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Binary Domain Review (Xbox 360)

Game Review: Binary Domain Release: February 28, 2012 Genre: 3rd Person Shooter Developer: Yakuza Studio Available Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Players: 1 (2-10 Multiplayer Online) MSRP: $59.99 ESRB Rating: M for Mature Website: Binary Domain Homepage   Sega has been at the forefront of the trend of taking some of the design choices and gameplay found in Western games and bringing them to […]

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The Evolution of Battle

It’s fair to say that I’m a long time fan of the Real Time Strategy (RTS) genre, I’ve been toying with these games since the early days of PC gaming via Dune II which for many set the standards for RTS. Now this is all very well on a PC, where moving a unit out of harm or positioning several teams to out manoeuvre your enemy just requires a few hot key presses and mouse clicks. Bring this to the console world however and what you have is a very clumsy interface no mater how you try to implement it. What I feel is required is a rethink of how this sort of game should play out on console, what we need is a new way to play, a way where you have less of the micromanagement, and more direct command of the military force entrusted to you.

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