The Gaming Friday Ahead – October II


The second Friday of October sees the next batch of must have titles releasing across the various platforms. Top of the pile is undoubtedly Mercury Steam’s masterpiece Castlevania – Lords of Shadow. Anyone who has played the demo and likes thier hack and slash games will undoubtedly be as excited as I am. The graphics are stunningly close of God of War 3, the gameplay is fantastic and the presentation is spot on.

For those curious about the Castlevania Collector’s Edition – it has reportedly been delayed and will come out after the normal edition. However without a specific date, most punters will likely snap up the normal edition. Personally, I’m going to wait 🙂

This is entirely unlike Enslaved, which despite getting better marks from some reviewers, sports questionable graphics on the PS3, tired gameplay and some pretty shonky character animation. Let’s just get this out of the way – I don’t like Ninja Theory – I didn’t like Heavenly Sword and consider their anti-PS3 stance annoying of late. Let’s not even mention what they did to Dante.

For those of you without Heavy Rain – the Move Edition comes out too. This is the original game, with extra scenes and move support. If you already own the game, a free online patch will upgrade your version to the Move Edition. This is specifically for new buyers. PES2011 also comes out, hoping people will trade in thier recently purchased FIFA11’s for the long running Japanese series. Doubtful, but they’re welcome to try 🙂 Front Mission Evolved also comes out and unfortunatly comes out as a sub-par 3rd person shooter. Losing the deep strategy of the originals was always expected, but the story and characterisation is also meant to suffer quite badly when compared to masterpieces like FM5: Scars of the War.

8th October

  • PES 2011 (Everything!)
  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (PS3/X360)
  • NBA 2K11 (PS3/X360/PC)
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (PS3/360)
  • Heavy Rain: Move Edition (PS3)
  • WRC: World Rally (PS3/X360/PC)
  • Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light
  • Front Mission Evolved (PS3/X360/PC)
  • Sid Meier’s Pirates (Wii)
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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Haify says:

    Nice Castlevania is out might pick that up later on as my discount at work has gone up for xmas but thats about it really nothing else seems to stand out this week

  2. BigBob says:

    Just had a closer look at enslaved and it looks like they just reused the game assets from Heavenly Sword and plonked them into a new story line. I personally do not like any titles that has Andy Serkis (Gollum) in.

  3. DeadmanXIII says:

    I’m REALLY pumped for Enslaved,

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