Cubed3's Scores

  • Games
For 1,699 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 9% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Lowest review score: 0 The Letter
Score distribution:
1699 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms is potentially the best otomate game made thus far and is in its finest possible form here. The extra bachelors give fans a new perspective on a now old story. With the Vita on the way out and a new Sony handheld seemingly unlikely, visual novel fans should rejoice in these stories while they have a chance. That being said, the format of the game makes little sense, splitting the story in half like this and punishing fans.
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    • 30 Critic Score
    Dragon Sinker is almost laughable in some aspects. The lottery system makes an absolute mockery of traditional RPGs, and completely imbalances the game. Once you have taken the gameplay out of the equation, Dragon Sinker is just a retro RPG filled to the brim with cliché fantasy tropes and boring storytelling. It does have a somewhat interesting job party system, but that doesn't make it any more worth playing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ridiculous setting aside, Maidens of a Hollow Dream is really impressive. Every aspect blends together quite nicely, giving players a unique twist on the standard shmup formula. Managing two characters at once is difficult, at first, but learning the intricacies really pays off.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If there are still any fans of high impact videogame face-punching left out there that are yet to try out Injustice 2, then there really is no better time to jump on board and pick up a copy of Legendary Edition now. Solo and social brawlers alike will find plenty to love with NetherRealm's dark journey into the heart of the DC Universe, whether it be the compelling campaign, the expanded hero/villain roster, the addictive Multi-verse events, the extensive raft of competitive modes, or its unmatched level of character customisation.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Playing against other players in Galactic Civilizations 3: Mercenaries offers far more bang for your buck as far as this DLC goes. The AI does not seem to utilise the expansion, whereas with humans it can indeed be a very intense rush for the good ships. It will feel slightly cheap to those just beating on computers, though.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Neptune's glorious and fun-loving self is the main saving grace and rally point, so the verdict is fairly obvious: if you want to Nep out, Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online has got the Nep. Other people may want to play some of her mainline RPGs instead.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is packed full of humour, challenging puzzles, and an amusing pair of lead characters. It isn't without its faults, but there's enough here for an ultimately rewarding tale and the potential to develop the formula further in the future.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge is a good motorbike game for easy access for those who wish to jump in and begin driving without having such a steep learning curve. While mastering each of the bikes and learning their unique quirks takes more time, they are quite fun to figure out and sometimes frustrating, as well.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle: Episode 1: A Dreadly Business is a breath of fresh air in the point-and-click genre, bringing with it fantastic art work and excellent voice acting, along with tough-but-not-overly-so puzzles, a wonderfully intuitive inventory and control system, as well as bucket-loads of charm and personality. Spiffingly good work, ol' chap!
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are some rather inconsistent dips and rises with the level design, but, for the most part, Shadow Bug remains a highly enjoyable, if a bit short, platformer from start to finish.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It may be a mediocre brawler of its time, but it does have a certain energy to it, and the light adventuring elements do make it unique from anything else of its ilk. The bonus dungeon mode is the real main attraction and playing with a friend makes things more interesting. Kintaro's Revenge can only be recommended, though, to gamers who understand that this is a port of a Game Boy Advance title that has not had much done to its presentation.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Pizza Connection 3 has some good potential with its ideas and mechanics, but its noticeable balance problems, combined with its plethora of bugs and glitches, ends up masking what otherwise could have been a fun little tycoon game. The pizza creator is the best part of the experience, but it's a small part of an otherwise unimpressive time.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Don't let first impressions fool you. Beneath the bright colours and initially sunny disposition of Iconoclasts lies a game that is going to challenge you in a variety of ways. It will force the best from your quick-twitch-skills, with fast-paced and frenetic combat. This is an experience that cannot be missed by fans of both 2D action platformers, or by those seeking a greater level of mental and ideological engagement.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ideally, players should try to experience Surviving Mars on the PC, but the Xbox One version is a fine substitute. In any case, they are treated to a very impressive simulator that rewards expert resource-management. The emphasis on automated drones helps to streamline all of the menial tasks, leaving players plenty of time to focus on constructing the perfect colony. Of course, the game features a steep learning curve, but there's always something new to learn.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Insidia is an interesting turn-based battle title that plays out like a heroic chess match. Trying to predict the enemies' moves as they happen simultaneously means always being on alert and having a flexible strategy. There is really no reason not to check this title out, as it is an interesting concept with a lot of potential to be fleshed out in future iterations.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If Kite had been released in the early '90s it would be one of the biggest hits of the time. This is 2018, however, and nostalgia, while a strong marketing tool, is not enough. Sure, the action is fast and relentless, and it's a pleasure to use the many weapons at hand to wreak some havoc. Unfortunately, it all becomes repetitive too soon, even if you take the grinding for upgrades out of the picture.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is an absolutely wonderful tale; a fantastic fable that makes up for every little flaw by giving the player a monumental amount of things to do and play with. Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is a must play for Ghibli fans, fans of the first Ni No Kuni, fans of JRPGs, Suikoden fans, and just about anyone who appreciates a good adventure in general.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 5: Same Stitch is phenomenal storytelling, and while it highlights a major drawback for story-driven games, it does manage to make decisions truly matter. While the endings may not be what you feel they should have been, replaying through is the best option to rebuild the narrative in new and exciting ways.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Outlast 2 does not quite reach even the average moments of the first game. However, what saves this is Red Barrels' talented artists and voice actors.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The tough man's Match-3 puzzler, Metropolis: Lux Obscura, is simply not worth anyone's time, because, underneath the dark and sexy comic book art style, lies a lame excuse for a story, and equally lame excuse for a game - and, no, the low price, as well as the undressed, busty ladies, can't save this.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If there's one title that deserves a spot in the upper echelons, it's The Alliance Alive. Its battle system is reminiscent of the SaGa franchise, except taken to the next level through superb balancing and design. No matter the player's skill level, they are treated to an adventure that caters to them, without coming off as condescending or frustrating. Not only is the world filled with wonders to explore, anyone who takes the time to do so will find their efforts appropriately rewarded. Simply put, this game is a modern classic.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Poorly written, with a horrendous story to gameplay ratio, it's hard not to see Hundred Knight 2 as more visual novel/button masher than action RPG. It's a shame considering the combat can be genuinely great at times.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    On paper it sounds more interesting than it truly is As far as DLC goes, Hearts of Iron IV: Waking the Tiger is merely sufficient as it gives a variety of Asian countries to play. Like previous DLC, many of these countries are practically unplayable from a balance perspective, but ones like China provide a unique take. This expansion will do little for those who did not like the base game, but those in love with the game will like this.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has a lot going for it and does a lot right. It has some elements that looks really promising and can take the whole franchise in exciting new directions in the future. However, a lot of the soul of the franchise has been removed by becoming too punctual and predictable. The player knows exactly everything that is going to happen at exactly every time of the day.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a back-to-basics, side-scrolling puzzle effort that will draw people in with its addictive gameplay and cleverly-crafted stages, and then test even the most hardcore with its extra challenges later on. The balance is perfect, and gets the old grey matter working hard throughout, proving to be extremely inventive and charming, in equal measure. Toki Tori deserves to shine, and hopefully on Nintendo Switch it will now get the attention it deserves.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Freemium and PvP are two words that should never be together as the focus of a game, and South Park: Phone Destroyer proves why. The heavy focus of the PvP, mixed with extreme freemium mechanics that require multiples of legendaries to just scratch the surface, makes it feel extremely tedious to play past the point where PvP farming starts to become mandatory.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Instead of the traditional crossroads of visual novels, WILL: A Wonderful World lets you play with a bunch of separate stories by altering specific parts within them... and then doing so again to follow an alternative path. This intriguing mechanic isn't as good as it sounds, though, and the game is in some dire need for some additional artwork. At least the various plot threads are good enough to make this a pleasant recommendation for genre fans.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It feels perhaps a bit too linear at times, when some environments could have probably benefited from being more open to exploration but, nevertheless, it is well worth checking out. Its price is a bit steep for the amount of content currently, but those who strive to complete it 100%, finding all the crystals, should get their money's worth.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition is firstly and primarily a fantastic addition to the Final Fantasy catalogue. It addresses the critical faults of its predecessor and sets the franchise back up on the path to greatness. Memorable characters, exciting combat, and a risk taken with the change to the open world, show Square Enix as developers who have proven their credentials for delivering top-class RPG experiences.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are few games with as much personality as Kitty Powers' Love Life, and that alone makes it a truly interesting game to play for an hour or two. The problem is that it does not take too long until the game starts to feel repetitive and like work, and if there is one thing games should avoid it is for them to feel like actual work, even when simulating a profession. In the end, Kitty Powers' Love Life has a lot of personality, but needs to work out some quirks for this relationship to work out.

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