Saturday, November 11

Game: Elite Beat Agents (DS) Click for more info

The US-ified version of Ouendan, Elite Beat Agents brings us nineteen new tracks to hit dots to the beat of. Gone is the quirky Japanese Pop, now repleaced by quirky US fare (things like Sk8er Boi, Material Girl and YMCA are included, along with many I don't recognise), but then this series was never just about the music itself.

The comic strip story presentation is still there, although if I'm honest it does feel like something has been lost while moving to the English language. The game itself has been updated - you can now save and trade replays and play co-op wirelessly too.

So, better than Ouendan in some ways, yet worse in others, EBA is just as brilliant overall. The more tracks the merrier, I say.