Starbit's Scores

  • Games
For 77 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 28% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 67% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 8.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Hades
Lowest review score: 20 Tiny Racer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 77
  2. Negative: 4 out of 77
77 game reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Umihara Kawase BaZooka! is part of a series that goes by mostly unnoticed in Europe but for those who do appreciate this name in platforming, this release that now lands on the Nintendo Switch will undoubtedly be worth checking out thanks to its wide cast of characters, simple and accessible concept and multiplayer capacities. Outside this group, most players won't be too tempted by what they might perceive as a game with a lacklustre visual environment, repetitive action and not a lot of elements that stand out.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Hades is, to put it simple, a stroke of genius - or something worthy of the gods. This magnificent work will easily grab players from the beginning, whether through its combat system, audiovisual environment, or plot development, Hades reveals itself as a must-have gem which undoubtedly deserves its place in everyone's Nintendo Switch.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Its plot and visual style are definitely worthy of praise and will gain the player's favour right away but the game lacks a certain challenge and doesn't put up a compelling and engaging adventure that would keep players concentrated on it. In other words, it does well on some elements, but it doesn't match when it comes to fun, and that's a pity because Nevaeh deserved a better overall package.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Party Hard 2 is not exactly your typical party game...or a party game at all, for that matter. On the contrary, it's an anti-party game, in the sense that players will have to murder party goers and revelers in order to get a quiet night. Concept aside, Party Hard 2 works quite well in its mechanics and it delivers a good dose of fun, for those who can handle the thought that the game's 'hero' is a killer of party goers, that is.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Paradise Killer brings a unique approach to a visual novel adventure game, where first-person exploration in an open world becomes part of the picture and the player takes part in a criminal investigation with potential multiple outcomes. While the exploration part can feel rather slow and cumbersome regarding the distances travelled in the game, the investigation component is nothing short of a wonder, with its myriad of characters and intricate, alluring plot. Everyone who feels attracted towards visual novels and investigatory adventures should take a close look at Paradise Killer.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Fight Crab is...exactly what the name says, a fighting game where the characters are crustaceans, and as crustaceans they will use their pincers, as well as some unexpected weapons that most people would not associated with crabs. Once players pass the game's hilarious and absurd concept, it becomes clear some aspects about Fight Crab need improvement, including its controls, the opponents' AI and the graphics. With all that said, those looking for quick, absurd-ridden fun will find something here to keep them entertained.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Filled with humour, as well as a great level of challenge, Unrailed! features a steep difficulty curve that will require some time to get used to, and this is one of the game's weaknesses, especially as the multiplayer is its main selling point. But those willing to learn its dynamics will be rewarded with a work that's both hilarious and unforgettable.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Helheim Hassle is an original and unique work that's filled with humour and some smart puzzling action. It's always good to see someone taking the risk of creating something new that doesn't try to copy what's being made elsewhere and for that, Perfectly Paranormal deserves praise for delivering this fun, unconventional and original experience to the Nintendo Switch catalogue.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While not a gigantic or epic effort, Worm Jazz does its job right and provides some good fun, even though there's not actually a lot of jazz here and the experience could be longer. Still, for those looking for some simple, puzzling action, Worm Jazz does the trick and is worthy of attention from Nintendo Switch owners.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Going Under has the format of a roguelite dungeon crawler that's been fused with a plot that satirizes contemporary capitalism and the corporate world, and it works delightfully. The humour might be directed at a niche but the addictive gameplay and accessibility options mean this will not go lost on anyone. While rather short, this is an experience that is definitely worth looking into, even by those less keen on the game's plot.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Mario Bros. 35 takes the original classic and adapts it to a 35-player battle royale-style of game and it's no exaggeration to say that this is one fine work when it comes to adapting a 2D platformer to a competitive feast. It's no less true that veterans will be given an advantage by the game's mechanics but newcomers will also be able to get acquainted with the levels and their secrets before they jump into the action. A classic reinvented as a competitive 35-player experience that keeps intact the exquisite gameplay elements of the original is something worth getting into.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If the game suits perfectly on the Switch as something to play on the go, making full use of the system's handheld qualities, it also feels somewhat dated when it comes to its technical aspects and something that doesn't strive to reach the same threshold as its peers. All in all, a fun and varied game, but one that could make an effort to be up to its counterparts of today.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One Line Coloring is based on an extremely simple premise: draw lines and connect dots to form shapes. The difficulty grows as the game goes along and becomes more and more demanding but the core remains the same. An experience that becomes harder but not unnerving, as it’s accompanied by relaxing, Zen-like features. In the end, that’s what One Line Coloring is all about: challenging, but relaxing at the same time.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Georifters may look like a kid-oriented game but that should not deceive anyone, this is a challenging game that starts off as accessible but quickly grows into multiple possibilities for puzzle solving, with an intuitive gameplay and smart puzzles to solve. While the beginning of the game may feel rather slow, this is an experience that fits well in the Nintendo Switch catalogue, whether solo or multiplayer.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's clear that Ary and the Secret of Seasons has very good ideas and a concept behind it that took a lot of work. At the same time, the game suffers from obvious technical issues that keep it from achieving its full potential. While the audio component might be a bliss, the game's excessively long and frequent loading times, its inconsistent visual performance and an unbalanced pace will make the players feel like their experience is being harmed or disrupted, which is a clear loss for a game that had a lot of elements that could deliver a memorable, exquisite gameplay.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While its combat may not add a revolutionary formula to the genre, the game's simplicity and accessible nature, along with an engaging cooperative mode and multiplayer experience, make this a game to consider by those looking for a fun work set in the Kirby universe, not to mention that longtime Kirby fans will get their share of rewards.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Given the short number of similar games, it's always good to see the Nintendo Switch catalogue accepting more proposals of less represented endeavours. In the case of Nexomon: Extinction, it features a laudable amount and variety of creatures, appealing art style, and it's fairly simple to get into. At the same time, it's far from a groundbreaking game, though competent, and it feels like it follows its main inspirations a little too close. That said, it's a welcome arrival for those looking for more creatures to capture and collect.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lair of the Clockwork God sets a rather ambitious purpose for itself: to successfully merge platforming and point and click mechanics and wrap them up in a funny and enjoyable package with its own brand of humour. It succeeds at the latter, less so at the former. Indeed, platforming and point and click still feel entirely separate from each other in this work, but that doesn't mean they can't be enjoyed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Super Mario 3D All-Stars is a commemorative edition and one that's mostly about nostalgia. This means that players looking for a reinvention of the three classics included herewith will not find what they're looking for, as the contents on this release consist of something as close to the originals as possible, with only a few tweaks added. This will satisfy those looking for a strictly nostalgic experience, but it will also highlight how Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine did not age perfectly. Beyond that, it's difficult to understand why there's a one-year time limit on the availability of this release, or why there's so little additional content for an anniversary edition other than the three games' soundtracks. In any case, those looking for a revival experience will be well served.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's not every day that a cult series of nearly 40 years has a brand new entry in a contemporary gaming system. It does a fine job at portraying elements of the series, and with two history modes it allows for players to either follow the main character or create their own, which is the most rewarding choice. Nonetheless, Rise of New Champions has some aspects that need additional work. Most of the football experience is fun and addictive, but the game's camera often feels off, the loading times are long and the game's overall technical performance on the Nintendo Switch falls short of what is expected. Fans of the series will love this entry, while others might feel put off by its flaws.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There is some enjoyment to find in the game's rhythm-based puzzles and in the comic-like sequences, but the game can get too repetitive and some of its missions feel forced and unnecessary. Overall, Giraffe and Annika needed some more time and attention dedicated to its best ideas to be a more engaging work.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Jump Force Deluxe Edition arrives on the Nintendo Switch with some concessions regarding its technical aspects and if the character roster and special moves will certainly appeal to the fans of the series that are portrayed here, the rest of the audience will mostly feel that the game's shortcomings regarding its visual performance and rather lacklustre combat is not enough to stand out from its peers.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Spellbreak joins the growing catalogue of battle royale games on the Nintendo Switch and adds its contribution under the form of a game that follows some of the genre's conventions but also brings something of its own, namely when it comes to a combat that features magical elements, rather than firearms. Spellbreak could use some more content and reasons to return to, as it can feel rather empty too quickly, but its tactical elements and fun combat, along with its free-to-play model, make this an option that is set to grow and develop in the near future.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cross Code is a marvelous 2D action RPG that features an interesting idea of a game-within-a-game and which treats the player to a lovely visual environment that recalls the 16-bit era right away, versatile combats, appealing dungeon exploration and plenty of freedom to wander around. Its occasional performance flaws, already under rectifying action, are not enough to tarnish the experience, which is one of the best to be had among RPGs in the Nintendo Switch catalogue.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Part dating sim, part pet sim, its dimensions end up standing on each other's way and never quite fulfilling the best that those two genres can achieve. The game's world is quite a gem to discover, with its multicoloured design and profusion of characters, but the game's inconvenient controls when it comes to look after the character's puppy and a certain lack of clarity when it comes to the game's purpose make this experience somewhat of a half-success.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Manifold Garden is a peculiar and attractive experience. In many ways, the game feels more like an audiovisual experience than as an interactive work and its art style and soundtrack definitely stand out as indispensable elements. At the same time, some of its puzzles turn out to be less enjoyable than they should, and the game's short lifespan and little motivation to pick up again after completed mean that even though it has outstanding qualities, Manifold Garden falls short of its potential.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Spitlings presents itself as a chaotic arcade game, even though it starts off on a rather slow pace that may put off less patient players. Nonetheless, those who dedicate some time to immerse themselves with the simple mechanics involved will be duly rewarded with a fun and varied multiplayer experience that doesn’t leave out a bit of a tactical dimension. Spitlings is less stellar on a single player basis, though, and it can become rather repetitive on a short-term basis.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Connection Haunted has an original concept joined to an interesting game world and several alternative endings. At the same time, it offers little in terms of longevity as its main idea is done with too quickly. Then again, this game does not intend to be a monumental work but rather a simple, if immersive, horror experience. In the end, there's plenty to explore here for a potential sequel.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is a game that's mostly aimed at a public looking for a quick experience and while it does a pretty good job at that, it also runs of ideas too quickly and would really benefit from having an online component, but since that's not available players will have to settle with hat's on offer here, which is not bad at all.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Road to Guangdong is a simple effort but it does most of its job right: providing a relaxing, contemplative experience, where the player comes into contact with the plot through text and makes dialogue choices that make the story advance. A number of puzzles also makes part of the experience, as does a series of actions that are part and parcel of driving a car. While the game does well when it comes to relaxing the player, its controls become a hassle when handling the car parts, and that can cause some harm to the experience.

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