Monday, November 12, 2007

Games you can't miss this holiday season

Should have Galaxy tomorrow, so don't expect to hear much from me until Wednesday, alright? Also, this would have been longer, but I'm tired. I can't get Galaxy if I'm asleep, now, can I?

Super Mario Galaxy is sure to be one heck of a best-selling game this holiday season, but that's no reason to ignore some other great software coming out. Game developers all over are putting their all into these games, and it'd be a real shame if they went unnoticed. Thusly, I've compiled a mini-list of games deserving of a space on your Christmas list.

(Also available on DS)

LEGO Star Wars was a massive hit when it debuted on the Gamecube, PS2 and XBox in 2005. It's follow up title, LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, was also critically acclaimed when it was released the next year. Since there's not going to be another set of Star Wars movies (Or is there?), what better way to follow it up than with a compilation! And thus, The Complete Saga was born.

In addition to the content from the first two games, The Complete Saga also includes several bonus levels and additional characters. The added motion controls don't really go much further than simple shaking, but that's no real downside.

So children, be nice, and maybe Darth Santa will slip a copy in your stocking.

Medal of Honor has been a big name in war video games for many years, and now it's making the jump to the Wii. Again taking place in the trenches of World War II, Medal of Honor: Heroes 2 has so many features crammed into it, I hardly know where to start. In addition to the main single-player campaign, Heroes 2 also features online multiplayer with support for up to 32 players at once.

Furthermore, the game is compatible with the brand-new Wii Zapper attachment, allowing incredible immersion. An exclusive "arcade mode" is also included, where the walking it taken care of, and all you have to worry about is shooting. And from what I've heard, the control scheme in every single part of this game is the best ever on any game console, PERIOD. And that's including Metroid Prime 3! How this is possible, I'm not sure, but damned if I'm not excited!

Medal of Honor: Heroes 2 looks to be one hell of a piece of work, and I can't wait to get my hands on it!

The Rabbids are back yet again in the sanity-deficient Rayman Raving Rabbids 2! Much like the first game on the Wii, Rabbids 2 is again a mini-game compilation of sorts. But unlike some other game assortments, Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 looks to be of the utmost quality!

Using the Wii remote in ways never before imagined, you'll help thwart the Rabbids' evil plans of dominating the planet Earth. Instead of what's usually used for fighting back alien invaders, your arsenal will instead consists of plungers, robotic bucking broncos and gigantic sandwiches. The main point of this game is to make you laugh, and if it's anything like the original Rayman Raving Rabbids, it'll succeed in this easily.

So once this hits the market, be sure to grab a copy to give Rayman a helping disembodied-hand. And don't forget to bring your plungers!

So I hope you all give the above games some consideration. They all look to be incredibly fun, and well-worth the time and money. Super Mario Galaxy's great and all, but we can't live off of just Nintendo alone!

The Duck Has Spoken.


Anonymous said...

Would have been nice to have some release dates in your article. Enjoy Galaxy, I know I will be.

alexanderpas said...

great games, must have!!!

Jon-Marc said...

Nice list! I will be looking into those.