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.