This Wednesday is full of explosions and destruction with DLC from both Raskulls (160 Microsoft points) and Bomberman (240 MP) and XBLA game Breach (1200 MP) all colliding with the Xbox Live marketplace. Each game is jam-packed with its own brand of destruction: take bricks apart in true action-puzzle-platform (or, what I refer to as, “platfuzzaction“) as you race your friends or the A.I. in Raskulls; blow your friends to bits with all sorts of power ups on a whole slew of inventive maps in Bomberman; or approach each combat situation tactically, complete the objective and blow up some walls in Breach. No matter what your style of gaming is, guaranteed this XBLA Wednesday has a destruction-infused game to suit your needs.
Breach is a first person shooter developed by Atomic Games. It’s available on the XBLA for 1200 Microsoft points. The publisher provided us with a copy of the game for reviewing purposes.
There’s a moment ever-so-often in any shooter experience when know your enemy is behind a wall, and you’re at that wall, and there’s just one entrance. Death lies in the doorway, but victory lies beyond it, so what do you do? Well, if you’re playing Breach, you just blow up the whole darn wall! Breach brings total brick-by-brick destruction, active cover and authentic tactics all being played in 16 player team modes to the Xbox LIVE Arcade in a powerful way.
Zeit2 is a sidescrolling Shoot ‘em Up developed by Brightside Games and published by Ubisoft. It’s available on the XBLA for 800 microsoft points.
XBLA games are frequently prone to being viewed as “casual” because of their price point, and as such it’s easy to assume any XBLA title will have a casual playing style to it; Zeit2 does not. The game has a tutorial where they explain how the game works and how to play, along with supplementary tips throughout the Arcade experience, but the handholding quickly ends and Zeit2 shows itself to be a top shelf challenge worthy of any sidescrolling shoot ‘em up lover.
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Recently, the Castle Crasher‘s leaderboards hit the 2,000,000 gamers mark, and to celebrate The Behemoth is holding a Tournament of Champions! Sounds knightly doesn’t it? But of course, ruthless competition is worth nothing without prizes- shiny prizes, especially if they have functional uses as well, right? If you agree, you’ll be glad to know the reward for first place in the tournament is a gold plated Xbox! It works too and boy is it shiny.
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