Hooked on the brothers
by Chris Fox
©2013 Chris Fox
It’s been a while since we’ve had another console side scrolling Mario title, but Mario has finally burst onto our screens in [near] full HD in the Wii U launch title New Super Mario Bros. U.
While the formula on display here is anything but new, this side scrolling platformer maintains the high standard set by its predecessors all those years ago and is a must buy for all Wii U owners.
OXCGN’s Far Cry 3 Review
You’d be insane to miss this trip…
by Daniel Geikowski
©2012 Daniel Geikowski
The sun is shining, there’s a cool breeze in the air, filled with the sound of the ocean lapping upon the coast.
There is no time to enjoy the weather, though; I’ve got an island to retake.
I creep through the jungle foliage, approaching an outpost just to find it being patrolled by some nefarious pirates. I take out my camera in order to get a closer look at what I’m dealing with, when all of a sudden a snake strikes from the long grass, latching onto my hand.
I frantically pull the snake away, dispatching it quickly with my machete. Realising the snake attack didn’t give away my position, I quietly creep up to a clearing overlooking the outpost.
Does it reach the stars?
©2012 Nicholas Capozzoli
Multiplayer gaming on the nascent system didn’t really extend past Resistance: Fall of Man. Many of us wondered if we were in possession of a $599.99 paperweight.
That all changed for me with the release of Warhawk in late 2007. Incognito‘s cartoony shooter wasn’t exactly the graphical tour-de-force that I had envisioned for myself when I bought my PS3, but it drew me in nevertheless with its fast-paced, chaotic gameplay. I poured myself into Warhawk wholesale.
Starhawk, the game’s de facto sequel, has been a long time coming. While I moved on from Warhawk, developing a taste for the likes of Call of Duty and Battlefield, its servers still remained populated, a testament to both the quality of the old game’s offering, and its dissimilarity to anything else on the market.
To build upon that legacy, Starhawk needed to bring something new to the table while retaining Warhawk‘s unique charms. I couldn’t be happier to say that it does so spectacularly. Starhawk offers the best multiplayer gameplay to be found on the PlayStation 3.
OXCGN’s Anomaly Warzone Earth XBLA Review
Is the best tower defence tower offence?
©2012 Alex Hilton
Tower Defence games are very popular with gamers and non-gamers alike.
They are available on every popular platform, from PC to the Xbox 360 to smartphones. They consist of waves of enemies moving on a set path to a destination and your job as the player is to stop them from reaching it by building different types of towers.
Anomaly Warzone Earth, developed by 11 Bit Studios, reverses this whole concept as it is advertised as a Tower Offense game.
But what is a Tower Offense game and does it work?
Ushering in A New Era of
©2012 Nicholas Laborde
Nearly a year ago, fellow OXCGN writer Alex Baldwin and I teamed up for a dual review-debate on the Nintendo 3DS, discussing its pros, cons, hardware, and everything related to the system itself.
This time around, I have obtained the PlayStation Vita a week before him with the First Edition Bundle, and I’ve been left to my own thoughts, compared to Alex, who only has his jealousy. (ED: Now let’s all get along boys )
After having extensive time with the system, I am proud to say that the PlayStation Vita ushers in a new era of handheld gaming, even going so far as to say that it sets an example for the next generation of consoles.