Het Nieuwsblad's Scores

  • Games
For 19 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 26% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 74% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Dead Cells: Fatal Falls
Lowest review score: 20 Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
19 game reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The emotion that takes over in Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection is frustration. While the charm of the series is timeless, the expiration date of the clumsy controls has passed several decades ago. New unlockable skills and the ability to play with two knights at the same time are interesting additions, but don't manage to raise Resurrection to the level of a 21st century game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Describing Persona 5 as brilliant is not even an exaggeration. The 2016 Japanese game won just about everything there was to win, and is considered one of the best role-playing games ever made. ‘Strikers’ is not simply an expansion that offers more of the same, but a standalone game that adds a new and distinct battle system where the focus is more on action than tactics.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ys IX: Monstrum Nox offers an engaging story, smooth controls and challenging combat. Unfortunately, the game also suffers from dated graphics. It is a shame that it took two years to be released in our country, as this makes it difficult for the game to compete with more recent games that can draw on the graphical computing power of 2021.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Is it worth spending your hard-earned money on a DLC? In case of Dead Cells: Fatal Falls, the answer is a resounding yes. You get new levels, new weapons and new enemies in this more than decent expansion of an already great game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The world’s most famous Italian plumber has a problem. Ever since Super Mario Odyssey the bar has been raised to astronomic heights. Can a rerelease from 2013 tip that bar? Of course not. Can Bowser’s fury raise that bar even further? Not quite yet, but it’s close.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In just four hours you're all set, but thanks to the multiplayer mode you can easily add several more hours. For less than 15 euros you can't expect an absolute masterpiece, but you get some carefree entertainment that will catapult you back to the 90s.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    In theory, the story lends itself to a lot of nuance, but there are hardly any moral choices in the game. It makes your actions feel rather pointless and the game seems one long rollercoaster full of battles. If those fights were nice, we wouldn't have minded at all. But they're not.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Call of the Sea is basically one big escape room, in which you go from location to location while solving varied and mostly interesting puzzles. Sometimes, however, developer Out of the Blue expects a little too much, which can lead to frustrating moments and a wandering player.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    To become a fixture like Fortnite, though, Destruction Allstars needs more content than its current four game modes and handful of courses. In any case, Lucid Games has already announced plans to continually expand and improve the game at least during its first year, so the future looks bright for PS5 owners.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    You don’t have to be a hardcore gamer to enjoy the unexpected masterpiece that is Tohu. It delivers a simple story with an equally simple gameplay: just point and click to solve the challenging puzzles at your own pace, while admiring the breathtaking scenery.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Is ‘short but sweet’ a euphemism for ‘tastes like more’? In case of Olija, that is a heartfelt ‘yes’. This charming 2D platformer excels thanks to its pixel art, innovative controls, compelling story and fun puzzles.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There is a lot to be pleasantly surprised by The Medium. What Bloober Team has accomplished as a relatively small developer is remarkable, but there’s a drawback to the game. One that makes playing the game a next to schizophrenic experience.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Agent 47 adds some more amazing hits in this fantastic ending of an incredible trilogy. Although there’s not much new mechanically in Hitman 3, you’ll come across some great new experiences along your travels from Dubai through the Carpathian mountains, that may rival the ones in Hitman 2016’s Sapienza.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Override 2 practically omitted the campaign mode. The obligatory single player experience is nothing more than a meager from zero to hero story, and the game focuses on the battles. This could've been a good thing if the battles happened to be more daring.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Tetris effect: Connected reaches its true potential in the extensive multiplayer modes. You can join games hosted all over the world, each with its own theme and according graphical and sound effects. Whether you want to unwind with a relaxing puzzle, or are looking for an intense and nerve-racking challenge, the choices are nearly infinite.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The extra features make Dragon quest XI S one of the best role playing games in recent history, but also make it a tough job. To explore the entire game world, finish the epic story and unravel all its secrets, you will need more than 100 hours of playtime. However, it also makes it the ideal companion to bring some light to these dark winter days.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s been a long time since we attended university. When our parents asked what we did when we were supposed to have been studying, we always replied by saying we were making a statistical analysis of To Madeira and Tsigalko. Little did they know they were cult players in the addictive first versions of Football manager.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What distinguishes Little hope from horror movies is that you don’t get to be annoyed about clichés or numerous bad decisions by its characters. No it is not a good idea to wander off alone when a killer is on the loose, nor should you explore that creepy basement by yourself. Yet, in this game, only one person is responsible for his bad judgement: you.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The biggest problem with Twin mirror is the lack of pace. When a game that only takes about six hours to complete often feels boring, you know something is fundamentally wrong. Luckily the game also does several things well, which is what made us keep playing.

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