Notable Software: 12/6 – 12/12

December 6th, 2009 -

Now I know the blog has been really, really slow lately, but it seems that with work and the holidays we’ve all been a little tired and mostly lazy (at least I have been) with updates. Now it’s back to business from me with this week’s Notable Software. Hit the jump to find out what you should try out this week.

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Xbox 360/PlayStation 3/PC
The Saboteur is the latest and last game from Pandemic Studios. Available for the above consoles, The Saboteur is set in Nazi occupied Paris where the main character, Sean Devlin, is set to take his revenge on Germany’s forces. After losing most of his friends to the Nazi’s, Sean decides to take matters into his own hands. A cool feature of the game is its art style. When going to a new area of the city, it appears black and white. As you progress through that area the scenery begins to regain color as people gain some grasp of hope and confidence. This game also features a sandbox world, so free reign to the player about where to go. I will probably check this game out in full after December.
Wii/PlayStation 2/PSP
Our next game is Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, a re-imagining of the PlayStation One original survivor/horror classic. Coming from developer Climax Studios, the game features a lot of familiar things from the original game, yet isn’t a true remake. The game starts out with Harry Mason (the returning main character from Silent Hill) as he is having a session with his psychiatrist. He asks a series of questions that you the player will answer. This then sets up the game to dish out what it thinks you can handle. For instance, saying that your a fraidy cat may limit the number of monster encounters or answering a question about your sexuality may make Cybil (the female cop from the original) be more open and flirtatious with Harry. This is another game on my radar to check out when I have some time.
  Nintendo DS
Last, but certainly not least is The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks. Following in the footsteps of Phantom Hourglass, Spirit Tracks is the newest entry into the Wind Waker story. This entry into the Zelda series sees a new Link traverse Hyrule in order to stop an evil force from awakening. I know I just about described every Zelda game, but with a new story and harder then ever puzzles, what Zelda fan will say no to this game? Picking this one up soon, stay tuned for a possible review.

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