Review Round Up: Super Mario Galaxy 2, Split/Second & MoreS

Our week's worth of reviews of games new and still unreleased was as varied as the power ups of Super Mario Galaxy 2, games that range from the high-speed racing of Split/Second to the old-school platforming of Rocket Knight and Bit.Trip Runner.

'Possums, princes and plumbers all suffered the scrutiny of Kotaku's video game reviews. Make sure you didn't miss any by checking out our weekly round up.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 Review: In Praise Of Superfluous Mario
In which Stephen Totilo explains why you need this needless game, in which, from what I hear, Bowser kidnaps Princess Peach. We're checking in with Nintendo to see if that's accurate.

Split/Second Review: A Blue Shell Game
In which I was all vrooom *gear shifting sound* vrooooooooom *explosion*.

Looksley's Line Up Micro-Review: Broken Promise
In which Mike Fahey sees the light is the problem that continues to plague camera-controlled video games.

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Review: Help Yourself
In which Stephen Totilo is happy to have the opportunity to die more often and loves the not-that-great combat. Wait... what, Stephen?

Rocket Knight Micro-Review: High As A Kite
In which Luke Plunkett plays a 'possum and loves all 120 minutes of it.

Skate It Micro-Review: Skate...Or Die?!
In which Brian Ashcraft draws the line between good and bad—OK, so it's all bad.

Bit.Trip Runner Micro-Review: Running Down A Dream
In which Mike Fahey and/or Gloria Estefan & The Miami Sound Machine explain why Bit.Trip Runner outclasses Guitar Hero.