NF Magazine's Scores

  • Games
For 564 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 28% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 79
Highest review score: 100 Hollow Knight
Lowest review score: 20 Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 564
564 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are technical limitations inherent with the Switch version of Dark Souls, but if you're from a time where you can fight through it, you should be OK. [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 73]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Diablo III veterans looking to return to the fray will want to give the Switch iteration a try, and for newcomers, this is the ideal entry point. [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 72]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Starlink as a new franchise isn't perfect, but it's still a whole lot of fun. [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 71]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A fair spin-off that could have been better if it had leaned even further into the parody that ultimately wound up just being inconsequential window dressing for gameplay that's not at all related to Ghostbusters. [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 69]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A fair spin-off that could have been better if it had leaned even further into the parody that ultimately wound up just being inconsequential window dressing for gameplay that's not at all related to Ghostbusters. [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 69]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    You can safely sit this one out unless you're a diehard fan. [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 68]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you've got a kid in your life who's never played Pokémon before? Buy this game immediately. [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 67]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you've got a kid in your life who's never played Pokémon before? Buy this game immediately. [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 67]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is the ultimate Smash Bros. How will they ever top it? [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 65]
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Sky Skipper isn't worth buying to enjoy as a game, but it is worth buying as a historical curiosity – and to show support to those who brought it back to life! [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 26]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even all these years later, this is a true arcade masterpiece that absolutely holds up. [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 26]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Black Bird is small, but if the worst thing you can say about a game is that you want more of it, then that's quite the compliment. [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 25]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    TowerFall is not to be overlooked. It offers up some of the best competitive and co-op action the Switch has ever seen, even next to Smash! [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 25]
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    • 75 Critic Score
    I was charmed by the game from the get-go, but after an hour or so, I was a little worn out. [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 24]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's a delight of sight and sound, and more than anything, I hope this isn't the last we'll see of the Bard's endearing brand of heartwarming positivity. [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 24]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Blossom Tales has enjoyed a lot of success on Switch, and it deserves it all. [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 23]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    One of the most esoteric games I've ever played, I can only recommend Gal Metal to the narrowest set of musically blessed Japanophiles around. [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 23]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Consider picking up Night Trap as a novelty for an afternoon or evening when you have friends over. [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 22]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Never Stop Sneakin' is stealth action at its most pure and whimsical. [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 21]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sense of empowerment, on top of the colorful cast and environments, is enough to inspire players to see the journey to its conclusion. [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 21]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While each title has its own appeal, brawlers are inherently repetitive by nature, so the focus on a single style of gameplay can be exhausting after a bit. [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 20]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The latest in an ever-burgeoning line of Metroidvania games being released on the Switch, and a rather good one at that! [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 20]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I was impressed with the concept. I just craved more of it and was left with a melancholy feeling myself once the memories ceased. [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 19]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Despite trying to connect at several times throughout the day, I've never found an opponent online. [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 19]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you enjoy stressful games, then Mr. Tako may just be your next best friend. [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 18]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you've got the time and patience for the assembly process, the reward of getting to enjoy this world is worth it. [Issue #36 – November/December 2018, p. 90]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I'm glad it exists, despite my hesitation to give it a strong recommendation. [Issue #36 – November/December 2018, p. 89]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is the long sought-after bridge that links fans of the anime with hardcore virtual pugilists, and it deserves to serve as the template for all future Dragon Ball fighting games. [Issue #36 – November/December 2018, p. 88]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA is just a joy, and I'm so thankful that I took a chance on it. [Issue #36 – November/December 2018, p. 87]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is an OK RPG – it's just not a great one. [Issue #36 – November/December 2018, p. 85]
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