Chris Shive


138 games reviewed
73.9 average score
80 median score
54.3% of games recommended
Scores 8.5 higher than average

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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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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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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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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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