There are four new entries in the game-tastic All Formats Top 10 this week folks. Leading these up is the TV tie-in Lost: The Video Game
from Ubisoft at Number 3. Having played some of Lost: The Video Game
opinion is split at SPOnG's underwater castle.
While some of us are addicted to the complex plot lines and charismatic characters of the TV show it is tied-in with, others are appalled by the tedious plot lines and clichéd characters of the TV show it is tied-in with... as for the game itself, we are of one mind: it should never have been found in the first place.
So, what of the other noob games? Well, Frontlines: Fuel Of War
enables 63 of your mates - and you - to battle for oil in the middle east. We're pleased to see a game eschewing the whole wet, liberal, lefty, pinko, 'is war for oil a moral war' bunch of nonsense. So, it's encouraging that FFOW
like the Marines, hits the charts fast and hard at Number 4. Oooh-Rah!
The next bright new kid to have its head flushed in the bogs by the many (many) old timers in the Top 10 comes in the form of Xbox 360 exclusive Lost Odyssey
from Mistwalker. That studio is the brainchild of Final Fantasy
guru, Hironobu Sakaguchi. Mistwalker also brought the Europeanly unappreciated Blue Dragon
into the world.
The final new entrant to the Top 10 comes in with a great deal of heritage so probably won't be bullied by the likes of Mario & Sonic
(Number 1), the dear old Dr Kawashima
(Numbers 2 and 7), FIFA
in the form of 'street' soccer (Number 11) and a constantly evolving PES
(Number 9). Yes, it's The Sims 2: Freetime
So, with the Easter holiday - traditionally the second most sales-productive (see, we can make business bullshit up too) after Christmas - approaching faster than Sonic the Hedgepig at the Olympic games, we could probably be better spending our time looking to the future.
Next week we have... Condemned 2
, Ferrari Challenge: Trofeo Pirelli
, Turning Point: Fall of Liberty
and No More Heroes
all ready and waiting to make their chart debuts.
You can read the full Top 40 right here
.The Top 10
(1) 1 Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games
(3) 2 Dr Kawashima's Brain Training
(NE) 3 Lost: The Video Game
(NE) 4 Frontlines: Fuel Of War
(2) 5 Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
(NE) 6 Lost Odyssey
(15) 7 More Brain Training From Dr Kawashima
(11) 8 FIFA Street 3
(27) 9 Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
(NE) 10 The Sims 2: Freetime