Even for an early access / game preview title this game is intensely unstable. It's hard to recommend it as anything other than a quick look at the game via free trials. While there is an intense amount of potential to the game, the engine itself is just far too unstable to be worth shelling out your hard earned money. Read More.
Honestly it’s kind of hard to really talk about TESO since its name is so indicative of what it is – an online version of any other Elder Scrolls game. While it may be set far in the past it controls much like any of the modern games with the one concession of the other players in the world. There have been gameplay tweaks but the whole thing is just so familiar and comfortable to any fan of the series that it just feels like home. Read More.
All of this is captured neatly by the digital edition. It plays smoothly even on fairly weak laptops which helps this games appeal even more by making it portable. While it might lose some of the charms by losing the ability to move your pieces around on your own all of the convenience captured right here really makes it worth owning. Read More.
The first time you play a new game in the Dark Souls series you’re immediately going to feel like you’re in over your head. This is doubly true when there’s no instruction manual or strategy guide to pore over. You’re just going to have to figure this old the old fashioned way boys and girls! Luckily this is a game series where anyone who plays it is expecting to die plenty more times. Read More.
Frankly I am disappointed with myself. There's a Shin Megami Tensei game that's releasing and I had no idea that it was coming out? Persona 4 Golden is aiming to release October 23rd this year and I didn't even know that it existed? I am disappoint for myself. Luckily we were able to go hands on with the title behind closed doors with Aram Jabbari, Manager of PR and Sales at Atlus. Read More.
If there's one thing that can almost be counted on in life, besides death and taxes, is that gamers love them some complaining. Add new features, they complain. Take out old features, they complain. Don't change the game formula enough, they complain. So really there's only so much one can pay any mind to the cries of RUINED FOREVER that come out when game spin-offs are announced. Read More.
It isn't hard to say that Skyrim is one of the greatest RPG's that this journalist has ever gotten his hands on. In my all-time list of favorite games, Skyrim has managed to climb its way to the top and stand right alongside the likes of Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VI as my favorite RPG's on that list. Read More.
Personally speaking my favorite part of E3 is the games that you just don't see coming. Whether they're small titles that were only announced a short time ago or they're brand new games being announced this is what I generally look forward to the most. So stepping into the Quantum Conundrum theater at the Square-Enix booth was a really exciting thing for me and it has more than paid off as this is one of my favorite games at E3 2012. Read More.
With the 1.9 patch coming in just a few weeks Rift fans have a lot to look forward to as it is. But that's small beans compared to what Storm Legion is going to bring along with it when it launches in Fall of this year. We're not just talking about a few new zones and quests, no Trion gives us that every time they release an update. Read More.
When Metro 2033 landed on consoles in 2010 it was a fairly divisive experience. Some of us here at GamingExcellence loved the heck out of it while others really didn't care much for the game. This was pretty easily represented in the gaming community at large with some being more enamored with the setting and experience enough that they got over some of the. Read More.
When I first heard about Persona 4 Arena I really didn't pay it very much attention. After all, the idea of a fighting game set in the Persona universe didn't really have any appeal to me. But at some point someone mentioned that Arc System Works, creators of the BlazBlue and Guilty Gear series, were going to be working on this title. Read More.
For me personally the Hitman games have always been kind of hit or miss. The initial game was a short bit of fun but it was absolutely frustrating to play due to the uneven difficulty and lack of checkpoints. From there the games got better but glitches, bugs and a number of annoying missions generally kept me from playing those games more than just as a casual distraction. Read More.
If there's one thing that I love in video gaming it's games that let you choose how you solve a problem. Games like Deus Ex, Thief and BioShock have always excelled in this and as such I was really excited to know that Harvey Smith of Arkane Studios, who worked on and was presenting Dishonored, previously worked on the Deus Ex games. Read More.
It's always smart when developers approach a sequel with some trepidation. You always need to be aware of how much change leaves a game feeling wildly different and how much change is classified as too little. Gamers are a finicky bunch after all. But the crew at Codemasters is well aware that sequels are tough especially when you want to improve. Read More.
Earlier this week we had the pleasure of sitting down with Darksiders II in California. As dedicated fans of the first game we at GamingExcellence wanted to make sure it was given the most thorough coverage possible. So one of the authors of the previous reviews, notably myself, got shipped off to go get a hands on with the sequel. Read More.