Poor implementation leads to a poor game
Of all the launch titles for the Xbox One, Ubisofts Fighter Within is the one you should completely stay away from. Not because it’s a bad game, but because it has the most poorly implemented Kinect functionality ever. Fighter Within, is the first piece of shovelware to be seen on the Xbox One, and it’s sad that this type of game wasn’t supposed to make it’s way over to next gen but unfortunately it has. After the mistake that was Fighter Uncaged, I honestly don’t know what Ubisoft were thinking when allowing this game to proceed.
With an unknown developer at the helm the moment this was announced, trouble was the only outcome possible for this game.
PlayStation Vita Mini-Review
by Alex Baldwin
©2012 Alex Baldwin
We’re big fans of Sony’s latest here at OXCGN, and it’s only right that we assist in avoiding the crushing disappointment that comes with receiving a shiny new console, but a horrible game to play on it.
Don’t have time to hunt down reviews for all the major Vita games? No worries, we’ve got you covered!
The list below is a handy summary of each game with pros, cons, and overall ratings of most major Vita game releases (in alphabetical order) since launch, with all being owned and played by yours truly over the course of the past eight months since launch.
Note that the rating assigned to each game may not match that which was given in an earlier review of the game by a different reviewer.
Injustice: It’s not another MK v DC Universe
For one thing, it has Batman!
by Arthur Kotsopoulos
©2012 Arthur Kotsopoulos
I had a completely open mind, ready for whatever they had to throw at me.
I spent the next 20-30 minute sitting with no prior knowledge about this game apart from the fact that it’s set in the DC Universe and it’s the second DC fighting game developed by Netherrealm Studios.
OXCGN’s Mortal Kombat Review
A brutal return to the fighting genre
©2011 Arthur Kotsopoulos
Whilst the movie is still far from being revived and though Kevin Tancharoen’s mini web series received less than stellar responses, Mortal Kombat has been brought back to its roots by Netherrealm Studios, the newly formed company under Ed Boon and Warner Bros (WB) replacing Midway.
With the earlier iteration titled Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe, fans of the beloved franchise cried foul.
The game was nowhere near the same caliber as previous MK games, with stale game play and fatalities that were pretty lame and looked like regular combo moves.
OXCGN’S Pre-E3 Walkthrough
We got here early to take look at some surprises
by AXIS of Reality
©2010 Alex BaldwinNow that the three of us from OXCGN (Editor in Chief Grant, News Editor Aaron and myself Alex, Features Editor) have all arrived here in Los Angeles for the gaming event of the year, we decided to rock up to the convention centre for an early peek, and registration with Microsoft for their various events.
And it’s a good thing we did too. With numerous posters, banners and booths in the process of being precariously strung across every available surface, a few little secrets and slip through the nets for inquisitive journalists such as ourselves to snatch up. Here’s a few of the rather interesting tidbits we observed: