FNintendo's Scores

  • Games
For 906 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 29% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 64% 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 Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers
Score distribution:
906 game reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    ARK: Survival Evolved is an experience that has the right idea and concept to do well. Unfortunately this gets throw away by a very poor visual execution, which botches the game's quality and renders it nearly unplayable. It's a pity, as there are several ideas in this game which could flourish in a different environment.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Guacamelee! 2 may share a lot of aspects with its predecessor but that doesn't stand in the way of improving in several ways. Even better, this is a gem of a game, with a delightful sense of humour and an addictive Metroidvania-style gameplay that becomes even more fun when making use of its upgraded-to-four-player co-op mode.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This remake of Toki brings back an arcade platformer classic to the Nintendo Switch catalogue in an effort that combines a gorgeous visual environment with plenty of nostalgic value. It doesn't go as far as it could, however, as the short lifespan and steep difficulty level make this experience to inaccessible for most players except those looking to revisit this classic.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs - Royal Edition will grab the player's attention thanks to its plot and marvelous humour featured throughout the game, reinforced by the marvelous voice acting and visuals. Unfortunately its combat system does not follow suit and the experience ends up being less accessible and enjoyable than it should, aggravated by immensely long loading times.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sky Force Anniversary features some of the elements that are most appreciated by shoot'em up fans and adds to that an accessible gameplay and an interesting visual environment. It does less well when it comes to its content, which feels short and repetitive, and it doesn't pass the challenge of standing up to another game of the same series, also made available in the Nintendo Switch eShop.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is without a doubt the finest title in the series so far. Not only it builds up on nearly everything the Smash Bros. world has done over nearly twenty years, it delivers it in bigger, better and more accessible ways, making this an absolutely indispensable game on any Nintendo Switch collection.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition brings a fun and competent experience to the Nintendo Switch, mired in a lovely environment, a simple but enjoyable plot and a charming visual component. That all this happens within a game that fits into a Metroidvania style only benefits the latter, as this is an effort that will more than certainly appeal to many players.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bastion is an involving and accessible adventure that brings its original successful formula back into play, this time on the Nintendo Switch. With a marvelous art style, an intuitive gameplay and a very appealing narration technique, Bastion is without a doubt a game that everyone should try.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Sports Party brings back a game originally released ten years ago in a formula of simple, arcade-based sports competitions. While varied and with a good degree of character customization, the gameplay lacks depth and does not reach the highest standards this style of games has to offer. Along with a lack of an online component and some technical issues to solve, Sports Party is not the most indicated game for those looking for some simple, sports-based fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Thanks to its art style and original gameplay mechanics, Shadow Fight 2 has assets that allow it to stand out amidst its competitors, even if its audio component and story mode are disappointing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Trivial Pursuit Live makes its premier on the Nintendo Switch in a format that combines the board game's formula with that of a television game show. The amount and variety and questions is quite good and the way the game is structured makes for a good multiplayer time, which is fundamental to truly enjoy this game when faced with the arbitrary and unappealing one-player mode.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Save me Mr. Tako! has all the elements to appeal to its target audience, namely those who are looking for an experience reminiscent of games made for the Game Boy. While it does part of its job correctly, there are several points that need to be addressed, such as its rather frustrating controls, the somewhat unnatural difficulty level and lack of inspiration in some of the levels.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    TETRA'S Escape is a puzzle game with influences that will immediately make players recall some of the genre's classics. Unfortunately, it doesn't get to the point where it can clearly stand out amidst its peers and make a name for itself, mostly due to a lack of challenge in the beginning of the game, an erratic difficulty level and a disappointing audiovisual environment.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    By putting the player in the place of the villain, many of gaming's usual conventions are seen in a different light. Unfortunately the game's level design is so linear and unadventurous that it ends up harming the experience more than it should, and its exaggeratedly difficult jumping doesn't let this promising work rise above a mid-level threshold.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This racing-action game features its fair share of progression with a few RPG-like elements and manages itself quite well thanks to its random track generator and lifespan, which will lead to racing and action game fans coming back to it over and over again.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Mercenaries Wings: The False Phoenix falls into an ungrateful position. While there is nothing particularly bad about this game, it never manages to go so far as to stand out amidst its peers. Despite its good-looking artwork, this is a mostly generic effort when it comes to plot and dialogues and with a gameplay that has too many clich├ęs and which does not add an in-depth dimension to the experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Messenger pays tribute to gaming classics in a fun, involving and memorable way that will get players to quickly enjoy the experience and get the most of its hilarious plot and marvelous audiovisual environment. This is all reinforced by its in-game transition from an 8 to a 16-bit environment, which might seem a bit confusing at first but will easily be seen as an integral part of the game.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    InkSplosion may have accessible and responsive controls, as well as a visually appealing environment, but that's about it. There is a lot more variety within the shoot'em up genre to choose from and Inksplosion gets dull and repetitive way too quickly, with its bland soundtrack and lack of new, stimulating elements.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Just Dance 2019 arrives just in time for another holiday season and it shows that it's still the best dance game on the market. It also has very little to offer that is new or innovative and while its musical catalogue keeps growing and the game allows the players to have access to this ever bigger legacy, there are no new game modes or anything that would make a veteran discover something new. Orthodoxy notwithstanding, it's still a fun game and welcoming for newcomers.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Other than a career mode with some interesting ideas, the game has no other elements that could be minimally attractive to tennis game fans or to any players in general, as its clunky and delayed gameplay and terribly outdated audiovisual component demonstrate. It's difficult to understand how it all went wrong but it all boils down to Tennis World Tour having no qualities whatsoever.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Valiant Hearts: The Great War is not just a point and click adventure with some puzzles in the middle, it's a game that captures World War I in a strong, unforgettable way and which displays it through a marvelous visual outlook that will involve the player from the beginning to the end. The puzzles could certainly be more challenging but Valiant Hearts focuses on the experience and livelihood and this is something the game undoubtedly excels at.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Making use of it array of marvelous visual environments and art style, a very good writing and narrative and well adjusted lifespan, Death Mark uses all of this to create what is very well one of the best games to come out this year on the Nintendo Switch.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Disco Dodgeball Remix has its fun qualities, as well as its own distinct visual environment and soundtrack. It also lacks the elements to stand out as a more remarkable game, relying too much on the strength of its multiplayer component, which although fun, will prove difficult to gather opponents online, not to mention that its control system could use some more tuning.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Moonlighter is quite an original action game with roguelike elements and a management component which is surprisingly appealing to a wider segment of players than first thought. It also features a very swanky animation, plenty of visual details, a healthy lifespan and has the added advantage of being possible to play anywhere and anytime, which only makes this an even more attractive release.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Into The Breach is a challenging turn-based strategy game that features a competent gameplay and a wide variety of levels. While it could certainly use a more elaborate plot and some more weapon tutorials, it's safe to say that this rather orthodox work will appeal to fans of strategy games looking for something that follows the genre's main tenets.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gal Metal is not the average music/rhythm game. It's not the average game either, it's a very unconventional work and in a good sense, as the game's unusual premise certainly required an unusual gameplay. While its lifespan is certainly the game's Achilles heel and the repertoire of songs could be bigger, Gal Metal is still something worth checking out not just for fans of rhythm games but for all those looking to try something different.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Cycle 28 is an extremely minimalist but nonetheless competent space-themed shoot'em up that features a solid gameplay and a plot structure that is undeniably interesting to a certain point. The game's minimalism ends up becoming excessive, however, and a bit more variety would not harm, especially since the Cycle 28 as it is runs the risk of becoming repetitive too quickly.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido consists of a fun and amusing puzzle game based on sushi and it shows the 3DS can still get new games that are worthy of attention. While its online multiplayer is affected by lag and the game's plot is really nothing to write home about, Sushi Striker's original gameplay is a reason enough for players to get their hands on this content-full title and to watch its finely crafted cutscenes.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sanrio Characters Picross brings another Picross game to the 3DS catalogue, this time based on characters designed by Sanrio. It does not change the rules of Picross and it features some ideas that could very well be part of future installments but the characters' universe is too limited, its soundtrack is not up to the game's environment and some of the most appealing elements of the game remain blocked for quite a long time.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its involving plot and combat system, as well as its very healthy lifespan, this enhanced version of the sequel to the original game will not only be sought after by fans of the series but also by new players who have a chance to get their hands on a renowned name of the gaming industry for the first time.

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