Weekly Report, 6/6 Feature - The Next Level

Weekly Report, 6/6

Ah, summer, when the new release lists are easy.

Article by James Cunningham (Email)
June 6th 2005, 06:14AM

A tiny little week leads into a merely small one. It's an improvement, so there's that to be happy about.

The nice thing about a release list like this is that the smaller titles actually have a chance to stand out. In the Groove and Samurai Western only have to argue with the new Medal of Honor for new-release shelf space, which hopefully for them will mean they have a better crack at finding their audience. WWII FPS? That'll sell all by itself. Samurai vs black-hat cowboys? Gaming needs more goofy concepts like this, and a nearly empty new release rack should help it find a home.

Week of May 30 - June 4

Wednesday, June 1

Advent Rising (Xbox)
Part 1 of a planned science-fiction action trilogy written by Orson Scott Card.

Friday, June 3

Hospital sims. Treat patients while working through the drama.

Saturday, June 4

Digimon World 4 (PS2, Gamecube, Xbox)
Monster summoning RPG that isn't even vaguely similar to Pokemon. At all.

Week of June 6 - June 11

Tuesday, June 7

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Xbox, PC)
Niche gaming at its finest as this quirky little title comes to two new platforms after its PS2 breakout success.

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

Wednesday, June 8

Medal of Honor: European Assault (PS2, GC, Xbox)
World War II FPS. There can never be enough of them, ever.

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

Thursday, June 9

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

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