Official Xbox Magazine - All Articles http://www.oxmonline.com/articles/all/feed en Trials Fusion review http://www.oxmonline.com/trials-fusion-review <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-product"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/trials-fusion-0">Trials Fusion</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-teaser-content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Trials Fusion is an experiment in the art of compromise. At first, you wouldn’t dream of accepting an imperfect run, but by the end of the game you’ll be over the moon with a bronze. Heck, if there was something lower than a bronze, you’d take it; simply finishing the final levels is probably more rewarding than just about anything else you’ve done in a game this year. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-enhanced-teaser-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_enhanced_teaser_image" width="1280" height="720" alt="" src="http://www.oxmonline.com/files/oxb100.trialsfusionsun.png?1397764710" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enhanced-image-width"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> left-justified </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <!--paging_filter--><p><object width="620" height="349"><param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/Q66R65fatR0?hl=en_US&amp;version=3" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="349" src="//www.youtube.com/v/Q66R65fatR0?hl=en_US&amp;version=3" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always"></embed></object></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-review"><legend>Review</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-review-header"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Review Header:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Xbox One &amp; XBLA (reviewed on Xbox One) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-boxart"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Box Art:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_boxart" width="219" height="300" alt="" src="http://www.oxmonline.com/files/boxart/oxb100.boxartlg.jpg?1397765562" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Verdict:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8.0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-review-text"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Review Text:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Pub Ubisoft<br />Dev RedLynx<br />For Xbox One, Xbox 360<br />ESRB E 10+<br />Cost $20 (Digital), $40 (Retail)</strong></p> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <!--paging_filter--><h3>Punishing but fair, Trials Fusion is a fast-paced platformer with fantastic level design and a few new ideas. It’s just a shame that the new ideas aren’t implemented better.</h3> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.oxmonline.com/trials-fusion-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.oxmonline.com/trials-fusion-review#comments Xbox One Xbox Live Arcade Reviews redlynx trials Trials Fusion Ubisoft Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:27:33 +0000 Mikel Reparaz 9203 at http://www.oxmonline.com Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut review http://www.oxmonline.com/strike-suit-zero-directors-cut-review <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-product"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/strike-suit-zero-directors-cut">Strike Suit Zero: Director&#039;s Cut</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-teaser-content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It's hard not to harbor sympathy for Strike Suit Zero. Unless you count the abominable Wing Commander Arena, its kind is surpassingly rare on consoles, which makes its release on Xbox One a sweet surprise for space-combat and arcade-shooter fans alike. And happily, it's far superior to the exceedingly flawed PC version released last year. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-enhanced-teaser-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_enhanced_teaser_image" width="1920" height="1058" alt="" src="http://www.oxmonline.com/files/launchday_3.jpg?1397262414" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enhanced-image-width"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> left-justified </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <!--paging_filter--><p><object width="620" height="349"><param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/tO8RFED0gdA?hl=en_US&amp;version=3" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="349" src="//www.youtube.com/v/tO8RFED0gdA?hl=en_US&amp;version=3" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always"></embed></object></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-review"><legend>Review</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-review-header"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Review Header:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Strike Suit Zero: Director&#039;s Cut </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-boxart"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Box Art:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_boxart" width="618" height="847" alt="" src="http://www.oxmonline.com/files/boxart/gaming-strike-suit-zero-7.jpg?1397262888" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Verdict:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7.0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-review-text"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Review Text:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Pub: Born Ready Games<br />Dev: Born Ready Games<br />For: Xbox One<br />ESRB: Teen<br />Cost: $15</strong></p> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <!--paging_filter--><h3>Strike Suit Zero still has its issues, but the Director's Cut does a much better job of accentuating its strengths while hiding its weaknesses.</h3> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.oxmonline.com/strike-suit-zero-directors-cut-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.oxmonline.com/strike-suit-zero-directors-cut-review#comments Xbox One Reviews Born Ready Games id@xbox Strike Suit Zero Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:39:54 +0000 Mikel Reparaz 9200 at http://www.oxmonline.com The Wolf Among Us, Ep 3: A Crooked Mile review http://www.oxmonline.com/wolf-among-us-ep-3-crooked-mile-review <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-product"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/wolf-among-us-episode-3-crooked-mile">The Wolf Among Us Episode 3: A Crooked Mile</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-teaser-content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As the murder mystery in Fabletown deepens, Telltale’s spin on Bill Willingham’s comic Fables universe grows ever more grim — almost gleefully showing us the underbelly of hard-knock life for a population of fairytale characters scraping by in 1980s New York City. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-enhanced-teaser-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_enhanced_teaser_image" width="250" height="176" alt="" src="http://www.oxmonline.com/files/oxb100.rev_wolfamongusep3.keyart_250.jpg?1397000073" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enhanced-image-width"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> left-justified </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <!--paging_filter--><p><object width="620" height="349"><param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/gEpwk-kR13Y?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="349" src="//www.youtube.com/v/gEpwk-kR13Y?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-review"><legend>Review</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-review-header"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Review Header:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Xbox Live Arcade </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-boxart"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Box Art:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_boxart" width="219" height="300" alt="" src="http://www.oxmonline.com/files/boxart/boxartlg_200.jpg?1397001064" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Verdict:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8.5 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-review-text"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Review Text:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Pub Telltale Games<br />Dev Telltale Games<br />For Xbox 360 add-on<br />ESRB Mature<br />Cost $5</strong></p> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <!--paging_filter--><h3>Strong writing and presentation persist in the series’ strongest chapter since its debut. Taut decision-making and interesting reveals make for a riveting entry in Bigby’s dark tale.&nbsp;</h3> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.oxmonline.com/wolf-among-us-ep-3-crooked-mile-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.oxmonline.com/wolf-among-us-ep-3-crooked-mile-review#comments Xbox Live Arcade Reviews A Crooked Mile telltale Telltale Games The Wolf Among Us The Wolf Among Us Episode 3: A Crooked MIle Tue, 08 Apr 2014 23:45:30 +0000 Mikel Reparaz 9198 at http://www.oxmonline.com Kinect Sports Rivals review http://www.oxmonline.com/kinect-sports-rivals-review <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-product"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/kinect-sports-rivals">Kinect Sports Rivals</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-teaser-content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kinect Sports Rivals serves the same purpose that Rare's original Kinect Sports did with the last device: pull players in via breezy, engaging minigames with little need for practice or explanation. Except that with Rivals, the scale seems much bigger. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-enhanced-teaser-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_enhanced_teaser_image" width="250" height="176" alt="" src="http://www.oxmonline.com/files/roadshow-climbing_250.png?1396922711" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enhanced-image-width"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> left-justified </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <!--paging_filter--><p>We've seen hints of the new Kinect sensor's power throughout the Xbox One interface, mostly in the form of its vastly improved camera and wide range of spoken commands, but the two launch titles that required its use — Just Dance 2014 (largely the same as on Xbox 360) and the awful Fighter Within — didn't really spotlight its enhanced gaming possibilities. Until now, in fact, the most intriguing Kinect-exclusive game experience has been Kinect Sports Rivals Preseason — a demo.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-review"><legend>Review</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-review-header"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Review Header:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Xbox One </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-boxart"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Box Art:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_boxart" width="1520" height="1994" alt="" src="http://www.oxmonline.com/files/boxart/ksr-xbox-one-2d-boxshot-cmyk-us-jpg.jpg?1396922350" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Verdict:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6.0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-review-text"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Review Text:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Pub Microsoft<br />Dev Rare<br />For Xbox One<br />ESRB Everyone 10+<br />Cost $60</strong></p> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <!--paging_filter--><h3>Kinect Sports Rivals shines in spots, but inconsistent tracking and too-shallow gameplay mean it's not the convincing motion-gaming showcase we anticipated.</h3> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.oxmonline.com/kinect-sports-rivals-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.oxmonline.com/kinect-sports-rivals-review#comments Xbox One Kinect Reviews Kinect Sports Kinect Sports Rivals Microsoft Rare Tue, 08 Apr 2014 02:45:53 +0000 Mikel Reparaz 9196 at http://www.oxmonline.com Skydive: Proximity Flight review http://www.oxmonline.com/skydive-proximity-flight-review-0 <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-product"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/skydive-proximity-flight">Skydive: Proximity Flight</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-teaser-content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As its name implies, Skydive: Proximity Flight is all about hurling yourself through the clouds at about a billion miles an hour before pulling your parachute to avoid becoming a pulpy pavement smear. What’s more extreme than the thrill-seeking sport, though, is the insane value this seven-dollar XBLA entry offers. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-enhanced-teaser-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_enhanced_teaser_image" width="250" height="176" alt="" src="http://www.oxmonline.com/files/skydive_web_teaser_1.jpg?1396487286" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enhanced-image-width"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> left-justified </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <!--paging_filter--><p><object width="620" height="349"><param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/XZeLhcsmhuw?hl=en_US&amp;version=3" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="349" src="//www.youtube.com/v/XZeLhcsmhuw?hl=en_US&amp;version=3" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-review"><legend>Review</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-review-header"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Review Header:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Xbox Live Arcade </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-boxart"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Box Art:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_boxart" width="219" height="300" alt="" src="http://www.oxmonline.com/files/boxart/boxartlg_199.jpg?1396487351" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Verdict:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7.5 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-review-text"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Review Text:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Pub TopWare Interactive<br />Dev Gaijin Entertainment <br />For XBLA <br />ESRB Everyone <br />Cost $7</strong></p> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <!--paging_filter--><h3>Skydive offers a chance to experience what it’s like to fall from the sky without the fear of splattering yourself all over the ground below.</h3> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.oxmonline.com/skydive-proximity-flight-review-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.oxmonline.com/skydive-proximity-flight-review-0#comments Xbox Live Arcade Kinect Reviews gaijin entertainment Skydive Skydive: Proximity Flight topware interactive Thu, 03 Apr 2014 01:11:49 +0000 Mikel Reparaz 9194 at http://www.oxmonline.com BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea, Ep. 2 review http://www.oxmonline.com/bioshock-infinite-burial-sea-ep-2-review <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-product"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/bioshock-infinite-burial-sea-episode-two">BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode Two</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-teaser-content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As a very definite conclusion to BioShock Infinite, the second chapter of the Burial at Sea DLC epilogue does pretty much everything it can to tie up any and all loose ends left lingering in the floating city of Columbia, while doing the same for any mystery still swirling in the original BioShock’s submerged “utopia” of Rapture. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-enhanced-teaser-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_enhanced_teaser_image" width="250" height="176" alt="" src="http://www.oxmonline.com/files/oxb99.rev_bioinfbas2.lizsallykeyart_250.jpg?1396382116" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enhanced-image-width"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> left-justified </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <!--paging_filter--><p>&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-review"><legend>Review</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-review-header"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Review Header:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Xbox 360 (add-on) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-boxart"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Box Art:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_boxart" width="219" height="300" alt="" src="http://www.oxmonline.com/files/boxart/boxartlg_198.jpg?1396382270" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Verdict:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8.0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-review-text"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Review Text:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Pub: 2K Games<br />Dev: Irrational Games <br />For: Xbox 360 add-on <br />ESRB: Mature <br />Price: $15</strong></p> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <!--paging_filter--><h3>A slightly uneven but still arresting journey back to BioShock’s past, future, and present that makes a worthy protagonist out of Elizabeth, while introducing some downright cool new gameplay into the series’ mix.</h3> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.oxmonline.com/bioshock-infinite-burial-sea-ep-2-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.oxmonline.com/bioshock-infinite-burial-sea-ep-2-review#comments Xbox 360 Reviews 2K Games bioshock BioShock Infinite Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode 2 Burial at Sea Burial at Sea Episode 2 irrational games Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:16:46 +0000 Mikel Reparaz 9191 at http://www.oxmonline.com Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z review http://www.oxmonline.com/yaiba-ninja-gaiden-z-review <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-product"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/yaiba-ninja-gaiden-z">Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-teaser-content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is a surprisingly sad game. Did Tecmo Koei think so lowly of American tastes to assume we’d find a puerile protagonist like Yaiba worth rooting for? Did Team Ninja think violence and sexuality (and not gameplay) were what drove players towards franchises like Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive? The more we think about these things, the more depressed we get. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-enhanced-teaser-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_enhanced_teaser_image" width="1920" height="1080" alt="" src="http://www.oxmonline.com/files/groupi_005.jpg?1395263013" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enhanced-image-width"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> left-justified </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <!--paging_filter--><p><object width="620" height="349"><param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/5ITwmm4DYWs?hl=en_US&amp;version=3" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="349" src="//www.youtube.com/v/5ITwmm4DYWs?hl=en_US&amp;version=3" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always"></embed></object></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-review"><legend>Review</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-review-header"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Review Header:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Xbox 360 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-boxart"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Box Art:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_boxart" width="1528" height="2156" alt="" src="http://www.oxmonline.com/files/boxart/360_owp_g_front.jpg?1395262659" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Verdict:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4.0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-review-text"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Review Text:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Pub: Tecmo Koei Games<br /></strong><strong>Dev: Spark Unlimited<br /></strong><strong>For: Xbox 360<br /></strong><strong>ESRB: Mature<br /></strong><strong>Cost: $60</strong></p> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <!--paging_filter--><h3>Even with our expectations lowered, Yaiba still managed to disappoint. <br />It’s even more sexist than we presumed, uglier than some 360 launch titles, and feels budget-y without the accompanying charm. Hayabusa deserves better.</h3> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.oxmonline.com/yaiba-ninja-gaiden-z-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.oxmonline.com/yaiba-ninja-gaiden-z-review#comments Xbox 360 Reviews keiji inafune ninja gaiden team ninja tecmo koei Yaiba Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:21:07 +0000 Mikel Reparaz 9190 at http://www.oxmonline.com Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes review http://www.oxmonline.com/metal-gear-solid-v-ground-zeroes-review <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-product"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/metal-gear-solid-v-ground-zeroes">Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-teaser-content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Big Boss has been betrayed. It isn't yet clear by who or what, or even how many layers of betrayal are really at work. What is clear, however, is that two of his youngest friends — child soldier Chico and double agent Paz, both previously seen in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker— have been captured and taken to Camp Omega, a U.S. blacksite at Guantanamo Bay, for interrogation and possible execution. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-enhanced-teaser-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_enhanced_teaser_image" width="250" height="176" alt="" src="http://www.oxmonline.com/files/1_snake_thumb.jpg?1395124739" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enhanced-image-width"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> left-justified </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <!--paging_filter--><p><object width="620" height="349"><param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/D-afMxILwxM?hl=en_US&amp;version=3" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="620" height="349" src="//www.youtube.com/v/D-afMxILwxM?hl=en_US&amp;version=3" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-review"><legend>Review</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-review-header"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Review Header:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Xbox One &amp; Xbox 360 (reviewed on Xbox One) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-boxart"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Box Art:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_boxart" width="1156" height="1500" alt="" src="http://www.oxmonline.com/files/boxart/mgsgz_box.jpg?1395124980" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Verdict:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7.5 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-review-text"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Review Text:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>PUBLISHER: Konami <br />DEVELOPER: Kojima Productions <br />FOR: Xbox One, Xbox 360 <br />ESRB: Mature <br />COST: $30 (disc)/$20 (360 download)</strong></p> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <!--paging_filter--><h3>Ground Zeroes' story feels a bit skimpy for the price, but it excels as a breathtakingly pretty stealth sandbox, and as a chance to try out Phantom Pain's gameplay in a smaller, more intimate open world.</h3> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.oxmonline.com/metal-gear-solid-v-ground-zeroes-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.oxmonline.com/metal-gear-solid-v-ground-zeroes-review#comments Xbox 360 Xbox One Reviews Ground Zeroes kojima productions Konami metal gear Metal Gear Solid Metal Gear Solid V Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Tue, 18 Mar 2014 07:13:47 +0000 Mikel Reparaz 9188 at http://www.oxmonline.com Constant C review http://www.oxmonline.com/constant-c-review <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-product"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/constant-c">Constant C</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-teaser-content"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Things start out simply enough in Constant C. As a little emergency repair robot, your job is to navigate a space station where a failed experiment has stopped time, and collect data so that your only friend, the station’s resident A.I., can figure out what went wrong and regain control. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-enhanced-teaser-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_enhanced_teaser_image" width="528" height="371" alt="" src="http://www.oxmonline.com/files/constantc_featured_2.jpg?1394651197" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enhanced-image-width"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> left-justified </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <!--paging_filter--><p>Things start out simply enough in Constant C. As a little emergency repair robot, your job is to navigate a space station where a failed experiment has stopped time, and collect data so that your only friend, the station’s resident A.I., can figure out what went wrong and regain control. Your defense against the temporal freeze is a circular force field that projects around your body — and when other objects enter it, they regain their mass and momentum, letting you selectively unfreeze objects and move them around to solve puzzles.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-review"><legend>Review</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-review-header"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Review Header:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On XBLA </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-boxart"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Box Art:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_boxart" width="219" height="300" alt="" src="http://www.oxmonline.com/files/boxart/cover.jpg?1394654598" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Verdict:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7.0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-review-text"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Review Text:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>PUB: 5PB<br />DEV: IGS<br />FORMAT: XBLA<br />ESRB: Everyone 10+<br />COST: $10</p> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <!--paging_filter--><h3>Cute and smartly designed, Constant C’s wickedly clever puzzles win us over as much as its unforgiving difficulty turns us off.</h3> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.oxmonline.com/constant-c-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.oxmonline.com/constant-c-review#comments Xbox Live Arcade Reviews 2D platformed 5pb 5pb games Constant C IGS platforms puzzle games puzzle platformer Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:16:14 +0000 Mikel Reparaz 9185 at http://www.oxmonline.com KOXM Episode 338: Better Than Thief http://www.oxmonline.com/koxm-episode-338-better-thief <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-product"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/thief-0">Thief</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe id="audio_iframe" src="http://www.podbean.com/media/player/audio/postId/5089013?url=http%3A%2F%2Foxmpodcast.podbean.com%2F2014%2F03%2F12%2Fkoxm-338-better-than-thief%2F&amp;auto=1&amp;initByJs=1&amp;skin=7" data-name="pb-iframe-player" frameborder="0" height="100" scrolling="no" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>The entire OXM staff convenes to talk about the recent Xbox One update, Twitch's true debut, and recent <em>BioShock</em>-related developments, before discussing recent reviews like <em>South Park: The Stick of Truth</em> and <em>Thief</em>.</p><p><a href="http://www.oxmonline.com/koxm-episode-338-better-thief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.oxmonline.com/koxm-episode-338-better-thief#comments Xbox One News koxm oxm podcast podcast Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:10:29 +0000 Dave OXM 9186 at http://www.oxmonline.com