We missed two whole weeks (ok, I missed them) so it's quadruple duty time. Post your thoughts on this week's games (and those from last week and the week before that) according to the simple rules and help everyone be a tad more wise in their XBLA purchases. Since we have so many to cover, I've simplified the posting requirement. So all you lurkers have no excuse! But if you miss the old way, go ahead and be verbose and opinioned if you want. We like that too.
And since I never did a sum up post from the last batch, here's the results:
SPFIITHDR gets two thumbs up and one undecided. Apparently, it's a "refreshing entry in the falling block puzzle genre." Puzzle fans, rejoice!
Streets of Rage 2 gets one thumb up (from the only person that bought the game) and two thumbs down. Looks like nostalgia is the main attraction.
With that out of the way, read the "rules" post-leap and then get to work!
The Xbox Domain's keen eyes picked out some interesting complaints on the xbox.com forums. Apparently, Sonic 2 has no Xbox Live (aka Online) co-op mode and some buyers are very upset about that fact. An informed buyer should know that kind of information though. How did these fools get fooled?
Guess they were fooled just because they know how to translate letters into words. So much for due diligence.
Anyone else out there "missing" a feature?
[via The Xbox Domain]
We've just received word that this week will be another to spin by -- Sonic The Hedgehog 2 will be released at the usual time this Wednesday. I anticipate the retro-standard price point of 400 MSP. And the xbox.com page backs me up on this.
SEGA continues adding to their SEGA Vintage Collection by giving us what many consider to be the best Sonic game ever (I think I'm in this camp). Do you still have love for good ol' 2D Sonic? Or did the load times on the retail 360 Sonic game sour you completely on the spunky hedgehog (whether in 2D or 3D)?
In addition to Sonic 2, we'll also be getting some new DLC for Bomberman Live! and Band of Bugs. No details yet on what we're getting but we'll let you know when we know.
E-mail after the break.
[via Gamerscore News, xbox.com page here]
[Update]: Added a screenshot (click for high-res) which seems to show a massive amount of smoothing graphically. (For comparison, here's an original screen at MobyGames.) Any purists out there upset by this?
Gotta love marketing. I just received the September Xbox Flash in my inbox, entitled "Halo 3 Screen Shots, PGR 4 and BioShock Demo". Typically, these emails are made entirely from information I already know. This time however, I noticed something of interest. The "Family Game of the Month" for September is Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
Just in case you don't get these emails, I'm posting a screenshot segment of the email in question.
Sonic 2 in September, eh? Seems reasonable, but it is not official yet. And we know what happens when we get unofficial confirmation.
[via my email inbox]