Cubed3's Scores

  • Games
For 1,180 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
Lowest review score: 0 The Letter
Score distribution:
1180 game reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cyanide Studio has done certainly delivered quite an impressive PC-to-DS port, managing to keep all of the video sequences intact and amending the control set-up to better suit the touch-screen input of Nintendo's portable.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those gagging for Tennis action, or something that offers a little more than Wii Sports, should consider Nintendo / Camelot's effort as one of the better sports titles out there.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Challenge Me: Brain Puzzles never pretends to be anything more than a bare-bones package offering up a wealth of Picross and Sudoku puzzles, which definitely works in its favour, as gamers know exactly what they are getting - 1,000 brain-taxing teasers to help wile the time away, whilst flexing that oh-so-important muscle, the brain.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    99Seconds takes the qualities of successful Smartphone titles and applies them to DSiWare; cheap, unique, easy-but-challenging and addictive experiences outside of a game cartridge or disc.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not quite the Angry Birds clone that some may believe at first glance, and it isn't without issues, but for the asking price Bird Mania 3D fundamentally holds true to what cheaper quick-burst games need to be to succeed; fun, inimitable, and packing in that 'one more go' factor.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The uDraw Studio software is generally excellent, accessible for new or casual artists, and has the potential for highly detailed art. The main drawback is the GameTablet's lack of true sensitivity - when you venture into more complicated work it becomes far trickier and more of a hassle to use, with constant switching of options required to get the strokes just right.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whilst LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game has some fantastic ideas included that help make it appeal to all audiences, at the same time there is far too much retreading of old ground during the adventure and the overall challenge is considerably lacking, thus relegating this to a 'rent first' type of game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Scribble definitely carves its own niche as a solid, out of the box party game for the Wii U. Since it doesn't require anyone to mess around with additional Wii Remotes or other accessories, it's really easy to set up and play anytime. It's hard not to wish there was slightly more to the game, and despite the simple controls, it would have been nice if there were a couple of options for alternative control setups. It won't turn any heads, but it's a solid Pictionary clone, and one that's sure to please party-goers of all ages.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Geki Yaba Runner Deluxe, despite being ostensibly low-budget, is intrinsically a lot of fun, offering addictive, simplistic gameplay for a relatively cheap price.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 is a good enough start to what will hopefully be a more refined and usable experience. It is better than some of the more recent games, and although has addressed some issues with the move back into 2D, still suffers from awkward and unpredictable controls.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    nintendogs + cats embraces elements of the 3DS such as StreetPass and the cameras, introducing the novelty of kittens as it goes, but otherwise acts as a refinement of the first game more than anything else. However, a virtual pet simulator of this nature in 2011 is not as exciting as it was six years ago when the genre was less common on consoles, and disappointingly it does not do much to push the series forward.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's clean, precise presentation, slick smooth gameplay and awesome level design make Tetrobot a strong contender for the puzzle game leader of Nintendo's eShop indie selection.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    nintendogs + cats embraces elements of the 3DS such as StreetPass and the cameras, introducing the novelty of kittens as it goes, but otherwise acts as a refinement of the first game more than anything else. However, a virtual pet simulator of this nature in 2011 is not as exciting as it was six years ago when the genre was less common on consoles, and disappointingly it does not do much to push the series forward.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    nintendogs + cats embraces elements of the 3DS such as StreetPass and the cameras, introducing the novelty of kittens as it goes, but otherwise acts as a refinement of the first game more than anything else. However, a virtual pet simulator of this nature in 2011 is not as exciting as it was six years ago when the genre was less common on consoles, and disappointingly it does not do much to push the series forward.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, it's a well-rounded package that demonstrates something new, tries to bring a realistic yet fun appeal to playing music, with playing around the basic tune being the main pulling factor.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, ARMS is delightfully quirky, surprisingly deep and, most importantly, strikingly self-confident. Whilst its vibrant and over-the-top aesthetic might have some expecting a shallow and simplistic experience, persevering with and embracing the game's sharp initial learning curve reveals a strong-willed and very detailed gameplay core. Nintendo made the right choice in highlighting the motion controls, which is by far the best way to play.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Platform Jumper doesn't bring anything remotely new to the table, nor use the Wii's controller to the fullest, but it does provide a fun platformer for the younger crowd to get started with, and the rest of us to enjoy for a few hours.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In trying to distance itself a little bit from the formula that 2D Metroidvanias have now stuck to for the past 15 years, Mirror of Fate succeeded in most areas but falls a little bit too short in others.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A delicious helping of fan service and cracking character diversity and interactions between one another is the reason to own Project X Zone 2.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of the games don't want an overhaul or drastic innovation but just an understanding that Mario Kart needs to shift forward with bolder moves rather than tentative baby steps. Nintendo need to be braver in their thinking and stop considering the franchise along straight lines.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A successful combination of many styles of play, with a healthy dollop of British humour mixed in for good effect, it's definitely one to consider for fans of exploring and Overlord.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Sumico can be summarised quite simply as being decent and fun, and yet never actually evolving and certainly not for people who aren't into mathematics in any form.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Yes, this is way too expensive; yes, it's in need of a decent amount of fine-tuning here and there; and yes, after getting a taste of a mini-game you have pretty much experienced everything it has to offer. However, while 1-2-Switch is not as good as it should be for a launch title, and although it gives a bitter tech demo aftertaste, it's hard to deny how fun it can be when gathering a bunch of friends ready to go bat-switch crazy with it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The biggest accolade that can be given to Picross e2 is for its accessibility towards people of all ages, with it proving to be the perfect companion to pass away the small minutes of downtime everyone experiences whilst also helping keep the brain fresh.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It perhaps guides players along more than necessary, and the lack of ability to save during the half hour-long levels on the first play-through is a misstep, but LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars continues the quality established by the series, with simplistic, satisfying gameplay that anybody can pick up easily whether they are fans of The Clone Wars animated series or not.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As it stands it's a flawed but fun title, and if you want something a bit different in the third person adventure mould then it's a decent choice.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Alien Chaos 3D is a worthy addition to the Nintendo 3DS eShop roster. It's a retro-inspired adventure, high on action and pulls at the nostalgia strings. Worth considering at the price, but leaves little replay value unless you are keen on investing time in getting those high scores.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If more Batman is desired, and the new game releasing next year can't be waited for, this is an acceptable purchase.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For the price, this is one flight you might want to take, but best strap yourself in for what is an initially rough ride.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game perhaps could have done with more tower defence elements to extend the idea further, but as a standalone package it's a compelling little gem that does well in framing the GamePad's benefits and is worth a try.

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