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Take the horse, leave the prince: the games to buy this week
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Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 20 May 2010 16:44

From ARS Technica

This Tuesday saw a huge rush of releases hit store shelves, and for those gamers with a limited gaming budget, picking the right games can be a little bit of a challenge. That's why we're here! Let's run down this week's releases and give some recommendations on what you should buy, what you should rent, and what is safe to ignore.
Alan Wake



An Xbox 360 exclusive, this is a great game with some serious pacing issues and combat that can begin to feel very repetitive by the time the credits roll. Don't worry though, the story and episodic structure makes it easy to stay interested in the game. Pay special attention to the use of music, one of the title's high points. The problem? You can finish the game in two or three leisurely sessions, and outside of collecting more story pages in Nightmare difficulty you won't get much out of multiple play throughs. Save your $60, and rent this one. Here's our full review.
Red Dead Redemption

This is the story of a man, his guns, and his horse. We're still clocking in hours for the full review, but it's safe to say that based on the first 20 hours of this game you'll want to pick it up. No one does story, writing, or voice acting like Rockstar, and all three aspects of Red Dead Redemption stand out. The use of horses instead of cars and the West instead of a city makes the Grand Theft formula feels fresh and new. Throw in some fun, if glitchy, multiplayer, and you have have a game that's going to last you a long time. If you have multiple systems, we'd pick up the 360 edition.

 

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