FNintendo's Scores

  • Games
For 849 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 29% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 63% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 9.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Lowest review score: 10 Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers
Score distribution:
849 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The game could certainly use some tools like guides or other kinds of in-game assistance and it can feel repetitive at some moments, despite its healthy lifespan. Overall, this ranks below the other games in The Escapist series available for the Nintendo Switch, which will prove a disappointment for many.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Starlink: Battle for Atlas is an ambitious action and exploration game for the Nintendo Switch that brings with it an array of toys which will be required to fully unlock every element in the game. Featuring a great degree of customisation, lengthy exploration and even the presence of Nintendo’s own Fox McCloud, its visual environment feels like a bit of a let down and the overall cost to obtain everything will be higher than for other games but this is certainly an interesting and worthy adventure to engage with.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite its name, Surgeon Simulator CPR is not a serious simulation at all - it's rather a fun and chaotic game full of humour where the players will perform hilarious surgeries that require a careful learning of the Nintendo Switch motion controls. While it's still possible to use conventional controls, the experience takes a different dimension when motion comes into play, even if Surgeon Simulator CPR plays much better on multiplayer than on single player.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Joggernauts is an extremely challenging and at the same time, accessible work which will prove to be immediately absorbing for any players - with emphasis on the plural - who grab a Joy-Con and jump into it. Recommended to all who are looking for a fun effort with a different but nevertheless welcoming gameplay.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Featuring some fun and accessible challenges, the game also resorts to reusing the same elements a bit too much for its own good and in some of the areas, the gameplay is unnecessarily compromised by design flaws, which is a shame. Still, Pool Panic offers some good reasons to pick up and have a fun moments, more so on multiplayer.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Super Mario Party builds up on the legacy of the now-veteran party game series and adds new and fun game modes, as well as a much requested online component. While it's unquestionable that this is an amusing and enjoyable game in the proper context, all aspirations are not satisfied. The cooperative and single player modes feel too repetitive and the online component is too simplistic. Nevertheless, the Mario Party series remains a flagship of the party game genre.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle brings seven historic Capcom beat 'em up games to the Nintendo Switch in a collection that acts as a retrospect of the genre. The games are accurately portrayed and feature an enjoyable cooperative multiplayer but the online component displays some problems and the game feels limited in its audio and visual options. Nevertheless, this is an impressive collection of beat 'em up classics, both for fans and new players.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Featuring thirty fun and accessible levels with gameplay mechanics that are simple to learn, Kentucky Robo Chicken will not disappoint those looking for simple and entertaining short gaming spells.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Inner World is a relaxing and well-crafted point & click game which, despite its lack of a touch screen control system, will certainly be enjoyed by most players thanks to its challenging puzzles, art style, voice acting and overall environment. While some of the puzzles might seem too off the mark, the overall experience is nothing short of positive and appealing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk features engaging and complex gameplay systems, as well as a combat that is fast and compelling and more signs of quality in a production of this level. While those who are not into JRPGs will find it difficult to appreciate this game, those more versed in the genre will see here a quality and good performing game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    FIFA 19 brings the second iteration of the world's most popular football game series to the Nintendo Switch and this delivery improves on its predecessor when it comes to gameplay and competitions. It does not go all the way, however, when it comes to visual performance and to the AI's behaviour, not to mention the disappointing lack of some gaming modes. While FIFA 19 does its part to bring football back to Nintendo platforms, it still needs to go further to become truly indispensable title.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Titan Quest does not represent the pinnacle of action RPG and this remastered version for the Nintendo Switch shows its twelve years of age, even if its gameplay remains fairly interesting. While sometimes its content in terms of objects and weapons feels too much, its local and online multiplayer modes are an added value. On the downside, the game feels too repetitive and its outdated visual component becomes a handicap.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Doughlings Arcade certainly feels fun on short term basis, with its simple and accessible gameplay inspired by older classics. It does not succeed all the way through, however, and it quickly becomes visible that the game repeats itself too often, causing the same feeling over and over again. While it may be enjoyable during some quick sessions, it lacks on long-term appeal, even with its level editor and online rankings.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Lost Child draws heavily from several genres and seeks inspiration on many popular series to create something that is competent at what it proposes but which fails to fully stand on its two feet and make a name for itself. While the capture mechanic and combat system can be interesting, the game doesn't really captivate the player on a broader basis and ends up disappointing those who would expect something closer to the series that The Lost Child follows so adamantly.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy is not going to reinvent the fighting game genre and it certainly lacks content and feels too superficial but it also manages to be fun and appealing to fans of SNK fans and features good amounts of humour that will keep the game enjoyable, especially when it comes to the characters' interactions with each other.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dimension Drive is a demanding, merciless 2D shooter that will force the players to draw from their patience, persistence and concentration in order to succeed. Fans of the genre will be delighted with this punitive game, while newcomers will feel alienated by how abrupt the difficulty curve can be.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game looks absolutely gorgeous and the variety of backdrops and fauna only adds to its charms. Planet Alpha could do more when it comes to the game's length and difficulty level, as it feels like the experience can end rather quickly but its accessible gameplay will easily win fans of different tastes and experiences.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate brings what is indeed the ultimate version of Monster Hunter to the Switch when it comes to content, monsters and maps, in what is an immense amount of things to explore. While some systems might be a bit confusing for newcomers to the series, the game's contribution to the Nintendo Switch catalogue is very welcome and it will please not only the series' fans but players of all kinds.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded adds to the Nintendo Switch catalogue a game that is based on dungeon crawling, slapped with a roguelike formula. If the exploration is very challenging, even merciless at times, and features quite a wealth of weapons and objects to catch, the difficulty can reach too high peaks. The most obvious collateral damage is that it will be mostly fans of the Touhou series who will dedicate themselves to the game, while newcomers will feel put off by the difficulty and rather repetitive combat. A decent formula but which could do more to reach out.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Morphies Law stands out for its concept which is more than worthy of the player's attention. Featuring a fun and original gameplay and free of any microtransactions, Morphies Law brings forth an enjoyable multiplayer experience for up to eight players. Where it fails to impress is on the amount of content (or lack thereof) and limitations on its multiplayer component, which harm the game's long term potential.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's hard to recommend Senran Kagura Reflexions to anyone at all. Rather than a game, this is more like a collection of screens that test the accuracy of the Joy-Con movements and at that, it does work. Unfortunately, it fails at everything else and it simple does not provide the content, the sense of purpose and the structure necessary to call this a fun interactive experience.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Thanks to an original level design and to an interesting cooperative mode, this turns out to be a rather fun effort when played on short gaming sessions. Overall it could feature more attention to detail on some elements, not to mention that its soundtrack needs serious improvement and its fluidity problems need to be addressed.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sonic Mania Plus builds up on Sonic Mania and tops it off. The ensemble of the two builds the best 2D Sonic game available and the Encore mode brings a new approach to the plot. While the extra characters don't bring any significant change to the way the game is played, Sonic Mania Plus is essential to any committed fans of the supersonic blue hedgehog.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Wardrobe is a point and click game that features a simple and pleasant visual style with a plot that will stand out for its peculiar humor. While its gameplay mechanics are simple and the game has no major flaws, it quickly starts becoming rather empty in its purpose. Its story, while short, does not take long until it feels dull and the overall experience does not fully immerse the player as it should.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This is a simple effort that is very easy to get into and to adopt. Unfortunately it's also too simple for its own good, with a visual environment that does not look better than many of the games it's based on and a lack of balance between characters that does not motivate the players to explore their features.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Haunted Dungeons: Hyakki Castle presents a very welcome way of merging Japanese and Western themes, as well as creative gameplay mechanics and a healthy variety of characters. Even if its flaws also stand out, namely the audio component and the rather uninspired level design, this is still a welcome arrival on the Nintendo Switch catalogue.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    State of Mind has a rather peculiar look but its plot stands out as its greatest asset, as well as the availability of multiple characters for the players to control. On the other hand, despite the quality of the plot, it's also rather slow-paced and takes its time to grow, which will most likely put off the less patient players and the events are rather predictable for those who know the sci-fi genre.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Figment is an adventure game that proposes something unusual but not any less topical and relevant: how to deal with depression. With that in mind, the game presents a series of very attractive-looking hand-drawn sets that come to life during the game and a dynamic soundtrack that follows the players during the puzzle-solving duties. While the game's combats feel too simple and the puzzles are somewhat repetitive, this is without a doubt a very good approach to a complex theme and which will appeal to fans of adventure and puzzle games alike.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Code of Princess EX is back in what promises to be an ultimate version. The result falls behind the promise, due to its graphics that are not up to the original game's quality, but Code Princess EX does have some assets of its own, including the plot's humour, which is not to be taken too seriously, and the wide variety of movements and characters to choose from, which will satisfy the players' curiosity.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Okami HD brings back a classic from the previous decade on a remastered version that fits perfectly with the Nintendo Switch. Thanks to its absolutely marvelous visuals, gameplay mechanics and gaming environment, Okami HD is without a doubt something that most Switch players will enjoy and which could have gone even further if its mechanics were used to the full of their potential and the minigames were more enjoyable.

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