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Classic shooting straight to the core
April 14, 2015 - The Vic Viper's latest shoot 'em up thrill-ride has finally arrived on PlayStation 3. While creating it back in the day, Konami opted to hand it over to Treasure instead of developing it in-house, but was that a good idea? Who am I kidding, of course it was!
Read more: Gradius V Review
This backpack is about to go on quite a wild adventure
April 13, 2015 - It's not every day that you get to play as a backpack. In MonsterBag, you indeed control one as you go on a crazy journey to finally reunite with your little girl owner. If that sounds like it's for kids then don't be fooled since much violence and insanity will ensue.
Read more: MonsterBag Review
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?
Read more: Axiom Verge Review
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.
Read more: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Review
What were they thinking?!
April 6, 2015 - After over 100 episodes and a movie, the AVGN now has his own video game. So, let's all go back to the past, put on our Power Gloves and Konami LaserScopes, and hope that this game isn't as bad as the ones that the nerd is used to playing.
Read more: Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures Review
Destroying the planet sure isn't going to be easy
April 3, 2015 - Gamers tend to ignore games that require patience before they start to shine. The same could be said about modern classics such as Demon's Souls which took a great deal of time before it become popular. As far as I can tell, this tendency is due to the inability to give unfamiliar experiences a chance. Such is the case with Rack N Ruin. On the surface, it appears as if it's yet another throwaway indie title, but at its core, it's one of the most rewarding and challenging old-school adventures that I have ever had the privilege to go on.
Read more: Rack N Ruin Review
Frantic four-player fighting at its finest
April 1, 2015 - In the midst of a local multiplayer resurgence, Paperbound enters the ring with hopes of having a fighting chance. Let's sharpen our pencils and find out if it's tough enough to be the next knockout couch-filling combat game.
Read more: Paperbound Review
No one can stop this radical robot
March 30, 2015 - When you hear that a four player twin stick shooting platformer is out, it's easy to get excited. However, Yorbie may not quite be what you're looking for. It does have intriguing concepts, but is that enough to make it an enjoyable game?
Read more: Yorbie - Episode One: Payback's a Bolt Review
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?
Read more: Xeodrifter Review
Delightful downloads for dual-screens
March 27, 2015 - Nintendo's 3DS is home to plenty of fantastic portable titles; many of which are eShop games. Today marks its fourth birthday so I wrote this list to summarize ten of the best downloadables that have come out so far. Please note that games with physical releases and Virtual Console games are not included. Anyway, enjoy reading! Maybe you'll discover some hidden gems while you do.
Read more: Top 10 3DS eShop Games (First Four Years)
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