Many of the failings of this title could be forgiven if the gameplay itself just managed to hold up to snuff but it honestly, truly doesn’t. While it’s possible to ignore these and find some enjoyment in the title there’s really no reason to bother. Sluggish gameplay, graphical glitches and just plain bad gameplay elements make this game more of a chore than a fine addition to the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Read More.
So what could possibly be more awesome than having your own home and becoming a badass Vampire Lord? How about riding freaking dragons! Oh yes, Dragonborn delivers on this promise and while it might not be entirely flawless in execution the additions brought in this DLC more than make up for any failings. Read More.
You won't find much variety of variation in the Hip Hop Dance Experience, pick a song, difficult, and go to town. The game makes the peculiar choice of unlocking everything from the get-go: this makes things perfect for jumping into a party mode, but there's simply no sense of progression Read More.
Back in 2006, PlayStation fans got their own version of an enthralling Zelda adventure in the form of Okami. PlayStation players swelled with all that was given to them; an epic quest to undertake, characters to care about and a great evil to overcome. Now it's 2012 and Capcom has decided to return to the title with updated visuals. Read More.
The main appeal and draw to a Sims expansion based on the weather is for the realistic weather effects it brings to the game. Playing your little digital people takes on a whole new dimension when they have to deal with the same crappy weather you do. t would stand to reason that this expansion would take the elements of the old, expand upon them and make them better. In some areas that is absolutely the case, yet in others, it fails miserably. Read More.
With the zombie craze continuing its popularity streak, many zombie/undead-based products continue to appear on store shelves including this neat twist on a tried-and-true game style. Dead Hungry Diner by Black Market Games is a quirky take on the react-and-click style of game, mixing great visuals and some silly humour as you strive to have both time, and hungry dead things. on your side. Read More.
What we have here are six games that aren't any good. They're poorly made, with bland graphics, shallow gameplay, and poor implementation. There's an achievement system that lets you unlock extras to customize your in-game avatar, but it's fairly pointless. I want to go through each of the games and outline essentially what makes them a chore to play, but after writing it all out, it's just a bulleted list that no one wants to read. Read More.
Another month, another episode of The Walking Dead shambling onto consoles. We at GamingExcellence have had nothing but praise for the first two episodes due to their tense plot and incredibly well developed relationship between Lee and Clementine. But now that we've reached the third episode, slowly climbing over the hump of the series, does the game still manage to hold on to what made it so awesome? Read More.
I think it's fair to say that my feelings towards the Halo series are somewhat ambivalent Some of the games in the series I've enjoyed very much and have had a fairly decent time playing through all of them. And the reason I think that I need to preface with those statements, is because I'm sure a lot of the fans are going to be initially disappointed in my outlook towards the game. Read More.
A Game of Dwarves is pretty basic: get resources, dig deep. There's not much more to it than that. You can summon in dwarves and assign them different roles, like farmers, diggers, military, researchers, and crafters, determining what they will do for what is essentially the rest of their lives. Read More.
As solid a workout game as Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 is -- and it's unquestionably a decent game, don't get me wrong -- I can't think of who I'd recommend it to. Read More.
No one can argue that we haven't seen our fair share of zombies in the gaming industry. Everywhere you look the walking dead are being gunned down, struck down, ridiculed and basically reduced to cannon fodder in every way imaginable. But in almost all these games, zombies are often little more than a nuisance - the chaff you fight through to get to bosses, psychos, special zombies, and so forth. Read More.
Let's be honest: there's no real reason for Scribblenauts Unlimited to be on the Wii U. It's not a graphical powerhouse. You don't need a TV screen to get the full effect of the game. For the most part, in style and substance, it's not that different from the previous iterations of the series that have appeared on the DS and on iOS devices. Read More.
Ninja Gaiden 3 got a lot of flack when it came out - a reduced difficulty, weapons tucked away in DLC, and dull, corridor-filled level design that really exemplified the fact that you were just running from battle to battle. With the release of Razor's Edge on the Wii U, the developers have been given a chance to revamp all that was wrong with the original, and while things have certainly improved, there are still a fair number of flaws in the latest Ninja Gaiden title. Read More.
I didn't really enjoy Nintendo Land.
I've been trying to come up with some way of saying that more artfully for hours now, but the more I thought about it, the more troll-like my sentiments became. Ultimately, I figured that it would be best to just come right out and say it. So...there you go. Read More.