The Week That Was… (ending 7 Oct, 2011)

9 Oct 2011  by   Paul Younger
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Reviews, reviews and more reviews.
The past seven days ending 7 October turned out to be review week here at IncGamers, the likes of Forza 4, Rage, Crysis, Dark Souls and The Binding of Isaac having been put through their paces. 
As is the nature of such things, there were winners and there were losers. The biggest of the success stories was undoubtedly Dark Souls, awarded only the second ever IncGamers 10/10. Rage, Forza 4 and The Binding of Isaac also performed exceptionally, all walking away with 9/10.
Elsewhere, Worm: Ultimate Mayhem and A Game of Thrones achieved lesser scores – 3/10 and 5/10, respectively.
Reviews aside, a number of major games were given the ‘preview’ treatment, with Max Payne 3, Uncharted 3 and Battlefield 3 vying for our pre-release attentions. We’ve also got a special feature entitled ‘Max Payne 3’s gameplay made easy‘ in which we break down the key mechanics in (the ever-popular) bullet point format.
If you’re feeling starved for info on the upcoming Batman: Arkham Asylum, we’ve got an interview with Rocksteady’s Dax Ginn for your reading pleasure. Ginn talks about such things as killing-off characters, the move to an open-world environment and how you go about following up one of the finest games of this generation.
Image is from Dark Souls.
The week’s top articles as follows:
News

Rage PC driver issues a “cluster !@#$’, says Carmack
Team Bondi staff owed thousands after liquidation
Forza 4 ‘the finest racing simulator of this generation’
Battlefield 3: 360 install will allow for hi-res textures
Gears of War 3 ‘Horde Command Pack’ 
First PES 2012 DLC dated and detailed
Football Manager 2012 demo now on Steam
Steve Job dies aged 56
Xbox Live to partner with global TV providers
Today on the EU PlayStation Store (05/10/11)
Today on Xbox Live (05/10/11)
Yakuza of the End coming to the West, will be PS3 exclusive
Fifa 12 shifts 3.2 million copies in five days

Reviews

Forza Motorsport 4
Dark Souls
Rage
A Game of Thrones: Genesis
The Binding of Isaac
Crysis (Console re-release)
Worms: Ultimate Mayhem

Previews

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Max Payne 3
Battlefield 3 

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