Klei Entertainment brings us Mark of the Ninja, the latest in their batch of 'so gruesome it'll make you giggle' games. You know, that evil giggle that makes people shy away from you when you unleash it in public. Wait...everyone doesn't have that giggle? Maybe I should rethink my cackle as well. Read More.
New intellectual properties have a hard time towards the end of console life cycles, most of them just slip under the radar. It's pretty well known, by now, that the end of this console generation is coming. Most of the games on the shelf are just entries in long standing franchises right now. Read More.
By the time you finish the campaign and Touch by Stan Bush is playing as the credits roll, you once again know who High Moon Studios has made this game for. With War for Cybetron, we were given the Autobot/Decepticon war as it was starting to reach its turning point. Read More.
I've played a lot of MMO's in my time, mostly without being given a choice. My older brother would start playing an MMO, pay for me to have an account and then we'd play together for a few months until one or both of us lost interest. We've run the gamut from Ultima Online, Everquest 1 and 2, Star Wars Galaxies, City of Heroes, World of Warcraft and even The Matrix Online for some reason. 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 short, Pokemon Conquest is basically Pokemon meets Final Fantasy Tactics. If that's good enough for you then you can stop reading here, go to the store, and buy the game, because that sounds pretty awesome. Read More.
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.