Games out this week include the wearying Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow 2 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC) in which you kill yet more beasts of the night with a whip until you wish they'd all just sod off and go home.
Senran Kagura Burst (3DS) has an unusual brand of cheap and cheerful fighting action featuring lightly dressed, large-breasted ninjas
Tales Of Symphonia Chronicles (PS3) is an unabashed Japanese RPG, which means long cut scenes, silly plot twists and obsessive levelling up of your characters
Resident Evil 4 HD (PC) brings what is still the high point of the declining zombie-shooting series to PC
And TxK (PS Vita) is Llamasoft's new version of 80s classic Tempest, with retro analogue sound-effects and psychedelic vector graphics that will instantly take you back to a world of stacked 10p coins, trackballs and fag burn-scarred plastic.
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