I'm going to try and bring back an old feature this week where I comment on the new releases in time for each Friday. Instead of listing everything coming out for every format however, I'm just going to stick to the games that I think are worth your attention and money.
Elite Beat Agents
To those that haven't imported Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan! already, then I urge you to give Elite Beat Agents a try. It's much more than a simple translation however, as all of the music and levels are brand new. In fact, even if you have already played the original game, it's still worth picking up this pseudo sequel.
Resident Evil 4
Jade Empire: SE
Titan Quest: Immortal Throne
A couple of oldies but goodies finally get released on the PC this week. Resident Evil 4 remains one of the best games of the last decade. Jade Empire isn't quite in the same league but is a fun little game in its own right. Finally we have the new expansion pack to the recently reviewed Titan Quest, which I hope to get my hands on soon.
Sonic & The Secret Rings
Sonic has never really impressed much when he's appeared in 3D, except for in the original Sonic Adventure for the Dreamcast. Sonic & The Secret Rings promises to be a return to form however, as Sega have stripped things back and concentrated on what makes a Sonic game special - speed.
North American gamers get a brand new Burnout this week in the shape of Dominator. There's no radical changes to the formula this time around (those are being saved for the next generation Burnout 5). Does a new range of tracks and challenges merit a purchase for the fifth time in a row? Personally, I thought the formula was starting to get a little tired in Burnout Revenge so I have my doubts about this one.
The RetroModern Gaming Blog Pick of the Week
Elite Beat Agents
Go on, don't let the fact that it's a Rhythm Action game put you off, EBA is well worth it.