XBLA Wednesday: February 29th, 2012

By Mark Delaney, 5 years ago
Fun fact: This week's addition to XBLA has no proper pronunciation. I'm serious. The developers have stated that they just thought it looked cool and people can pronounce it anyway they'd like.

Nexuiz - 800 MSP

For centuries the Kavussari and the Forsellians have waged war. They have a fragile truce but due to their seething disgust of each other they still pit their warriors against each other in arenas rather than on the fields of war. Those episodes of lethal combat are now broadcast throughout the galaxy, as entertainment… a spectacle known as… The Nexuiz Competition: An arena based first person shooter where you can alter the rules of the match and laws of physics while you dominate opponents in ever-changing hostile environments bleeding with hatred.
http://marketplace.xbox.com/Product/Nexuiz/66acd000-77fe-100...



With a visual style similar to Halo and a story that sounds a bit like a futuristic Hunger Games, all for the user-friendly price point, this under-the-radar game -- somehow it's under the radar even with the House Party promo -- should generate interest from FPS fans.

Don't forget, purchasing all four House Party games will net you 800 MSP deposited back into your account.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is one of three voices on the TA Playlist podcast. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his fiancé and son. He almost never writes in the third person.