Games that we scored 9 or greater
Minecraft: Slime Edition
November 28, 2016 - This latest Dragon Quest spin-off is heavily inspired by the popularity of Minecraft. However, does it do enough to entice players who aren't as interested in the open-world block-building genre?
Read more: Dragon Quest Builders Review
Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem is finally here and it's awesome!
July 30, 2016 - Shin Megami Tensei returns in this spin-off JRPG complete with a new world and cast of characters unlike any in the series. But how engaged will it keep loyal fans and does it do enough to set itself apart from the main franchise?
Read more: Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE Review
Bigger and braver
May 14, 2016 - As a huge fan of traditional JRPGs, I loved Bravely Default and I couldn't wait to get my hands on this sequel. The question is; does it live up to the original? It certainly has some big shoes to fill.
Read more: Bravely Second: End Layer Review
As hardcore as dungeon RPGs get
April 11, 2016 - Over the decades, RPGs have evolved into an entirely different beast. Whereas epic stories, stylish characters, and breathtaking cinematics are now the norm, the concept of carving your own path in a mysterious world is much harder to come by nowadays.
Read more: Stranger of Sword City Review
Lara Croft perfects her craft
January 17, 2016 - I was smitten with Lara's adventures ever since I played Tomb Raider III and I've anticipated every sequel since. Now that she's exploring tombs again, it's time to grab my dual pistols, slip into my cargo shorts and let the raiding begin!
Read more: Rise of the Tomb Raider Review
A stationery tale
September 15, 2015 - In an age where 3D platformers are scarce, Tearaway is back to fill the void. Although this iteration is a remake of 2013's PlayStation Vita version, there's plenty of innovations that'll make you fall in love with it all over again.
Read more: Tearaway Unfolded Review
Feel like a Boss
September 10, 2015 - Metal Gear has remained one of the most innovative series in gaming. With cinematic storytelling, addictive stealth gameplay, and an unmatched level of detail, gamers have put their trust in the brand for decades. However, does this latest installment live up to its legendary status? Let's slip in to our Sneaking Suits and find out.
Read more: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Review
The shovel is mightier than the sword
April 24, 2015 - In an age where countless indie developers strive to create the ultimate retro experience, Shovel Knight clearly stands out of the crowd. With everything fine-tuned and era-appropriate, you'll feel like you're playing a long-lost NES game, but is that really what you want to spend your time doing? Of course it is, so grab a shovel and let's dig in to this modern-day retro masterpiece.
Read more: Shovel Knight 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
Prepare for a soul-binding experience
January 5, 2015 - As a 2D platformer that went above and beyond gamers' expectations, Trine gets a much deserved remake after five years since its initial release. This version is just as magical as the original and it'll be difficult not to let it captivate you from start to finish.
Read more: Trine Enchanted Edition Review