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Titan Souls Review

Titan Souls Review (PlayStation 4)

The epitome of soul-sucking

April 21, 2015 - Once in a while, an indie game comes out with a lot of hype attached. This hype warrants high expectations from gamers, but it isn't always a guarantee of quality. Does Titan Souls live up to its hype or is it nothing but an overrated disappointment?
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Top 10 Retro Remakes for PSP

Top 10 Retro Remakes for PSP

From Vampires to Mavericks to Blinky, Inky, Pinky and Clyde

April 20, 2015 - Sony's PSP had a vast library of titles targeted towards retro gamers. Here, I take a look at ten fantastic remakes of classic games. Keep in mind that in order to be applicable for this list, the original games must have been released during the 16-bit era or earlier. Anyway, let's start this look back at some of the best retro remakes ever produced for portable play.
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Affordable Space Adventures Review

Affordable Space Adventures Review (Wii U)

It's best not to pinch pennies when it comes to space exploration

April 19, 2015 - It's always refreshing when indie developers try something completely unique. Affordable Space Adventures puts you and up to two friends in the cockpit of a rental spaceship where your goal is to explore an alien planet and eventually find a way to return to Earth. But, with the odds against you, will you succeed or be stranded while stuck in your little shabby spacecraft for the rest of your life?
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Bloxiq Review

Bloxiq Review (PlayStation Vita)

A puzzler for those who solve Rubik's Cubes in their sleep

April 17, 2015 - The 3D puzzle genre needs to be revived and Bloxiq may have what it takes to resuscitate it. Although recent puzzlers are targeted towards casual gamers, the incredible challenge to be found here means that only brainiacs need apply. Are you smart enough to take on this game of multi-dimensional strategy or are you satisfied to just crush candy for the rest of your life?
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Tilelicious: Delicious Tiles Review

Tilelicious: Delicious Tiles Review (Wii U)

Warning: tiles in this game are more delicious than they appear

April 16, 2015 - You know that you have a hit game on your hands when imitations increasingly start to emerge. Such is the case with Threes! which Tilelicious is clearly inspired by. However, it features many redeeming qualities that set it apart, but is it worth a download?
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Gradius V Review

Gradius V Review (PlayStation 2)

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!
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MonsterBag Review

MonsterBag Review (PlayStation Vita)

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.
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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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Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures Review

Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures Review (Wii U)

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.
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