Video Chums' Scores

  • Games
For 813 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 11% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 96 Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
Lowest review score: 14 One Piece: Grand Cruise
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 67 out of 813
813 game reviews
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    • 75 Critic Score
    The Price of Survival is by far the most impressive DLC pack yet as it features multiple challenging and visually interesting puzzles that are wrapped in a plot which actually integrates into the main story impressively well.
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    • 58 Critic Score
    Having the ability to play a Commander Keen game on a modern console is fantastic. However, Keen Dreams is far from the best that the series has to offer so here's hoping that we get to enjoy the commander's other adventures soon.
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    • 72 Critic Score
    Touhou Sky Arena: Matsuri Climax is one of the most unconventional fighting games that you'll ever play. If you have the patience to thoroughly learn its ins and outs then it can be quite a satisfying fighter. Otherwise, it'll make for a frustrating time.
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    • 93 Critic Score
    Trine 2 is one of the greatest video games ever made and this Complete Story version is the best way to play it so far, especially with the Switch's portability. If you enjoy 2D puzzle platformers, you have to own this masterpiece.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Crackdown 3 is far from a bad game but it also isn't necessary in this day and age. That being said, if you want to feel nostalgic for sandbox games from a decade or so ago then it's definitely worth checking out.
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    • 83 Critic Score
    If I had to summarize Astroneer in one word, it would be delightful. The gentle aesthetics of its world and the laidback gameplay go hand-in-hand to create a surprisingly addictive space survival game that'll have you crafting some genuinely rewarding contraptions.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Far Cry New Dawn is a refined but unexciting adventure. For those who have exhausted all the previous Far Cry games and are still craving more, New Dawn will scratch that itch but those hoping that it might advance the core gameplay are going to be disappointed.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Jump Force features a massive cast of characters but its gameplay is definitely flashier than deep which makes it eventually become incredibly monotonous and tough to enjoy. Hopefully, Arc System Works will make Bandai Namco's next crossover fighter.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    It may be a simplistic game but Estiman offers enough variety and presentational flair to keep you trying to beat your high score.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Food Truck Tycoon is a simplistic restaurant management game that can be fun if you're looking to pass the time while waiting for a bus or something. However, it definitely won't keep you engaged for long with its basic gameplay and goofy presentation.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    It feels like a strange game at first but once you realise what Mercury Race expects from its players, you'll definitely have a good time.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Considering #killallzombies released about 5 years ago, you'd expect it to have some sort of longevity to deserve a Switch port but instead, it's a by-the-numbers twin-stick roguelike that you'll probably forget about shortly after giving it a few tries.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a local multiplayer game to add to your collection then Stunt Kite Party is a fantastic competitive party game that'll keep a couch full of chums entertained. However, don't expect to play it solo because it's simply not as fun.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Agartha-S reminded me of the times I'd blindly rent a NES game as a kid then become pleasantly surprised upon playing it. It's truly a hidden gem for Switch and I highly recommend it whether you're into retro-style games or just looking to play something unique.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    Getting good at Pumped BMX Pro is like mastering the cup-and-ball; even when you do it, you still kind of look like a dumbass.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    OlliOlli may be a tricky series to master but it's very rewarding to do so. Plus, this Switch Stance bundle is the best way to play it so far.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    Although Necrosphere Deluxe features simplified yet challenging 2D platforming gameplay, it's a very short game that can be a bit too frustrating at times. On the plus side, the '80s synth soundtrack is absolutely fantastic.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy was a somewhat enjoyable adventure when it released for consoles back in 2003 but it's definitely a frustrating experience and modern gamers will likely get fed up with its tedious puzzles well before reaching its conclusion.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If Legrand Legacy was on the original PlayStation, it would have a small cult following but in this day and age, you'd expect much more originality from a retro-style RPG. It does a lot well but it also doesn't go above and beyond to provide a must-play experience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for the next great Mystery Dungeon game then Tangledeep will definitely fill the void. However, those unfamiliar with the genre may become easily overwhelmed with its complexity and steep learning curve.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hardcore platformer fans will love the challenges that The King's Bird presents while less skilled gamers can still appreciate the gorgeous game world via the incredibly helpful Assist Mode. Talk about going above and beyond!
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    • 73 Critic Score
    Although Puzzle Bobble 2 is definitely a step up from the barebones original, it isn't much of an improvement. Obviously, that doesn't mean that it isn't fun because it surely is, especially if you have a local chum to enjoy it with.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    God Eater 3's core gameplay is spot-on for exciting combat yet its missions are too one-note for it to remain engaging for more than a few hours. As a result, its campaign can feel like a chore and even playing online multiplayer ends up being all too samey.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    Although The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince's story and presentation are beautiful, its often frustrating and tedious gameplay makes it a difficult game to enjoy. Because of that, it would have been a better experience if it was an anime instead.
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    • 92 Critic Score
    Evoland and its clever riff on gaming culture and history is perfect for long-time gamers while Evoland 2 is a fantastic RPG that belongs in the top echelon of indie games. However, this bundle is currently held back by bugs that will hopefully be ironed out soon.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    There's a lot of good in Thea: The Awakening. Nearly every bit of text is voiced, it's cool being able to grow your group of people, handling combat head-on or simply selecting to auto-resolve is implemented well, and there's a great deal of customization. However, it's rather short with only a single primary objective and there's no substantial reason to replay it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It may be a niche JRPG but Death end re;Quest is impressively innovative in both its storytelling and battle system. If you're even mildly curious about this kind of game, I highly recommend giving it a try.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Melbits World is the cutest game that I've ever played. Not only that, it's also impressively challenging and a fantastic co-op experience for up to 4 players. I highly recommend it for anyone who enjoys local multiplayer with friends.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    8-Bit Invaders is a solid finale to a fantastic trilogy of accessible RTS games. It doesn't deviate much from the other 2 games but when the core gameplay is as fun and intuitive as it is, simply having more stages to master within a new theme is enough.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    My Memory of Us is a beautiful game that recalls real world history through a child's eyes which in turn, makes it a more poignant tale.

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