October 31, 2011: wallet threat level green

, | Games

Nathan Drake is back in what is, so far, the weakest Uncharted of them all. More on that later, but as of about two-thirds through the campaign, it’s not looking good.

If you’ve only got an Xbox 360 or PS3, you can finally play the Wii version of Goldeneye. This means that instead of going, “Hey, this isn’t bad for a Wii game…”, you can just go, “Hey, this is pretty bad…”. But at least someone is keeping the James Bond franchise alive, since MGM isn’t quite up to the task.

After gladly skipping games with Sonic’s name on them for the last several years, I wonder if its time to revisit that policy. Sonic Generations’ blend of classic retro 2D levels and rebooted 3D levels might be just what the tired old hedgehog needs.

Finally, there’s a Lord of the Rings action RPG with co-operative multiplayer called War in the North. It’s made by the folks who did Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance and Champions of Norrath, so they’ve already gotten their feet wet with action RPGs. And now they’ve got a license.