Microsoft Xbox One, The Full Review

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Gaming On Xbox One (Cont.)

We may not have been allowed to reveal any new details regarding Forza Motorsport 5 or Ryse: Son of Rome, but as we’ve mentioned, we also got our hands on Dead Rising 3, Killer Instinct, Zoo Tycoon, LocoCycle, and Powerstar Golf.

LocoCycle is exactly like its name suggests. You drive a funky motorcycle that acts a little crazy. In the very beginning of the game, you’re actually being dragged by the cycle, and have to steer your way though some wild obstacles, while mowing down others for bonus points. While the game was fun in short spurts, we didn’t feel like LocoCycle really showcased the Xbox One’s capabilities.

We felt Zoo Tycoon and Powerstar Golf fell into a similar category. Both games ran and played perfectly well, but the graphics and mechanics in both games weren’t indicative of what the Xbox One can really showcase in our opinion. With that said, if you’re a fan of golf games, Powerstar Golf will likely rank high on your list. The controls in the game are easy to get a hang of, the graphics are decent, and the game is challenging, without being overly difficult. Much of the same can be said about Zoo Tycoon. If you like the Tycoon titles, Zoo Tycoon may be up your alley. It’s just not a title you’d use to show off your Xbox One.


Killer Instinct In Action

Killer Instinct, however, will likely get tons of playtime and be a staple among early Xbox One owner. If you’re unfamiliar with the Killer Instinct series, it’s a fighting game in the same vein as the Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat series, but with a much more “colorful” cast of characters and completely over-the-top combos. Though we found the graphical-style to be a little cartoony and brightly colored (fighting games should be grittier in our opinion), Killer Instinct is definitely fun and offers up some fast and furious action on the Xbox One.


Dead Rising 3 (Xbox One Exclusive Launch Title)

Dead Rising 3 is another winner in our book. The whole zombie apocalypse thing is getting a little old at this point, but the sheer variety of weapons and attacks in Dead Rising 3 and the world itself make for a really fun game. The voice acting is also very good and the storyline unfolds like Hollywood movie. If you’re a fan of survival / horror games, and like to be startled from time to time, you’ll probably get a kick out of Dead Rising 3.
 


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