Posted on 7 May, 2013 by GrathiusXR
OXCGN’s Resident Evil: Revelations Preview
Fear and tension with a side of blood splatter
by Arthur Kotsopoulos
©2013 Arthur Kotsopoulos
Those that are yet to experience Resident Evil: Revelations that are looking to purchase it upon its console release will feel right at home with its heavy throwback to the slow corridor gameplay the way we remember survival horror games of the past.
It’s not a non-stop action thrill ride which will see you gunning down multiple enemies at once as most games these days tend toward; instead it’s a nicely crafted game using thought and exploration.
Resident Evil Revelations
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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 29 January, 2013 by belgavion
OXCGN’s DmC: Devil May Cry Review
A surprisingly solid reboot
by Gav Ross
©2013 Gav Ross
Mired in controversy since its Tokyo Game Show reveal more than two years ago, DmC — a from-the-ground-up reinvention of Capcom’s beloved Devil May Cry franchise with UK development house Ninja Theory at the helm — arrives on shelves with a hefty weight of expectation on its shoulders.
Gone is the dashing, mystical demon-hunter with a silvery mop-top and predilection for exploring castles; the new Dante in his place is a cocky, well-groomed gent with plenty of swagger.
But, unable to remember more than random snippets from childhood, he’s also suffering an identity crisis.
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Posted on 9 January, 2013 by dkpatriarch
Win DmC Game and Shirt Packs!
Devil May Cry, but you won’t, thanks to Capcom
by David Hilton
© 2013 David Hilton
I can still remember playing the original Devil May Cry on the Playstation 2 way back when it released in 2001.
The action-hack n’ slash Capcom spin-off of Resident Evil had attitude, fluid combat, and great atmospheric locations.
Though a Devil May Cry HD catch-up pack was recently released on 360 and PS3, with 5 games already made, the 6th became, as is the current trend, a reboot of sorts called DmC (Devil May Cry).
It takes place in an alternate universe, with a alternate (dark-haired) Dante, who can use angel mode or devil mode to combat the seemingly sentient Limbo City.
There looks to be the same attitude, fluid combat and great atmospheric locations as those before it and a good cure for shooter-itis, if you are needing a change of gameplay style (I know I am).
The game goes on sale next week for 360/ PS3/ PC.
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