Chris Shive


262 games reviewed
74.2 average score
80 median score
51.9% of games recommended
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3.5 / 5.0 - One Piece Odyssey
Jan 19, 2023

One Piece Odyssey delivers a great One Piece adventure, but without regard to the source material, is simply a good but unremarkable RPG. Hardcore One Piece fans will eat this up like a smorgasbord of Sanji's cooking, but even with the Memoria sections, it's a lot for newcomers to take in.

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Jan 11, 2023

Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider conjures the spirit of the golden age of 16-bit gaming.

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Dec 16, 2022

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition takes a nearly-perfect game and makes it better.

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Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion walks a tightrope between a remake and remaster.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Samurai Maiden
Dec 8, 2022

Despite having an original story and setting, many elements of Samurai Maiden bring about a feeling a deja vu.

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Dec 8, 2022

Dragon Quest Treasures offers a glimpse into the early years of two intriguing Dragon Quest XI characters.

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Dec 7, 2022

The Rumble Fish 2 has developed a cult following since its release and it's no surprise why after finally being able to play it.

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Dec 5, 2022

Marvel's Midnight Suns pulls all its different elements together to create a memorable tactical RPG. The combat is the main event and its execution resulted in every battle being an enjoyable event, whether it was taking on a nefarious supervillain or relieving Hydra of the ownership of a valuable artifact.

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SaGa games have always felt like the odd man out in the world of JRPGs and Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song is no exception that statement.

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4 / 5.0 - Evil West
Nov 21, 2022

Evil West deserves a spot among the best games that take place in the wild west.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Harvestella
Nov 13, 2022

Harvestella attempts to create a unique gaming experience by combining farming and life sim elements with action RPG elements.

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Oct 11, 2022

Asterigos: Curse of the Stars combines the style of traditional RPGs with a soulslike template, resulting in a challenging but more accessible game that's able to forge its own identity without hiding its influences.

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Oct 6, 2022

No More Heroes III caters to a niche segment of gamers.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Valkyrie Elysium
Oct 3, 2022

It's a departure from its predecessors, but depending on what someone is looking for, Valkyrie Elysium can be a good time.

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NieR: Automata: The End of YoRHa Edition combines top notch gameplay with an incredible story to create one of the most memorable and unique experiences in gaming.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Soulstice
Sep 20, 2022

Soulstice makes no secret of what influenced it, both in aesthetics and in gameplay mechanics.

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Voice of Cards: The Beasts of Burden doesn't stray far from what made its predecessors successful.

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Sep 18, 2022

Metal: Hellsinger is the first-person shooter/rhythm game mashup I had no idea I wanted.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection is a Turtle treasure trove, including every TMNT game released for arcade and console between 1989 and 1993.

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