Day Five Recap

Five full days of first hour gaming have been completed, and talk about a blockbuster 24 hours! We played Modern Warfare 2, Dragon Age: Origins, Mass Effect 2, and BioShock 2 for fans of the latest and greatest, and tried out The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks and Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story to see how Nintendo's latest portable offerings fared. In November, we featured a licensed games month, and played a bunch of first hours of a wide variety of games including Beetle Adventure Racing and Dragon Ball Z: Budokai.

We also introduced a new feature called Half-Hour handheld, for those portable games where playing for an hour is just too long. TouchMaster 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized have been played so far, with more to come in the future. I decided not to include them in the recap because introducing half-hour increments might get a tad messy.

Here's a list of the 24 games that had their first hour reviewed during Day Five in order of publication:

1. Chibi-Robo!
2. Oddworld: Abe's Odyssey
3. Wheelman
4. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
5. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
6. The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age
7. Beetle Adventure Racing
8. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai
9. Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Final Unity
10. The Wheel of Time
11. X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse
12. Dragon Age: Journeys
13. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
14. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
15. Fallout 3
16. Dragon Age: Origins
17. Phantasy Star Zero
18. Overlord
19. Batman: Arkham Asylum
20. Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
21. Final Fantasy IV
22. Mass Effect 2
23. Odin Sphere
24. BioShock 2

That's 120 hours of gaming wrapped up now, but stick around for Day Six. It's going to be awesome.