Posted on 28 November, 2013 by Rinaldor
OXCGN’s Battlefield 4 Review
Come for the multiplayer, stay for the multiplayer…
by Rocco Rinaldo
(ED: Rocco’s review does contain spoilers relating to the single player portion of the game. If you are yet to finish it and wish for it to not be ruined, you can scroll down to read the multiplayer portion of the review)
After two years Battlefield 4 arrives on PC, current gen and next gen consoles, so what has changed since Battlefield 3 and is it worth jumping back into the fray? This review will mirror the format of Battlefield 4; a short single player wrap up followed by a more in-depth multiplayer review.
Just like Stereosonic but with more guns.
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Posted on 14 November, 2013 by Jayden
OXCGN’s Call of Duty: Ghosts Review
Aiming high, but falling short.
by Jayden Perry
In the opening minutes of Call of Duty Ghosts you run through a collapsing town, jump to space and try to defend a space station, then watch as the world as we know it is decimated by high-powered missiles.
As you watch these amazing and out there scenarios play out, with everything exploding all around, you know that this is Call of Duty.
Ghosts marks the first Call of Duty game developed by Infinity Ward after their incredibly successful “Modern Warfare” series. Right from the word go you’ll notice the similar feeling of menus and text, but this game has a lot to offer in it’s new premise, extinction mode and surprisingly complex multiplayer.
Ghosts provides the player with a variety of modes in which to spend your time playing; Campaign, Squads/Multiplayer and Extinction.
Ghosts even takes you to fight on the final frontier; space!
Click to orbit to the rest of the review!
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Posted on 11 November, 2013 by Arthur Kotsopoulos
OXCGN’s FIFA14 Review
Has hardware limited the game in what it can achieve?
by Arthur Kotsopoulos
With next-gen consoles on the horizon and a brand new engine amply titled IGNITE which will power future EA sports titles, I’m not surprised that FIFA14 looks and feels like FIFA13.
It’s more of a refinement in the sense that, button configuration and various core gameplay enhancements have been made.
With real ball physics, the ball feels as if it has more weight, it moves according to the velocity of a shot and how it comes off a players boot. This allows for greater unpredictability within the game and works wonders when coupled with the new Pure Shot system.
Goals and shots feel more realistic, which work to capture the feeling of satisfaction when you see the ball curve and hit the back of the net.
When watching football or playing the world game on your own, you never know the outcome of a game from the first 5 minutes every match. Players don’t up and score right off the whistle and that seems to ring true in FIFA14.
Australian box art for the game.
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Posted on 5 November, 2013 by Jayden
OXCGN’s Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Review
Abstergo Entertainment invites you aboard for the adventure of a lifetime!
by Jayden Perry
©2013 Jayden Perry
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag marks a new step in the path of the Assassin’s Creed series. It brings us a well penned story to cast us a sea on our journey, and puts the player into a beautiful world to explore.
After sinking more than forty hours into the core of it alone, I am still scouring the seas for the many Assassin and Naval contracts yet to be completed, and the many small uncharted islands waiting to be scoured for hidden treasures.
After playing all this on current generation consoles, I am confident, with the release of next-gen consoles, the Playstation 4 and Xbox One versions will see me invest just as many hours once more.
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Posted on 25 October, 2013 by Rinaldor
OXCGN’s Armored Core Verdict Day Review
The Verdict for Verdict Day
by Rocco Rinaldo
©2013 Rocco Rinaldo
At best a port of an arcade game at worst an unintuitive and unattractive iteration, Armored Core Verdict Day is the latest entry in the ‘hardcore’ mech franchise that has thus far spawned 15 games so far.
I’m not going to mince words here; I think this game is terrible.
There are two main reasons for this; firstly it’s a graphically unimpressive, unintuitive and rather boring collection of clichés that hides behind the guise of being for hardcore fans of the series.
Secondly it’s an iterative entry in the series that focuses mainly on online multiplayer yet it is still priced at over $70.
Maybe it’s because this game isn’t for someone new to the franchise or maybe because I didn’t grind through every side mission of the bland story mode or read the mountains of text that accompanied every single part of my AC but no matter how hard I tried this game did nothing that made me want to play it.
Filed under: 3rd Party Games, Console gaming, New PS3 Games, New Xbox 360 Games, PS3, PS3 Reviews, Reviews, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Game Reviews | Tagged: Armored Core, Armored Core V, From Software, Giant Robot, Mecha, mechs, Online game, Xbox 360 | Leave a Comment »