Thursday, December 31, 2009

Game releases for December 2009

PC releases for December 2009





The Saboteur [right] - Nazi-stomping is the order of the day in this World War II action adventure. You play an Irish mechanic called Sean Devlin,  helping le resistance blow things up and generally destroy all thingshun. They don't like it up 'em! [So we do like it up us? -Ed.]


Colin McRae: DiRT 2 [left] - Colin's legend lives on despite the man biting the dirt himself. Making its way onto the PC finally after the consoles already had a few months of fun.





James Cameron Avatar: The Game [right] - Game of the film, and unfortunately more rushed than it should have been. All areas seem like they could have benefited with a tad more polish. However, if the film has given you the blue bug, this may provide some relief.






Playstation 3 releases for December 2009



The Saboteur - Nazi-stomping is the order of the day in this World War II action adventure. You play an Irish mechanic called Sean Devlin,  helping le resistance blow things up and generally destroy all things hun. They don't like it up 'em! [So we do like it up us? -Ed.]


Tony Hawk: Ride [right] - Motion sensing skateboard action is the order of the day, which will certainly help provide a more authentic experience for budding board-heads.

James Cameron Avatar: The Game - Game of the film, and unfortunately more rushed than it should have been. All areas seem like they could have benefited with a tad more polish. However, if the film has given you the blue bug, this may provide some relief.





Xbox 360 releases for December 2009


The Saboteur - Nazi-stomping is the order of the day in this World War II action adventure. You play an Irish mechanic called Sean Devlin,  helping le resistance blow things up and generally destroy all things hun. They don't like it up 'em! [So we do like it up us? -Ed.]


James Cameron Avatar: The Game [left] - Game of the film, and unfortunately more rushed than it should have been. All areas seem like they could have benefited with a tad more polish. However, if the film has given you the blue bug, this may provide some relief.

Tony Hawk: Ride -  Motion sensing skateboard action is the order of the day, which will certainly help provide a more authentic experience for budding board-heads.




Wii releases for December 2009


Tony Hawk: Ride -  Motion sensing skateboard action is the order of the day, which will certainly help provide a more authentic experience for budding board-heads.


James Cameron Avatar: The Game [right] - Despite being developed separately to the PC/PS3/360 version of the game, the Wii version also suffers from a feeling of being rushed for film release day. Similarly if the film has given you the blue bug, this may provide some relief.




Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock [left] - More GH goodness for you hungry rockers. Legends of Rock comes with potentially the best track list yet. Unique to the Wii version is the wireless guitar, which actually docks a wiimote in the back. This provides a few extra gimmicks such as vibration during star power and use of the wiimote speaker.






DS/DSi releases for December 2009


Flips: Artemis Foul/Cathy Cassidy/Faraway Tree Stories/Too Ghoul For School - Series of children's books where you "flip" (see?) the DS sideways to read.



James Cameron Avatar: The Game [left] - The DS version goes for an overhead 2D affair and largely succeeds in creating a reasonable game. We're not sure it justifies the price tag of a new release though.


The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks [right] - One of the picks of the crop this month, a new Zelda game in the style of the Gamecube's Wind Waker? Sir finally gave us some more! Hurrah! Spirit tracks in the title refers to the train voyaging nature of the new instalment. We'll certainly be jamming this one up our slot in short order and no mistake.


Jambo Safari [left] - Adapted to the DS from the original Sega arcade game. Jambo! Safari installs you into the boots of one of four rangers, who spend their days chasing wild animals to capture. Presumably with the aim of protecting or monitoring them, rather than just for fun.










PSP releases for December 2009


James Cameron Avatar: The Game - Despite competent visuals the PSP attempt suffers from inconsistant controls and an awful camera. Another case of  cashing in upon the film's success.


Tekken 6 [left] - Making it across to the PSP, one of the stalwarts of the 3D vs beat-em-up genre. Tekken 6 carries on the tradition of adding more of just about everything, including beauty, to each successive release. With an wireless vs mode and new PSP specific content, this is a no-brainer for fans of the genre or Tek-heads.

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