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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.
Our writers give their thoughts on Microsoft’s next gen console
The wait is finally over.
The next generation of video gaming is upon us here in Australia, with Microsoft’s Xbox One the first to reach our shores here on the 22nd of November, 8 years to the day of the release of the Xbox 360.
It’s been a couple weeks since we’ve gotten our grubby hands on the Xbox One, and like many of you out there, we’ve formed our own opinions on Microsoft’s latest effort.
Therefore, we here at OXCGN have managed to pry ourselves away from our new consoles in order to bring readers our quick impressions of the Xbox One.
Huntsmen: Post-Apocalyptic OZ- With Drop Bears
The new RPG in the land where everything tries to kill you
by David Hilton
When everything collapses and goes to hell, you can see the best and worst of humanity illustrated starkly against the crumbling ruins of order.
This may be why gamers’ fascination with a post-apocalyptic world is never quite satisfied no matter how many infected zombies or destroyed landscapes pop up in our favourite titles. We love to see the drama of disaster and the struggle to survive.
There are so many post disaster games now, from The Last of Us, to Fallout, to Resident Evil, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Metro and even Call of Duty. But most of these are set in the United States or Eastern Europe, and so when a new title that looks vastly different comes along, and is set in a part of the world hardly ever touched by video games (with the notable exception of the upcoming Mad Max), it’s a breath of non-gas mask-filtered fresh air.
Independent Aussie studio Hermit Mode are appealing on Kickstarter for financial support to get their ambitious vision of a dynamic sandbox post-apocalyptic Australian-set FPS RPG game called Huntsmen made, with a much higher focus on the environment and its biosphere interacting with the player.
But most fun of all….the people who support the kickstarter can have their own face on a NPC in the game! Personally, I plan on killing myself when I find me in the game hoarding the last of the continent’s Vegemite stock.
In order to learn more about Huntsmen, I asked the brains behind the vision, Alex and Naz all about their project. Here are their answers.
Batman: Arkham Origins Preview
The deadliest Christmas present ever
by Arthur Kotsopoulos
©2013 Arthur Kotsopoulos
The caped crusader has had an explosive amount of exposure over the last 9 years. From multiple movies to multiple video games, this DC character doesn’t seem to be letting up any steam when it comes to exposure.
Arkham Origins which is set to be released later this week, sees the Dark Knight in a prequel to Arkham Asylum and Arkham City which not only allows for a slew of Batman baddies to grace the screen but also the return of The Joker.
It also means that Arkham City is twice the size and much more dense than its Batman: Arkham City offering. Set on Christmas Eve, Black Mask has set a bounty on Batman’s head and 8 super villains along with lesser known villains set out to claim their reward.
The layer of snow that now covers Arkham City makes the city much more majestic at night and gliding through the air as Batman allows for some truly astonishing sights.