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Featured Game – Brutal Legend (PS3)

Title: Brutal Legend (PS3)
Format: Sony PlayStation 3

Heavy Metal in-jokes abound in this tribute to the metal scene. Written by Tim Scheaffer, the creator of Psychonauts, and starring Jack Black as Eddie Riggs the best roadie in the world, Brutal legend is definitely a different style of game.

On the down side, the game itself is rather short and the sidequests get repetitive. Download content provides a few extras to help with this, although they don’t entirely correct it. However the script is great, characters excellent (if scarily recogniseable) and the soundtrack has to be heard to be believed. The stage battles are an innovative mechanic, and – at the risk of sounding cliched – the use of a guitar as a weapon rocks!

If you’re a metal fan, this game features metal, goth, glam and more, and is definitely one for you. And that’s without going in to the range of jokes, landscapes out of heavy metal album covers, and the creative use of the Parental advisory label.

Also available on Xbox360: Brutal Legend (Xbox 360) Widgets

Featured Game – Eternal Sonata (PS3)

Title: Eternal Sonata (PS3)
Format: Sony PlayStation 3

Eternal Sonata is definitely something diferent: an RPG based on the music and life of Chopin. There are a lot of unique features about the game, from the near real-time combat system and its innovative use of light and dark, to the soundtrack, and chapter breaks which tell the life story of the composer.

It has a slow start, buts builds pace steadily. As the action cuts between Chopin’s death bed and his dying dream the question is asked repeatedly about which world is real, and in fact whether it matters?

Beautiful cel-shaded graphics and, unsurprisingly, an excellent soundtrack, make this one to play if you can get hold of it.

Also available on Xbox360: Widgets

Featured Game – Skies of Arcadia Legends (Gamecube)

Title: Skies of Arcadia Legends (Gamecube)
Format: Nintendo Gamecube Console (also plays on Wii)

Sky pirates, privateers, a hidden civilisation, an evil empire and more! Skies of Arcadia Legends is a classic exploration RPG for the Nintendo Gamecube. A port of an earlier Dreamcast title, small sidequests were removed in favour of enhanced graphics and gameplay. The result is a gorgeous-looking game with an excellent plot that keeps you hooked right up until the bitter end.

We replayed this on the Wii recently, and it has lost none of its charm for the new console. If you are going to play it on the wii however you will need two things: the classic controller and a Gamecube memory card to save your game.

For a detailed review and trailers, please see the review lens here

Featured Game – Ghostbusters (PS3)

Title: Ghostbusters (PS3)
Format: Sony PlayStation 3

Released on a range of consoles, we played this on the PS3 version. The game is a light hearted follow-on from the films, where the four Ghostbusters have hired you as their new “Experimental Equipment Technician” (read “Guinnea pig”).

With the return of well-known faces from the films, a strong script, and great characters the game can provide hours of enjoyment – particualrly for fans. In places the game is rather linear, and can become a little standard. However, any boredom is quickly dispelled by the range of one-liners delivered by the original cast and a chance to see notable characters again.

A PS3 Special Edition was also released which contains the film on blu-ray and can be distinguished from the usual release by the blue tint on the cover, instead of standard green.

Also available on Xbox360 and Wii: Widgets

Featured Game – Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (DS)

Name: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Nintendo DS)
Format: Nintendo DS

With the recent release of Miles Edgeworth Investigations, It seems like a good time to take a look back at the game that started the series. Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney was originally released for the GBA, but with an added chapter and updated graphics and sound, it became an early hit on the DS.

Phoenix “Nick” Wright is a trainee defense attorney, who we join at the start of his first case. Under the tutelage of Mia Fey, he has to defend a series of murder cases against Miles Edgeworth a prosecutor with a perfect record and an old rival of Phoenix. Through the course of the game we watch Phoenix develop from a rookie into an experienced attorney with his own assistant, who has to unravel past cases to resolve the mystery behind his mentor – and his opponent.

Gameplay-wise, this is the game that resulted in the classic cry of “Objection!” from a generation of gamers. Widgets

A Wii update

For the Wii gamers out there, our Wii section on Ebay is being updated with
  • New games
  • Images to eBay’s new standard size
  • Details and pricing revisions
The update will take the next few days to complete, but meanwhile why not have a look and let us know what you think? Don’t forget, if you see something you like and want a lower price, you can always make us an offer.

Featured Game – Endless Ocean 2 (Wii)

Title: Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of the Deep (Wii)
Console: Nintendo Wii

The sequel to Arika’s Wii launch title, Endless Ocean 2 takes you back to diving. The dives have an expanded scope this time, and the plot travels through the game from basic search and retrieval to more complex plots.

While Endless Ocean was possibly the most relaxing game ever, the sequel adds action to the mix. Early encounters with an aggressive humpback and predatory fish make it a more eventful game than the original. Its a good game.

In my personal opinion, I actually prefered the original for its greater focus on diving and exploration, but that isn’t going to stop me finishing this one since it’s a good game – just different.

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