Last week saw a motley collection of games, comprised of odds and ends with a few notable titles. A new Armored Core joined Urban Chaos and Moto GP in trying to keep things lively, with Street Fighter Alpha Anthology topping it off.
Next week kicks off football season, which just like Christmas starts earlier every year. Head Coach continues EA's milking of the NFL license for all it's worth. Meanwhile, the other Moto GP series makes an appearance, proving there's nothing wrong with two series sporting identical names. The PSP ends up the big winner of the week, though, with a new Legend of Heroes and a belated Tomb Raider. Just remember, it's summer now and you really should play outside.
Week of June 12 – June 17
Tuesday, June 13
Moto GP 2006 (X360)
Motorcycle street and track racing.
Major League Baseball 2K6 (GC)
A few months late, but the Gamecube version is finally here.
Dragon Ball Advanced Adventure(GBA)
Side-scrolling Dragon Ball action from the original series.
Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War (PC)
Historical RTS with some hack & slash action tossed in.
Wednesday, June 14
Urban Chaos: Riot Response (PS2, Xbox)
Urban adventure FPS where the player is actually the good guy for once.
AMF Xtreme Bowling 2006 (PS2)
Making a valiant attempt at portraying bowling as an extreme sport.
Armored Core: Last Raven (PS2)
Giant robot fighting and customization.
Street Fighter Alpha Anthology (PS2)
Street Fighter Alphas 1-3 with Pocket Fighter as a bonus.
Metal Gear Solid Digital Graphic Novel (PSP)
Big comic on UMD.
Mega Man Battle Network 6: Falzar (GBA)
The Mega Man RPG series continues...
Mega Man Battle Network 6: Gregar (GBA)
...on two separate cartridges, Pokemon-style.
Week of June 19 – June 24
Tuesday, June 20
NFL Head Coach (PS2, Xbox, PC)
Pure football strategy from the commander's chair.
Wednesday, June 21
Moto GP 4 (PS2)
More motorcycle racing, but an entirely different series.
Legend of Heroes II: Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch (PSP)
Tomb Raider Legend (PSP)
Lara's return goes portable.
Break 'em All (DS)
Break-Out's one millionth clone.
Friday, June 23
AMF Xtreme Bowling (Xbox)
Same as the PS2 version, but Xbox-ish.
IHRA Drag Racing: Sportsman Edition (Xbox)
Pure muscle racing