There isn't too much to Mario Tennis Open. Eschewing the over-the-top sports titles of the past, this title instead goes for a fairly mundane style of play, with only some minor changes to a typical tennis game to spice things up, like the ability to play as your Mii in addition to the typical retinue of Mario characters. Read More.
It's no secret really, publishers and developers release games based off of new movie franchises to cash in on the success (or potential success) of the film(s). They've been doing it for years. Just because it's a cash in, though, doesn't mean that it's necessarily a bad game, just most of the time. Read More.
Skyrim is a fantastic game and it's one of the few games GamingExcellence has ever stood 100% behind. But that doesn't mean that there weren't some areas that could do for improvement. Some game aspects felt somewhat half-implemented and could definitely have done for being improved upon. Read More.
Dust: An Elysian Tail is a side scrolling 2D hack and slash released onto Xbox live Arcade. This game is the dream child of Dean Dodril, who single handedly animated and coded the game, reaching out to a support forum for voice actors for his brain child. Amazingly enough the product that the player is presented is an incredible piece of artwork and super fun gameplay. Read More.
The Xbox 360 is filled with shooters. The console has basically made its bones on this genre. You have first-person powerhouses such as Halo and Call of Duty leading the way, while in the third-person realm, Gears of War became an instant hit almost overnight. Read More.
Devil May Cry HD Collection doesn't need a review so much as it needs a flow chart. Determining whether this game is for you kind of goes like this: Are you a fan of Devil May Cry? If yes continue, if no put down the game. Do you own the still readily available originals on PlayStation 2? Read More.
Gaming is something of an unusual pastime; it's hard to think of any other medium that can be every bit as frustrating as it is gratifying. Certainly, describing the likes of Super Meat Boy or Dark Souls to the uninitiated will result in understandable bemusement. Read More.
The Secret World follows the same format of many other MMO's while trying to take a slightly different approach. Make a character, run through the world, level up and try to have fun. Where Secret World differs from most other MMO's is in the setting and the level of freedom they try to give the player with their characters. Read More.
With all the coverage we at GamingExcellence have given to Darksiders II you just had to know that we were chomping at the bit to play this game. Considering the fact that we absolutely were fans of the first title it's not surprising that we would take such an interest in the sequel. Read More.
I wish I could've seen the collective surprise of Persona fans when Atlus announced that the new Persona title would be a fighting game. Then, the raised eyebrows when it mentioned the fact that this was a collaborative effort with Arc Systems, developers of such titles as Blaz Blue and Guilty Gear, fighting series with enough depth to draw in some of the more experienced fighter game afficionados. Read More.
Recently, I read somewhere that suggested the mark of a good superhero game is that it leaves you feeling...well, like a superhero. I don't think this is something anyone would dispute. I mean, what made both Arkham games great is that they left you feeling like Batman as you skulked about in the shadows, striking fear into criminals' hearts. Read More.
The Kinect is one of the most inspiring and disappointing gadgets in recent history. The possibilities inherent in it are incredible, but due to various cost realities and Microsoft's track record of never making quite the product they promised, there's a nagging feeling that the Kinect should be way cooler than it is. Read More.
When the PlayStation Vita was announced it was pretty obvious that Sony was going to have to release some of its flagship titles along with it. I was expecting a God of War title since those have been coming out in spades lately but they defied my expectations by releasing another entry in the Uncharted series. Read More.
When I first heard about Inversion and saw a trailer for it, I thought, "Ooo! A video game that might actually let me play out my fantasy of fighting in the corridor scene from Inception without actually waiting for a decent video game adaptation of the movie!" Then I laughed at myself for thinking that there was such a thing as a good video game adaptation of a movie. Read More.
Often times, being thrust into a new series or genre can be an exciting experience for a gamer. The unfamiliar can open up the possibility for unexpected moments of joy. On the other hand, being new to an established genre can lead to disinterest, confusion and a negative experience. Read More.