FNintendo's Scores

  • Games
For 833 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 29% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 63% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 10 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Bayonetta 2
Lowest review score: 10 Suspension Railroad Simulator
Score distribution:
833 game reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game looks absolutely gorgeous and the variety of backdrops and fauna only adds to its charms. Planet Alpha could do more when it comes to the game's length and difficulty level, as it feels like the experience can end rather quickly but its accessible gameplay will easily win fans of different tastes and experiences.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate brings what is indeed the ultimate version of Monster Hunter to the Switch when it comes to content, monsters and maps, in what is an immense amount of things to explore. While some systems might be a bit confusing for newcomers to the series, the game's contribution to the Nintendo Switch catalogue is very welcome and it will please not only the series' fans but players of all kinds.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded adds to the Nintendo Switch catalogue a game that is based on dungeon crawling, slapped with a roguelike formula. If the exploration is very challenging, even merciless at times, and features quite a wealth of weapons and objects to catch, the difficulty can reach too high peaks. The most obvious collateral damage is that it will be mostly fans of the Touhou series who will dedicate themselves to the game, while newcomers will feel put off by the difficulty and rather repetitive combat. A decent formula but which could do more to reach out.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Morphies Law stands out for its concept which is more than worthy of the player's attention. Featuring a fun and original gameplay and free of any microtransactions, Morphies Law brings forth an enjoyable multiplayer experience for up to eight players. Where it fails to impress is on the amount of content (or lack thereof) and limitations on its multiplayer component, which harm the game's long term potential.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's hard to recommend Senran Kagura Reflexions to anyone at all. Rather than a game, this is more like a collection of screens that test the accuracy of the Joy-Con movements and at that, it does work. Unfortunately, it fails at everything else and it simple does not provide the content, the sense of purpose and the structure necessary to call this a fun interactive experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Thanks to an original level design and to an interesting cooperative mode, this turns out to be a rather fun effort when played on short gaming sessions. Overall it could feature more attention to detail on some elements, not to mention that its soundtrack needs serious improvement and its fluidity problems need to be addressed.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sonic Mania Plus builds up on Sonic Mania and tops it off. The ensemble of the two builds the best 2D Sonic game available and the Encore mode brings a new approach to the plot. While the extra characters don't bring any significant change to the way the game is played, Sonic Mania Plus is essential to any committed fans of the supersonic blue hedgehog.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Wardrobe is a point and click game that features a simple and pleasant visual style with a plot that will stand out for its peculiar humor. While its gameplay mechanics are simple and the game has no major flaws, it quickly starts becoming rather empty in its purpose. Its story, while short, does not take long until it feels dull and the overall experience does not fully immerse the player as it should.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This is a simple effort that is very easy to get into and to adopt. Unfortunately it's also too simple for its own good, with a visual environment that does not look better than many of the games it's based on and a lack of balance between characters that does not motivate the players to explore their features.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Haunted Dungeons: Hyakki Castle presents a very welcome way of merging Japanese and Western themes, as well as creative gameplay mechanics and a healthy variety of characters. Even if its flaws also stand out, namely the audio component and the rather uninspired level design, this is still a welcome arrival on the Nintendo Switch catalogue.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    State of Mind has a rather peculiar look but its plot stands out as its greatest asset, as well as the availability of multiple characters for the players to control. On the other hand, despite the quality of the plot, it's also rather slow-paced and takes its time to grow, which will most likely put off the less patient players and the events are rather predictable for those who know the sci-fi genre.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Figment is an adventure game that proposes something unusual but not any less topical and relevant: how to deal with depression. With that in mind, the game presents a series of very attractive-looking hand-drawn sets that come to life during the game and a dynamic soundtrack that follows the players during the puzzle-solving duties. While the game's combats feel too simple and the puzzles are somewhat repetitive, this is without a doubt a very good approach to a complex theme and which will appeal to fans of adventure and puzzle games alike.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Code of Princess EX is back in what promises to be an ultimate version. The result falls behind the promise, due to its graphics that are not up to the original game's quality, but Code Princess EX does have some assets of its own, including the plot's humour, which is not to be taken too seriously, and the wide variety of movements and characters to choose from, which will satisfy the players' curiosity.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Okami HD brings back a classic from the previous decade on a remastered version that fits perfectly with the Nintendo Switch. Thanks to its absolutely marvelous visuals, gameplay mechanics and gaming environment, Okami HD is without a doubt something that most Switch players will enjoy and which could have gone even further if its mechanics were used to the full of their potential and the minigames were more enjoyable.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The concept of making the player perform the most basic everyday acts may seem burdensome at first but it's quick to get used to. Alas, the game disappoints when it comes to its short lifespan and high price tag for what it provides, as well to the rather uninteresting minigames included.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Freedom Planet brings back the spirit of 16-bit era platformers and similarities with Sonic the Hedgehog jump out immediately, as much as its own merits - Freedom Planet is no copy and it can stand on its own after all, thanks to its immense content, marvelous presentation and a familiar but nevertheless fun gameplay.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game could be more enjoyable if it did not force the player to so much repetition of the levels, exposing its rather short lifespan, and if the controls did not feel too heavy at times, as it often leaves the feeling that the actions on the screen do not match the player's request.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dead Cells is one of the most interesting indie games ever made. Even though some of its roguelike elements may not have worked out for the best, this is a well executed game with one of the most fun combat systems of the year, thanks to its involving gameplay cycle and to a very fun and fluid combat system.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Heroki is not the most innovative game ever made but that does not stand on its way from being a fun and entertaining 2D platform experience. While it still keeps many of the traits of a mobile game, Hiroki's accessible and simple control system, as well as its level design and collectibles that keep the player interested will help make this another enjoyable experience in the Nintendo Switch.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Original in its mechanics and fostering creative solutions when it comes to puzzle solving, Waking Violet also features an original visual artwork and design. A game that puzzle fans are certain to enjoy, Waking Violet is a very welcome addition to the ever growing Nintendo Switch library.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While the most up-to-date relevant, for example, fun to use, including the amount of time the player spends in records. If only other features were more differed in this game and allowed for greater interactivity and Super Destronaut DX would be a more interesting game.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It doesn't fully capitalize on these factors, however, as the game's theme gets repetitive too quickly, the feeling of speed is absent and loading times are way too long, which coupled with a rather mediocre soundtrack, means that this All-Star Fruit Racing does not reach the same threshold as the biggest name in kart racing games.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring a marvelous story telling and a healthy variety of characters, this game will easily appeal to players who are looking for a good story, despite the game's lack of voice acting which might feel a bit strange sometimes.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hexologic has a simple job and it does it effectively enough. This puzzle game picks up the concept behind Sudoku and advances it to a more fun and compelling level, helping to build a fun and accessible game while not taking its premise too far. It could be longer, as it feels too short at some moments but it's undeniable that fans of puzzle games will have a very fun time thanks to Hexologic.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Donkey Kong Adventure is a very welcome expansion to the Mario + Rabbids universe and even if it is not the most ambitious expansion of all time, what it adds to the main game in terms of three marvelous characters and the variety of enemies and goals that come along with them is more than enough to make any fans of the original game fully satisfied with this additional element.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Thanks to its randomly generated dungeons, the game features a long lifespan, reinforced by its simplicity and ease to pick up and play. Where the game feels like a letdown is on its lacklustre sound environment, as well as on its excessively long loading times and hastily made multiplayer mode.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 brings the remaining four games of the Mega Man X series under one collection and the new game modes and extras are sure to please the fans of the series. However it's also wroth mentioning that the latter four titles carrying the Mega Man X name also mark the series' quality descent and that this collection only allows one save option per game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bringing Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker to the 3DS in 2018 might seem strange at first but after a few minutes this will immediately appear as a good decision. Featuring a marvelous 3D effect and an experience that does not fall short of that of it its Wii U and Switch counterparts, this 3DS version of Treasure Tracker only makes concessions on the visual performance and replaces a number of levels with others but that is in no way an obstacle towards making this a marvelous piece of gaming.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A cooperative online multiplayer is always good, as is the improved art style. The game could be better, though, if its difficulty and challenge level had not been toned down so much and if some of its new features had a more positive impact on the experience but overall, those who did not play the original will find good reasons to have fun with Overcooked! 2.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Yesterday Origins has the rather unusual task of bringing a point and click adventure game to the Nintendo Switch eShop...and it works, as this is a fully enjoyable game that features a short but interesting plot, with some very good dialogue lines, a well adapted control scheme and a top notch audiovisual environment. The game may not be up everyone's alley, as its slow pace may put some players off but this is a successful and interesting game of an unusual genre in consoles that is well worth of the players' attention.

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