Release Chat – 15 / 3 / 10

The onslaught of must-play releases shows no signs of letting up this week, with yet another long-awaited offering finally hitting the shelves.

God of War 3 on PS3, is the third part in what can comfortably be referred to as one of Sony’s flagship exclusives. It’s about fast, yet intelligent combat, a brutal (re)interpretation of Greek mythology and boss battles, the scale of which have no real precedent.

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Metro 2033 is a post-apocalyptic RPG developed by a team in Ukraine, who splintered from GSC some time before the first STALKER game came out. It’s based upon a novel by Dmitry Glukhovsky, about a future where the human race has been driven underground after the surface gets reduced to rubble.

Much is being made of its ‘Hudless gaming’ experience. If you want to know how much ammo you have, look at your gun. If you want to know the time, look at your watch. The sort of thing that worked to great effect in Dead Space. If they can nail the atmosphere like the STALKER team did, yet couple that with a coherent story, they might be on to a winner.

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I’m not sure what’s going on with Survival of the Dead. We hear nothing for ages, then all of a sudden it gets a DVD release date. I guess that means it’s straight to video

Make no mistake though, this is the latest George A. Romero film. We’re huge zombie fans here at Denki and although his last two films haven’t been quite up to his earlier quality, we still have enough goodwill to give him one last chance (although painful memories of another famous George who made a second trilogy are still resonating).

If this movie ends with a Zombie shouting ‘Noooooooo!’, then all my heroes are indeed dead.

Stew (@chicknstu)