No Andrew this week, but Todd is back and we brought Shawn back in to fill the gap. We talk a bit about last weeks release of Nexuiz, which we are somewhat baffled by in many ways. With not much else XBLA to talk about we chat some about SSX which most of us have been playing over the past week.
We recorded over the weekend, meaning we missed a lot of big news that came out on Monday. So if you’re wondering why the new segment is missing some pretty big stories there’s your reason. We round things out with some Todd Talk and don’t forget to play Small Arms for Andrews Remember The Days feature.
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Nexuiz was developed by Illfonic and published by THQ. It was released on February 29, 2012 for 800 MSP. A copy was provided for review purposes.
Arena shooters are something of a lost art. To find a newly developed one is like finding money on the sidewalk: no matter how much is there you’re just happy to see it. But sometimes they miss the mark. The controls can be tight, the maps can be solid, the graphics can even be impressive, yet you turn delete the game from your drive and go back to one of your old staples.
Nexuiz is one of those. It’ll seem really enticing by its screenshots, but in the end there’s not much to keep you playing.
XBLA House Party promotion continues on February 29 with the launch of Nexuiz for 800 MSP. To whet your appetite for the release, a new launch trailer was can be seen above showing the action packed gameplay of the first person shooter. In addition to the launch trailer, check out the extended coverage of the game in the video below. Nexuiz is a game that aims to reboot the classic genre of arena shooters and features over 100 different mutators to add to the excitement. Be sure to check out the release dates and prices of all the House Party games and our interview with Kedhrin Gonzalez from Illfonic where we speak about the game.
We had the opportunity to ask Kedhrin Gonzalez, Creative Director at Illfonic, about Nexuiz the upcoming arena shooter for XBLA. A big thanks to Kedhrin for taking the time to answer our questions and give us greater insight into the team and the game. Nexuiz will be available as a part of the XBLA House Party promotion on February 29 for 800 MSP.
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