Chris Shive


143 games reviewed
73.7 average score
80 median score
53.1% of games recommended
Scores 8.2 higher than average

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Chris Shive
3 / 5.0 - SolSeraph
Jul 15, 2019

A spiritual successor to Actraiser, SolSeraph is one of those titles that goes into the file of games we really wanted to like because in theory it had all the ingredients, good ideas and influence from great games of the past, but unfortunately comes together in an uninspired way.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Blazing Chrome
Jul 11, 2019

Blazing Chrome is an modern take on classic run and gun arcade classics. It's difficult to ignore the strong influence Contra had on the game's development, but either because of or in spite of this it's still a lot of fun to play, especially on co-op. Anyone who wants something new with the classic Contra or Metal Slug style gameplay can't go wrong with Blazing Chrome, but even though it's a good time, it doesn't really bring anything new to the party.

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Jul 6, 2019

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is everything Castlevania fans could possibly want and is a great 2D action platformer in its own right.

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Jun 3, 2019

Castlevania Anniversary Collection contains the majority of classic Castlevania titles, some of which are considered among the best games for their respective consoles.

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May 3, 2019

The World Next Door is not a title that's going to rock anyone's world, but it's a good title that would be worth checking out for someone wanting something a little different.

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Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World is not the most complex city management game ever devised, but it is quite enjoyable.

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Mar 20, 2019

Tom Clancy's The Division 2 is good overall with some shortcomings.

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4 / 5.0 - Dead or Alive 6
Mar 1, 2019

Dead or Alive 6 doesn't make any drastic deviations from the previous titles, but adds just enough new features to feel fresh and exciting.

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3 / 5.0 - JUMP FORCE
Feb 21, 2019

While it can be enjoyable, Jump Force's power level is nowhere near 9000.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Death end re;Quest
Feb 19, 2019

Death End re;Quest combines a well-constructed JRPG with a visual novel that results in an experience of varying quality.

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Feb 14, 2019

Far Cry: New Dawn is an unexpected but welcome continuation of Far Cry 5.

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4 / 5.0 - Metro Exodus
Feb 13, 2019

Metro Exodus proves that after a six year break this franchise is just as relevant and enjoyable as ever.

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3.5 / 5.0 - God Eater 3
Feb 6, 2019

God Eater 3 is a good if unremarkable title in the monster hunting subgenre.

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Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is a welcome return of Travis Touchdown. Amidst the enjoyable gameplay is great storytelling and dialogue set in imaginative game worlds.

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Dec 31, 2018

Battle Princess Madelyn is clearly an homage to Capcom titles about slaying ghouls, ghosts and goblins but presented in an endearing, story within a story fashion.

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Dec 17, 2018

Katamari Damacy Reroll is just as fun today as it was fourteen years ago.

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2.5 / 5.0 - Fallout 76
Nov 27, 2018

Fallout 76 strives to be both a single player experience and online multiplayer game, and due to the concessions it makes to achieve this, ends up falling short in both objectives.

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Nov 6, 2018

SNK 40th Anniversary Collection is a great example of how a retro collection should be assembled.

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4.5 / 5.0 - SoulCalibur VI
Oct 26, 2018

Soulcalibur VI revitalizes the once great franchise and returns it to the glory days of the first couple entries.

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Oct 16, 2018

Warriors Orochi 4 is successful in maintaining the essence of the series while introducing new gameplay mechanics, making it a definite step in the right direction for the evolution of the series.

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