E3 2011: Far Cry 3: Far Crysis?
Welcome to the jungle…again..but it’s ‘really’ hot!
©2011 Arthur Kotsopoulos
Despite a few flaws that really hindered the game at times, such as the continuous jamming of your AK47 (or any other weapon of choice), the moment where your malaria struck and you had no pills, or the unlimited re-spawning of enemies at each checkpoint no matter how many times you had killed them, it was something fresh.
A few highlights of the title were the awesome fire effects, huge scenic vistas and bonus multiplayer map editor.
Single Player Review
The Liberation of Roma Has Begun…
©2010 Nicholas Laborde
This console generation has seen a good amount (but not nearly as much as last gen) of new intellectual properties. Undoubtedly, one of the biggest masterstrokes of the last generation (at least for the beginning of the series) was Prince of Persia.
I vividly recall friends conversing with me about it right when the first game, The Sands of Time, came out. Bear in mind, this was in 2003.
The internet was still getting popular in the Southern United States (broadband wasn’t readily available here until late 2006, and wasn’t pushed until late 2007), and the internet in general was nowhere near the point of rivaling print media as it does now.
Assassins Creed Brotherhood PS3 Multiplayer Beta Keys Available To Giveaway NOW.
©2010 Grant Smythe:
Check out our writers PS3 Brotherhood Beta killing rampage and review. Very extensive, and a solid 5 mins of multiplayer killing spree madness.
• Entries have now closed, and the following PSN member are the ten winners, they will have receieved their Beta Access code via email.
- Jashua Kint
- Edwin Rivera
- Omar Tayh
- Hadi Dean
- Craig Hynd
- Josh Garibay
- Josh Fulgencio
- Roberto de Rooy
- Danual Stinnette
- Lou Torinese
Congratulations to all, and thanks to those who took the time and entered, it was a great result, and please keep your eyes peeled for more OXCGN comps and giveaways in the near future, as well as our coverage of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. C
And while you’re at it, make sure you check this great article out as well on the future of Assassin’s Creed the series.
Assassin’s Creed is perhaps one of the most innovative and expanding franchise to come out of Ubisoft’s studios in the last several years.
We are now approaching yet another iteration of the series, one that will be the first to introduce Multiplayer aspects to the franchise.
Some say this is a good thing, some not-so good, but the actual viability of it will be determined by those that get the chance to test out the Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Multiplayer Beta that is only available through pre-ordering the game, or via access to some limited free Beta Keys.
• OXCGN’s News on the Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Collectors Edition from Mighty Ape.
• OXCGN’s Assassin’s Creed 2 Review here.
• Assassin’s Creed 2 & 3 – Where to Next. – Read more.
Includes 360 and PS3 version comparison
© 2009 Alex Baldwin
Assassin’s Creed II has been out for over two weeks now. From speaking to numerous gamers, many people are still sitting on the fence unsure of whether Ubisoft Montreal’s sequel is really worth buying after the original was initially flooded with positive reviews until a slightly sour aftertaste sunk in.
This article is for anyone in that position. You can take the lateness of this review as a good thing for several reasons, and find out why Ezio’s adventure is a perfect example of how a sequel should be done. A brief comparison of the 360 and PS3 versions is also provided at the end of the article to help multiplatform owners get the best version.
To get a better idea of the context surrounding Assassin’s Creed II, let’s jump back to Christmas 2007. Assassin’s Creed was released in a flurry of hype and excitement that was born from the incredible graphics displayed in trailers and the promise of an open world to freely run and leap about.
• Assassin’s Creed 2 Walkthrough
Part 2 adds more possibilities to the mix….
UPDATE – Assassin’s Creed 3 announced – details, screens and scans here
Assassin’s Creed III Limited Editions Detailed and Priced HERE
© 2009 David Hilton
With so many clues revealed through codex, ‘subject 16′ revelations, symbols on walls, Pieced of Eden locations, and 6 statues in the Tuscan villa, Ubisoft could be directing us to the next instalment, or just throwing around a lot of food for conjecture.
UPDATE 7/3/12: Below is my suggestion in 2009 of the Seven Years War (French-Indian War) which actually is when Assassin’s Creed III begins. I explain there why it is a good starting point for the American Revolution.