That’s it. I’ve had it. From now on, the crappy shovelware dumped into the WiiWare hopper each week will get nothing more than a paltry mention and a disdainful sniff from me. I can’t think of pithy things to say anymore.
This week we have, what? Snowboard Riot and a digital version of the puzzle game Lonpos. Nnngggeeehhh. And all Virtual Console has to offer is another SMS port of a Genesis game. Sonic Chaos, this time. Where’s the good stuff, third parties? Stop hanging onto it like it’s some kind of sacred treasure. It’s only worth something if you sell it.
Oh, there I go, getting all worked up. Anyway, I’m going to stick with what actually looks interesting. Conveniently enough, the newest XBLA and PSN games fit that bill. Oh, and PSN also has Bejeweled 2 these days.
[[image:jh_090203_dlc01.jpg::left:0]]XBLA: R-Type Dimensions
Tozai | Xbox 360 | Shoot-’em-up
This isn’t a new R-Type game, it’s just a repackaging of the first two installments with a new title and a drab-looking visual overhaul. Still, two games for the price of one ain’t bad.
[[image:jh_090203_dlc02.jpg::left:0]]PSN: Savage Moon
Sony | PS3 | Tower defense
Customize your defense grid and hope it can take out enough waves of ever-evolving bugs to keep you alive in this take on tower defense. If you like Starship Troopers (the movie) or PixelJunk Monsters, this one should at least be worth a look.