Metroidvania games (Page 5)

Red Goddess: Inner World Review

Red Goddess: Inner World Review (PlayStation 4)

Schizophrenia is Divine

July 2, 2015 - When it comes to indie game development, mixing genres is a method that always produces interesting results. Red Goddess combines melee combat, exploration, platforming, and some light puzzle-solving in a fascinating world that's fused together with beautiful storytelling. There's no denying how intriguing that sounds, but does it all add up to a worthwhile game?
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Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut Review

Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut Review (PlayStation 4)

This half-genie has a killer head of hair

June 29, 2015 - You don't often see DSiWare games getting ported to current consoles. For the most part it's understandable why, but when it comes to Shantae; you know you're in for a treat. If you're ready, give that magic lamp a rub and let's see if our wishes come true.
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Axiom Verge Review

Axiom Verge Review (PlayStation 4)

Life after death sure feels a lot like an old-school Metroid game

April 11, 2015 - Step aside Samus; it's Trace's turn to explore an alien world. Axiom Verge is an exploration-based platform shooter that has captured the attention of retro gamers everywhere. However, is it worth leaving Zebes and exploring yet another unfamiliar planet?
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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Review

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Review (PlayStation)

This castle is a creature of Chaos

April 8, 2015 - With countless Metroidvania games being released, it's a good time to revisit the origins of the genre. Symphony of the Night boldly took the Castlevania series in a new direction by incorporating exploration as the main gameplay mechanic in a similar fashion to the already established Metroid series. The result was one of the greatest video games ever crafted. As the 100th review on Video Chums, I invite you to join me in celebrating this brilliant example of gaming perfection in a modern review of a timeless classic.
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Xeodrifter Review

Xeodrifter Review (3DS)

In space, no one can hear you drift

March 28, 2015 - Space can be a lonely place, especially when your ship gets damaged by an asteroid. Xeodrifter tries to emulate Metroid mechanics in almost every way, but does it live up to the classics or is it simply not enough to satisfy your retro cravings?
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Ori and the Blind Forest Review

Ori and the Blind Forest Review (Xbox One)

An utterly spiritual journey

March 16, 2015 - Ambitious game development is the key to creating a timeless classic. However, many bold innovators have also produced countless failed endeavors. Does Ori and the Blind Forest live up to the hype or have the developers' blind ambitions got the best of them?
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Zombie Incident Review

Zombie Incident Review (3DS)

An 8-bit monster bopping adventure

March 9, 2015 - With an already oversaturated market, here comes yet another retro indie platformer. Was jumping on enemies' heads merely a fond memory or is it still enjoyable in this day and age? Lace up your stomping boots, we're about to find out!
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Apotheon Review

Apotheon Review (PlayStation 4)

201: A Greek Odyssey

February 7, 2015 - It must be a difficult feat to create a metroidvania adventure that even closely lives up to the games that the genre is named after. Apotheon is definitely a notable contender, but is it worth the journey back to ancient Greece or should you save your drachma?
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Rogue Legacy Review

Rogue Legacy Review (PlayStation 4)

Prepare to die in 2D

September 23, 2014 - With countless 2D indie action games to choose from, you can't go wrong with Rogue Legacy. It seamlessly blends RPG elements with hectic action and draws inspiration from games like Dark Souls and Symphony of the Night.
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