The big release this week is Funcom’s The Secret World which is an MMORPG with a difference. No classes, no levelling and loads of swearing and women in leather (my kind of game!). I had the pleasure of playing a bit of the beta and found its approach to be a refreshing take on the genre.
I haven’t personally bought it because I don’t have the time to invest in an MMO game at the moment (or the cash) but I did thoroughly enjoy the play time I got in the beta.
Also out this week is Dead Island GOTY edition. A game I am sad to say I haven’t played but have heard good things about. Let’s face it you can’t beat a good zombie game (unless you use a sledgehammer to bash its brain in).
I also feel I should mention Tour De France 2012 which is also out this week. I personally would think that pretending to be a shaved man in lycra pedalling up a few big hills in France may well be as tedious as watching a load of shaved men in lycra pedalling up a few big hills in France. Unless of course shaved men in lycra is your thing in which case I say good on you and always be safe.
Also out this week (I am contractually obliged to add this bit as a lot was written by McNandy):
The 360 sees the Arcade release of Spelunky - a platformer in which you go ... well, spelunking! The difference in this spelunking? Maps are procedurally generated so you can constantly have a new level to play through, provided you die.
The 3DS has Theatrythm Final Fantasy released for it, which I must admit appears to be a rip-off of Elite Beat Agents but with better music, 'cause it's the music from the Final Fantasy series. Will this be the game to make me finally pick my 3DS up? Probably not, no... because it doesn't look as good as Elite Beat Agents.
So to the point of my general rambling.
Me, McNandy and Jurassic will be continuing our obsession with finding tins of beans and calling things by their proper geographical names (i.e Christmas Tree, Island thing) on Day Z and I will probably intesperse that with some 2012 London Olympics as I endeavour to get back some world records from my step-son (the little get).
What game(s) will you be playing this weekend? Tell us below!