Cubed3's Scores

  • Games
For 1,110 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 4.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Super Mario 3D World
Lowest review score: 0 The Letter
Score distribution:
1110 game reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There are some elements of Sadame that are done well, but they are completely overwhelmed by the fundamental aspects just being so poor.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's nothing awful or fundamentally broken about the game, and Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle has a pleasant atmosphere and presentation. However, it's blunted by the lacklustre and repetitive gameplay, along with controls that lack polish.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It is a good idea from Enjoy Gaming, but sadly the limited customisation options mean games will usually end up roughly the same. For £3.60, this isn't a bad buy if 3DS owners are looking for a game that contains classic puzzle themes and has a reasonable game editor thrown in, but for most people Block Factory simply will not be worth the time or money.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP is a game for the fans only, and even they might feel insulted by it.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Captain America: Super Soldier for 3DS could be a decent game were it not for the graphical glitches, slowdown and frustration caused by potentially game breaking instances.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As is, at $2, less than the cost of a side dish at a fast food restaurant, it is so inoffensive, so softly marketed, that it actually may be a good purchase for some fans of physics puzzling games. Be warned, though, that much like fast food, the entire game may be finished in less than 30 minutes.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The real shame about Dragon Fantasy: The Volumes of Westeria is that it actually has some good ideas and is decently and competently made; it's just not the best written.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Not a game worth buying in its current state, but there is something good to build upon.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It is simply just generic and does not justify itself enough to stand tall in the forest of third-person shooters on the market.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Only the most fanatical solitaire enthusiast may enjoy this product.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Samurai Defender is not worth buying, especially not on the 3DS where it has a $3.99 price tag. Perhaps for 99 cents (or nothing at all, for that matter) it could actually be a worthwhile, yet tedious, distraction.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even if you're a die-hard Potter fan who falls into the lower age category the game is clearly intended for, there's very little here to hold your interest for long.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Light on content and presentation, Shut the Box is a hard recommendation for any gamer. Cheap graphics and sound sully the experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Gemology is a flawed game, with serious problems in its difficulty curve, which, as a result, makes for an unsatisfying playthrough.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Reel Fishing Paradise 3D is one of only very few options available for people looking for a fishing game on the Nintendo 3DS. It simply cannot match console simulators that really get the feel for fishing down far better than a portable edition can, though.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With much better Breakout alternatives already available on WiiWare, Soccer Bashi is a struggle to recommend.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Keep your 200 Nintendo Points for something else.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Game & Watch: Judge is fun at the most basic level, but it has really not aged well at all.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Besides a neat level editor to share stages with friends, there is nothing to be seen here that hasn't been seen countless times before - and more polished. While fun for half an hour, Urban Trial Freestyle 2 has no lasting appeal on its own, but is truly reliant on the level editor and user generated content. Other than that, there are better options out there if looking for a game like this.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There are moments where it feels good (which we hope can be expanded on for a decent follow-up, or be applied to another game entirely), but mainly it leaves a bitter taste.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    You don't have to figure out too much, but it's a twenty hour long story, so it should keep you going for a bit if you can put up with the confusing storyline and translation issues.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    BlazBlue: Clone Phantasma is a piece of junk. Shovelware with the BlazBlue name emblazoned on it.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Gravity Badgers had the potential to be a really fun game; unfortunately it is not.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Not a good start for Mordecai and Rigby's first video game.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's simply a game, and one that doesn't offer much to do.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Hometown Story is charming on first glance, but there are a lot of problems that overshadow it.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon: Stealth Force Edition is unfortunately stricken by a strange control scheme, an extremely short campaign and a repetitive nature, despite a fairly interesting scenario and solid, glitch-free gameplay.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Kamiko costs about $4.99 and can be beaten in under an hour. Visually, it is nothing impressive or interesting... There are far better looking pixel art games out there on the Switch, such as Blaster Master Zero. The core mechanics aren't broken or anything, it is completely serviceable, but it just lacks anything of interest to make Kamiko worth any time at all.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A game that started with a good idea but chose to build this upon a bad concept.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Legna Tactica's biggest flaw is that it simply cannot compare to the 3DS' already strong strategy library. The combat lacks the depth of Fire Emblem, the story doesn't hold a candle to Devil Survivor, and the price is much higher than either Mercenaries Saga title, despite being similarly generic. The actual campaign is tedious and the maps are reminiscent of Final Fantasy Tactics in the worst ways possible. There's no thought behind any mechanic, leading to a distinct lack of identity, where every possible positive quality can be attributed to a far better game. Legna Tactica may work on a technical level, but that's hardly a reason to justify a full playthrough, let alone a purchase.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    At the end of the day die-hard pet simulator fans will enjoy the game, young children might get a kick or two out of it for a little while but we can't see it sticking in the long haul.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even though it is aimed at children, Penguins of Madagascar is far too simple, repetitive and unimpressive to warrant a purchase even for the most eager of Penguins fans.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Pixel Paint is a tool only the experienced should really consider. The lesson it teaches is to work within confined limitations. Unfortunately, newcomers to pixel art will likely find themselves spending more time trying to interact with the app than actually creating their masterpieces. Perhaps it shouldn't be as simple as drag and drop, but it should feel a lot more fluid than it does here.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Rodea the Sky Soldier is simply a game that really needed more time, and a course correction. A lot of promising concepts are seen and experienced throughout, but the flying and Sonic homing-style combat would have been executed so much better with a bit more polish.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game does have some potential to host a well rounded sandbox experience but fails through what seems like an experimental, first-stab-at-it approach with little in the way of refining and testing.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Groove Heaven is clearly one for the kids, but even then, it's far too short of an adventure that lacks variety in its levels and music tracks. The presentation is lovely and the idea is welcome, but it's difficult to recommend this rhythm title over some of the greats already available on the Nintendo 3DS.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    For four times the price of the eShop game, this is definitely not worth the investment. Stick to the original or opt for something far better for creative minds, New Art Academy.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Barbie and her Sisters: Puppy Rescue would have done well as a Facebook game or smartphone app. However, as a console title, it suffers from downtime and repetition.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the problems that the self-implemented limitations add are extremely problematic and make this a title that is very difficult to recommend to anyone due to the long downtimes in-between when the player is allowed to do something without being hit by a kill-screen for building their tower a bit too high.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Karous: The Beast of Re:Eden is fun in small doses, at least until the extreme difficulty destroys what remained of the entertainment value.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There are so many missed opportunities and strange control choices that it considerably drags the quality down.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The first Mystery Stories was rather disappointing overall, not living up to the standards of previous PC entries. Sadly, this follow-up is only marginally better, yet scores lower due to other developers bringing out far better hidden object games on DS. Mystery Stories: Curse of the Ancient Spirits simply cannot match others on the DS scene nowadays.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With a lack of difficulty, a dearth of originality, and a criminally short running time, fans are far better off sticking with the characters' original games.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Gameloft has missed the opportunity to capture the racing genre from Day One with Asphalt 3D, offering up a slowdown-riddled identikit experience that will struggle to hold many gamers' attention for the duration.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With some polish, Factotum could have become a decent puzzle game.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    After the bizarre novelty of Chubbins wears off, the only feeling left is emptiness.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Cutie Pets Pick Berries feels grossly unsuited for its platform, largely through an input method that doesn't suit its fast pace.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Trapped underneath the horrendous glitches and game-breaking bugs is a very intriguing and - for the most part - pleasing adventure, with a touch of comedy mixed in for good measure.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Playing through the same levels over and over again to the same grating music can only stay tolerable for so long.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The Quiet Collection had the potential to be a great title, but a number of questionable design choices steer it away from being an essential purchase.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With too few unique features to recommend against its contemporaries, along with control issues, difficulty problems, and a frankly boring, bland and uninspired design, this is a game best left only to shoot 'em up devotees who have exhausted the Wii U's representation of the genre.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While there are some good ideas at play here, Planes: Fire & Rescue does the bare minimum with them and the development team has produced a game that's only fun to play for a few minutes at a time.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Consisting only of two incredibly limited modes, neither of which particularly suited to any age group, and featuring little else, Maths Workout is a hard sell to recommend over that of other notable number-featuring brain ticklers like Brain Training or Professor Layton.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    More likely to induce than reduce frustration.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Jett Tailfin is a bugging game with some redeemable quality, namely the beautiful world it takes place in. However, the fact that the multiplayer ends up between two entirely different kinds of racing genres makes this game a must-have for no one.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Horse Vet 3D is not bad for what it is, but for a narrow focus game, like this strives to be, it leaves a lot to be desired.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Adding fresh ideas to revitalize an old idea can yield some excellent results. However, it requires a certain degree of effort to be put in to nailing what made the original great. Only then can the solid foundation be built upon. Snake games as a concept have had decades to become extremely polished, yet Sssnakes seems to ignore the lessons of the past in favour of trying new things. The result is a game that feels completely half-baked, with new "features" that struggle to stand up while the ground crumbles beneath their feet.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the opportunity to take advantage of the launch day madness of Wii U ultimately led to the quality of Game Party Champions suffering considerably. Whilst some of the games included are moderate fun at times, the majority are either too basic or, in some cases, even feel slightly broken and unresponsive. With many other alternatives already available, there is absolutely no reason to touch this.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Langrisser Re:Incarnation -Tensei- seems decent based on pictures or perhaps a short "on paper" explanation, but it quickly becomes apparent how rushed development must have been.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The epitome of a soulless cash grab, Penguins of Madagascar is a text book example of a lazy movie tie-in game.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Like many others of its ilk, New Frontier Days - Founding Pioneers is full of the types of mechanics that make for very addictive gameplay - the type that have that "just one more minute" gameplay. Despite how it makes the hours fly by, though, this is ultimately a boring grind with no real depth, no heart, and nothing special here. With the superb Stardew Valley on the horizon for Nintendo Switch, fans of these types of games should try holding out until then and give this one a pass. Heck, you would even be better off with Farmville to tide you over…
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Whilst the idea is good and the execution is fine there is literally nothing resembling a game to be had here.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The intended audience won't care about this app and would probably be using Miiverse instead.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Puzzle Labyrinth's only redeeming aspect is its idea of combining genres. The presentation is dull, and the direction is too disjointed and arbitrary, which makes the experience fade quickly into a frustrating and unattractive one.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    One Piece's 3DS debut in One Piece: Romance Dawn sets sail but is quickly sunk under monotonous fights, endless corridor roaming that would put Final Fantasy XIII to shame, and a recurring reminder that it is merely a slapdash port adapted to none of the 3DS' strengths.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Faceez is a lovely idea, but sadly one that is far too underdeveloped to warrant making this an essential purchase.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Midnight feels like a quick and dirty port of Angry Birds, reminiscent of the Atari 2600 port of Pac-Man. In fact, that is the best way to describe Midnight.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's not clear whether Arc System Works was aiming for a 2D Batman: Arkham Asylum with swords and fell way short; if they were aiming for a straightforward beat 'em up and were distracted by the swords (since, evidently, any game with swords must contain a levelling system); or whether they pulled idea balls out of the manatee tank.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    At a very basic level, the concept of My Zoo Vet Practice 3D is fine, but not enough thought has been put into how to extend the concept into an enjoyable game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Sadly it has to be said that Jewel Link Mysteries: Mountains of Madness is a truly lazy effort, failing to improve upon frailties with the developer's previous Hidden Object and Match-3 products. Instead, both subpar game engines have been shoved together with some H.P. Lovecraft slapped on for show.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The characters are bland and honestly annoying, and there's very little to make Infinite Dunamis stand out in a long line of already lacklustre titles.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Collateral Thinking doesn't suffer from a lack of variety so much as it suffers from its excess.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Considering just how many variations of games can be played in darts, the modes on offer in Darts Up is pretty shameful, with no saving of scores aside from Arcade online rankings, no replay value of any kind, and a rushed and subpar presentation overall.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    With minor interaction even required from the gamer, and barely any challenge overall, your 200 Nintendo Points should be retained for something far more worthy in the future.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Ping Pong Trick Shot only wins points because it manages to function as an application. Beyond that, the gameplay is just an exhausted mini-game that doesn't even function well most of the time. The list of improvements needed to bring this to a passable application are numerous, suffice it to say, it would be advised to pass this one up.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    In many ways, Plantera is an interesting idea. How about creating a more active clicker? It is the kind of game that has to be made to find the true appeal of something, and as such, it has a lot of value for the company, and maybe even the entire industry, to see what to avoid. The problem is, however, that it got released. This is a game that, during play test, should have got turned down and got reworked until it became a far more appealing package for its customer base. The lesson to be learned is to not sell unripe fruit.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Fans of the show will enjoy the adventures as a new ghoul at Monster High, and being friends with Ghoulia, Spectra, Frankie, and the rest of the gang at Monster High will certainly be entertaining enough. However, there are gameplay issues which drag the score down a lot.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Tabletop Gallery is little more than a time waster - something to pass a couple of minutes with here and there, while waiting for dinner to warm up.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Such a let-down, and flawed in almost every aspect that made the full version so special. The stages themselves are fun, as expected, because they're capturing the only aspect of TT's fantastic LEGO games: the gameplay. This is a perfect example as to why people are dubious over handheld ports of titles. These butchered remains of fantastic games are an unnecessary addition for fans of the full version, and unworthy examples for those without the console edition. Avoid.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Ultimately, The Croods: Prehistoric Party is simply a very disappointing experience plagued by bad game design and control issues.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Excave II: Wizard of the Underworld is a better game than the original, but that isn't saying much since they are both very boring and tedious hack 'n slash dungeon crawlers.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Overall, Angry Bunnies is a bad Angry Birds clone that suffers heavily from being rushed and bad physics, which is one of the things that made the original strive.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Quite obviously rushed through development in order to come onto the market at the same time as the film, this is sure to be another movie-to-game bargain bin dweller in a few weeks.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    CID The Dummy could have been a decent enough little game were it not for Wii controls shoehorned in.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Junior Classic Games knows its target crowd, and yet does as much as it can to stuff things up for them. Youngsters will get a kick out of their first forays into popular paper games like Hangman and wordsearches, as well as the different animals on show, but there is nothing here to keep them playing beyond the initial try or two.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This game is torture to play with the Wiimote, looks pathetic and lacks even stripped down versions of features that other platforms have.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash should, quite frankly, not exist. It is an embarrassment with next to no content, absolutely no strategy involved, and feels like a blatant cash grab more than anything.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    I've Got to Run! missed out on being a unique experience on the Wii U, and instead turned out to be a poor excuse of a game.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    There's simply no appeal to the MS Paint drawn world that's been created; it's a boring and thoughtless mini-disaster that should just be ignored and forgotten.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Unbearable technical problems, awful gameplay direction, complete lack of challenge, besides many others flaws, are more than enough to overcome the momentary good platforming sections that Spheroids can offer, leaving nothing but a frown expression on the players who tolerate the game until its boring end.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It provides the full responsibilities of looking after a pet with absolutely none of the reward. Most other animal games deliver that reward through relationship building with a pet as its partner and from watching it grow, but this game completely and utterly destroys that image.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The plethora of issues is so bad that they're liable to shock gamers into fits of laughter.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Nintendo Badge Arcade is the bare minimum of what could be sold as a game. It is a watered down digital crane game at the price of a full-sized one with physical prizes.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Dolphin Up is a shallow title that is most certainly not dolphin safe.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It does have some nice ideas, but it only executes them sort of well and then pisses all over them with terrible gameplay mechanics, a camera that is surely the spawn of Satan and graphics that look like someone excreted them. Avoid.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Tedium rules Avoider's world. Playing through the same scenario over and over again for a high score can only be fun so many times. The lack of real skill or growth also hinders the dodging simulator from being anything other than an unpolished homage. At an incredibly low price tag, it might seem worth it, but it would just be throwing away money at a product with a shelf life of half an hour - if that.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Ninja Strike: Dangerous Dash is little more than an overpriced iOS game. In fact, that's precisely what it is. Low quality visuals are masterfully blended together with low quality sound design to deliver a package that can't seem to even reach the glories of mediocrity. There are countless endless runners on the Wii U eShop, and Ninja Strike simply doesn't offer anything to make it worth purchasing.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    If you like pinball so much that this is tempting just turn on your PC and play the free pinball game that comes with Windows. Much better, much more fun and not a total waste of a Wii game.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Rubbish, utter rubbish. Sloppy development, boring minigames and not enough content to keep anyone entertained for longer than twenty minutes.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    While Excave does not crap itself with glitches or bugs, the game commits far worse sins by just being so agonisingly boring and dull.

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