With this release, the BioShock franchise hasn’t just established itself as a premier franchise in gaming to come out of this generation, but also one of the most important. It’s rare for a video game to intelligently tackle hard issues and force players to look at their own beliefs, and BioShock Infinite does that better than almost any other in this medium. Read More.
Reviews By Andrew Sztein
It may disappoint those who are looking for yet another 'Metroidvania' style 2D Castlevania; but those looking for a return to the action-oriented roots of the series while including some modern design sensibilities, this is a trip to Dracula's castle that is well worth making. Read More.
ACM is simply put, an unfinished game. It’s made all the more disappointing that this was a big budget production with lots of talent behind it. From developer, to publisher, to Hollywood assets, this should have been a return to form for the Aliens gaming franchise but ends up being one of its most humiliating moments yet. At least the awesome power loader figurine that comes with the limited edition is pretty cool. Sorry guys, but its game over, man! Read More.
If you’ve stayed away from the series and are possibly considering jumping back in, then this Duty has a few new tricks to Call you back. BLOPS II is highly recommended for COD fans and fence sitters, but it won’t change your mind if you never accepted the charges on this Call in the first place. Read More.
Ubisoft has been on one hell of a hot streak since last holiday season haven't they? Two well received Assassin's Creed titles, the return of Ghost Recon, the release of Rayman Origins on every platform, and they've even got us salivating for what's to come with their tantalising peek at Watch Dogs they teased at E3. Read More.
Chances are, if you're a big gamer in this generation, you've given the Assassin's Creed series a shot sometime in the past couple of years. While the series has been divisive amongst gamers, it features a certain level of craft, attention to detail, and fascinating historical settings that are simply not found in other open world games. Read More.
It's not a good time to be a hockey fan these days. With the second lockout in eight years officially in motion as of this writing, puckheads have to look at the very real possibility that we're going to have another season wiped out because greedy players and greedier owners don't know how to play nice and split a $3. Read More.
In a purely visceral sense, there's little that's more satisfying than watching two ton a half automobiles crashing into one another. The way that the metal twists and contorts under the impact and pressure of another fast moving object, there's little that can satisfy an action junkie's mind like some vehicular carnage. Read More.
Yes, it's been nearly three decades that the arcade classic Dragon's Lair hit the arcades and took the fledging video game industry by storm in 1983. Seeing as how the game has been ported to nearly every platform in existence at one time or another, it was really only a matter of time until the Xbox 360 got their version, and it comes with a not-so-secret weapon, the ability to control Dirk the Daring's movements through a lethal castle in order to save the lovely (read: incredibly slutty looking) princess Daphne. Read More.
Once upon a time, Ubisoft had the market cornered on military and tactical shooters under its Tom Clancy brand. Whether it was a visit to Vegas as a member of Rainbow squad, a one man ninja as a Splinter Cell, or my personal favourite, playing as a solider of the future as the Ghost Squad, If you wanted to simulate being in a real warzone, The Tom Clancy titles are where the action was. Read More.
Announced back at the same time that the Kinect (then known as Project Natal), was revealed, it seems like a match made in heaven. A completely controller free motion controlled system that allows you to use the force, swing a lightsaber around and explore a galaxy far, far away? How could it miss? Read More.
(Editors note: This is not a full review of Mortal Kombat. Since we reviewed the game in full upon its release last spring, this is more of a summary of what is new for this edition of the game. For the full review, please point your browser to http://www.gamingexcellence. Read More.
Gamers may say that they want originality and unique gaming experiences, but I beg to differ. Most people want the same crap they've been playing over and over and over again. If you need any proof, just look at the sales numbers behind Call of Duty, Battlefield, Halo, or any of the latest sequels to hit your local games shop. Read More.
Is there a game designer more deified than Tim Schaefer in the industry? Amongst the hardcore crowd that grew up with his Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, and Psychonauts titles, it's not likely. Hell, we even forgave the guy for the disappointing Brutal Legend on the strength of his past triumphs. Read More.
As one of the most popular fighting series of the last decade, Namco's SoulCalibur series has a definite cult following and a lasting legacy in the fighting arena. Does the latest instalment continue a proud tradition or is it time to sheath this sword for good? Read More.