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  • Summary: A Hat in Time is a 3D collect-a-thon platformer featuring a little girl with a lot of heart! Travel the universe with Hat Kid as you rival the evil Mustache Girl in order to save the world! Unlock new platforming abilities, more combat moves and spice up your attacks with badges attached toA Hat in Time is a 3D collect-a-thon platformer featuring a little girl with a lot of heart! Travel the universe with Hat Kid as you rival the evil Mustache Girl in order to save the world! Unlock new platforming abilities, more combat moves and spice up your attacks with badges attached to your hat! Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Nov 27, 2019
    80
    Taking into account the stuttering, low resolution textures, and downgraded 3D models, this is still an incredible game. When I started playing, the game was a bit harder to look at, but as I continued and got back into the flow of its platforming I stopped caring about the visuals. While the glitches are still bothersome, it’s a testament to just how good A Hat in Time is that I still adored the game in this compromised state.
  2. Oct 24, 2019
    80
    A Hat in Time is a hugely enjoyable take on the classic 3D platformer. The tight, familiar controls and varied, innovative levels result in one of the most fascinating and entertaining games out there. The issues with performance and the camera do little to wipe the smile from our faces while playing through this; if you adore the likes of Super Mario 64 and Banjo-Kazooie, then you'll fall utterly in love with A Hat in Time.
  3. Oct 23, 2019
    80
    On Nintendo Switch, A Hat in Time is still a very good 3D platform-action game that will thrill even more those who have experienced the glorious hours of Rare on N64 or the arrival of the revolutionary Super Mario 64 on the Nintendo console. For others, the humor, the many ideas, the perfect rhythm should be enough to immediately seduce them.
  4. Nov 5, 2019
    80
    A Hat in Time brings back a genre that, as Nintendo fans, we hold a ton of nostalgia for. Even with some archaic mechanics present, this is still one of the best modern examples of what a 3D platformer should be.
  5. Oct 17, 2019
    70
    A Hat in Time is a delightful 3D platformer, with tight controls, some of the best humour seen in the genre to date and compelling scenarios driving the collectathon aspect of the game. It doesn't revolutionise anything in the presentation department, with rather low polygon models and scenery, but that doesn't take anything away from the enjoyment to be had on any platform it has been released on so far. On Switch, it is held back by some low-res textures and a resolution of only 720p in docked mode, but it does fare better overall in portable mode. Then, still specific to this Switch version is occasional stutter and long load times giving it a rough looking varnish that could perhaps still get ironed out through a patch.
  6. Oct 27, 2019
    70
    While it's true that the game presents some technical issues that need correction, there's plenty of positive elements that make this a fun and involving game, including the variety of levels and the humor that can be found throughout the entire experience.
  7. 70
    A Hat in Time + Seal the Deal knows what kind of game it is, and it certainly pays homage to titles that built the genre. It has its own cute, quirky personality but it definitely trips over itself, despite a valiant effort to be a great 3D platforming experience. It just needs to run better, and iron out its rougher spots so that it can throw its own hat into the ring of the best 3D platformers.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. Mar 26, 2022
    10
    This game is truly a wonder. It's obviously inspired by the 3D mario games in everything, especially mario 64 and galaxy. But to focus on thatThis game is truly a wonder. It's obviously inspired by the 3D mario games in everything, especially mario 64 and galaxy. But to focus on that is to disrespect this game which is truly original and new. Every world is so unique and fun, with hilarious voice acting and beautiful visuals. Even though the switch port doesn't run perfectly this game is still a ten. The character moves so well and is simply fun to control, there are so many little nuances in the movement like how you get a speed boost if you roll out of a dive correctly or how the only way to change directions mid air is with your double jump. This game is a beacon of creativity fu anf love anf is a must play for anyone who likes good game Expand
  2. Jan 4, 2020
    10
    this game is like super Mario odyssey's little sister or something. they're both 3D hatformers. . . get it? buy this game
  3. Jun 25, 2021
    10
    Jogo muito bom. Toda vez que jogo me dá uma sensação muito boa. Não é enjoativo e nem repetitivo.
  4. Oct 19, 2019
    8
    This game is charming as heck and basically as fun as Super Mario Odyssey. When it comes to 3D platformers, this one is one of the best inThis game is charming as heck and basically as fun as Super Mario Odyssey. When it comes to 3D platformers, this one is one of the best in years, with focused level design, fun world and precise controls.

    But the port suffers in some parts compared to the PC. Some occasional framerate jittering can be annoying when trying to perform platforming challenges, but I'm personally more annoyed by the fact that in some of the missions, certain textures completely bugged out for me and that ruined some of the jokes (Notably every point on the bill for destruction of property etc. in Dead Bird Studios was completely unreadable red blocks for me).

    I would highly reccomend this game based on the PC version, but unless you really want to scratch the 3D platformer itch, I'd wait for a performance patch. It's a great game well deserving its praise, but not yet on the Switch.
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  5. Jan 7, 2020
    8
    My biggest problem with the game is, well, there isnt more of it. It's like half a gourmet meal. Of course, this isnt much of an issue withMy biggest problem with the game is, well, there isnt more of it. It's like half a gourmet meal. Of course, this isnt much of an issue with people that play on PC with modding giving you a possibly infinite selection of levels, but for console gamers such as myself, there isnt really a thing that I can do outside of buying the DLC. But anyways, onto the good. A super cute and charming art style, if a bit generic, super tight gameplay, a great story, super fun boss fights, it's honestly really amazing, just play it. It's only $40. Expand
  6. Nov 15, 2019
    8
    A Hat in Time is a sheer joyful platforming experience that goes toe-to-toe with Super Mario Odyssey. From its bright colors to its exuberantA Hat in Time is a sheer joyful platforming experience that goes toe-to-toe with Super Mario Odyssey. From its bright colors to its exuberant soundtrack, the game emits an air of wondrous childlike happiness echoed by its protagonist, Hat Kid. This energy translates into Hat Kid's movement, which is responsive and robust, allowing for some truly neat tricks the game subtly encourages you to learn through its excellent level design. Levels are greatly varied and while some accuse it of being lacking in focus, I think it executes strongly enough on each of these level themes to justify experimenting with such a plethora of ideas ranging from the mandatory stealth, to fast-paced gauntlets, to its signature open-world exploration, to even a murder mystery of sorts. It doesn't get all of these ideas right, but compensates in the levels it's strongest at, and also by being cheeky, cute and lively, A Hat in Time is fun to play and a truly memorable experience. Expand
  7. Dec 27, 2019
    3
    At the first glance this game is charming, funny and simply cool.
    However the more you play all this cool stuff blurs away by:
    1. too few
    At the first glance this game is charming, funny and simply cool.
    However the more you play all this cool stuff blurs away by:
    1. too few mechanics and features;
    2. eclectic level design;
    3. uneven areas combined with frustrating and imprecise controls + unfair level design;
    4. very poor graphics (considering to how much space this game needs!!);
    5. lack of content and mediocre reuse that leaves a lot to be desired in terms of interest player to go here and there again.
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