Another week, another update,and this time I keep you up to date on this day, July 9, 2012. As usual, I’m here to keep you updated with the gaming releases for this week, what’s hot next week, and back this week, if you watch the video posted gives a quick update of the latest and greatest gaming news. This is me, so of course you can expect your weekly video dosage of news. This week’s video features someSmite gameplay, so be sure to take a look!
Releases this week
- NCAA Football 13 (PS3, Xbox 360)
- Ice Age: Continental Drift (Xbox 360, Wii, DS)
- Rainbow Moon (PS3)
- Rhythm Thief Emperor (3DS)
- Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition (PS3)
- The Sims 3: Diesel Stuff Pack (PC)
- Quantum Conundrum (Xbox 360)
- Zuma’s Revenge (Xbox 360)
- Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition (Wii)
- Johnny Kung Fu (3DS)
- Ace Mathician (DS)
- Inversion (EU Release) (PS3, Xbox 360)
- Dungeon Fighter Live!: Fall of Hendon Myre (Xbox 360)
Once again, another quiet release on the gaming front, it’s weeks like these where picking out the better games gets a little easier. There isn’t much to shout about this week unless you love the classic Frogger and want to spend hours reliving your childhood on PS3 or Wii, or if you really fancy some Kung Fu in 3D. Ice Age: Continental Drift looks to be the classic film to game flop, especially when you consider that the film itself doesn’t look spectacular. I certainly gave up watching after the 2nd film, so don’t expect too much from this game. Rainbow Moon looks like it could be an interesting little game for PS3. Combining RPG and character building elements, this looks almost like a Final Fantasy-esque game, and when you consider how well that series has done, that’s certainly not a bad path to go down. By all means give this game a look in.
Aside from that, we are left with NCAA Football 13. Like pretty much every sport that has achieved massive popularity, American football has earned itself a yearly game, coming in the form of the NCAA Football and Madden series’. And with Madden not seeing release until August, NCAA has given itself a shot of stealing the spotlight. Whilst many of you English gamers may dismiss this pretty quickly, I can advise you not to. I have never played an American football game, but I have watched enough to know you should at least give this game and sport a shot. Why not, what else have you got to get this week?
The Best of Last Week
Spelunky (Xbox 360): An interesting little, indie game, released on Xbox 360 last Wednesday which has turned out to be a right little gem. You are set as a little spelunker (who would have guessed!) exploring caves, avoiding traps and monsters, and finding batches of secret treasure, all in complete 2D charm. A game that could well be as frustrating as it is fun, but somehow ends up treading the line perfectly in order to make this game great fun and definitely worth your time. I wish I could get my hands on it, but the lack of Xbox prevents me, meaning I’ll instead get you guys to play it for me.
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (3DS): A game I stated last week could be one to look out for, so if you want more detail, feel free to head over to the update for July 2 and read the info there. Without saying I told you so, it seems I may have been right. This game should be on your list to get for all your favorite 3DS owners. Considering that list is pretty limited recently, that makes this game a definite to have a look at, after all, where could a mix of Final Fantasy and rhythm go wrong?