on the shelves * FIFA 08 - the reviews I read say it's a definite improvement over FIFA 07, but differ about how much more polish it still needs. Game features online league play, so that's another franchise EA's managed to figure out how to do that with while still not having it for Madden. There's also going to be online psuedo-Superstar mode (it's not fleshed out in the game), but it won't arrive until a patch that's yet to be released. You'll have to watch the store for it. * Folklore - adventure/rpg/fantasy mix; 1up gives it a "good" review but warns "may well bore the average player before reaching the halfway point" * Sega Rally Revo - racing. Looks pretty, very limited. It's an arcade game, basically - fun but not deep.
It's the first must-buy game on the PlayStation Network for anyone with an inventive bone in their body, with rock-solid shooter roots to dispel any pretense of non-gamelike artiness-for-the-sake-of-it
I don't think I'd want my kids playing games like Hitman or Max Payne. The violence is just over the top, and kids don't need, or have to be exposed to the violence/gore when there are plenty of other great games that don't use either of those things.