Chris Shive


133 games reviewed
74.0 average score
80 median score
54.9% of games recommended
Scores 8.9 higher than average

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Chris Shive
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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Chris Shive
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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Chris Shive
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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Chris Shive
Oct 1, 2018

Assassin's Creed Odyssey is a worthy follow-up to Origins, incorporating new gameplay ideas while following the same formula as its predecessor.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Transference
Sep 28, 2018

Transference is a novel concept with with adequate execution.

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Chris Shive
Sep 26, 2018

Capcom Beat 'em Up Bundle is a respectable collection of fighters, though the seven titles offered seems rather skimpy compared to previous Capcom collections that contained around twenty titles.

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Chris Shive
Sep 12, 2018

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker is an enjoyable game but too many shortcomings prevent it from being memorable or extraordinary.

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3.5 / 5.0 - Code of Princess EX
Aug 1, 2018

Code of Princess EX is currently the definitive version of Code of Princess and is a must play for anyone who is a fan of retro arcade style beat ‘em ups, especially if they can appreciate a game that doesn't take itself too seriously.

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Chris Shive
Jul 18, 2018

Overall, Lost on Mars does have several moments of amusement, and while it might not achieve a true level of greatness it is entertaining enough to warrant a visit to Mars when someone needs a change of scenery from Montana.

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Chris Shive
Jul 9, 2018

Shining Resonance Refrain doesn't do too much to get away from JRPG tropes, but that might be part of its charm as some of its themes have been addressed in several JRPGs prior but that should come as no surprise to fans of the genre.

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Chris Shive
Jun 27, 2018

Hakoniwa Explorer Plus is entertaining but isn't extraordinary once you get past the novelty factor of the half-naked killer demon girls. For RPG standards the story and gameplay are enjoyable but shallow.

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For those who have been playing The Elder Scrolls Online consistently, Summerset is only a natural progression to continue with, but for people who have taken a break and are looking for an excuse to get back in the game or people who have been curious to start, this is a great place to resume or start an adventure.

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Chris Shive
Jun 5, 2018

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle doesn't do anything to revolutionize the crossover tag team fighting system, it simply sticks to a formula that has worked before and does a great job with it.

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