February 14, 2008
Posted: 09:28 AM ET
With today being Valentine's Day, we've got what amounts to either great game suggestions for you to win over your sweetie with, or ways to enjoy spending the holiday by yourself ...
Jumper (Brash Entertainment)
Based on the sci-fi thriller hitting theaters tomorrow, this action title picks up the story of one of the film's supporting characters, "Griffin." As a "jumper," you use your teleporting powers to enhance your combat skills in this third-person fighting game. "Griffin" is voiced by English actor Jamie Bell, who plays the same role in the movie. Early reviews for the film have been mixed, but impressions of the game have been far more impressive.
(Rated T for Teen; 360, PS2 and Wii)
This epic RPG title was developed exclusively for the Xbox 360 by Mistwalker, the studio developed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, formerly of Square Enix. Sakaguchi's experience on the epic "Final Fantasy" series lays the groundwork for a story that plays out on a grand scale. Incredible visuals punctuate the story of the immortal "Kaim," as players embark on an role-playing adventure to discover his mysterious past – which plays out over the course of 1,000 years. By integrating elements of massively-multiplayer games, "Odyssey" expands the experience of the tradtional RPG with deeper character interaction and strategic decision making.
Professor Layton and the Curious Village(Nintendo DS exclusive)
This is the North American debut of a wildly popular franchise in Japan. As the puzzle-solving Professor, you and your apprentice "Luke" are off in search of treasure, provided you can solve the mysteries of the "Curious Village." With 100 puzzles and brain-teasers – the game makes use of the DS's innovative touch-screen controls – adding a new element of fun to the game play.
(Rated E for Everyone)
– Matt West, CNN Entertainment Producer
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