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.
OXCGN @ EB Games Expo 2013
Day Three Snapshots
by Daniel Geikowski
©2013 Daniel Geikowski
The final day of the EB Games Expo saw OXCGN get a look at some titles they might have missed over the weekend.
It was a day to relax and take in the whole spectacle. Walk around, chat to gamers about their favourite experience so far, and go back for a second round of what games we enjoyed the most.
When OXCGN wasn’t lining up for their 37th round of Titanfall, we got a look at these upcoming games.
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z
Thoughts: I didn’t really know what to expect from Tecmo Koei’s Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, other than assuming it would have some hack-and-slash, combo-chaining gameplay.
Were my expectations blown out of the way.
Not only does Yaiba provide this type of gameplay, but it turns everything up to 11.
Yaiba exists in the same Ninja Gaiden universe as the previous titles, with players taking on the role of the ninja Yaiba.
The beginning sees Yaiba and series protagonist Ryu Hayabusa doing battle, in which Ryu slices apart the brazen Ninja, killing him.
Yaiba is then rebuilt with cybernetic parts from a mysterious organisation, who then goes on a quest for revenge, all the while dealing with a zombie infestation.
Ninja Gaiden Z is a more adult take on the series, with Yaiba himself full of profanites and violent tendencies.
The atmosphere follows suit too.
What’s Next for Call of Duty?
The future examined
by Kent Sobey
©2013 Kent Sobey
Well, it’s about that time of year again since they seem to do their announcements around April or May, so I thought I would give it another shot.
I came close last time (granted, I used the scatter gun approach by guessing several different options) but it might be a little trickier this time because the Modern Warfare franchise has come to an end (or has it?).
So, what are the options?
Will COD-ifying Halo 4′s Multiplayer Make it Better?
©2012 Arthur Kotsopoulos
You may have either checked out the GameInformer scans online or read over at examiner.com the broken down jist of the next Halo, and learned that Halo 4‘s multiplayer is somewhat different to what you last remembered it to be.
Whilst many are frustrated and angry that 343 Industries are riding the bandwagon and including features from the Call of Duty franchise creating “just another multiplayer game”, I and many others welcome this change so that Halo is continually solidifying itself as the definitive console first person shooter.
Why Call of Duty: Black Ops is Better Than Modern Warfare 3
Multiplayer doesn’t always get better…
©2012 Kent Sobey
Black Ops was a resounding success for Activision no matter how you look at the sales, but a lot of the Modern Warfare 2 fans were not so sure about it.
When Modern Warfare 3 came out the multiplayer offering was widely accepted as nothing short of amazing. Well I’m here to discuss why Black Ops actually had a better multiplayer component. Read the rest of this entry