Games | Weekly Game Releases | Blog | Week of February 19th, 2008: Not too many big titles this week. Actually, no big titles this week. Only niche titles. So I guess that's good for fans of niches. And aren't we all?
List compiled by reibeatall and Sarcasmorator | Posted February 18th, 2008

Game of the week | Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney

Like the ace attorney-ism of Phoenix Wright? Well, he's gone -- or at least demoted to secondary character -- but the new and up-and-coming attorney Apollo Justice is here to take his place! Solve mysteries! Convict criminals! Be silly! An, of course, shout things at your DS while on the bus.

Also appearing in stores

Dynasty Warriors 6
The next-gen return of the original Warriors series, nothing really new is here. Because it wouldn't really be a Dynasty Warriors game if it were, right? Better graphics, more people to kill. Hack-hack-slash-slash. The latest update to this series includes the ability to swim and also the ability to climb ladders. (Sadly, though, not at the same time.)

The Club
Are you tired of senseless killing in video games? All they ever seem to do is glorify violence. If this echoes your own feelings on the medium, then The Club is not for you.

In The Club, you kill people. Lots and lots of people. But that's not the entire point. You have to chain together your kills into kill combos in order to get a higher score. Sometimes, the game will seem like it's on rails as you just go forward and shoot.

To help imagine exactly how this game works, think of Bizarre Creations' other games. The over-the-top scoring could be taken as a throwback to Geometry Wars, while the advancements during the stages could be taken from PGR. And the killing, uh... well, that's gaming for you.

Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors
It's not quite a lightsaber game, but it's better than Samurai Warriors Katana. Or so I hope. Wander around (but only a little bit) in the Dragon Quest world while swinging your Wii-mote like a sword, blocking enemy attacks with a nunchuk sheld. An RPG lite on rails, in other words.

Downloadable Contentment: This Week in DLC

Wii VC: Phantasy Star II
So yeah, Aeris died in Final Fantasy VII. Boo-freakin'-hoo, you babies. Permanent and shocking character death happened way before 1997 in the form of Phantasy Star II, and you don't hear anyone pining for a resurrection. Of course, this game actually had one ...

Wii VC: Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom
Ryu's adventures get kinda weird in this third installment, which not only introduces the cybernetic BIO-NOIDs as a new foe, but also tosses in a limited number of continues to make sure you never see how the story ends. So basically it has the delicious regular difficulty of a Ninja Gaiden game plus the great taste of start all over again!

Wanna be a little ninja dude who leaps through a succession of puzzle-like stages collecting gold coins to extend a ticking timer? You're in luck, because that's what N+ is like! And if you don't want to pay for it on XBL, you could always play the free Flash version, N.

PSN: Twisted Metal: Head-On
Don't bother with this one; it's just Twisted Metal: Head-On masquerading as a $15 PSP download. Pony up the extra $5 for the new, enhanced PS2 version instead. Or, if you've never played it, just get the creepy Twisted Metal: Black instead. Seriously, I bet you can find it for like $5.

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