Posted on 10 May, 2013 by dkpatriarch
OXCGN’s Star Trek: The Video Game Review
Dammit Jim, I’m a movie tie-in, not an innovative game!
by Kent Sobey
© 2013 Kent Sobey
Hollywood seems to be stuffing us full of sequels, prequels and re-boots these days. Most of them are terrible, but once in a while a good one sneaks through. Star Trek was one such successful re-boot, and now we have the sequel rapidly approaching.
Simply titled Star Trek: The Video Game, the game was released as a tie in to the new movie, Star Trek: Into Darkness. It is set sometime between the two movies and promised a whole lot for Star Trek fans. It promised, but did it deliver?
Well the uninspired title gives you a hint, unfortunately.
Star Trek review here
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Posted on 6 May, 2013 by exterminat
OXCGN’s Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Review
Dogma 2.0 or just more dogma for your buck
by Alex Baldwin
©2013 Alex Baldwin
A bit less than a year ago, Capcom surprised gamers with a new Japanese-developed RPG using a distinctly westernised fantasy setting.
Upon reviewing Dragon’s Dogma, I was surprised to find so many excellent new ideas lurking beneath a relatively unassuming aesthetic hampered by a barely acceptable number of technical issues.
In spite of that, Dragon’s Dogma was a sleeper hit with gamers and has developed cult following.
Now, a year later, Capcom has followed their tradition of releasing an upgraded version of a previous game.
Dark Arisen adds new high-level content and enemies, a few tweaks to usability, an optional HD texture pack and the complete original game and DLC all for a budget price.
So is it worth getting this time if you skipped the original? And more importantly, is there enough here to justify a second purchase from existing fans?
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arising review here
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Posted on 4 May, 2013 by Deus Exer
OXCGN’s Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Review
The definition of insanity
by Daniel Geikowski
©2013 Daniel Geikowski
Every so often, there is a game that seemingly emerges out of nowhere to take people by surprise.
A game so absurd, so ridiculous, that people can’t help but be intrigued.
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is about as absurd a game as we’ll see this year.
Developed by Ubisoft, Blood Dragon is an FPS that aims not to tell an engaging story, but instead tries to bombard you with many an 80′s reference in order to produce a hilarious, somewhat nostalgic experience, which quite frankly ends up bordering on the insane.
Is this blood worth shedding?
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Posted on 3 May, 2013 by exterminat
OXCGN’s Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 Review
Is this the year?
by Kent Sobey
©2013 Kent Sobey
Every year we are graced with a number of EA sports titles, and every year they claim to have added and changed so much around that you probably won’t recognise it anymore.
In my experience this is usually a lie (not always, but usually).
Tiger Woods 2014 promised us a completely different golfing experience from anything we had seen before, but did it deliver?
Is the green worth checking out?
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