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Out This Week: April 29th (North America)

Posted by Anthony Bacchus

Spider-Man makes a surprise appearance and Child of Light amazes

So you're browsing your local retailer's Xbox One and Xbox 360 section and have no idea what new games were released this week. No one seems willing to help and you feel alone and scared. Surely, there must be a way — an easy way — to get the info on the latest releases. Rest your worried head young Spartan, because at pX we got you covered on what's hitting retail stores and the Games Store.

After last week's dry affair, we can finally proclaim this week's as a success. Not only is the excellent Child of Light being released on Wednesday, but a game we thought was delayed swings onto our Xbox One's.


Xbox One Retail

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Activision / $59.99) - There's been a lot of confusion lately surrounding the Xbox One version of Beenox's latest Spider-Man game. It wasn't long ago that Activision announced it was being "delayed indefinitely" and that Microsoft was seemingly working with both publisher and developer on releasing the game on time. Color us surprised when we saw the game show up on the digital store as well as reports of the game hitting retailers too without any warning. Whatever issues that may have arisen during development seems to have been worked out. It's nice to see the game release on schedule alongside all other versions. Available April 29th


Xbox 360 Retail

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Activision / $59.99) - Thankfully, the 360 version didn't suffer from any confusing murmurs about possibly being delayed. Like any movie tie-in videogame, it might be wise to see the movie first if you're worrying about being spoiled. This is also the first game in the series where we get to play as Peter Parker. The web-slinging mechanics have also been improved from previous versions, so moving about in NYC as Spider-Man is sure to be a thrilling experience. Available April 29th


Xbox Games Store

Child of Light (Ubisoft / $14.99) - If you haven't read our review yet, now would be a good time if you're still unsure about Ubisoft's latest action RPG. We said "With exciting mechanics, a gripping combat system, and an imaginative world that's equally ominous and elegant, Child of Light constantly fires on all cylinders, sure to leave an impression that's hard to shake." You can pick up this masterpiece on Xbox One and Xbox 360. Available April 30th

Dustforce (Capcom / $9.99) - Your dreams of cleaning and wiping every nook and cranny as a janitor are finally realized in this surprisingly well-received platformer. Critics cited the graphics and soundtrack as definite highlights. Xbox fans had to wait a bit longer for this one compared to their PlayStation brethren, but this one might still be worth checking out. Available April 25th


We aren't afraid to admit that we've been enamoured with Child of Light. It's beautiful visuals, soothing soundtrack and addictive, elegant combat system are just some of the reasons why. But we're thinking of stepping away from Lemuria for a bit and take The Amazing Spider-Man 2 a quick spin.

Do any of this week's entries appeal to you at all?

What are you buying? (5 votes)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Xbox One)

40%

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Xbox 360)

  0%

Child of Light (Xbox One)

60%

Child of Light (Xbox 360)

  0%

Dustforce (Xbox 360)

  0%

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User Comments (4)

Kaine_Morrison

#2

Kaine_Morrison said:

So, I've been barely playing it and somehow I'm at 12 or 14 completed Main Missions...
WTF!
How in their right minds could they charge full price for such a short ass game????
There was also no explanation as to how Max became Electro, no cut-scenes, nothing. He starts out in OsCorp as a hostage and then the next time you even hear about him is when you fight him...

The Hero/Menace bar drops very quickly. Yet takes forever (slight exaggeration) to fill up or even refill.

The pointless "Cut-Scene" every time you Pass or Fail a Mini-Mission.
The Camerawork is bad.

The "Auto-Aim" never works properly except for in the Electro fight.
The Kingpin fight is very hard, much harder than it needs to be. I felt like I needed a 3rd hand...

  • 1 for running, one for Spider-Sense/Jumping, Webbing and a 3rd just to keep the camera where it needed to be so that I could see what was going on, but also to use the Auto-Aim...

I was actually excited for this game, but it's really terrible.

I seriously do NOT recommend this game to anyone.

DRLAdmin

#3

DRL said:

@Kaine_Morrison - You're not alone in that opinion. I'll have my review live sometime between now and the end of the weekend.

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