Pure Nintendo's Scores

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For 1,022 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 50% higher than the average critic
  • 20% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Alien: Isolation
Lowest review score: 10 Garage Mechanic Simulator
Score distribution:
1022 game reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Regina & Mac World is heavily inspired by platforming greats of the past, yet falls short on delivering the fun homage it aims to provide. It plays more like a demo, with a poorly designed platforming experience and clumsy controls. I am hopeful of an improved version in the future but, for now, this is sadly one to avoid.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Emily Archer and the Curse of Tutankhamun could’ve been a solid game for genre fans, even with its age. But with so many bugs, there’s no way I can recommend this Switch version in its current state. It’s a weak port of a game best left on the Nintendo DS.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 10 Critic Score
    I find Gallic Wars: Battle Simulator more of a proof of concept than an actual game. There are so many far superior options in the tactics category that this game is even a waste of time for beginners.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Bob Help Them! is a little game, with a lot of potential. I really liked the concept and feel of the game, it just didn’t have enough going on to keep me interested and it felt very repetitive.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    When it comes to polish, Freddy Spaghetti is molto al dente. Until this game gets a patch to fix its game-breaking bugs, I can’t recommend it on the Nintendo Switch, even for only $4.99.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Drawn to Life: Two Realms lacks creativity in the gameplay and is overall a pretty dull experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    I certainly don’t mind a somewhat easy game, but I need a bit of challenge to hold my attention. After several hours, I think I’ve seen enough of Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom for the time being. Perhaps it improves, but it should’ve put its best foot forward much earlier. The battles are so simple that the efforts at depth are lost, making crafting less necessary and rewarding.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Excalibur Games has serious work ahead if they want to make Tracks – Toybox Edition a good game for the Nintendo Switch, especially if targeting whole families. Having a proper tutorial, improved UI, and touch screen support are some of the fundamentals they should revisit.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    I said at the begging of the review I didn’t have high expectations; it’s a shame the game proved less fun than I expected. Unfortunately, I did not get very much entertainment out of it at all. It felt more like an educational game for young kids trying to put things in the right order. Sadly, even those can be more fun. However, fans of the YouTube channel may get some entertainment out of the game, but I cannot justify the $4.99 price tag for anyone. Fans should probably stick to the YouTube channel.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Art Sqool fails as both an “art school simulator” and a video game. There’s nothing educational here, and its gameplay is the equivalent of scribbles I might’ve drawn as a toddler.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Bus Driver Simulator deserves some appreciation for its attention to detail, but the details are pretty boring in this case. It doesn’t help that the gameplay is cumbersome and glitchy, and the visuals are dated and drab. Unless you’re really into slow drives through PS2-era depictions of European cities, take the Desert Bus instead. At least then it’s for charity.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ramp Car Jumping is a physics-based puzzler that lacks creativity and longevity. It provides a couple hours of silly fun for one or two players on the Nintendo Switch, but it never feels like more than a free-to-play mobile title.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Memoranda is a stunning game with beautiful graphics and amazing music, only to fall short with lackluster gameplay and an incomplete story.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    This exploration platformer pulls off the essentials, but the amount of time spent backtracking and grinding for upgrades feels much more wasteful rather than satisfying. Micetopia wound up slightly disappointing, but I’ve seen enough positives that I have some optimism for the studio’s next release.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Limited characters is an issue, but not the only one. The Language of Love has no choices, and thus no replay value. It’s passive, except to hit a button or tap the touch screen to advance the story; this might work were the plot aces, but that’s not the case. So, this one fares poorly compared to other VNs on the Switch.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While using the premise of the Metroidvania genre, Outpost Delta falls short with its clunky dual-stick shooter gameplay and confusing map. Despite that, there were some interesting collectibles scattered around and some great retro graphics.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Adventures of Chris is a platformer with smooth controls but unforgiving gameplay that will leave you more frustrated than having fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Maze didn’t live up to my expectations in the slightest. Its aims are too modest, and its execution too lacking.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The simplicity of Tiki Brawl is reflected in its low price. But it’s still somewhat disappointing compared to the studio’s other games.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The foundation is here, but, like The Simpson’s orphanage, it needs more walls – “three is not enough.” With subpar controls, music missing the mark, and a disappointing map, Two Parsecs From Earth’s great visual style remains, but it’s not enough to keep me playing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Given my fondness for hidden object adventures, I found a smidge of entertainment with The Last Days’ story elements. It’s a bit of a bush-league release overall, though, and the port has some evident issues. So, unless it gets a patch, I struggle to recommend to all but big genre enthusiasts.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If you really want to try your hand at captaining a Ship of the Line, go ahead and give Her Majesty’s Ship a try. But because of the game’s focus on frustrating micromanagement, you may want to keep a weather-eye on the horizon for something better.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    WeakWood Throne looks charming from the outside, but it still needs a lot of work in terms of feeling like a completed game.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Can I give Bounty Battle a slight recommendation for character diversity alone? No, I can’t. There are excessive issues through and through, including (but certainly not limited to) lack of fluency, gameplay variety, and depth.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Golf Zero has an unexpected twist on familiar gameplay, but the execution isn’t in a manner that I found enjoyable. This physics platformer is a bogey on the Switch. Try the mobile version (with touch support) instead.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    RPG Maker MV provides plenty of tools, but the least possible direction on how to use them. The tutorial is embarrassingly bad, and a help section is nonexistent. Unless you’re experienced with this series, skip this Switch port.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    I can say the story of Cubers Arena didn’t really do too much for me. From level to level, the grind of the game left a sour taste in my mouth to where I couldn’t help but wonder what’s the point? Maybe Ballers is happier without his freedom. While the local co-op is a plus, Cubers Arena didn’t have anything else going for it. Playing felt more like a chore than a game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, Prehistoric Dude’s problems aren’t minor. Lots of annoyances add up to make this a small game that I disliked. It has a real need for additional polish.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Sadly, Goosebumps Dead of Night is another failed attempt at converting a franchise we already know and love into a game that lives up to our expectations.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Brightstone Mysteries: Paranormal Hotel offers a fun premise for puzzle/adventure fans, but it fails to follow through it nearly every regard. The graphics, the puzzles, the story, and even the docked-mode controls combine to make this a crime not worth solving.

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