Weekly Report, 6/13 Feature - The Next Level

Weekly Report, 6/13

The past and future collide in a cavalcade of gaming joy.

Article by James Cunningham (Email)
June 13th 2005, 08:03AM

A new Medal of Honor and the spreading of GTA:San Andreas to new consoles would seem to be a lot for a slow June week, but we got all that and more. Not much more, admitted, but but all told a respectable showing for the underachieving month of June.

Next week we're granted the joy of Juiced, which survived the death of Acclaim in a way that the amazing The Red Star somehow didn't. If anyone is paying attention, that particular license can't cost more than $1.25 by now, and deserves better than to be forgotten after coming so close to being released.

Week of June 6 - June 11

Monday, June 6

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Xbox)
The franchise other developers can't seem to ever stop imitating...

Tuesday, June 7

Still Life (Xbox)
Mystery-solving adventure, where a 75 year old serial killing motif is making a return.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PC)
...creates the Thug Life genre, now supplanting the WWII FPS as "most overused".

Wednesday, June 8

Medal of Honor: European Assault (PS2, Gamecube, Xbox)
Speaking of WWII FPS, here's one now.

Samurai Cowboy (PS2)
Slice through hundreds of cowboys who mistakenly bring guns to a sword fight in the old west.

Thursday, June 9

Area 51 (PC)
FPS that the government will be sure to cover up any minute now.

Friday, June 10

In the Groove (PS2)
Maniac-tough DDR clone.

Week of June 13 - June 18

Tuesday, June 14

Juiced (PS2, Xbox, PC)
Tuner street racing, salvaged from the wreckage of Acclaim.

Kirby: Canvas Curse (DS)
Draw rainbow paths for a quadriplegic Kirby to zip along.

Goldeneye: Rogue Agent (DS)
The first touch-screen controlled FPS for the DS.

Yoshi Topsy Turvy (GBA)
Guide Yoshi by physically twisting and turning the GBA itself.

Wednesday, June 15

Batman Begins (PS2, GC, Xbox, GBA)
Movie licensed action game product.

Arc the Lad: End of Darkness (PS2)
A new entry in the strategy-RPG series, now with a heavy online component.

Romance of the Three Kingdoms X (PS2)
Unite ancient China in one of the deepest strategy/sim games available.

Capcom Fighting Evolution (Xbox)
A variety of fighters plucked from years of Capcom's history go head to head, complete with Xbox Live support.

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