DC UNIVERSE ONLINE (M) MINDJACK (MA15+)
★★★ 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.