Star Ocean: The Last Hope

Star Ocean: The Last Hope Features for Xbox 360

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Welcome to Heads-up,'s weekly feature which gives you an at-a-glance run-down on the games you'll be able to buy or rent this weekend. Every Tuesday we'll pick out the best of the bunch, link to our reviews and previews and keep you in the video game loop so you have enough time to pre-order for Friday's post. Time to splash the cash.

Recommended: EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis - Wii
It's not perfect, but as far as realistic tennis video games go this is about as good as it gets. No other game (at least not until Virtua Tennis on Wii arrives) gives you the same sense that you're actually playing the sport, with your swing really determining what happens in the game. The career mode isn't great and there are some odd control irks, but as the first example of MotionPlus in action we reckon Grand Slam Tennis is worth a look.

Recommended: Prototype - Xbox 360, PS3 and PC
The open-world superhero genre is about to get even more competition. Activision's Prototype may bare a resemblance to Sony's infamous, but we reckon this is a little more action packed, far more brutal and a great deal of fun. Alex Mercer's move set is also something to get excited about as it's not often you can unleash a wave of spikes that maim everything unlucky enough to get caught in its path.

And the rest…
Chronicles of Mystery - PC
Guitar Hero: Metallica - PS2
Horrible Histories: Ruthless Romans - PC, Wii and DS
Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings - Wii, PS2, DS and PSP
Pirates Vs Ninjas Dodgeball - Wii
Secret Agent Clank - PS2

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guyderman's Avatar


Seems to be getting 8's and 9's mainly - a couple of lower scores but 8 seems to be the average.
Sounds pretty sweet from what I've seen and read - should be good for a bit of mindless violence.
Posted 11:10 on 11 June 2009
El-Dev's Avatar


Prototype isn't gettin that many great reviews, the ones that were alowed to be published early were positive but those that had an embargo placed on them all seem to be around 7/10.

I see it getting a 9 from VG though.
Posted 10:35 on 11 June 2009
guyderman's Avatar


The new Indy game isn't out on 360 or PS3 this week. It's actually been a bit quiet on the Indy game front for these two consoles.
Posted 08:24 on 11 June 2009
jakeistheman's Avatar


guyderman i thought u had a 360 or a PS3 if i were u id buy it on one of them. that is if u have a PS3 or 360.
Posted 01:04 on 11 June 2009
guyderman's Avatar


Prototype for me and possible my first PS2 new purchase in quiote a while as I might give the new Indy game a go.
Posted 08:46 on 10 June 2009
jakeistheman's Avatar


maby renegade but the only reason i can see it geting a higher score is cause its alot grittyer but what do i care i mean i can get both to bad 4 xbots though they cant get infamous.
Posted 01:19 on 10 June 2009


It is all about taste. inFAMOUS seems more suttle, where is Proto is all out ghore xD i will like both. But we will see ;) i would Put money on it that Proto will get a higher score.
Posted 23:30 on 09 June 2009
jakeistheman's Avatar


i still think infamous will be better than prototype.
Posted 22:41 on 09 June 2009

Game Stats

Technical Specs
Release Date: 05/06/2009
Developer: tri-Ace
Publisher: Square-Enix Co
Genre: RPG
No. Players: One
Rating: PEGI 12+
Site Rank: 2,850 4918
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