FNintendo's Scores

  • Games
For 1,304 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 30% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 62% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 9.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Bayonetta 2
Lowest review score: 10 Back in 1995
Score distribution:
1304 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What the Golf?, an unusual title for an unusual game. So unusual that it's hilarious, fun and addictive from one end to the other. In this golf (...sure?) game, it is simply impossible to suffer from boredom or from repetitiveness, thanks to its absolutely ludicrous levels, mechanics, creativity and structure. A real gem that should set a standard for others.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The result is best described as a mixed bag: while the game features interesting characters, a degree of freedom that will have the players eagerly exploring the game world and multiple endings that act as an incentive to pick it up again, its technical performance is everything but a success. Indeed, Disaster Report 4 often feels clunky and clumsy and while some players might be able to look past this, others will not.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Knightin'+ is an adventure game based on formulas of previous generations and while it's an entirely dungeon-based journey it offers a good variety of enemies and a competent visual environment. Unfortunately the game ends up feeling too repetitive and too short. Perhaps an outside world to explore and a better lifespan could make this a more remarkable game but as it is, not many will be impressed by Knightin'+.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shantae and the Seven Sirens could have been the best game in the series. It is not, mostly because of its undemanding difficulty level, unhelpful map and lacklustre soundtrack, but Seven Sirens is still a very enjoyable game with an overall experience that will welcome both newcomers and veterans alike, a lovely visual presentation and a well designed level structure. Yet another welcome arrival to the Nintendo Switch catalogue.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling was made as a tribute to the Paper Mario series and in an attempt to recapture the spirit of the first game of the series. While Bug Fables does not succeed in this purpose, it does deliver a good game, with an addictive combat, well structured plot (and a lot of dialogues), as well as game world that's a marvel to look at. So while the more spiritual goal to pay tribute to Nintendo's series went off the mark, the secondary objectives to make a good game are undoubtedly successful.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With its noir aesthetic and unsettling premise, Liberated gets most things right and will appeal to those who enjoy a good interactive story. It's not without its flaws, namely some technical issues and less than enjoyable quick time events but overall, this is a very welcome arrival to the Nintendo Switch catalogue.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Indivisible brings together elements of a Metroidvania type of game with those of an RPG and the result is a resounding success. Despite its poorly paced plot, the game's marvelous audiovisual environment, its exploration and combat system and the overall humorous tone of the entire game make this a work that deserves players to put their energy into it, now that it was released in a proper way.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee is a conversion of a game that originally came out nineteen years ago and while the Oddworld series is undoubtedly an outstanding example in platform games, this conversion work falls way behind expectations. With few elements that will appeal to contemporary players, this will almost exclusively look interesting for fans of the original and brings little to the Nintendo Switch catalogue.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto may be landing a few years late on the Nintendo Switch but this fourth chapter in this particular Naruto series of games has plenty to go for. With a fluid, intense combat, an impressive array of characters and an art style that is faithful to that found in the animation series, this is a game that is at the same time considerate of newcomers and which will make veterans and fans feel right at home.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Cat Girl Without Salad: Amuse-Bouche is an unusual game, based on the formula of a shoot'em-up but with plenty of elements of other genres, and which does several things right - its original ideas, humor-filled dialogue and colourful outlook stand out as its main assets. On the other hand, its very short lifespan, high selling price and rather quick way with which it will feel like a done experience will not attract many players to this new arrival on the Nintendo Switch catalogue.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While there are some improvements over the original, and including an online multiplayer is worthy of praise, too little was made to bring the game to our day and age. As such, there are many elements that clearly belong to the day of the original release, as well as to another format and which don't fit with the expectations of players, namely its controls and performance.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's more accessible to new players, provides a good speed sensation and the career mode is better implemented. However it leaves the impression that it didn't go all the way in its job to improve the experience compared to the original and the result is a game that is inconsistent on its performance and has a visually poor environment.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its frantic action and sharp level design, Ion Fury on the Nintendo Switch is more than worthy of the time and efforts of any players who enjoy a more old school experience that didn't stop in time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Telling Lies is not like most other games and while many could have easily ruled out games that make use of Full Motion Video, this work does a remarkable job at it. Thanks to its plot, a great actors' performance and good implementation of a touch-screen control system, Telling Lies will reward those players who will invest the necessary time and concentration to follow the game's plot.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Space Pioneer is a simple game made for simple moments and while this mostly derives from its origins in mobile devices, there's also little sense of purpose in the game's progress. The local multiplayer mode turns out to be a very good way to extend its lifespan but for solo players, the experience will quickly run out of steam and become too repetitive.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    SNK Gals’ Fighters does a fine job at bringing back a 20-year old fighting game originally made for the Neo Geo Pocket Color, with all its features and limits. But even if the game has not been expanded to face up to today's offers, this piece of retro gaming has quite a charming appeal in its simplicity. If only its local multiplayer had been improved with the adding of an online component, that would have been even better.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    What Skellboy has in good ideas it also has in flaws, namely when it comes to technical problems and to an unenthusiastic combat system. This adventure game with beat'em-up elements features a good looking art style and an interesting gameplay mechanic but at the same time, performance issues and other elements make it difficult to enjoy beyond a circle of fans of the genre, which limits the appeal of this work on the Nintendo Switch.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mary Skelter 2 is a well designed dungeon crawling RPG that brings a healthy mix of varied mechanics and tactical combat, as well as the original game thrown in with no additional cost. Fans of this variety of RPGs will find a very enjoyable title with a captivating plot and a demanding learning curve, resulting in a game that fits like a charm in the Nintendo Switch catalogue.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    La-Mulana 2 is a sequel that improves on the legacy of its predecessor in nearly every single way and which brings an overall improved Metroidvania experience to the Nintendo Switch. Its difficulty level may get frustrating sometimes but dedicated players will be duly rewarded by the effort they put into it, and with its charming 16-bit era visual world, wonderful soundtrack and entertaining plot and dialogues, La-Mulana 2 will certainly appeal to most players out there.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea DX represents the ending of the Dusk Trilogy and of the three games in this effort, it represents the best and the most accessible title of all. With its improvements and updates to gameplay mechanics, Atelier Shallie more than justifies its recommendation within the Nintendo Switch catalogue, even if the plot requires knowing the previous two games but that's not an impediment at all.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The concept of moving furniture out doesn't seem like the basis for an exciting game but Moving Out presents it in a way that will have players sweating and puffing in order to make it far. While its controls aren't always as sharp as they should and not all players will react positively, Moving Out is definitely worth checking out.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dead or School is an interesting and ambitious RPG with hack and slash elements that features a surprisingly interesting plot and a good, sharp, fun combat system. The game's limitations are obvious, however, and the game's performance isn't always the sharpest but fans of RPGs will appreciate this effort.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Half Past Fate on the Nintendo Switch brings a good mix of a marvelous visual environment and a funny plot which will find a good place with fans of romantic comedies. Other players might find it less appealing, and the game's short lifespan and rather high retail price is more likely to put them off.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Complex puts the player in the middle of a sci-fi themed interactive movie where the choices in each scene (but not just) will influence the plot development. The game does a decent job at that, keeping the player interested in the story but it would be more enjoyable and welcoming if it featured a flowchart for the player's choices and if its plot got rid of some clichés.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    La-Mulana knows how to be tough and demanding but dedicated players will find a game that has an interesting plot, a marvelous visual environment that's inspired on the 16-bit era, an exquisite soundtrack and very engaging puzzles. Not all players will be lured, due to some puzzles leading to frustrating moments but fans of Metroidvania-type games have a real gem here for the Nintendo Switch catalogue.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With an emphasis on local multiplayer up to four people, this is an experience that will deliver a lot of fun, addictive gameplay to those who pick it up. While its content could be broader and the soundtrack could use improvements, Bubble Bobble 4 Friends is nevertheless a good choice for those looking for a compelling multiplayer experience.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In Other Waters is a text-based adventure that may not catch everyone's attention at first but the game creates a space for itself with its stunning visual environment, relaxing and immersive soundtrack, and ways of spending long hours exploring and analyzing the bottom of the seas. An enveloping experience with a pedagogical component and which can be played using the Nintendo Switch touch screen is without any doubt a very welcome addition to the console's catalogue.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Last Encounter joins the ranks of roguelike games on the Nintendo Switch and as a twin-stick shooter, it does a good job at presenting ideas regarding the ship's upgrading and an approach to combat that forces the player to think carefully. Unfortunately not all goes well, and the weight of the difficulty and limits to upgrades will erect a wall that becomes difficult to overcome. Dedicated roguelike fans will find it more bearable but the wider audience will quickly lose motivation.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    While its content is varied and plentiful, players will find it difficult to keep concentrated on its repetitive nature, hindered further by the game's controls that have simply been transferred from the original PC version into a Nintendo Switch game, without regard for the console's format. With few incentives to advance and a repetitive gameplay, it's hard to see how this game will attract a crowd.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Mekabolt is a simple and accessible platform game that features a no-frills gameplay and has enough to keep players amused for some time. It's also a rather short experience and doesn't have much to make it rise above its peers, so it turns out to be something more in line with younger players or with those who are not very experienced in the plaforming genre. An effort that does some things right but which doesn't get to the same threshold as its most formidable competitors on the Nintendo Switch.

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