FNintendo's Scores

  • Games
For 875 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 9.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Super Mario Odyssey
Lowest review score: 10 Chimpuzzle Pro
Score distribution:
875 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! represent a different line in the Pokémon series. Reflecting a more accessible take, these two games make the experience more open to new players, while keeping several nostalgic and legacy factors intact for seasoned veterans. While not all is a resounding success, namely when it comes to its limited online component, uninteresting motion controls and an overall level of challenge that is below expectations, some of the games' new elements are more than likely to bring a fun, enjoyable time to players of all backgrounds.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! represent a different line in the Pokémon series. Reflecting a more accessible take, these two games make the experience more open to new players, while keeping several nostalgic and legacy factors intact for seasoned veterans. While not all is a resounding success, namely when it comes to its limited online component, uninteresting motion controls and an overall level of challenge that is below expectations, some of the games' new elements are more than likely to bring a fun, enjoyable time to players of all backgrounds.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Transistor is a marvelous piece of gaming worthy of all praises. Whether for fans of action games or turn-based combat games, this is definitely a game to invest in and where players will find themselves experimenting in many ways thanks to the game's long lifespan, with an absolutely exquisite soundtrack in the background.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    With a disappointing selection of series and characters available, a poor visual environment, faulty controls and a soundtrack that would need a complete overhaul, this is a passable game that will not satisfy anyone.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Swap This! is an entertaining, simple and addictive puzzle game that fits the Nintendo Switch nicely enough for some short gaming sessions. It fares less well when played on a television screen and feels rather repetitive on the short-term but for what it is, Swap This! does not fail in its goal.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the game is still rather short and linear, its experience is fun and enjoyable, especially as Luigi gives it a whole flair of his own personality in a much welcome addition to the Nintendo heritage. Its motion controls need some improvement but this is a welcome return of one of the few games starring Nintendo's green-capped hero.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Diablo III lands on the Nintendo Switch, under the name of an Eternal Collection that brings two expansions to the original game. In what is without a doubt a magnificent adaptation of a monument of a game, players will find an immense challenge that will be accessible for beginners and compelling for veterans, with content that will easily reach over one hundred hours of gameplay, a top notch multiplayer component and the added handheld character of the Nintendo Switch. One of the finest games of the year to come out on Nintendo's console.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This remaster of one of the most influential games of the last generation gets the basics right but fails in other important aspects. The sound quality is quite weak and it delivers a visually inferior performance compared to the other versions of the same remaster, which cannot be justified with the Nintendo Switch hardware. However, truth of the matter is that it gives Nintendo players the chance of getting their hands on this marvelous work for the first time, with the added bonus of playing it wherever they want. That alone is worthy of praise.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yomawari: The Long Night Collection is a collection set of two horror games that while unrelated by their plot, feature very similar mechanisms and gameplay. And this is certainly an added value, as the two games feature a very involving environment, full of details that make them ever more appealing and will put the players at the very core of this disturbing adventure that makes the Nintendo Switch catalogue ever more attractive for horror fans.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Jake Hunter Detective Story: Ghost of the Dusk brings some interesting elements for fans of visual novels and murder mysteries thanks to its appealing art style and content to explore. It does not fully live up to the genre's reputation, though, as the challenge level falls short of expectations an the feeling of progression in the game's plot lacks consistency.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Time Carnage ultimately fails to stand out. The game is too repetitive and dull to play to become a worthy effort, and while it can still serve to fill small time gaps, Time Carnage ends up not delivering on any of its components, which makes it an overall negative experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ninjin: Clash of Carrots brings the beat'em-up genre back to the mainstream in a comical and frantic effort that features enjoyable attack combinations and several customization choices. Ninjin fails to become a contemporary classic, however, as the game can get too repetitive and too soon and some aspects of the characters' controls need to improve.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Warriors Orochi 4 is ambitious and it's directed at fans of the Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors series. This is where Warriors Orochi 4 stands out the most, as it gives fans an enjoyable and competent gameplay and an immense amount of content to explore. Pity for the visual disappointment, as the game is not living up to its full potential on the Nintendo Switch and it's also not very beginner-friendly, as it can put off those who do not follow the series.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Using personality traits instead of experience points to improve the character stands out, as does its combat injuries system. Less appealing though, are its rather repetitive nature on a short term basis, as well as its frustrating combat system and sub-par art style.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LEGO DC Super-Villains brings the Lego series back to a Nintendo console and it goes without saying that this is a very welcome return. Thanks to a fun and comical plot, a high number of characters to choose from and major technical progress, LEGO DC Super-Villains keeps the overall quality of the Lego series while adding to it some much needed updating and renovation.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle is what happens when one of the world's most iconic horror movie series is given a hilarious gaming treatment. A game that's full of comedic moments which will get the players to grow fond of it immediately, this is a surprising work to be found in the Nintendo Switch eShop and which should be quickly claimed by players and fans of the series alike.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Child of Light is a well-crafted action RPG that boasts some marvelous visuals and an outstanding soundtrack and matches them with an interesting, albeit not very varied combat system. The game may be over four years old by now but it certainly remains an RPG that can be easily recommended, even if its plot is not as involving as it should.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Inner World - The Last Wind Monk is a sequel that dares to go much further than its original, much for the player's joy. Featuring a very good writing and humour, as well as creative puzzles and a good touch screen interaction with the Nintendo Switch, this is a game that will hold the players' hands and let them embark on adventure that will give them a lot to think about.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Spectrum Retreat brings to the Nintendo Switch catalogue a first-person puzzle game that will bring the players into a mysterious setting which they will learn more and more about as they advance, thanks to its mechanics that get gradually introduced into the game. A very welcome additional to the Nintendo Switch library and one which will certainly resonate well with the players, especially with fans of puzzle games.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring original and well designed puzzles, a good soundtrack and intuitive controls when played on handheld move, The Room is perfectly at home in Nintendo's system and it could be even better if it was more appealing to return to on a long term basis and if its price was a bit friendlier.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The World Ends With You makes its premier on a home console and this Nintendo Switch version is certainly filled with elements that should attract any player's attention, from its dynamic combat system to its art style and fluid gameplay...as long as it's played on the Switch as a handheld, since the use of the conventional control system brings some interactivity problems and turns a fluid gameplay into something more clunky than it is acceptable. Regardless of that, this version of The World Ends With You is without doubt a very welcome addition to the Nintendo Switch catalogue.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Super Black Jack II Turbo Edition is a blackjack game under the guise of a tribute to the Street Fighter series. If this unusual conjugation could be overlooked in the case of a good game, the truth is this is a game that not only sets a low threshold but it doesn't even reach it. Beyond the nice visuals and enjoyable sound environment, the challenge level is lacking, there is no online component that could add a little extra and this is simply not a compelling and alluring experience.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    de Blob 2 lands on the Nintendo Switch with a very accessible level of challenge that will most likely appeal to younger and less experienced players. While the gameplay is quite simple to learn, it also becomes repetitive a bit too quickly and unfortunately, the overall level of challenge is not high enough to capture the attention of most players out there.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Old School Musical says a lot in its title - it's a music and rhythm game that's full of old school gaming references. While it's difficult to understand why the game did not secure a licence to feature the actual songs from the retro games it so openly worships, Old School Musical is still a fun and enjoyable game whose lifespan even benefits from a very welcome extension.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring all the hallmarks of the animation series, with emphasis on its acidic humour, The Stick of Truth brings a good and simple combat system and a plot that will have fans falling all over it. While the lifespan could be longer, it's harder to understand the logic behind suppressing some elements, while leaving other potentially bolder elements in, but this ends up not harming what is a fun and insanely amusing RPG based on one of the most popular animated series out there.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dust: an Elysian Tail is an indie game that certainly deserves a place among everyone's Nintendo Switch collections. Thanks to its immersive visual environment and intuitive gameplay, as well as the collection dimension of the game, this will quickly become a beloved game by many, whether they are veterans or newbies.
    • 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.
    • 74 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.
    • 73 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.

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