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 Sparklite
Lowest review score: 10 Crazy Zen Mini Golf
Score distribution:
1022 game reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A multiplayer game with no online is a tough sell in the era of the Coronavirus. But Unspottable is enjoyable enough that I give it a mild recommendation, so long as you have people in your house to play with. This release would benefit from a solo mode and more options, but it’s decent as the first title from a small indie studio.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While there isn’t much to chew on aside from, well, collecting all the loot you can muster, Loot Hero DX still works well as a quick, mindlessly fun adventure.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wingspan is a calm, thought-provoking bird-watching game with fun visuals and sounds and simple controls.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Every day, more and more rogulikes are released, often making it difficult to figure out which ones will stand out. All of them are vying for attention, attempting to do something unique and interesting. Fortunately Rhythm Fighter feels like a fresh take on the genre, even if it doesn’t quite stick the landing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ping Redux is a lovely homage to classic gaming that works really well on the Switch, ramping up the speed and precision for a hugely challenging yet satisfying game.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As an adult and long time gamer, I feel this really is for a much younger crowd of players. It’s not necessarily a bad game, just very simple and easy with no real apparent challenge.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kingdom Tales 2 is almost the exact same thing as its predecessor, making it a decent simulation strategy game regardless of whether you played the original. There’s no real incentive to play both, but fans of the genre will find enjoyment in at least one of them.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Drawn to Life: Two Realms lacks creativity in the gameplay and is overall a pretty dull experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Stardash has some good points, but cheap level design kills off most of the fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you like resource management sims, Kingdom Tales is a fun game that’s safe for any age. For those who are even mildly down with OCD (yeah, you know me), it can be a compelling exercise in keeping all the wheels spinning and playing all the levels to the end.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Warplanes: WW1 Sky Aces is a decent game with fun aerial combat. This game does fall short of being the World War 1 dogfighting experience one would expect with repetitive missions and the tacked-on base-building mode.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I have played a few card-style games (IRL and digital), and DungeonTop is a pretty good option. If you are in the mood for a more casual dungeon crawl, this is a fun game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Door Kickers is a complex game made for the strategic thinker. There’s a lot of content to sink your teeth into, providing almost endless hours of S.W.A.T. combat. It could use better tutorials, and the convoluted controls may put some players off at first, but there’s a lot to uncover here for fans of tactical shooters.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Down in Bermuda is a fun little puzzle-adventure. That said, I beat it in just over three (leisurely) hours. The $19.99 launch price is hard to justify, especially for a game whose mobile origins shine through in both looks and feel. So wishlist this one for a future sale.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The puzzles in Iris.Fall can sometimes be momentum killers, and they will likely cause some players to leave the game unfinished despite its short duration. However, those who stick with it will be rewarded with an experience that never ceases to visually delight (and reward) the player.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While DOOM Eternal is rated M for its gore and violence, there’s a lot about the gaming experience that makes it safer to play for teen and young adult audiences than the average, multiplayer competitors of its genre. And if there’s ever a day I need to just chainsaw through some demons, I know where I can turn.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Landflix Odyssey is a decent 2D platformer with simple yet enjoyable gameplay and a sense of humour behind it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In 1999, a portable arcade fighting game probably blew a few minds. Like many games of the era, time hasn’t been too kind to Fatal Fury First Contact. You can’t deny the charm, though, and its simplicity allows for a quick fighting game fix during breaks or right before bed. Serious fighting game fans may want to look elsewhere, but it’s not altogether terrible.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Just as it was when originally released in 2012, Double Dragon Neon is still a well-made and well-thought out reboot of the arcade classic that will certainly please veterans and newcomers to Billy and Jimmy Lee’s adventures.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Crystal Ortha offers a breezy adventure that breaks from the norm just enough to please grizzled fans of JRPGs. It looks and feels right home on the Switch, but it’s easier to enjoy in short, handheld gaming sessions as opposed to long hours in front of your TV.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Tropico 6 may not be at its best on the Nintendo Switch but it is still worthwhile even on noticeably underpowered hardware. Once you get past the huge load times at the beginning and the lengthy tutorial, the only question is how would you like to rule? For the people? Or with an iron fist?
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Simple and silly, Paw Paw Paw is a fun little action RPG with a solid co-op offering and a fair variety of options to suit different play styles.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    While there are good ideas presented here, PHOGS! is too slow and unexciting for it to stand out from the crowd.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    When I first saw Wonder Blade, I kind of assumed it would be a goofy little adventure, nothing too much more. But I was proven wrong. Trying to get your combo hits in a row as high as possible with a lot of fun. The armor changes serve a purpose other than just defense; it was a nice little touch and surprised me. There were so many small things in Wonder Blade that you may find in games of this genre. I was happy and excited to see that many of them were found in this one. It made it feel like more of a solid game. At $14.99, it’s certainly worth the price.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Jurassic World Evolution: Complete Edition is packed with content and should appeal to anyone who loves the Jurassic Park franchise and enjoys management-simulation games. There are presentation and interface flaws, but given the sheer amount of content on offer, fans should still check this one out.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Autumn’s Journey is a short visual novel with delightful characters. Choices are minimal, but the game will go by so fast as you’re immersed in the strong story.
    • 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.

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