Cheap This Week - 25/05/11
Demon's Souls! Nintendogs + Cats! Pikmin!
It's Wednesday, so it's time for our weekly roundup of cut-price games. This week's comprehensive selection includes a classic from yesteryear, a hidden gem that you might have missed at its lowest price yet, a cheap pre-order and a couple of new releases nicely discounted. If you want more cheap games pumped into your web browser around the clock, get yourself over to SavyGamer.co.uk, the home of cheap gaming in the UK.
Here are this week's deals:
Demon's Souls, PS3 - £11.57 delivered
This is an ex-rental deal, but I've bought ex-rental games from Boomerang Rentals several times, and they are always in good as new condition. They only rent out the disc, so the packaging and manual have all been kept pristine in storage. They also thoroughly check the discs, and all the ones I've received haven't had a single scratch.
Demon's Souls is tough as nails, and is all the better for it. Keza was spot on when she said:
"It's stoic, uncompromising, difficult to get to know, but also deep, intriguingly disturbed and perversely rewarding. You can learn to love Demon's Souls like few other games in the world. But only if you're prepared to give yourself over to it."
It's absolutely deserving of the 9/10 score. If you're still eagerly awaiting the spiritual sequel, Dark Souls, you should check out Christian's preview to find out what's in store.
Nintendogs + Cats, 3DS - £17.85 delivered
You get to pick which flavour of dog you want, there's: Golden Retriever and New Friends, French Bulldog and New Friends & Toy Poodle and New Friends.
This is one of the three games from Nintendo in the 3DS's launch period, and a follow up to one of the best selling original DS games.
The graphics are way shinier than the DS original, and of the 3DS games I've played, Nintendogs + Cats use of the 3D effect is possibly the most subtle.
New 3DS features include AR card support, that lets you take 3D pictures of your digital dog superimposed on the real world, and the bark mode from the original games is now integrated into StreetPass.
Check out Keza's review here.
F1 2011, PC - £23.50 delivered
This isn't out until September, but you can save yourself a cool couple of quid by getting your order in now.
Last year's F1 game from Codies got a Eurogamer 8/10 from Joao, but it had it's fair share of technical issues at launch. They sorted out a lot of the problems with extensive patching, but hopefully they'll be able to be solid out of the gate for this new one.
If you do decide to order this now, you might want to keep an eye on SavyGamer.co.uk in the run up to release. It's pretty common for the various online retailers to compete on price these days, especially for PC games, so it's highly plausible that someone else might beat this price before release.