PlayStation Vita Reviews (Page 15)
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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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
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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General Morden should know not to make alliances with aliens
March 25, 2015 - Metal Slug has been around for almost two decades and for good reason. It still stands tall as one of the best run 'n' gun shooters and with the recent release of the third game on modern consoles, there's no reason not to experience this timeless classic. However, does just one game hold up enough to satisfy modern gamers or should you wait for another Metal Slug Anthology?
Read more: Metal Slug 3 Review
A bloody good time
March 14, 2015 - Very few games give you withdrawal symptoms after you put them down. Hotline Miami is known for its addictive tough-as-nails twitchy overhead action, but does the sequel live up to the original? Slip on your favourite animal mask, we're going to find out.
Read more: Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Review
Taking the concept of bombing to a whole new level
March 4, 2015 - Very few retro flight combat sims are worth revisiting in this day and age. Does Aces of the Air deserve to be a member of this select few? Let's don our flight suits and take this simulator to the skies to see if it can withstand the heat of battle.
Read more: Aces of the Air Review
It's about time
March 2, 2015 - When a game developer opts for a minimalistic approach, it's always a bold move. However, few have mastered this modus operandi. The question is, does Minutes have what it takes to be a worthwhile experience or should you spend your time elsewhere?
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Solvalou takes to the skies in 3D
February 25, 2015 - For a shoot 'em up released over 30 years ago, Xevious truly stands the test of time. This collection contains four arcade iterations with the most notable being Xevious 3D/G. Strap in to your Solvalou, we're going on a ride to experience retro arcade shooting at its prime!
Read more: Xevious 3D/G+ Review
Some retro games should stay in the past
February 18, 2015 - In a world full of arcade-inspired indies, it's intriguing to see an actual remake of a classic arcade game. If you've played the original Q*bert then you'll generally know what to expect. A few additions and updates help freshen it up a bit for the modern age, but is it worth downloading a copy or is it only for fans? Before we get to the review, it should be mentioned that this package contains the original Q*bert (which is a pretty decent bonus), but it won't be covered in this review since I've already reviewed it here.
Read more: Q*bert Rebooted Review
All these primates want is a little freedom, happiness, and bananas
February 13, 2015 - Genre-mixing has lead to both wonderful and disastrous results in the past. Jungle Rumble blends rhythmic controls with strategy elements in an intriguing way, but is it worth monkeying around with or should you throw it away like a warm handful of feces?
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