Starbit's Scores

  • Games
For 311 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 35% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Xenoblade Chronicles 3
Lowest review score: 10 Remothered: Broken Porcelain
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 311
311 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Please, Touch The Artwork is a simple but charming effort that blurs the theoretical boundaries between an interactive game and art from the real world, in this case from the works of abstract artist Piet Mondrian. The puzzles are addictive and accessible, and they fit perfectly in the Nintendo Switch format as they deliver layer upon layer of visual poetry. Recommended to fans of puzzle games and beyond.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Immensely vast worlds, a set of complex but carefully managed gameplay mechanics, an amazing cast of characters, and a thrilling plot that will grab the player's attention from the first moment and coupled with a beautiful and exquisite audiovisual environment all contribute to make this one of the most magnificent games to come out on the Nintendo Switch.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak brings a great deal of improvements to an already very good game. Thanks to the new added monsters, the Switch Skills, the Master Rank, the new abilities for each weapon and overall improvements to the experience, Sunbreak helps making Rise the ultimate Monster Hunter game on Nintendo Switch.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Many of its ideas are commendable, with emphasis on the growing cast of playable characters, making the plot more interesting to explore with new characters at the player's disposal. However the combat, which there is a lot of, is harmed by an overall sense of boredom and repetitiveness which end up harming the player's motivation. The level design could use improvements as well, as the dungeons have little in terms of originality and don't manage to captivate the player to keep going. There was a lot of potential to explore in Dusk Diver 2 but as it is, it feels like a half-effort towards something that can be much more interesting.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Replacing turn-based gameplay with dynamic action, Three Hopes brings three different stories that intertwine with each other, along with different endings and side quests that allow access to additional rewards. While the missions could be more varied, the gameplay is very fun and engaging, and this is without a doubt a very good game that can bring a renewal to both the Fire Emblem and Dynasty Warriors series.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Happy Home Paradise is the most ambitious and substantial expansion for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. While it's also the series' first paid expansion, its price is certainly worth it as it nearly adds a whole new game to the original with what feels like a part time job from the game's location. Happy Home Paradise is without any doubt a major contribution towards making New Horizons the most complete and varied game in the Animal Crossing series so far.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As far as control and action go, this chapter of Mario Strikers works very well and it knows how to introduce players to its mechanics. The game disappoints when it comes to its content, however, as it feels like it's been cut short with regards to characters and game modes. On top of that, while the online multiplayer experience is marvelous, despite the lack of some functionalities, the single player experience is rather limited in its scope and its appeal ends too quickly.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Its lovely art style, despite the lack of animations, is also a very welcome element, helping to create a Victorian-era atmosphere that fits perfectly with the game. Lamplight City's puzzles could have benefited from different difficulty levels though, as they feel too simplistic, which might put off more seasoned players of point and click adventures.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Thanks to an exquisite art style, a challenging combat system, a very interesting mind-based plot and a very well implemented and flexible character development model, Monark boasts elements that are worth highlighting. Where Monark does less well is on its execution, though, as well as on its simplistic and repetitive puzzles, but it's the game's laggy performance that often harms the experience and makes it difficult to enjoy to anyone beyond a core of RPG fans.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The House of the Dead: Remake is a contemporary update of the first game in The House of the Dead series and this remake does a decent job with most elements, giving us a good looking world, competent controls and a very welcome and challenging new game mode. At this level, this remake successfully brings the experience to our day and age. Its performance is affected in the most intense moments, though, especially in multiplayer mode and its long loading times may be off-putting for less patient players.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition is a remake of a 2015 game originally released for the Nintendo 3DS but the change in format does not harm the experience in any way. This life simulation game is full of Disney content to explore and live out, and with its relaxed game pace, accessible difficulty level, and spaces to explore, it's a very fitting experience for players of all ages and skill levels who want to explore the Disney world at their own pace.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Itadaki Smash draws inspiration from classic side-scrolling beat'em ups and it does a good job at presenting different characters with their own characteristics and differentiated game modes, as well as a touch of humour. It does a less good job when it comes to its hit box, which needs to be better implemented, a rather simplistic visual world that doesn't quite captivate our senses, and an experience that overall feels lacking in profoundness.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While its length is relatively short the game features a captivating plot set in the hallways of 18th century France as players make their way towards the royal court, deceiving others with a panoply of card tricks. With a gorgeous art style inspired by Franco-Belgian bandes dessinées and plenty of interesting characters to meet, Card Shark is definitely a game that deserves a good look.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With plenty of tracks and options to choose from, Mechanic Battle is a great choice for racing games fans looking for an intuitive work that focuses on customizing vehicles.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wreckfest is an intense, fun, action-packed game that brings together arcade style racing and vehicle smashing, and it works great on the Nintendo Switch. With plenty of options and game modes to choose from, Wreckfest is a varied and complete experience and one which should be on the radar of any fan of car-smashing action.
    • Starbit
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream is another chapter of the Mysterious Trilogy and one that brings a series of welcome improvements regarding its predecessor, while keeping the fundamentals of the formula intact. What we have here is a classic Atelier game with a modern touch, featuring a gorgeous, vibrant and varied world with an original exploration system and an updated combat mechanic that makes it more dynamic. All in all, Atelier Sophie 2 is the best game in the Mysterious Trilogy.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Fun, intense, accessible, gorgeous to look at and with an addictive soundtrack, Shredder's Revenge not only boasts arcade and story modes, it also features a 6-player co-op, ensuring that everyone will have their fun punching, kicking and jumping around with some of pop culture's most memorable heroes. With the added touch of being able to play it anywhere, this is truly an indispensable game on everyone's Nintendo Switch.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wonder Boy Collection celebrates 35 years of the Wonder Boy series by bringing together four of its most popular games, including one that had never been released outside Japan before. Thanks to a competent work of emulation and to a stable performance, the experience runs smoothly. Extras such as saving anywhere, rewinding the action and screen visualization options make this a user-friendly experience that contemporary players appreciate. While there was room for more content, what we have here is quite good for fans and newcomers alike.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it does not redefine the genre, Blast Brigade's demanding but fair gameplay, competent execution and memorable boss fights, as well as a gorgeous art style and plenty of humour will make this a safe bet for any fans of action platformers looking for a fun time.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This collection of frantic minigames does just that - players are strongly encouraged to keep moving or they risk losing their game, and Move or Die: Unleashed does a great job at this. The action is crazy and constant, and while this is no visual feast, Move or Die: Unleashed is a marvelous formula for anyone who would like to spend a few hours with their friends, local or online, engaging in absolutely crazy minigames of different kinds.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Blue Reflection: Second Light is a JRPG that brings us a very interesting experience and theme, as well as an addictive combat system, exquisite soundtrack and a captivating plot. Second Light is a very recommended work to fans of JRPGs who enjoy building bonds between characters and going into their plots to find out more and more, which makes this game a welcome arrival on the Nintendo Switch catalogue.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While simple at first, Slipstream's gameplay becomes more complex and addictive as the game goes on, and the variety of game modes and effects, as well as its marvelous visual environment make this game a fabulous choice for those seeking some retro-inspired driving fun, which could have been even better if it featured an online multiplayer experience.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unusually enough, Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is a prequel of a game that hasn't been released yet but it will appeal to fans of the Suikoden series and JRPGs in general. While the game takes a while until it truly takes off and its more in-depth characteristics become more prominent, Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising features a gorgeous art style, a surprising plot, charismatic characters and a very welcome city-building mechanic.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Due to some frustrating issues with the control system, unaddressed technical flaws, and an overall sense of repetitiveness that starts taking over all too early in the game, Bugsnax leaves the impression it could have made a much larger splash but as it is, this adventure/exploration game doesn't quite stand up to its peers.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Earth Defense Force: World Brothers brings a new visual approach to the EDF series but while the aesthetics are new, the gameplay experience remains mostly the same, though more accessible for a wider audience. World Brothers also brings a myriad of characters, which help make this a rich experience, but the lack of local co-op multiplayer using a single Nintendo Switch and EDF's usual performance issues end up harming World Brothers for those players less familiar with the series, as well as its high price for what's here. Regulars and veterans will certainly enjoy what's here, though.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A stunning audiovisual world coupled with a ton of content to explore, even more objects to inhale and an impeccably executed co-op component make this a fantastic premiere in a genre where we too often think the last word has been written - it has not, and Kirby is here to remind us.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nobody Saves the World is a charming action RPG with a beautiful visual style, accessible and welcoming gameplay, and a great variety in how we handle its dungeons. Its mechanics are simple enough for any player to grasp but that doesn't mean its difficulty level doesn't get demanding. Nobody Saves the World is a fun and ambitious gem that goes beyond the label of an 'indie' game and which will fit nicely in any Nintendo Switch.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its accessible difficulty level is a very positive element for less experienced players but along with a rather slow pacing, it makes this effort less attractive for more versed hands. All in all, The Cruel King and the Great Hero may not tower above its peers but it's certainly a worthy and lovely-looking work to explore.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Chocobo GP brings us back to the world of go-kart racing with these famous Square-Enix characters and what we have here is a fun game with a huge cast and a very motivating main campaign with plenty of content to unlock and a well implemented online multiplayer component. It takes a considerable amount of time to unlock every single item but what's on offer here is a very wide and long-lasting game that will certainly make fans happy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Under the guise of a puzzle-platformer, what we have here is an emotionally enthralling game that pits us in an immersive experience where subjects like love and grief are masterfully presented in a way very few games manage to do. Lost Words: Beyond the Page is without any doubt a work that deserves to be in everyone's Nintendo Switch collection.

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