Another week, another Microsoft Deal. This week, the Xbox Live Deal of the Week has a silver screen theme, offering us temporary 50% savings on a few movie-related games and goodies. Let's do this thing! As usual click on the link to hit up the XBLA splash page where you can queue up the demo or full game to your download queue. Remember to sign in, Gold members!
- Click here to queue up/demo Prince of Persia Classic for 400 points
- Click here to queue up Transformers 2 Character and Map Pack Plus for 400 points
- Click here to queue up/demo Watchmen: The End is Nigh for 800 points
It doesn't take a movie buff to see where the genuine bargain lies this week. Prince of Persia Classic is an exceptional remake/reworking of the original game that started it all, with shiny new graphics and the same voracious difficulty that we know and love. You'll brave bottomless pits, dangerous traps and villainous henchmen as the prince races to save the princess... with an inexorably-ticking clock giving you a single hour to complete the 14 levels. At 400 MSP, this is an absolute bargain that shouldn't be missed.
Transformers 2 was a divisive movie, but a unashamedly mediocre game. Frankly, I'd save your 400 points for something better than a weak add-on pack... perhaps a few Indie games?
Lastly, Watchmen: The End is Nigh gives players an insight into Rorschach and Night Owl's early adventures, and how New York came to be such a disgusting and violent place. It also delivers a masterclass in depressingly sluggish combat mechanics. Hardcore fans will enjoy the storyline, but everyone else should stay well clear.
So, that's your lot for today. Stay tuned for our review of Snoopy: Flying Ace, the surprising spiritual successor to Crimson Skies!