The Video Game Release List of 3/15 - 3/21

By Chris Faylor, Mar 14, 2009 9:49am PDT With the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 getting a free pass this week, it's up to the PC, DS and PSP to do most of the heavy lifting. Good thing that those platforms have several games that are looking pretty good, including Grand Theft Auto and Resistance efforts.

If you're looking for a particular system, skip right to the PC, PlayStation 2, Wii, Nintendo DS and PSP sections. Should you want to check out any past release lists, scope out our handy archive.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars will be on North American stores shelves come Tuesday, March 17. Barring any unforeseen delays, most of the week's remaining games should arrive by Wednesday, March 18.

PC

Grand Ages: Rome, Men of War, Merchants of Brooklyn (Steam only), OMG! High School Triple Play Pack, Tom Clancy's HAWX

PlayStation 2

Pimp My Ride: Street Racing, SingStar Queen

Wii

Marble Saga: Kororinpa, No More Heroes / Red Steel Bundle, Pro Evolution Soccer 2009, Ready 2 Rumble Revolution, Rune Factory: Frontier

Nintendo DS

Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled, C.O.R.E., Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure, History Great Empires: Rome, Scrabble, Suikoden Tierkreis, TrackMania DS, Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume

PSP

Air Conflicts: Aces of World War II, Prince of Persia Rival Swords / Revelations Bundle, Resistance: Retribution, Scrabble

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  • I'd like to hear how Resistance is. Taking a trip on Sat so a new PSP game would be good...

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    • It is good. quite good, really. It all depends on how you like playing "first person" games on the PSP. Yes, it's third person, but it has FPS controls. Similar to Syphon Filter, the analog stick controls your aiming and the face button control movement: triangle is forward, X is back etc. It works well when you get used to it. The auto aiming helps as does the use of a cover system. Having that extra time to hide behind cover and plan your attack really works here. The sniper rifle in particular has a secondary fire mode that activates slow motion to make pulling off headshots satisfying.
      The graphics are awesome. One of those games that really stands out as a system show piece up there with God of War and Final Fantasy. Sound is good too.
      Don't have much to say about the story since I've never played any other Resistance games and the world has never really appealed to me.
      Haven't had a chance to play multiplayer either and I doubt I will. If I'm going to get my ass handed to me as much as I did in Syphon Filter, I'll probably avoid it altogether!
      I'm not all that far into it yet, but it has me coming back for more. Hell, just writing about it now makes me want to go home and play it! It's good... it "feels" right, which is something you can't tell from screenshots and videos.