PREVIEWSPillars of Eternity Preview
For Obsidian's crowdfunded love letter to Infinity Engine games like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, I was impressed by its willingness to pull back the curtain and let me see the machinery behind it.
Yesterday, while cleaning up my media center, I found my copy of Ratchet & Clank: Into The Nexus, which I bought sometime before Christmas last year. I had been pretty excited about this game pre-release, what with it being the first "traditional", albeit shorter than usual,...
Bungie Software proudly presents Oni - a single-player blend of action and adventure that combines the best elements of shooters and fighting games into a near-future epic featuring anime-style action and characters. Throughout breathtaking indoor and outdoor levels created by real- world architects, Oni's third-person vantage point casts gamers in the role of Konoko, a heroine with a vast arsenal of fighting moves- including kicks, punches, throws and combos, as well as finishing moves. But she can also wield powerful weapons- from machine guns to plasma cannons- as she maneuvers her way through an increasingly dark storyline. With the most fluid animation and control ever seen in a third-person title, Oni promises the smooth feel of a shooter, the visual richness of broad third-person perspective, and the frenetic combat of a fighting game, all combined for a uniquely satisfying gaming experience.