Console Me #2

This week’s releases “guaranteed to blow your mindThis Week’s Big Game

Guitar Hero – Out Now
Available on PS2

What else could we class as this week’s big title? Sure Lara’s return to form is very compelling but we have been waiting so long for Guitar Hero to hit our shores so we are not going to toss it by the wayside now! Some may class the game as being gimmicky but that is doing the game a terrible injustice. Strap on your Guitar Hero controller, plug-in, and CRANK IT UP. Guitar Hero creates all the sensations of being a rock star, as you rock out to 30 of the greatest rock anthems of all time and more. Soundtrack includes songs made famous by such legendary artists as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, David Bowie, Boston, Sum 41, Ozzy Osbourne, Audioslave, White Zombie, Franz Ferdinand, and The Ramones. Who needs air guitar!

…And The Rest

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend – Out Now
Available on Xbox360, Xbox, PS2, PC

Lara Croft is finally back in the first game to do her legacy justice since the days of the original PlayStation. With updated graphics and gameplay, and a whole new suite of moves and equipment this is the sequel fans have always demanded. After the disappointment of Angel of Darkness, the Tomb Raider series has gone back to basics with a new developer and even a new Lara. Combat is back to being only around a third of the game with everything else centred on platform jumping and puzzle solving. This is also the first Tomb Raider to have a proper physics engine, with lots of the puzzles revolving around movement and the use of Lara’s natty new magnetic grappling hook. The graphics are also excellent, and with input from the original creator this is a long awaited return to form.

Top Spin 2 – Out Now
Available on Xbox360

Honestly, the Top Spin series has been one of the best Tennis games in recent years and also it has been one of the top Xbox based sports games in both sales and popularity, Top Spin 2 is now here and it has everything many loved about the original and made even better. Player-creator is reborn with the powerful digital identity that truly puts you in the game. Characters are even more stunning with the addition of HD technology and the inclusion of the top players in the world like Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams, Andy Roddick, Lleyton Hewitt and Roger Federer.

Major League Baseball 2K6 – 11th April
Available on Xbox360, Xbox, PS2

2K sports have been releasing all their big sports titles over the course of the last few months and now finally comes the turn of baseball. It could be argued that this sport is not all that popular over on this side of the water but still, MLB2K6 should not be sneezed at and looks every bit the quality title. (Well at least for fans of the sport anyway!)

…Games You Probably Heard About Here First

Magna Carta: Tears Of Blood – Out Now
Available on PS2

What’s this one then? I sure as hell never heard about it until today. Apparently in the game you play the part of Calintz; a mercenary of the unit known as Tears of Blood. Your aim is to get revenge against a race of powerful human-like creatures, called the Yason. It all sounds cool but as always having not heard anything about the game until it has hits shelves should make anyone wary of picking this game up.

Well that’s the end of this weeks look into the world of console gaming. We will be back next week with more! Perhaps a few days early as there are a few interesting games coming out mid-week.
Remember: All the games listed may be subject to change and could be delayed. If that happens don’t nag us about it! If you do we will just shout at you.