Is Gaming Too Easy Today?
Are games less challenging?
by Daniel Geikowski
©2013 Daniel Geikowski
I played through the original, and while I had an enjoyable experience, it was over rather quickly.
It got me thinking: have my skills as a gamer increased over time, or are games not as challenging as they once were?
OXCGN’s Deadlight XBLA Review
Sleep With The Light On
by Chris Fox
© 2012 Chris Fox
But just like any thing that we like, too much of it can get as sickly and unbearable as any thing else.
Zombies in games, movies and any other form of geek media have been done to death (no pun intended), so what fresh meat can DeadLight bring to the table?
Well, it turns out a fair amount.
Join us, won’t you, as we turn back the clock to mid ’80s Seattle to once again face the undead, though not as we’ve known them.
OXCGN’s Fez XBLA Review
Love letter to retro gaming?
©2012 Chris Evans
It may have only just been released onto Xbox Live Arcade, but in the five years since Polytron announced Fez it has already picked up a myriad of art, design and ‘best in show’ awards, not to mention being featured heavily in last year’s Indie Game: The Movie.
Fez sits snugly alongside the likes of Journey, Flower, Braid and Limbo – the indie darlings of the industry, which prove that the simple, abstract and beautiful can find success in an industry characterised (fairly or not) by guns and explosions.
OXCGN’s Trials Evolution XBLA Review
Survival of the Fastest
©2012 Chris Fox
Trials Evolution is the hotly anticipated sequel to Trials HD, an Xbox Live Arcade exclusive that refined the always popular Motorcross formula back in 2009.
Developer RedLynx have built on their solid foundations to bring us the most viscerally enjoyable single and multiplayer experience to be found on XBLA or anywhere else.
Trials Evolution doesn’t just overtake it’s predecessor, it leaves it behind in the dust.
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?