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“Let me tell a story of Lemuria, a kingdom past, and a girl born for glory…”
When I first saw the trailer for a small Ubisoft game entitled “Child of Light”, I was utterly mesmerised. The art style, narration and score of the announcement trailer cemented it as a game to watch out for in the future, and after seeing the trailer announcing the release date I’m convinced that it has the potential to be one of the best games to come out in 2014 (April 30th, to be exact!).
Using Ubisoft’s UbiArt Framework the developers have been able to use concept art in the game as assets, 2D animation combined with 3D models and animation to make for a unique art style. Previously used in Rayman Origins and Legends, Child of Light adopts the same technology to bring it’s watercolour world to life. The developers say they aimed for it to feel like “A playable poem”, the visuals capturing all the rhythm, flow and beauty a poem can hold.
The Wolf Among Us: Episode Two Finally Has A Release Date
Telltale breaks silence to ease rabid fans
by Daniel Geikowski
After the huge success they had with The Walking Dead: Season One, players knew that this latest adventure would be, in the very least, enjoyable. I can safely say that I was not the only person who pre-purchased the game based solely on Telltale’s reputation alone.
That reputation was bolstered while playing through the first episode of The Wolf Among Us. It had all the hallmarks of a Telltale game; interesting characters, an enjoyable narrative, I was always engaged to see what would happen next on the wild streets of Fabletown. I enjoyed the game so much that I ploughed through the episode in one sitting.
Is this what we expect from next gen gaming?
It’s safe to say that Titanfall is arguably one of 2014′s most anticipated games, and with good reason.
From what we here at OXCGN experienced at the EB Games Expo in Sydney last year, it’s shaped to be one of the groundbreaking FPS games in the last few years, much like the hugely-popular Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was for its time. From what I played personally at the event, it was a thrilling experience dealing with both Pilots and Titans, in a world that seemed to have so much going on within it.
The smash hit zombie mod finally releases its standalone version
For the later half of 2012 and the vast majority of 2013, in my spare time you’d most likely find me in Chernarus, where a group of friends and I would have all sorts of adventures. From defending an area against large organised clans, to spending three hours looking for some scrap metal to finally repair a vehicle, DayZ always produced something different. The thing that allowed DayZ to capture gamers’ imaginations was leaving the gameplay up to them. Rocket and the rest of the DayZ mod team gave players the tools, but it was up to them to do something with it.
In a time where blockbuster AAA titles were being released left, right and centre, I always found it hard to pull away from DayZ. Even if I managed to, it wouldn’t be too long before I’d be back in the wilderness of Chernarus with my friends. Hell, I stopped playing Bioshock: Infinite half way through because I had way more enjoyment in DayZ, and still do.
Valve and Turtle Rock lift the lid on their new co-op shooter
Today Game Informer showed off their latest cover showcasing Valve and Turtle Rock’s new game, Evolve. The game is a multiplayer shooter where four players take on the role of hunters, and one becomes the Goliath, each aiming for the destruction of the other.
The inevitable clash of the two forces takes centre stage in the “Hunt” game mode, based around a simple but effective storyline. The four human ‘hunters’ are tasked with protecting various planet’s population and resources from wild beasts and monsters. Enter the Goliath, a creature that can feed on wildlife to ‘level up’, growing in power and physical size. At its final level, the Goliath takes the form of a 30ft monster capable of huge destruction. Oh, and it can breathe fire, too.