Posted on 11 April, 2013 by exterminat
OXCGN’s Company of Heroes 2 Preview
A damn cold strategy game
by Nicholas Laborde
©2013 Nicholas Laborde
Back in 2007, Relic under THQ released a World War Two RTS called Company of Heroes.
It took a very different approach to real-time strategy.
Instead of focusing on building as many units as quickly as possible and then rushing, Company of Heroes‘ approach incorporated RPG elements and placed emphasis on strategic placement of units.
Now under the banner of Sega, Company of Heroes 2 is nearly here, and we’ve had extensive hands-on time with the closed beta.
After experiencing nearly eight hours of gameplay, I have come to a single conclusion: it’s a damn cold strategy game.
Is this the future of strategy?
Filed under: Game Impressions, New Game Information, Oxcgn Special feature, PC News, PC Previews | Tagged: company of heroes, Company of Heroes 2, company of heroes 2 beta, company of heroes 2 gameplay, company of heroes 2 preview, company of heroes 2 review, company of heroes beta, Real-time strategy, Relic Entertainment, Sega, Soviet Union, Starcraft, Strategy game, World War II | 2 Comments »
Posted on 5 January, 2013 by exterminat
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
The fastest thing alive
by Chris Fox
©2013 Chris Fox
Nearly three years ago an underrated little racer known as Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing was released to give 360 and PS3 owners their very own kart racer to break out at parties.
It featured a range of characters, tracks and music from the SEGA universe and while it was a lot of fun, it never quite reached the heights or acclaim of its peers.
While Alex Kidd may not be anywhere near as recognisable as Mario, the SEGA fan base are a hardcore, passionate bunch and they definitely deserve an excellent kart racer of their own.
It’s a good thing, therefore, that Sumo Digital have now delivered one. (more…)
Filed under: Console gaming, New Xbox 360 Games, Wii U, Wii U Review, WiiU, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 Game Reviews | Tagged: Alex Kidd, Danica Patrick, Diddy Kong Racing, Mario Kart, Sega, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, Sonic The Hedgehog, Sumo Digital | 1 Comment »
Posted on 22 November, 2012 by dkpatriarch
OXCGN’s Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz Review
Monkeying With The Formula
by Chris Fox
© 2012 Chris Fox
I love my Vita and I love excuses to play it even more, although sadly these are few and far between.
I’m also a huge fan of the first two Monkey Ball games that were found on Nintendo’s Gamecube ten years ago, but I haven’t been impressed with SEGA‘s offerings since then.
For those who don’t know, Monkey Ball is a simple yet addictive and challenging premise. To succeed, simply guide your balled monkey to collect bananas and reach the timed goal by tilting the world around him.
The original Monkey Ball became one of the Gamecube’s strongest launch titles with its fresh and unique blend of challenging single player levels and outstandingly fun multiplayer mini games.
But forget the past, it’s now 2012. Has Monkey Ball regained its former greatness?
Monkey around here
Filed under: Console gaming, Handhelds, New Game Information, PS Vita review, PSVita | Tagged: Banana Splitz, Banana Splitz Review, Monkey Ball Banana Splitz, Playstation Vita, Sega, Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz, Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz review | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 13 July, 2012 by dkpatriarch
Top 5 Post E3 Game Trailers
Have you seen all these?
by David Hilton
© 2012 David Hilton
The greatest seasons for new exciting video game trailers may be during the E3 week and the lead into the Christmas big release period, but this year there have been an unusual number of very exciting quality trailers released just after E3.
Some have even been big budget live action trailers, which is interesting in itself, as these don’t actually show much, if any, gameplay and serve only to get us excited about the potential ‘vision’ of the game.
Here are my top post E3 trailers I’ve come across lately, with a poll at the bottom for you to vote for your favourite. I will send the publisher the results, so get your friends voting!
These are in no particular order:
Top 5 Post e3 Trailers, Part 1 here
Filed under: Console gaming, Demo impressions, Game Impressions, Gaming Videos, New Game Information, New Xbox 360 Games, Oxcgn Special feature, PC News, PS3 News, Xbox 360, Xbox 3rd party exclusives, Xbox Community Network | Tagged: 2K, American Revolutionary War, Assassin Creed, Assassin's Creed 3, Assassin's Creed III, borderlands 2, EA, Rome Total War 2, Sega, The Secret World, Total War (series), Total War Rome 2, Total War Rome II, Ubisoft | Leave a Comment »