Friday, 1 June 2007

Watch List: Subarashiki Kono Sekai (It's A Wonderful World)

Every Friday, I look at one of the games on the Watch List, the list of games that you should be keeping your eye on for news and reviews.

Name: Subarashiki Kono Sekai (It's A Wonderful World)

Format: Nintendo DS

Website: Official site (Japanese)

What is it?

Good question. Square-Enix definately wanted something different this time! Well first of all, the big non-news of the day. It's an RPG. Now, the story goes that you play a 15 year old kid who loves music and graffiti who suddenly finds himself in Shibuya (a fashion and hip-hop centre in Japan in real-life). His existence is on the line and the only way to save himself is to survive 7 days in the area, while playing games set by grim reapers.

In game Shibuya is modelled to the real life Shibuya, with name changes for copyright issues. Combat promises to be fast paced and unlike Square-Enix with their usual turn based affairs.

The game does look strange but I'm willing to give it a chance, if only to show all the doubters of Square-Enix to see what they can do.

This is released in Japan on 27th July 2007. Here's a trailer for you to look at. It's better than explaining right?

Thursday, 31 May 2007

Public Service Announcement 2

Just about getting on track, but guess what? I'm out again! This time I may find time for updates as I will be taking a laptop with me but don't expect miracles...

The whole of next week is affected, except for Friday.

Trailer: Pollen Sonata

This little known game is causing a stir in the blogs. This game for the Nintendo Wii is looking for a publisher. Hope you don't suffer from hay fever...

This week's UK releases (26th May to 2nd June)

Every Thursday, I report on what is being released this week on all consoles. Releases are subject to last minute delays and changes.

XBOX 360

25 To Life
Lucinda Green's Equestrian Challenge
The Shield
Tomb Raider Anniversary

Lucinda Green's Equestrian Challenge
Shadowrun (Vista only)
The Shield
Tomb Raider Anniversary

Meteos - Disney Magic
Wario Master of Disguise

Smash Court Tennis 3

Taken from Eurogamer forums

Last week (21st to 27th May)

Well, there wasn't much really. I just made sure you all knew about my absence and why I want Odin Sphere so badly on these shores!