NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 2,703 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Shovel Knight
Lowest review score: 10 Flapp & Zegeta
Score distribution:
2708 game reviews
    • 46 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    More diversity in game modes or a semblance of challenge would have made this game feel like something more than just going through the motions.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    While the game controls moderately well and features the occasional moment of fun, the lackluster and repetitive campaign along with a weak physics engine and graphics, do a great job of making the overall experience a poor one.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    While you will have to endure the game's horrible gameplay in order to gain access to this content, those who stick to the game will ultimately be rewarded with a rather satisfying game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The unreliability of the button detection and the repetitive shaking of the Wii Remote will have most players fed up sooner rather than later.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If you want to play Tekken against your friends locally on the go, then Tekken 3D Prime Edition is perfect for you. For anyone wanting a decent single-player experience or a consistent online experience, you're better off looking into one of the other fighting games on the system, as Tekken 3D Prime Edition fails both in a single-player experience and online.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Brave is an average movie tie-in game, and nothing more.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    While Wizard Defense does try something new, it can’t shake the incompatibility of its two gameplay types, so, like every other tower defense game I’ve had the “pleasure” of reviewing on DSiWare, I’d avoid this one.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Johnny Kung Fu's biggest crimes are likely frustrating difficulty and poor pacing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    From boring menus, buggy code, and music that sounds like it came from keygen programs from the early 2000s, I cannot recommend it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    While the 3D graphics are done well for most of the game, I did have trouble focusing whenever the giant “goal!” announcement splashed across the screen in the foreground. The rest of the game utilized it well, with smooth celebration and slow-motion playback animations.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    I came for the appealing art style with the hopes of finding a competent 2D platformer, but ultimately that failed to happen. This already short game doesn’t offer up enough variety to keep it engaging for very long and some mechanical issues only further dampened the experience. Couple all that with very limited replayability and what you’re left with is a forgettable game.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    No matter how much you love Star Trek, no one can escape the curse of off-screen objects.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Deep down, Eternal Edge has a lot of interesting and fun ideas. Its presentation is appealing and its gameplay is not actively bad. However, its progression is an uninteresting grind, its save system is just downright awful, and its technical issues made it hard to stay interested. Every time I loaded it up I thought to myself, maybe I’ll find something really fun this time that will make it all worth it. I wanted to like it. Unfortunately two minutes later when the game finally loaded, I’d generally lost this feeling of optimism.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It is entertaining for a little bit, but after that, the game offers nothing to compel the people who foolishly purchased it
    • 63 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Garage is a game that, to put it bluntly, feels unfinished. Everything from the less-than-tight gameplay (in a genre all about tightness and control) to its sloppily-missing Chapter 10 makes me feel Garage could have benefitted from more time in the oven. And it’s a shame the game came out this way too, because it has multiple positive aspects and the (missed) potential to be something greater.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The Deer God is a tough sell, its visuals and music can’t help make this game any less frustrating. If you have a lot of time and more importantly a lot of patience maybe this game is good for you, but as it stands, I would stay clear.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Kersploosh! has some opportunities for fun, but the game is over before its concept gets a chance to shine.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    This is a poor return for the Tony Hawk franchise, and the only bright side to this game is that they might make a better version in the future.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If the control issues don't stop you, the tired and overdone level design will.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The fact of the matter is that unless you are absolutely dying to play an insanely quirky Japanese game about cooking, you should stay far, far away from Cooking Mama.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Battle Supremacy is a usually functional, though consistently clunky, third-person shooter. The occasional forays into non-tank vehicles offer momentary reprieve, but that feeling is quickly overshadowed by their own unique shortcomings. While it may half-heartedly scratch an itch for the most hardcore of tank fans, most others will just be left frustrated.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Calling falls flat. Its redeeming qualities, such as the interesting story and atmosphere, are neutered by its meandering gameplay.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    As a game, Brave is as mediocre and hastily made as we've come to expect from adaptions of popular films. And honestly, it's a pity, as the game's basic mechanics seem to work well enough.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Overall, the game's all right. Nothing makes it stand out against Thor or Green Lantern or Transformers or any other of the hundred movie games that came out this year. The game's not bad, it's just not very good.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It lacks depth, meaning that you’ll grow tired of it within minutes – even with a friend.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It does look quite impressive and, at moments, some of the features are actually quite cool. Unfortunately, most of the game is underwhelming.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If you have a child, or adult for that matter, who really enjoyed Wreck-It Ralph do him or her a favor: Instead of buying this game for them for Christmas, buy them a Wreck-It Ralph plush. If you somehow bought this game, buy one for yourself too so you will have something to hold on to when you cry after experiencing this game.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    James, I think I speak for us both when I say that Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Explorers of Darkness will only appeal to Pokemaniacs who enjoy incredibly repetitive gameplay, practically GBA-level graphics and sound, and computer partner A.I. that's so dumb you'll want to stab yourself in the eye.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A workable frame rate might have salvaged this uninteresting, watered-down 3DS version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. Instead, the game's single redeeming quality is marred by technical and gameplay problems, leaving it a shallow, unworkable execution of a good idea.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    R.B.I. Baseball 2017 is the sacrifice bunt of the Switch. It has a purpose in theory and might have been acceptable in its current form several years ago, but more efficient ways are on the way to get a sports fix. And with Baseball Stars 2 hopefully coming from Hamster and the fingers-crossed dream of mine that Super Mega Baseball 2 will touch 'em all including the Switch, we won't be lacking for smart baseball options. In a simulation game, I'd at least like to bring Youppi back to a baseball stadium, but that'll have to wait 'til next year.
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    • 74 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    It feels like a game that’ll be a cult hit, but won’t be a breakout hit. Hopefully I’m wrong and Revolt rolls a 12 so that we keep getting more games with faster localizations.
    • 66 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    The Switch version plays great, but Capcom could have included more ways to customize the gameplay, visual, and audio settings. Street Fighter fans who have always wanted a way to play the game at any locale will love having the game on a super portable system like the Switch. As a single-player experience though, this version of Street Fighter leaves a lot to be desired and you might be better off downloading a NeoGeo fighter.
    • 76 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    Super Mario Run is fun and it seems to be perfectly representative of Nintendo’s mobile plans: provide a taste that potentially leads players to their consoles. This isn’t a grand, deep experience, but it has enough inventive twists on Mario platforming to remain fun for a few hours. We’ll check in next week and land on a score.
    • 76 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    This is a fun, accessible fighter that casuals can jump into that also has depth that more seasoned fighting fans will appreciate. It’s definitely worth checking out.
    • 69 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    Mercenary Kings is a great time by my lonesome and we’ll see how it performs online. If it does well, I think this could be the next big Switch online experience, up there with Mario Kart and Splatoon.

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