While the demise of the Dreamcast still leaves a bitter taste in my mouth, it's nice to see that Sega has not been abated in the least with regards to its software output. In arcades and on consoles alike, Sega has continued with its always-recognizable brand of games. Read More.
Reviews By Stephane Petit-Clerc
It seems that as of late, publishers and developers alike have taken the release of Greatest Hits and Platinum Hits packages as an opportunity to add new content and tweak various issues on quasi-classic games. Such was the case with the Metal Gear Solid 3, Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition, and now, Midnight Club 3. Read More.
Rumble Roses XX is very much like that girl in high school that every boy fantasizes over. The one that's in a league all of her own. She has the perfect body, perfect smile, perfect hair, and perfect friends. She's always happy and smiling. She walks in slow motion. Read More.
Readers of Burnout Revenge reviews should fall into one of two very clear categories: those who are buying Burnout Revenge for the first time and those who are pondering an upgrade from their existing PS2 or Xbox versions. Originally released some 6 months ago, the PS2/Xbox Burnout Revenge can be considered, without hesitation, one of the greatest games (racing or other) that each console has ever had. Read More.
While there is obviously a fan-base for the Ape Escape franchise, the two previous outings (not to mention the two terrible PSP games) have all left me with wondering who buys these games. I've had a hate/hate relationship with the monkeys since the PSOne and so it should not be taken lightly that I actually enjoyed Ape Escape 3 as a game, a platformer and a diversion. Read More.
To many, myself included, boxing seems very much like a sport in which grown men pound each other senseless for others' enjoyment. Of course there's more to boxing than that, but besides the movies we've seen, the sparse terminology we've picked up and the few recognizable faces of the sport, we don't really know what it's all about. Read More.
As the title suggests, The Darkest Faerie is part of a larger universe and one that may frighten away parents. While I myself knew nothing about it, I'd hoped it had nothing to do with card battles or monster collection or a lengthy anime or Manga series that I'd have to research. Read More.
I'll come right out and say it: Ape Escape Academy is the worst game I have ever played for the simple reason that it's insulting in every way. There are many bad games out there, but deep down inside each one, you can see the group of intelligent people who worked on them and the ideas they were trying (in varying degrees of success) to implement. Read More.
Much like a perennial sport series, the Tony Hawk games seem consistent in their yearly releases. But unlike the Maddens and the MLBs, Neversoft seems to always refine the gameplay or add a new nuance that makes every older title archaic. Try as anyone might, it is exceptionally hard to go back to a Tony Hawk game that doesn't have the revert or flatland tricks in them. Read More.
The first RPG I ever played was Enix's Dragon Warrior on the Nintendo Entertainment System. The game came free with a year's subscription to Nintendo Power magazine and while I didn't know what to expect from it at the time, it is the game most responsible for changing my view on gaming. Read More.
Although it's very unlikely to be remembered as such, 2005 proved to be a great year for movie tie-in games. From Batman Begins to Fantastic 4 and Aeon Flux, developers no longer seemed content with simply rushing a game to market for the sake of cashing in on a movie's opening. Read More.
Upon its launch, the Xbox 360 boasted a few first person shooters, a platformer here and there and quite a few sport titles. Nowhere did we really see an RPG or a fighting game, but that's another story. The one genre best represented however, was clearly the racing world. Read More.
In late 1998, the PlayStation was given one of its greatest adventure games in the surprise title of MediEvil. At the time, MediEvil was considered completely offbeat, creative and wholly original. Now, almost seven years later, we are given a reinvention of the PlayStation classic with a few new twists here and there. Read More.
When the GamingExcellence team went to X'05 in Toronto, Canada, we noticed that the game with the most playable stations (and with the most visible presence) was Kameo. This was no big surprise considering that this was one of the three Microsoft published titles at the event. Read More.
In gaming circles, as in regular everyday life, there are always categories to be named which separate seemingly normal individuals. When first person shooters are discussed, for example, there are two very distinct camps. The first is a fanatical, loud, proud bunch who believe that, without question, Halo and Halo 2 are the greatest games every made. Read More.