest Pet Shop 3: Biggest Stars Pink
- Littlest Pet Shop 3: Biggest Stars Purple
- Petz Fantasy: Sunshine Magic
- Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs
- Rock Blast
- Sports Collection
- Vampire Moon: The Mystery of the Hidden Sun
- Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
- Fallout New Vegas -- PC, PS3, Xbox 360 : October 19
- Rock Band 3 -- Xbox 360, PS3 : October 26
- Fable 3 -- PC, Xbox 360 : October 26
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 -- PC, 360, PS3, Wii : October 26
- DC Universe Online : November 2
- Epic Mickey : November 30
- Little Big Planet 2 : January 18