An Apocalyptic Playground
As an exclusive title for the Xbox One, it aims to not only demonstrate the power of the next generation console, it also aims to (more importantly) let players loose in a virtual playground where all the toys are capable of inflicting grievous bodily harm. Games featuring zombies are a dime a dozen in this day and age, and their saturation within the media means that anything zombie-related needs to stand out. With this in mind, as well as Dead Rising 3 being the third title in the series, can it survive the horde and survive on its own?
OXCGN’s Lost Planet 3 Review
Get your ass to E.D.N 3
by Robert Addison
©2013 Robert Addison
Welcome to E.D.N 3.
It’s cold, everything wants you dead, and you have a kick ass mech.
You play as Jim Payton, your everyday bloke on a mining mission to the uninhabited icy planet of E.D.N 3 by the promise of adventure and more importantly, a butt load of cash to support your wife and son back on earth.
After crash landing on your first day, you are rescued by your fellow miners and whisked away to the cosy confines of home base, run by mega company NEVEC. The first thing you notice about Lost Planet 3 is its horribly rendered cut scenes.
This is only highlighted by the fact that Lost Planet 3‘s voice acting is so spot on.
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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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.