New Release Snap Judgements 2/4/2008

Devil May Cry 4 Logo

It’s February already and it’s also another week in Q1 which features a major release.

Devil May Cry 4 (Xbox 360, PS3) – Pick of the Week
The demo was more hack and slash than I remember (I played DMC 1 but not 2 or 3) but that won’t keep fans from loving the game. This will be the critical and sales winner of the week.

Karaoke Revolution: American Idol Encore (Xbox 360, PS2, Wii)

This is a licensed money grab for the three (home) consoles with the biggest install bases.

The Spiderwich Chronicles (Xbox 360, PS2, Wii, DS)

See above.

Twisted Metal: Head On (PS2)

I haven’t seen much about this game but I remember when Twisted Metal was a huge franchise. If anything, I would hope it does well just to possibly spur a PS3 installment.

Assassin’s Creed: Altair’s Chronicles (DS)

Maybe the title hardest to peg on this weeks list. Could be an amazing single player experience on the DS or it could be a train wreck of a port which will not capture either the home console or the DS audience. I hope for the former but expect and fear the latter.

Which of these releases are you picking up this week?

  • I’m picking up DMC4 on the PS3, Twisted Metal, and Sins of a Solar Empire collectors edition on the PC which not only includes the DVD with the game but a downloadable version of it also.