Posts Tagged ‘xbox 360’

Review: Sniper Elite III

by Nazih Fareson June 27, 2014
With the new generations of consoles, Rebellion is back, pursuing perfection in their hit series, known for intense infiltration and sniper skills: Sniper Elite III. The third installment (if you don’t count the offshoot Nazi Zombie whatever-it-was titles) comes out with rather interesting changes, including semi-open level designs, new mechanics and obviously, the return of the franchise […]

Review: Valiant Hearts: The Great War

by Nazih Fareson June 26, 2014
Valiant Hearts: The Great War is the second non-Rayman project to use Ubisoft quirky UbiArt Framework, after the beautiful but soporific Child of Light. A few weeks after the 70th anniversary of the D-Day (Normandy Landing), this Ubisoft Montpellier title is set back on a conflict that is rarely adapted in videogames nowadays: the First World War. The Great War as […]

Review: Wolfenstein: The New Order

by Nazih Fareson May 27, 2014
Nazis, Nazis, and more Nazis… There was a time when not so long ago, defending the occupation of the Third Reich was no longer an appealing topic for a game, especially when it comes to shooters. Overused, abused as a storyline, even merging zombies and Nazis (Call of Duty series, or even Sniper Elite), and […]

E3 2013: The Gruesome Battle of Two Titans

by Nazih Fareson June 11, 2013
Last night was all about the big battle: Sony and Microsoft competed at E3 in Los Angeles. While presenting a new PlayStation, the other tried to defend the Xbox One. A decisive battle for the two giants. So who won the hearts of the gamers? For myself, the answer is very clear: there has been […]

E3 2013: What does it mean for the big three?

by Nazih Fareson June 10, 2013
Gamers are really demanding! This is not really something we just learned. But it’s getting worse with time, as gamers become more critical, more experienced, and harder to please. While it is difficult to imagine a more exciting renewal of the current generation, as we turn to E3 2013 for the moment, we all remain […]

The Console War: Just Stop It Already

by Nazih Fareson May 29, 2013
PlayStation 4 is better… Xbox One is stronger… The Wii U has better games… I’m tired of reading these comments flooding the internet. Same trend, same opinion. The concept of the console wars is pointless, with all due respect to all journalists that use that term, there is no war to begin with. What’s even […]

Xbox One: Microsoft’s Next Frontier

by Nazih Fareson May 22, 2013
Gone is the Infinity, the Durango or the 720. The Microsoft new console will be simply the Xbox One, one box to rule them all: an Internet, social media, video, music and gaming device designed for you mass multimedia consumers, fitting all your eggs in one basket for a better multitasking feat without having to […]

Indie Games: Retro Overkill

by Mazen Abdallahon May 16, 2013
Retro culture is a problem for a lot of reasons. On one level it’s a problem because of creative stagnation. Rather than trying to do your own thing, you simply ape an earlier creation and try to get by off that thing’s popularity. On another it feels like a cheap tactic. When you promote something […]

Review: Bioshock Infinite

by Nazih Fareson March 26, 2013
What is left of the wet and depressing corridors of Rapture is nothing but a mere drowned utopia, a memory of a blighted universe that was the home of the two previous Bioshock episodes, created by the minds of Ken Levine and the Irrational Games team. This is hard for us gamers, to let go […]


Review: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

by Nazih Fareson April 26, 2012
Since the arrival of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings last year, role-playing games have taken a big blow to the face. No one expected that Warsaw-based CD Projekt Red’s title would appeal to a broad audience, extending out of Eastern Europe. Soon after its release, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings took over Europe […]