Gaming Age's Scores

  • Games
For 5,430 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Persona 4 Golden
Lowest review score: 0 Napoleon Dynamite: The Game
Score distribution:
5431 game reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    London Detective Mysteria is silly fan fiction where Sherlock Holmes and Queen Victoria and Miss Marple and Jack the Ripper (or at least their proxies) all interact and no one bats an eye. But sometimes, you don’t need to bat an eye, and you just need to go with it. If you’re a fan at all of visual novels, this is definitely one of the times to just go with it.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While more difficult initially, it becomes more approachable and easier the further in you get and the more you adapt to the combat. Since you are not leveling in the same way as the other games, scaling does not work the same way. Once you master the basics, you can master the game. Sekiro is an absolute must buy for From Software fans and anyone willing to put in the work to really get a grasp of the flow of combat.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It’s a great addition to a fun game and I like seeing this little port get continued support. Still it might be nice to see a full-fledged sequel if the team comes back with more ideas.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    If you want COD on the Switch, this definitely isn’t that. If, however, you want something that’s fun in short bursts and allows you to blast away at bad guys, then Modern Combat Blackout will scratch that itch.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    How did Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn stack up against the original? Well being a port with some added features and missing the co-op from the original it’s not really definitive. It’s just here on a handheld and not the Switch. So if you’re not planning to play with a friend then it might be a good bet, but it also reminds me how much I enjoyed the original and both have their merits. But for what we got it’s in a weird place that makes me wish we got a ground-up sequel or remake instead.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Unless you played Hotline Miami and wished it featured more people shooting you dead from offscreen where you couldn’t even see them, you’re better off passing on The Hong Kong Massacre, because style is really all this game has to offer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    R.B.I. Baseball 19 is probably never going to match the polish of one of PlayStation’s flagship franchises. But, for the first time ever, it’s solid enough that baseball fans who just have an Xbox or a Switch don’t have to feel totally left out for yet another year. It may not be the greatest game ever, but neither is it anywhere close to being the worst — and seeing as some of its predecessors actually have a legitimate claim at that worst title, R.B.I. Baseball 19 represents an enjoyable and welcome step forward.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I liken One Piece World Seeker to a filler arc or a movie for the series. It’s non-canonical, but nonetheless can be an enjoyable experience. The game leans heavily on the player to be knowledgeable to the series and might be a turn off for those not familiar with the series. This is a competent title, but it falls short of what the teaser trailer promised.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Trials games have always been all about that feeling of “just one more try…”, and Trials Rising is no different. This is the best game of its type on the Switch, and one that’s sure to get its hooks into you and keep them there.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Dropping the puzzles in favor of a more streamlined, combat focused experience is another good change, and really helps the game have more of a laser focus. With plenty of content to keep you busy, as well as both free and paid DLC in the works, Devil May Cry 5 is well worth your time, and hard earned dollars.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Heroes Trials is blandly terrible in a way that will slip from memory now that I’m done with it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Dead or Alive 6 continues the trend of being a fun title that has a low barrier of entry, but offers those who wish to go deeper a lot of tools to accomplish that. The title remains one of the more visually appealing fighting games out there in the market. Team Ninja has created the framework for a tournament ready title, It’s tough to have to appeal to a mass market, the fighting game community AND the community that stuck with them for all these years. They just need to avoid unnecessary controversies, maybe pump the breaks sheer amount of paid cosmetic DLC.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Personally, I can’t say I find it all that appealing. I get that the whole point of the subgenre is to make games as hard as possible, and if you’re craving a platformer that punishes you for playing it, you’ll find it here. But at a certain point, it all feels like a bit much — and in Necrosphere Deluxe, that point is where puzzles with no margin for error meets two-button twitch controls.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I can’t recommend God Eater 3 to everyone, you’ve got to be able to put up with a certain amount of dry exposition, lackluster VA line reading, a whole host of menus, and some obtuse crafting mechanics. But if you think you can either get past that or aren’t opposed to diving in and reading up on mechanics via in-game tutorials or through other resources, there’s a decent-to-great game here. Obviously if you already enjoy God Eater as a series, then I’d say God Eater 3 is a no-brainer for you. But for everyone else, if you have the option to try before you buy, I’d do that first, just to see if God Eater is a series you’ll enjoy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This game is perfect for anyone who wants to play football without knowing all that much about its many intricacies. Football Heroes Turbo is no substitute for Madden, but if you’re a Switch gamer, that’s probably not what you’re after. This game is a throwback to the earlier days of gaming — and, given the whole beat-’em-up aspect, it’s a throwback in more ways than one.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Drowning shows that if you want to convey something as deeply personal as experiencing depression, you do so by making a game that feels deeply personal. It may not always be comfortable to sit through, but it draws you in and makes you care about its main character in a way that few other games can match.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Whatever momentary feelings of frustration I had while playing Mixups were more than outnumbered by how much fun I had overall. Even without the other five games Word Puzzles had, it’s still a worthwhile purchase if you’re the sort who plays word games — and I am, which means (like most of Lightwood Games’ other offerings) I can’t get enough of it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    If they had just made it so that there was any kind of skill involved in picking the right door — literally any skill whatsoever — it could have redeemed the whole thing. Instead, Left-Right: The Mansion just feels like a seemingly endless, monotonous game of chance, where the only way to win is to simply not play.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 16 Critic Score
    No matter how interesting an idea the progression system is, it doesn’t make up for the fact that everything else about Emerald Shores is brutally bad. In every way, from every perspective imaginable: this is just an awful, no-good game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It’s actually kind of ironic to be describing anything in Death Mark as a breath of fresh air, since so much of it seems to stiflingly claustrophobic and dark. But really, that’s what it is: where most visual novels seem content, for better or for worse, to stick to a formula, this game does things a little differently, and for the most part, the game is better for it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you’re a Carcassonne fan who wants the game on your Switch, you should be happy to discover that the version that’s made it over offers a pretty faithful simulation of the real deal — and if you’ve never before played the game and you’re eager to learn (and don’t mind the easy AI kicking your butt repeatedly), then this is a pretty good time to start.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even if you don’t have an ounce of affinity for the first game, or weren’t around to experience it to begin with, ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove still comes together as a modern roguelike that everyone can enjoy.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    With all of that, I cannot recommend Anthem to anyone at launch. There is simply way too much bad to allow for the good to truly shine through. The endgame content is really good, but the boring grind and unbelievably shallow story on the way there do not justify a $60 purchase.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The sound and gameplay both hold up and there’s something cool about playing this on a Nintendo console after all the history shared between them and Sony. It’s also the same port we’ve seen with options to speed up the time spent in battles. So if it’s the first time you’re experiencing the game then you’re in for a treat and I’m glad to see it on the Switch, but at a current price just over $20 for those with other options you may want to wait for a sale.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Overall if you like the aesthetic and want to spend an afternoon or more with a great little platformer then you can’t go wrong with LOVE. It’s a very attractive price and you get a unique game that you’d actually come back to now and then.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    That oddness aside, however, Chronus Arc is pretty much exactly what you’d expect from a Kemco RPG. It’s not going to wow you with anything new, but it’s solid enough that you won’t be too disappointed should you find yourself playing it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you’re a Nintendo Switch Owner there’s no real reason for you to not download this title. It’s already a Game of the Year Contender.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 0 Critic Score
    Even if this were the most balanced game ever, even if it made picking it up and playing a breeze — ARK: Survival Evolved would still be a strong contender for the worst game on the Switch. It looks like garbage and it plays even worse, and no matter how great the intentions behind it or what crazy ambition it shows, there’s no reason why anyone should willingly seek it out and play it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Crackdown 3 is certainly a mixed bag, what with a fun campaign mode that does come off a bit dated bogged down by a lackluster multiplayer mode that didn’t need to be included. However, it’s hard to argue against the Xbox Game Pass option, and Crackdown 3 is certainly worth the asking price for that program. I wouldn’t pay $60 for it, but $1.00 for the trial, or $10.00 for the monthly fee? Yeah, why not. It’s got enough to enjoy, more so if you enjoyed the original Crackdown, and won’t take up much of your time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    While Linear Bounded Phenogram is presented well, it’s simply not as good or satisfying as Steins;Gate Elite. I found myself just skipping through much of the dialog in hopes of getting to a heart pounding scene, but never really got what was looking for. There are some intense moments here and there, but it takes a long time to get there, and the road to them is long and rather dull at times. While it is well crafted and different, I can only recommend this to the true Steins;Gate fans who are hungry for more.

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