Bruce Lee once told pupils to “be like water,” constantly flowing and adjusting to the situation. Something tells me Bruce might have liked Hydrophobia, an aqua-based adventure hitting the Xbox Live Arcade this week. It’s an action-themed shooter which allows you to use water to achieve victory. Developer Dark Energy Digital is touting a feature it calls “flow combat” that plays up the dynamic between water and well, destroying lots of stuff. Hydrophobia is 1,200 Microsoft Points (US$15).
Smash hit first-person shooter-RPG hybrid Borderlands keeps a steady stream of downloadable content on tap. If you haven’t picked this one up yet, you have yet another reason this week as the New Revolution add-on hits. The game’s Claptrap robots have take a fair amount of beating in the media, making a couple of critics’ “most annoying characters” lists. Perhaps as a wink to Claptraps and their “fanbase” the small but perky robots are now moving center stage as villains in the game. The Hyperion Corporation deployed the Interplanetary Ninja Assassin Claptrap to fix problems among bounty hunters. Instead, it started a revolution and enslaved all the other Claptraps on the planet. It will be up to you to foil the plot, kill a lot of people, interplanetary wildlife and robots while collecting some sweet loot. New Revolution will set you back 800 MP.($10)
EA Sports MMA has been one of the most talked about releases of the fall. Its demo is now live so you can determine if you want to pony up $60 for the right to step into EA’s octagon. I don’t know how well this demo is going to go, but there is no way it could be as disastrous as the NBA Elite demo.
The Deal of the Week is strategy game Toy Soldiers for only 800 MP, down from its usual price of 1200 MP.