New releases for the week of 2008-08-18
Some might say that the torch bearer of the Sony brand has now become Solid Snake of the Metal Gear Solid series, and that's not a bad guess -- Snake's current incarnation of the old man showing the kids how things are done seems particularly à propos for the place that Sony is attempting to take in the modern gaming market. Still, no series has offered the sort of consistency and quality (not to mention a whole pile of releases) as Ratchet & Clank. The two of them combined may well be the current face(s) of Sony; immense firepower, copious cunning, and Ratchet's ever-present smirk seem as though they would serve Sony well, if Sony were ever to push them to the front of a marketing campaign. They're even kid-friendly, at least in image, which would help the company cut into the Wii family market. Are you listening, Sony? Everyone who was going to buy the PS3 because it's also a Blu-Ray player has already bought the thing. It's time to shift your target.
Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty isn't so much a new game as it is an episode in the mythology of the duo. as it's only a three-to-four-hour game. Still, despite the short length, the consensus so far is that it continues the traditionally consistent and engrossing experience of its predecessors, and that anyone who still likes to play the old pseudo-platforming action/adventure style of game will be richly rewarded by the game, even if the high won't last all that long.
Too Human: Baldur vs. the Spider-Thing
Looking forward to anything else this week? The full release list, and a trailer for Quest for Booty, are after the jump.
Super Pick Ups (19 August)
Anibus (21 August)
Smash Court Tennis 3 (19 August)
Too Human (19 August)
Galaga Legions (Xbox Live Arcade, 20 August)
Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty (21 August)
Commando: Steel Disaster (19 August)
Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm (19 August)
Shattered Suns (19 August)
MindHabits (20 August)
Dracula 3: Path of the Dragon (21 August)
Sinking Island (21 August)
Tank Universal: Challenger Eight (21 August)
We can wait 'til next week.
Not today, son.