Gaming Age's Scores

  • Games
For 5,453 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Ys: Memories of Celceta
Lowest review score: 0 Fireburst
Score distribution:
5454 game reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Claybook is a massive chore to play. It clearly aspires to be so much more, but if you have any sense of wonder or creativity left after battling its controls and its camera, then you’re much more patient than I am.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    It’s a pleasant enough experience that even if you do pick it up, you probably won’t regret it, but if you remember it for more than a few fleeting moments after finishing it, I’d be shocked.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    I’d like to say that Dangerous Driving has some redeeming qualities. After all, it was possibly my most anticipated game for 2019, thanks to Danger Zone 2 making me eager to see what Three Fields Entertainment were building towards. Instead, we get this…thing. It’s a thorough disappointment, and I can’t help but feel like everything about it could have been improved substantially.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The quality of the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster on the Switch makes this a definitive way to play with the all-in-one convenience of what the console offers. And regardless of if you jump in now or at a price you like then you’re gonna have an awesome time with these games.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The year is still early, but I have no doubt that whenever my PlayStation 2019 Year in Review comes out, I’ll find that — much like Pic-a-Pix Colours last year — Block-a-Pix Deluxe is going to be right up near the top of my list in terms of how much time I spent playing it. It’s not groundbreaking, but it’s a lot of fun, and that’s all that matters to me.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    It’s hard to figure out why THQ wanted to bring this game back more than 15 years after it was originally released, because there’s nothing to be found here that suggests the game deserved to be resurrected from obscurity.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Sure, you need to mute it to really get into it, but once you do that, you should find that Conarium offers an enjoyably creepy experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s clear that Ghoulboy is going for Castlevania/Ghosts ‘n Goblins clone. And, to its credit, it kind of succeeds on that front. But if you want a game that goes beyond imitating the classics, then you won’t find that here.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Provided you’re either willing to put in the work in hunting down additional players, or have a few friends interested in joining you, I think you’ll enjoy Dragon Marked for Death quite a bit. As a solo experience it can be a little less compelling, but still enjoyable enough to check out.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Alvastia Chronicles is, like so many other Kemco RPGs before it, as generic and forgettable as they come, with the only difference between this and most of its other publisher-mates is that this one looks further back than most for its inspiration.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Once you settle into Yoshi’s Crafted World there’s a good time to be had. It feels weird to call it a mixed bag in the visuals and gameplay department but it’s a mostly good bag with some stuff you just have to get through to enjoy more of the good stuff. Like Chex Mix! And with lots to do after the big boss there’s a good amount of value past the main game. But if you’re unsure then there is a demo on the eShop and you can decide for yourself if it’s worth a whole $60. I just hope if we have another adventure with Yoshi maybe he returns to his roots.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s a “blast” to play for those who want a great action game whether or not you’re a fan of retro games. But by now with so many retro inspired games on the eShop both this and the first Blaster Master stand at the top of the offerings as true must-haves.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Gain Ground is also one of those games people either love or hate even back in the day. And if I’m being honest it hasn’t aged well but my nostalgia allows me to enjoy it, so while $8 isn’t a big investment I also can’t recommend it to everyone. Why this is in the AGES line might just be for M2 to show off the vertical mode and join the ranks of only a few games which take advantage of this on the Switch because otherwise it’s more of a very well ported historical piece. Will I spend more time with it? Probably not after I put my big screen TV back in an upright position.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This is a very worthy version of Final Fantasy VII as it originally appeared and still worth playing today. If the few bugs are patched out it’s an even better deal. Whether you want to play it on the Switch with its unique hardware abilities or pay less on a different platform is up to you but I’m glad we even have these options. So it’s a good recommendation and we even got through the review without making a pun about the AVALANCHE of Final Fantasy releases now moving over to the Switch.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    I’d like to say that there’s some redeeming quality to balance that out, but there’s really not. I mean, on some level, it’s kind of neat to see how well the game mimics the Game Boy platformers to which I devoted countless hours during my youth, but that’s hardly reason to recommend the game. There other games out there that inhabit the exact same space (did I mention Super Life of Pixel enough?), and they do it much better than what you’ll find in Awesome Pea.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    As with the current offerings of SEGA AGES games on the Switch you will be getting a very faithful version of Alex Kidd in Miracle World with a couple extra features and very good emulation. It’s a classic title which is definitely outdated in some ways but also worth checking out for a kind of history lesson.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Telltale’s The Walking Dead has a great conclusion, and I’m happy the team responsible for it was able to see this through to the end. It’s a shame that their original parent company marred the overall experience significantly, but their ability to bounce back under another publisher and deliver to this degree is exceptional. I’m both sad and happy that this is the conclusion of Clementine’s tale, but the character arc is so well delivered, you won’t be disappointed.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Death End re;Quest is the sort of thing that Hyperdimension Neptunia would have skewered mercilessly — and, for the most part, that skewering would have been deserved.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Maybe I just had lowered expectations because my initial experience was so bad, but it was fun to play a platformer in which constant death wasn’t a given, but rather a side effect of choosing to take the more difficult route. Couple that with a retro vibe that’s spot on, and you can see why Daggerhood is a solid choice for anyone in the mood to play an old-school platformer that doesn’t seem to want to punish you just for playing it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you want a true-to-life baseball experience, this is almost certainly it. But when you get so close to doing everything right, what you do wrong stands out more. With MLB The Show’s track record, I have no doubt that, come MLB The Show 20, they’ll fix the niggling little issues that prevent MLB The Show 19 from being a truly great game — but for now, those issues still exist, and they’re what prevent the game from making the jump from very good to great.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I would highly recommend Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 to just about anyone, even if you weren’t a huge fan of the first game. This feels like a much better attempt all around, and certainly scratches the same itch that games like Diablo and Destiny did for me. It also has plenty of initial content to explore, making it feel like a worthwhile purchase while the developer irons out the finer points. So absolutely give The Division 2 a chance, you won’t be disappointed.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s not quite the very best the nonogram genre has to offer, but it’s still a solid entry in the series, and if you’re like me, you’ll undoubtedly get your money’s worth if you choose to check it out.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It’s hard to imagine anything here sticking with you much beyond when you’re playing it. You’re sure to enjoy Mages of Mystralia while you’re playing it — and if you’re a fan of isometric RPGs, it’s certainly worth thinking about playing it — but I can’t imagine it’ll stick with you once you put the controller down.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    London Detective Mysteria is silly fan fiction where Sherlock Holmes and Queen Victoria and Miss Marple and Jack the Ripper (or at least their proxies) all interact and no one bats an eye. But sometimes, you don’t need to bat an eye, and you just need to go with it. If you’re a fan at all of visual novels, this is definitely one of the times to just go with it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While more difficult initially, it becomes more approachable and easier the further in you get and the more you adapt to the combat. Since you are not leveling in the same way as the other games, scaling does not work the same way. Once you master the basics, you can master the game. Sekiro is an absolute must buy for From Software fans and anyone willing to put in the work to really get a grasp of the flow of combat.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It’s a great addition to a fun game and I like seeing this little port get continued support. Still it might be nice to see a full-fledged sequel if the team comes back with more ideas.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    If you want COD on the Switch, this definitely isn’t that. If, however, you want something that’s fun in short bursts and allows you to blast away at bad guys, then Modern Combat Blackout will scratch that itch.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    How did Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn stack up against the original? Well being a port with some added features and missing the co-op from the original it’s not really definitive. It’s just here on a handheld and not the Switch. So if you’re not planning to play with a friend then it might be a good bet, but it also reminds me how much I enjoyed the original and both have their merits. But for what we got it’s in a weird place that makes me wish we got a ground-up sequel or remake instead.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Unless you played Hotline Miami and wished it featured more people shooting you dead from offscreen where you couldn’t even see them, you’re better off passing on The Hong Kong Massacre, because style is really all this game has to offer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    R.B.I. Baseball 19 is probably never going to match the polish of one of PlayStation’s flagship franchises. But, for the first time ever, it’s solid enough that baseball fans who just have an Xbox or a Switch don’t have to feel totally left out for yet another year. It may not be the greatest game ever, but neither is it anywhere close to being the worst — and seeing as some of its predecessors actually have a legitimate claim at that worst title, R.B.I. Baseball 19 represents an enjoyable and welcome step forward.

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