Videogames often attempt to sweep us up in complex, deep narratives that provide context for our actions. N++, though, has just one small page of story, and even it is relegated to a separate screen. Yup, you actually have to go and look for the narrative. You’re a ninja who loves to collect gold strewn around the many death traps you’re attempting to escape. To get out you find the switch that opens the door and then head for the exit, grabbing as much gold as you can along the way in order to net those high scores. But the context doesn’t matter. No, what does matter is that N++ is sublime in its stark simplicity, a direct contrast to the visually stunning, mechanically complex videogames of the modern era.
Xbox Live Arcade Title Price: 800MSP Singleplayer: Yes Multiplayer: No Co-op: No Side-scrolling games have been making somewhat of a comeback on XBLA of late, which goes to show there is always room for some good old-fashioned scrolling gameplay. With this return to glory for side-scrollers we’ve seen the likes […]
(Review written by Fatmond, all credit goes to him.) From the opening graphics with the EA/Visceral logo sweeping along your screen, accompanied by the dark, imposing orchestra, to the end of the final, stunning cutscene, ‘Dante’s Inferno’ is very finely crafted game. There will be comparisons to ‘God […]
Those of you who have experienced God of War are going to feel at home in the latest gore fest that is Dante’s Inferno. This demo (released into Xbox Live Marketplace on the 24th od December) provides a good-sized chunk of hack n slash gameplay,a genre which is […]