Games Releases (4 – 8 January 2010)

Games Releases (January 4 – 8, 2010)

First of, let me express my best wishes for the year for 2010 to you and your families.

Now then, I sincerely hope you took a breather during the Christmas holidays because you are going to need all your strength (and quite possibly a lot of cash) in the first 3 months of 2010. The release list is phenomenal and even bigger than last year’s autumn with games like God of War III, Final Fantasy XIII, Splinter Cell: Conviction and Heavy Rain.

But even this week there are two excellent titles, one of which quite possibly might be a contender for game of the year 2010. And this is just in the first week!

came out of nowhere and it’s been well received by the gaming media. It’s an action-adventure game. Here is an official trailer of the game and also a video showing the gameplay. Looks pretty sweet.

Bayonetta on the other hand i knew about as the developers, Platinum Games, are former Capcom people (Clover Studios) behind games like Okami, MadWorld and Devil May Cry. These guys are really talented so i expected a lot from them. But still the perfect score it received from Edge magazine still surprised me. The X360 version currently sits at a metacritic score of 93. There is a demo available on Xbox Live and PSN for anyone willing to give it a try. Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect from this game (gameplay-trailer)

I will trust Edge’s judgement and give it the game of the week award from OnThisIsland.

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Costas Taliadoros is an accountant by profession but a gamer at heart. He was born in Nicosia in 1977 and was raised by Donkey Kong. At a very young age he started piloting F-15 Strike Eagles over the Iraqi and Libyan deserts and has also seen action in an M1 Ambraams tank somewhere in Eastern Europe fighting against the Soviets. As the years went by, he was integrated into Civilization until he finally conquered the world and sent the first human mission to Alpha Centauri. He graduated from the International Superstar Soccer academy and moved back to Cyprus to start his career. In this dark period of his life he fought and swore against 3 more Master Chiefs on a 4-way split-screen all day and night. It was around this period that he also started traveling to Live in many places around the world but mostly the USA. There, he met a lot of young American teenagers who were willing to discuss topics like his mother and the colour of his skin in great detail. It only strengthened his belief that he still has a lot to learn in this life. Nowadays Costas can be found on a couch playing games with friends and foes, with beer in close proximity. He is just a non-professional “writer” who loves games, books, comics, football, and running. He is also writing in the video-game site he co-founded,, and on his personal blog,