When I saw it at E3, The War of the Worlds didn't wow me. On second thought, maybe I saw the wrong level. Arriving on Xbox Live Arcade next Wednesday, The War of the Worlds looks to be a serious platformer, not just something whose stylized presentation of 1953 London is pretty to look at.
If there's a star of The War of the Worlds, the upcoming downloadable title for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, it's someone working behind the scenes or above the action. It's the score by Chris Hülsbeck, or the writing by Chris Fowler or, not least, the narration by Patrick Stewart.