Posted on 21 February, 2012 by exterminat
OXCGN’s PlayStation Vita System Review
Ushering in A New Era of Handheld Gaming
©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.
Does it breathe life into gaming? See for yourself!
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Posted on 11 February, 2012 by exterminat
OXCGN’s Shank 2 Review
©2012 Nicholas Capozzoli
Sharpen the edge on your machete and fire up the ol’ chainsaw, because Shank is back for another bloody romp.
Developer Klei is building off a solid foundation, as the original Shank was an enjoyable game with just a few marginal flaws.
So have they kept up that pace with the game’s sequel?
Well, the old adage “If you enjoyed the first…” certainly applies here; Shank 2‘s core experience remains largely unchanged from the initial offering: the mood, art style, and basic gameplay mechanics all return. (more…)
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Posted on 7 December, 2011 by exterminat
OXCGN’s Serious Sam 3: BFE Review
A Not-So-Serious Throwback To The Glory Days
©2011 Nicholas Laborde
There once was a time where games were solely about the gameplay.
Yes, although a crazy notion, some call those days the epitome of the shooter genre.
We didn’t need angsty cyber punks in World War I trench coats or a super soldier in military squads to make us enjoy a character. Environments? Unnecessary. Visuals? Not that important.
Only three things were necessary: guns, ammo, and enemies.
Serious Sam 3: BFE is a not-so-serious throwback to these days, and every single moment of it is something to be savored.
Some seriously Sam fun, see why . . .
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Posted on 1 July, 2011 by Allegionary
Hunted: The Demon’s Forge Review
Is this the definition of insanity?
©2011 Alex Hilton
“In life you’re either the hunter or the hunted”
So says one of the protagonists, and sure enough that’s what this game is all about- hunting. But not the kind where you just hunt puny animals like rabbits but the big dangerous kind where you take on terrible monsters intent on ripping you to shreds.
Hunted: The Demon’s Forge is developed by inXile Entertainment and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is a dark fantasy action game that has been called the medieval Gears of War.
But does it live up to this claim? Or does it degenerate into a certain E3 trailer’s definition of insanity?
Hunted: The Demon’s Forge’s story is not one to draw you into playing this game for hours straight as it mainly has you hunting a group of people. However you don’t want to kill them, but rescue them.
More demons to be hunted . . .
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