FNintendo's Scores

  • Games
For 988 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 9.7 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 Jett Tailfin
Score distribution:
988 game reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Q.U.B.E. 2 is a puzzle game that will easily appeal to many players thanks to its captivating visuals and good execution of its puzzles. Even if its visual performance has some issues when it comes to the framerate, it's safe to say most players will feel enticed by Q.U.B.E. 2's puzzles and dedicate themselves to the game all the way to its ending.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    My Time at Portia is without a doubt an ambitious game, with plenty of places to go and a myriad of things to do. So it only feels frustrating to see that its long loading times can harm the player's experience and its overall presence on the Nintendo Switch feels like a PC game that was copied onto a console format, especially when it comes to its controls, as this turns out to be a game which only big fans of simulations of this kind will truly enjoy.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    BlazBlue: Central Fiction clearly packs the ambition and quality to be one of the very best fighting games on the Nintendo Switch. Embodying the classic motto "Easy to learn, difficult to master", BlazBlue: Central Fiction makes the best of its variety of game modes, gorgeous art style and involving plot to deliver an unforgettable game that all Switch owners should keep in mind.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is a rather surprising and very enjoyable 2D platformer that openly dresses the skin of a metroidvania-style of game, with a well-structured experience, a high quality cartoon-like art style and well implemented gameplay mechanics. It does not reinvent the wheel when it comes to 2D platformers but it certainly does a very good job at delivering a quality metroidvania type of game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Raven Remastered brings back the point and click adventure genre that has been immensely popular in generations past and it does a very good job at that in this edition for the Nintendo Switch. It may not completely reinvent point and click adventures but it makes a good attempt at fixing some of its frustrating aspects and its original, entertaining and involving plot makes a big case for anyone who appreciates the genre to get their hands on this.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Evoland: Legendary Edition plays like a kind of a museum on JRPG, an interactive lesson on this section of the gaming world which allows players of all levels of experience to enjoy. It might not have the most fascinating plot and the execution of some mechanics could certainly be better but Evoland: Legendary Edition is certainly a game to should go into the map of RPG enthusiasts.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    FullBlast is a 2D shoot'em up that treads along some of the traditional clichés of the genre without taking any risks to go further or to stand above its peers. Similar enemy patterns, repetitive behaviour, plain visuals, FullBlast can deliver a fluid gameplay experience but not a varied, original one, with a small redemption coming from its local multiplayer element.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Aragami - Shadow Edition brings the sombre-themed third person stealth action game to the Nintendo Switch in an effort that is more than likely to appeal to fans of this style of gameplay. Its dark-tinted art style with simple gameplay mechanics and well-written plot will provide more than enough reasons for players to wrap their hands and heads around this compelling game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Timber Tennis: Versus is not a tennis simulator to be taken seriously, instead it's a simple game of simple mechanics and with a simple price tag, where the little fun that is on offer is quickly overtaken by the shallow gameplay and dearth of content, not to mention the absence of other players in its online component.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Trine 2: Complete Story is not arriving on the Nintendo Switch with a wealth of new content but how can that matter when this is such a marvelous puzzler? With its art style that still looks gorgeous as it ages, a perfectly fluid control system and gameplay, this incarnation of Trine 2 could only improve by being made into a handheld system and now that this threshold has been met, the only thing left to say is for everyone to get their hands on it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mana Spark deserves to be treated as more than "just" an indie game. Its combats and tactical RPG elements, as well as its very alluring pixel art style and tough difficulty level put it on a threshold that will make veteran players feel the right amount of challenge, while perhaps alienating some of those who are less experienced. A game that will be appreciated by all those who enjoy a good challenge.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Darksiders Warmastered Edition marks the return of the Darksiders series and its arrival on the Nintendo Switch after landing in other platforms. It's true that it doesn't bring anything new compared to its original version but what is here is a game that features a fun gameplay, very good boss fights and a very nice-looking art style, it just needs to fix its occasional crashing problem but for those who are not familiar with the Darksiders series, this will be a good introduction.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unravel 2 finally lands on the Nintendo Switch and what it brings is nothing more than an involving and beautiful looking puzzler with a simple but interesting plot and a charming local multiplayer component. Thanks to the handheld format of the Switch Unravel 2 is a marvelous game to play on the go.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yoshi's Crafted World continues the line that Nintendo has been treading when it comes to 2D platformers of the Yoshi series: visually stunning and with plenty of interactivity, the game also features a healthy lifespan and plenty of objects to collect. Yet another classic in this successful new incarnation of Nintendo's favourite dinosaur.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame tries to tweak the formula of the previous game and despite providing some fun moments and being an accessible game with plenty of content, it doesn't fulfill its goals when it comes to deliver a competent, enjoyable game. Its uninteresting world, lack of connection with the movie and technical issues make this a passable effort that will disappoint those looking for a good experience based on the movie.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Swords and Soldiers returns to a Nintendo console and the result is a fun and addictive effort that gains a new level of amusement on multiplayer, though it could really use an online component. Thanks to its well-designed strategic component and to its simple and accessible gameplay, Swords and Soldiers on the Nintendo Switch can be a very alluring and enjoyable experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Heroes Trials draws heavily from some of the most iconic adventure game classics but despite its rather innovative plot and open world exploration, it doesn't really bring anything new to the panorama. Add to that a certain lack of challenge, an uninspired art style and a sub-par level design and the result is a passable effort that doesn't stand out in the Nintendo Switch catalogue.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Cursed Castilla does not try to open new paths, this is a simple, intense, action game based on extremely tough games of past ages. This is a simple effort that's fun and very challenging and doesn't go beyond that. As Cursed Castilla tries to follow the examples of some tough-as-nails classics, it also does little to set itself apart and as such, this fun and simple game is also rather limited in what it brings.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    My Memory of Us does not follow the typical story-telling mechanisms and it dares to venture into a background plot that not many games would step into. Its original and unusual story-telling make this a rather unique effort which might not be the most exciting for players looking for a thrilling challenge but it does a very good job at delivering a unique experience.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Warplanes: WW2 Dogfight represents a genre that is mostly absent on the Nintendo Switch and it does a decent job at providing the player with a wide choice of airplanes and missions. The problem is that its gameplay is simply too clunky and uninspiring, which coupled with its very lacklustre visuals and almost non-existing sound component make this an overall very disappointing effort that will not do any good for aerial combat games on the Nintendo Switch.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    ROCKETSROCKETSROCKETS has a very unambiguous title which pretty much says what the game is all about: rockets. While there is some fun to be had in these rocket-propelled battles, especially when it comes to multiplayer, the game has little to offer beyond that and its shallow gameplay experience quickly becomes too repetitive.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Once the appeals to nostalgia have been set aside, we are left with one disappointing and incompetent work which fails at being a proper tribute to that era of gaming - unreliable controls, frustrating gameplay and poor level design make Avenger Bird a game that simply does not fulfill any of its objectives.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Torna is a marvelous expansion of the no less amazing Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Adding to what the original game already does good, Torna manages to improve the combat system and acts as a very good buildup on the original game's plot. This is an especially recommended additional experience to those who enjoyed Xenoblade Chronicles 2, as it is designed to be especially appealing to fans of the original game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    X-Morph: Defense is a fun and addictive effort that combines elements of action games with those of tower defense titles to deliver a work that will keep players mired in its delightful details for a long time, whether for its gorgeous visuals, absurd humour and well implemented, if simple gameplay mechanics.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Atelier Totori shifts the focus of its predecessor onto combat and exploration, with the alchemy elements appearing less prominent. If the intention is understandable, the result is less positive and the game ends up feeling less interesting than it wants to be. The plot remains captivating and some of the more known characters are back but there are elements which have not improved when compared to its predecessor.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Super Treasure Arena is a very simple and minimalistic retro-styled action game with strategy elements. While at its core the game offers some fun, especially if played with friends (though without a dedicated multiplayer), it quickly becomes too repetitive and the lack of goals becomes impossible to ignore, not to mention the slightly unsuitable control scheme.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    RemiLore is a simple effort and there's nothing wrong with that per se - the game features a good looking visual environment and some interesting ideas, the problem is putting them into practice without forcing the player into an experience that feels dull and repetitive...and that's exactly what ends up happening, as RemiLore does not have the assets to deliver an involving experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nightshade adds another title to the visual novel segment of the Nintendo Switch catalogue and it stands out thanks to an involving plot with very sombre overtones, multiple endings, a good art style and exceptional voice work. Its occasional clichés are easily overcome in this work that is certain to captivate fans of the visual novel genre.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A marvelous plot and very involving world co-exist with unnatural controls, generic puzzles and a sub-par level design, as well as with gameplay mechanics that are not fluid enough to create momentum. Players who can overlook its flaws will be able to enjoy its qualities but others will find it more difficult to adjust themselves.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Armello is not trying to bring down the giants of strategy games but that doesn't mean it doesn't stand on its own feet and Armello features plenty of options, an attractive visual environment and a competitive level of difficulty. On the downside, its plot isn't very appealing and its tutorials and rules can feel excessive but the game offers enough to keep players enjoying themselves.

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