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What a June!

I Think I'm Overwhelmed

June 7, 2009
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The month of June is getting off to a fine start with all the exciting news coming out of E3. Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony have all had excellent presentations and all have some really cool stuff in the pipeline. Be sure to catch up on everything at the HJ Playbox. June’s also going to be one busy month for me as I have 12, yes 12, games in my GameFly queue that I want to review this month. Obviously I won’t get to all of them, or at least I won’t be able to do full reviews on all of them, but I’ll do my best. Here’s just a sampling of what’s coming:

  • Tiger Woods 10 on the Wii – I played the demo on the Xbox 360, but the Wii and the addition of the new MotionPlus makes me think that this game is just going to be better with motion controls. Last year’s controls were excellent, and this year’s addition of MotionPlus promises to make it even better.
  • Ghostbusters – Rumors continue to float around of a third movie, but until that happens, consider this game the official third chapter in the franchise. The entire original cast is back for an all new adventure. I’m going to try and get through both the Wii and 360 versions of the game. The Xbox 360 version obviously has the better graphics, but the Wii version is no slouch with a cool cartoony look and of course the benefit of motion controls.
  • Transformers Revenge of the Fallen – Okay so the last Transformers game pretty much sucked, no doubt, but this one is showing promise. Tighter controls, better missions, a more interesting multi-player component and more has me hopeful that this could be a good game, even if it is tied to a movie.
  • Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings – Everyone was shocked when the Xbox 360 Indy game was canceled and this one was revealed. It’s an all-new adventure and the game also comes with the classic Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. What will the fate of this game be? We’ll let you know.
  • The Conduit – The Wii has always seemed to be a natural for first person shooters, and yet it’s struggled in that genre. The Conduit aims to fix that. Designed from the ground up as a first person shooter for the Wii, the game promises to show us exactly how awesome shooters can be on the Wii. (Personally I think Metroid already did that, but technically that’s an adventure game.)

So there’s just a sampling of all I’ll try to get to this month. Also, be sure to check out new reviews for Terminator Salvation, Boom Blox Bash Party, and Red Faction Guerilla. If they aren’t up already, they soon will be.

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