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New Release Snap Judgements 4/14/2008

After a two week break, the video game industry has decided to actually grace us with new, new releases. We have a variety of titles this week including a marquee race for the PS3, a hardcore adventure for the Wii and new Pokemon for the DS.

Gran Turismo 5: Prologue (PS3) – Pick of the Week

This super-sized demo for the top racing franchise of last gen makes it’s way onto the PS3 at a budget price of $39.99 and more content than it’s Japanese counterpart. If you’re a big racing fan, this is the game for you. If not, probably a skip even at the discount price.

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness (DS)

A twin helping of new Pokemon titles which let you play as the titular characters in a more standard dungeon RPG. While I’m sure the hardcore Pokemon fan will be excited for it, those who enjoy the creature collection aspect will be disappointed. I will be giving this one a pass and waiting for the next “real” Pokemon.

Okami (Wii)

This PS2 port shouldn’t lose too much in the graphics and may actually gain something in the gameplay department when the brush stroke mechanic is played out with Wii’s motion controls. But, as I always say, I never have faith in old ports to do well sales wise.

Rondo of Swords (DS)

More of a traditional JRPG for the DS. If you’re not a fan of cute Nintendo mascots in your RPG, this may be the one for you.

What are you going to be picking up this week?