What we've been playing this week.
Tom Orry, Editor - Resident Evil 5, PS3
While you're going to have to wait until Monday for all the juicy details, most of my week has been spent playing Capcom's latest in its long-running survival horror series. I rank Resident Evil 4 as one of my favourite games of all time, so I was more than a little excited to see what Capcom had cooked up for the sequel. I'm tongue-tied slightly, but I can probably get away with saying that a lot of crazy stuff goes down over the course of the game, the co-op works really well, and there are some pretty cool unlockables. It looks incredible too. Capcom has got some great next-gen technology that produces excellent results on both 360 and PS3 - some of the scenes in Resi 5 are true jaw to the floor moments that will be talked about for a very long time.
Wesley Yin-Poole, Deputy Editor - Watchmen: The End is Nigh, XBLA
On Wednesday I trotted along to the BAFTA cinema in Piccadilly to watch... Watchmen. I'm not here to tell you what I think of the film (it wasn't bad, but nowhere near as good as the comic). I'm here to tell you about the Watchmen game, The End is Nigh, a downloadable game on XBLA, PSN and PC. While sipping on free booze and chatting with my impossibly attractive and trendy (yeah, right, this is the games industry!) peers at BAFTA, I sat down in a comfy chair and had a go on the game of the film of the comic. It's a bare-bones fighting game that sees Rorschach and Nite Owl fighting countless thugs as they attempt to bring down Underboss. But there are snippets in there that suggest it could have been... OK. The graphics are great for a download-only title and some of the attacks - Rorschach can head butt enemies and elbow them in the skull as they're laying on the ground - look brutal. Ah well.
James Orry, News Editor - Street Fighter IV, PS3
I've been playing more FM Live, but I thought I'd share an experience with SF4 instead this week. After work earlier this week Seb and I found ourselves stuck in the office waiting for others to return from various meetings. To kill time I thought I'd challenge our whipper-snapper video producer to some bouts of Street Fighter IV - he'd been taking one-on-one lessons with Wez so fancied his chances. About an hour later and I'd secured 20 wins to Seb's two. The man who gets mocked for only ever playing FM Live managed to absolutely trounce the guy who's been practising each and every day. In fairness I did play a lot of SF back when it was released on the Mega Drive and Seb only touched the series for the first time when SF4 was released, but that doesn't stop me making sure everyone knows his arse was handed to him on a plate.
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