A Week in Gaming: 26/03/2012 – 30/03/2012
Why hello there ladies and gentlemen and welcome to Friday! Being Friday it of course means it’s time for A Week in Gaming with me, your friendly Community Manager (sadly lacking in Spider-Man abilities). I’ve got reviews, news, previews and podcasts galore this week, so let us dive right in.
We start proceedings with a look at some of the reviews the team has produced this week. If you like what you read here, be sure to head to our Review Section where we’ve got plently more for you to enjoy.
Kid Icarus: Uprising
Adam took the skies this week so that he could review Kid Icarus: Uprising for the 3DS. He wrote in his review that there is “nothing else like this on the Nintendo 3DS and you’d be hard pressed to find better value for money”, concluding that it is a “fun experience from start to finish with a ridiculous amount of content”.
Silent Hill HD Collection
There’s something not quite right with the town of Silent Hill, and Lee went along to investigate for this review of the HD collection, which contains Silent Hill 2 & 3. Lee was unfortunately disappointed by the collection, finding it “bug-ridden and sloppily done” and thought that it “pales in comparison to Bluepoint Games’ superior collections”.
Lee’s full review can be read here, and you can check out a trailer for the title below.
Colm took to the streets this week and showed off his fancy footwork whilst reviewing FIFA Street from EA Canada. He wrote that the found the game to be a “compliment to its bigger brother”, and that if you invested some time into it you “could be just as skilful as Maradona”.
Ridge Racer Unbounded
Martin ran up a very large car repair bill this week as he reviewed the latest title in the Ridge Racer series. He found it to be an “extremely solid racer”, and a game for both Ridge Racer fans and those new to the franchise, but perhaps familiar with racers such as Burnout or Motorstorm. As Martin concluded, “It’s the best of both worlds, and nobody can complain about that”.
Read Martin’s full review here, and check out an exclusive First Look video for the game below.
Rayman 3 HD
We reviewed two HD re-releases this week on GodisaGeek, with Jonny taking a look at Rayman 3 HD. In his review he wrote that the game is a “solid platformer with a cracking art style backed up by a terrific soundtrack”, making it a title that’s “worth checking out”.
Jonny’s full review can be read here. In the meantime check out the launch trailer for the title below.
Every Monday is Mobile Monday here at GodisaGeek, and as always Martin was on hand to deliver his thoughts on the latest iOS games.
This week’s titles included: Draw War, a casual title which is “Simple enough that anyone can play it”; Hugo Retro Mania, a game that “gets the essence of the character down to a tee”; Ms. Particle Man, which if you’ve been “craving a game that has a distinct retro feel then Ms. Particle-Man may be the game for you”; and finally Popping Mania, a “one trick pony” whose trick isn’t “something particularly interesting”.
You can find the full review of each title, as well as links to the App Store, in this week’s Mobile Monday.
And that’s all the reviews for this week! Remember to check out the Review Section for much more, including reviews of two fightsticks and a gaming headset!
It’s time for the Week in Gaming news! As per usual, simply click on each headline to be taken to the full post.
UK Charts: FIFA Street Defends its Lead at the Top
EA has held the top spot in the UK charts for the past 4 weeks thanks to FIFA Street, which retains it’s number one position.
GAME Go into Administration, Some Stores Already Shut
It was with great sadness that we reported the news that the high street videogame store GAME had entered administration earlier this week, with several hundred stores having to close their doors.
Assassin’s Creed III Collectors Editions Unveiled
I’m excited for Assassin’s Creed III. However, now that these Collectors Editions have been revealed my anticipation for the game has risen exponentially. I think it’s the statue of new hero Connor that’s led to this rise.
Asura’s Wrath DLC Plans Announced, Cameos From Street Fighter’s Ryu & Akuma!
Capcom have revealed that Asura’s Wrath will be receiving several pieces of DLC, one of which will see you fighting some of Street Fighter’s finest.
Watch People Slowly Jump Through the Air in the new Max Payne 3 Multiplayer Trailer
Max Payne 3 will be the first in the series to feature competitive multiplayer, and so Rockstar have released a trailer highlighting some of the modes we’ll be able to play once the game is released.
EA to Release Euro 2012 FIFA Title as a Digital Download on April 24th
Rather than release a stand-alone title for the upcoming EURO 2012 tournament, EA have decided to release a downloadable expansion pack for FIFA 12 which will feature all the teams, stadiums and a brand new mode. I’m tempted to pick it up just so I can take Poland to a deserved victory (which, unfortunately, is unlikely to happen in the real world).
Fez Finally Gets a Release Date of April 13th
Indie title Fez has been development for several years now, so it’s with great pleasure that we can announce it finally has a release date and a price on Xbox LIVE Arcade.
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, Release Date & First Gameplay Trailer!
Transformers are robots in disguise, but there’s no disguising the fact that their latest game has received it’s first gameplay trailer and release date. Was that a playable Grimlock I spied in the trailer?
Team17 Announce Worms Revolution
Team17 have revealed a new Worms game is heading your way soon, so you best iron those capes for your Super Sheep and polish your Holy Hand Grenades.
We kick off our look at the various articles that have appeard on GodisaGeek this week (hey that rhymes!) with Lee’s preview of Assassin’s Creed III. You can read about all the latest information on the new American Revolution setting, new character Connor, and new mechanics of the game right here.
This Friday saw the return of The Vault, and for this month’s entry Mary decided to tell us all her top ten Tomb Raider moments. Do you agree with Mary’s choices? Did your favourite make the top ten? Let us know in the comments!
I’ve also got two First Look videos to share with you to go along with the Ridge Racer Unbounded video which can be found earlier in this article: Captain Morgane and the Golden Turtle and Crash Time 4: The Syndicate.
THE GODISAGEEK PODCAST NETWORK
What would A Week in Gaming be without it’s usual look at the audio delights of the GodisaGeek Podcast Network? Three podcasts bringing you the best in gaming news, MMO news, and, erm, whatever Saint & Greensie decide to chat about.
Season 4 Episode 12 of The Godcast saw Lee return as a special guest, and join in on the discussions about Mass Effect 3, TrackMania, and Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City.
There was also a special edition of The Godcast Extra, as myself and Adam interviewed the Senior Vice President of Business Development (and founder of Gamefly) Sean Spector.
Episode 12 of Saint & Greensie, titled “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble!”, saw the duo have a chit chat about wrestling games.
Finally this week, Ding! hit level 12, and to celebrate the boys had a chat about just what they get up to once they hit the level cap in an MMO.
That’s all for this week’s edition of A Week in Gaming. I’ll return next Friday, with more goodness from the world of GodisaGeek!