Posted on 10 December, 2013 by Arthur Kotsopoulos
OXCGN’s PES2014 Review
Current gen football
by Adam Baghdadi
(Ed note: Our guest contributor Adam who has weighed in with Madden NFL 25, has taken the task of reviewing Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 for the Xbox 360. This review was conducted by a promo copy provided by Mindscape Game. Publishers of Konami titles in Australia)
From the age of 9, Pro Evolution Soccer has been one game that I have grown up with side by side with FIFA. Remembering the random player names and the hours spent fixing and customizing each team so that all the players were there was a part of the fun of it. But my question to Konami is – why is this menial task still there?!
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Posted on 5 December, 2013 by Arthur Kotsopoulos
OXCGN’s Pokemon Y Review
York’s going to catch them all!
by York Robilliard
Grand in scope and design, Pokémon Y is the Pokémon game we’ve been waiting for, an excellent entry for newcomers, an incentive to return for old fans and something refreshing for the devotees.
I have a confession to make, my last Pokémon adventure took place in generation IV, wherein I took my Infernape to glory from his humble roots as Chimchar in Twinleaf town all the way to capturing Dialga and beyond. I wouldn’t say that the experience was unenjoyable per se’, but it certainly wasn’t the magic I was looking for. It wasn’t that it wasn’t compelling, the three year wait between Sapphire and Diamond certainly built my anticipation for the title, but that it felt very much the same, with semantic features added that failed to change the game in any distinct way.
Fast forward to the announcement of Pokémon X & Y: Cool subtitle, most intriguing feature added since breeding in Gold & Silver: Full 3D graphics.
I know that comes off as rather shallow, as previous Pokémon titles have added many features that both cater to the droves of younger fans and increased the complexity of the meta-game for the older fans, but hear me out.
Read on to follow York adventure!
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Posted on 1 December, 2013 by Rinaldor
OXCGN’s Sonic Lost World 3DS Review
Same Blue Blur, Different Console.
by Rocco Rinaldo
©2013 Rocco Rinaldo
Coming at you in the wake of Yvan’s WiiU review here is my review of the 3DS version of Sonic Lost World, will Sonic fare better on the 3DS than he did on the WiiU? Click through to find out.
Sonic Lost World is the first Sonic game I have ever had in my possession; it is a franchise I have always been aware of but was never really interested in, probably because every game seemed to have that same first level. It also seems to be a franchise that is now the source of ire for long time fans, rather than joy. In my mind it rivals Mario when it comes to the nostalgia market, but unlike Mario who has managed to produce enough games with sufficient changes to warrant a reinvestment in the series, Sonic seems to have lost his way more often than not.
Read more about Sonic’s latest adventure!
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Posted on 29 November, 2013 by Yvan ZIvkovic
OXCGN’s Playstation 4 Australian Review
We got our hands on Sony’s PlayStation 4 just days before it’s release in Australia.
by Yvan Zivkovic
We’ve finally reacted the end of an era, the 7th generation of consoles, the Xbox 360, the Wii and the PlayStation 3. It’s been over 8 years since the Xbox 360 was released to North American consumers, and over 7 years in the case of the PlayStation 3, and even though the Xbox had almost a year head start, all three consoles were hugely successful, with Nintendo coming out on top, selling over 100 million consoles to date, with both Sony and Microsoft selling over 80 million units.
Here in Australia, the PS3 actually outsold the Xbox 360, 1.2M to 1M, so even with all those RRoD’s, the PlayStation 3 still outsold the Xbox 360.
But now, we come to the beginning of a new era, the 8th generation of consoles, the big three, Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony, all competing for your living room space. Sony being the last (at least in Australia) to offer their spoils, the questions is, does it stand out from the crowd, or is it just another black box hooked up your TV.
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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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