Mail run: ‘Earth Defense Force 2017′ and ‘Virtua Tennis 3′

I got both of these games in the mail today, and I’m slightly afraid. While I’m pretty sure I’ll find some fun out of Virtua Tennis (seeing as how I played tennis for most of my formative years), I’m a little worried about EDF. I watched one of our listeners play the demo not too long ago, and it reminded me a little too much of “Lost Planet” — except there was no blizzard going on. There were giant mechs, little people shooting at the giant mechs, and of course, battle vehicles you can use in combat. I think I’m sick of commanding machines and launching missiles at things.

Anyway, I’m putting together the review for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” the new release for the Xbox 360 — not to be confused with the game that’s available on XBLA (Xbox Live Arcade). That should be in the paper on Tuesday. Then, it’s “Meet the Robinsons” on Thursday.