OXCGN’s Wreckateer Kinect Review
Does it catapult to great heights or sink like a cannonball?
by Chris Fox
© 2012 Chris Fox
It was no surprise that Kinect would make its presence felt with the 2012 Summer of Arcade line up and that presence is extended in the form of Wreckateer.
One of the most enjoyable activities in the video game space is destruction and destruction is the order of the day in this enjoyable little arcade title.
Goblin infested towers stretch arrogantly skyward and need to be literally knocked down a peg or two.
Step forward your avatar. It’s your job to take down these structures with a variety of airborne wrecking balls.
OXCGN’s Magic The Gathering: 2013 Review
by Kent Sobey
©2012 Kent Sobey
Duels of The Planeswalkers, the XBLA iteration of the massively popular ‘Magic the Gathering’ strategy card game, was originally released in 2009. Shortly after that, in 2012, a follow up was released called, you guessed it, Duels of The Planeswalkers 2012, and now another follow up 2013 has been released.
I haven’t ever been much of a Magic the Gathering fan so I’m not going to sit here and try to compare it to the previous releases; instead, I’ll just tell you what I thought of this as an individual game.
At its core the game is a strategy game but there’s a lot of luck involved too.
Some might argue that a good player will be able to take the cards they are dealt and win with them; well, I’m not a good player so this doesn’t apply to me.
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?