Herald Sun - Switched On - - Games -

PC/PS3, $79.95/$99.95

★★★ With the of­fi­cial DC li­cence, this mul­ti­player on­line role­play­ing game has a large sta­ble of clas­sic char­ac­ters on which to draw. Play­ers cre­ate their own hero or vil­lain, then choose a men­tor, such as Bat­man or Su­per­man for the for­mer and Lex Luthor or The Joker for the lat­ter. From Gotham to Me­trop­o­lis, the world is strik­ing, while the quests lack spark. Is it worth the monthly sub­scrip­tion fee? Only for hard­core DC fans.

PS3, Xbox 360, $109.95

★ In this de­scrip­tively named fu­tur­is­tic shooter, play­ers can jack into the minds of en­emy sol­diers and civil­ians, us­ing them to fight against a pa­rade of en­emy sol­diers and mechs. It’s a cool idea, but poorly ex­e­cuted. There’s lit­tle rea­son to use it other than to stay alive, and there’s lit­tle strate­gic value, which is surely the main rea­son to have such a me­chanic. Mind you, noth­ing about Mindjack makes sense, par­tic­u­larly the for­get­table com­bat.

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