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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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  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: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Jul 2, 2021
    10
    A fantastic game,sadly overshadowed by Super Mario Odyssey (which is also great,don't get me wrong).So many beautiful soundtracks stuck in myA fantastic game,sadly overshadowed by Super Mario Odyssey (which is also great,don't get me wrong).So many beautiful soundtracks stuck in my head for a long,long time. Expand
  2. Nov 18, 2019
    10
    This Game is Incredible, I know is a bad port compared to PS4 but it is what a Nintendo Switch could do and it looks great!
  3. Dec 15, 2020
    10
    A HAT IN TIME is my 2nd favorite game on the Nintendo Switch and I have over 80 hours logged in to it according to my Switch and that'sA HAT IN TIME is my 2nd favorite game on the Nintendo Switch and I have over 80 hours logged in to it according to my Switch and that's because I've replayed the game and it's DLC that much, the game is really fun and funny and while great for long-time players and beginners it can be decently challenging at times and I highly recommend getting the DLC when you buy the game and if you're still arguing with yourself to purchase it or not don't because this game is awesome and basically a must buy if you love platformers. Expand
  4. Nov 13, 2019
    8
    A Hat in Time was an absolutely delightful adventure. This game that was like a hybrid of Spyro the Dragon and Super Mario 64 was such a funA Hat in Time was an absolutely delightful adventure. This game that was like a hybrid of Spyro the Dragon and Super Mario 64 was such a fun platformer and a shining example of what indie developers can do. Playing as Hat Kid running through worlds, making new hats and equipping different powerups to them, and all while meeting hilarious and quirky characters was a delight. Humor was definitely this game's strongest suit, with several moments that made me laugh or grin. The story itself was a delight and often makes you question if you're really a hero or not, which was a really interesting angle for this game to take. It's not a long adventure, and not always a well polished one, but it is a fun one. Expand
  5. Dec 4, 2019
    8
    Great game, switch version needs some ironing out though. i played day 1 and there were some frame drops at times and the game can look a bitGreat game, switch version needs some ironing out though. i played day 1 and there were some frame drops at times and the game can look a bit ugly sometime. But the game itself is a masterpiece Expand
  6. Oct 19, 2019
    7
    While the content of the game is more than satisfactory, it has a number of technical issues holding it back. Firstly, the game frequentlyWhile the content of the game is more than satisfactory, it has a number of technical issues holding it back. Firstly, the game frequently experiences noticeable lag spikes and outright frameskips, particularly when loading lots of particles/effects. While this isn't TYPICALLY a problem, it CAN rob you of the ability to respond in critical moments, such as against one of the Final Boss' attacks. It only posed a harmful problem 2-3 times in an Any% playthrough, but happened much more frequently (at least 3-5 times each mission), so I would heavily advise against attempting to play the Seal the Deal DLC (particularly the Death Wish content) until this is fixed.

    The game's other major hiccup is including a button to purchase the Nyakuza Metro content, which directs you to the eShop and instrcuts you to buy the Seal the Deal DLC, which does not include Nyakuza Metro. I'm not exactly sure why this was omitted for the Switch release, but considering the technical issues in the main game, I'll be glad if they do eventually release it, along with the aforementioned bugfixes.

    7/10, would easily be 9/10 if the technical issues and missing content are patched.
    Review based on an Any% run of 29 Time Pieces.
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  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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