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BigYellow

Zelda BotW: 5/5
Mario Kart 8 DX: 4/5
ARMS: 5/5
Splatoon 2: 3/5
Ultra Street Fighter 2: 3/5
Fast RMX: 4/5 (Considering 5/5 but I need to play more.)
Sonic Mania: 5/5

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GrailUK

@MegaTen HA!

I never drive faster than I can see. Besides, it's all in the reflexes.

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RedSpider

@GrailUK I hear you! Me too! I change my mind far too often! I've enjoyed reading peoples comments and opinions on this page. I play a little PC gaming and I've always found the Steam reviews a lot more accurate gauge as opposed to aggregate sites. Judging on what I've seen on here I'm going to keep a closer eye on Sonic (I want to believe, it's just been so long since that blue magnificent b*stard has delivered) and Wonder Boy. I am also pleased to see a lot of love for Shovel Knight as its one of my favourites too.

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GrailUK

@RedSpider Dagnabbit, I missed off Shovel Knight! Brb need to edit (again!)

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Krillin_

Sweet lord, there's a lot of nitpicking over Zelda! I rank it as one of the best games I've ever played, but I get that people who have played a vast number of the previous games came to it with certain expectations that weren't met. Having only really played Ocarina of Time and a bit of Link to the Past, I might have come to it without that weight of preconceptions. Anyway, scores are subjective, so I shouldn't quibble!

Anyway, here is my list. As I said above, scores are subjective, so some styles of games are likely to get higher scores according to my tastes anyway (adventure and platformers over driving games, for example).

Zelda: Breath of the Wild 10/10 - really is already one of my all-time favourites. I wouldn't put 130-plus hours into a 7/10 game...
Shovel Knight Treasure Trove 8.5/10 - SO much content (and I've still only played the first one)
Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap 9/10 - I prefer this to Shovel Knight (it's just so pretty!) and, though it's not super long, it doesn't outstay its welcome either.
Ultra Street Fighter II 8/10 - It's Street Fighter II on the go - what more do you want? (Apart from a lower price tag?) My only regret is that I bought it on physical - I think I'd be firing it up for more quick bursts if it were digital
Blaster Master Zero 7.5/10 - Really nice game. Love the mad froggy setting. I don't feel it's really pushing the Switch very hard, but it's a fine 8-bit tribute
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 9/10 - Excellent in every way. My only gripe is that, having not played the Wii U version, I would have preferred more of an unlock-as-you-go version - that's the spice I need to keep me invested.
Splatoon 2 9.5/10 - Only just started, really, but I like it so far. Could easily knock it up or down half a point...
Waku Waku 7 - 7.5/10 - Funky little 1v1 fighter I got because it's so kiddy-friendly. I like it quite a bit myself, actually
Super Bomber Man R - 6/10 - Bought for the multiplayer, but my daughters aren't really that into it. TBF, I haven't invested much time in it personally, and might be worth a couple more points if I actually played it more

Pending
Mighty Gunvolt Burst - I bought this on release, but I'm trying not to play all my platformers at once, so I'll get to this once I knock off BMZ. Looks good, though!

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mav-i-am

Zelda - 9.5
SF2 - 7.5
Bomberman - 7.5
Snipperclips - 8
Puyo Puyo Tetris - 8
Overcooked - 8
Graceful Explosion Machine - 8
NBA - 7
World of Goo - 7
Human resource machine - 7

For me
10 is perfect (for a game of that type at that time),
9 is a game I will buy the sequel too on day one,
8 I will look at reviews before buying any sequels,
7 is a good game, but not one I will buy on multiple systems or buy sequels for.

Switch games list,

Legend of Zelda BotW, Human resource machine, NBA Playgrounds, Street Fighter 2, Super Bomberman R, Snipperclips, Overcooked, World of Goo.

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19Robb92

Krillin_ wrote:

but I get that people who have played a vast number of the previous games came to it with certain expectations that weren't met.

I've played pretty much every game in the Zelda series and I still consider it a 10/10. Sure, if I were to rate it purely on the basis of how much I like it as a Zelda game, it'd probably be a 6/10 due to the lack of big dungeons etc. etc. etc. Theres loads of things I miss from past instalments. However, putting my love/nostalgia for the franchise aside the game does such a huge amount of things extremely well (compared to other, similar titles I've played).

It's not one of the best Zelda games I've played, but it is one of the best games I've played period.

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Snaplocket

I Am Setsuna: 3/5
ARMs: 4/5
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: 5/5
Splatoon 2: 5/5
Wonder Boy Dragon's Trap: 4/5
Cave Story +: 5/5
Breath of the Wild: 5/5
Disgaea 5 Complete: 4/5
Sonic Mania: 5/5

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Paperboy

Zelda botw: 10/10. I always thought Zelda wasn't really my thing. This game changed my mind. I'm looking for different/new experiences on the Switch and this game definitely qualifies for me.
MK8 DX: 10/10. I loved MK7 on the 3DS, it was the first MK I played since Super Mario Kart. MK8 is near perfect for me. I can hardly think of any way this game could be better.
Ultra SFII: 7/10. The reviews and negative comments almost kept me from buying this game. I'm glad I took a chance on it. I've spent more than 20 hours playing it and love it every time. Also, the classic mode looks really, really good on the tablet screen, especially the Zangief stage, the green in it really pops.
Cave Story+: 9/10. Bought an import copy of this game, because I really wanted to try it and loved the box art and bonus items it comes with. Played trough it, really enjoyed it and I already feel an urge to replay it.
Fast RMX: 8/10. Haven't played very much of it recently, since I was absorbed in botw and MK8 too much. In March I did play for more than a few hours and liked it, although it's pretty intense. Want to go back to it and play more cups.
Snipperclips: 8/10. Good game, but not very much content. Was fun to play with several friends though. Don't think I'll go back to it any time soon.
Thumper: 8/10. Very intense in a good way. Have not played it much, but I plan on playing a lot more in the winter when it's dark outside in the evening.

NB: I'm not gonna rate it, because I've played too little of it, but I also bought Lego City Undercover, because I heard good things about it when it was on Wii U. I tried it two times, but I sold it right after that. After experiencing the freedom you get in botw, this is just such an underwhelming experience, I felt it was too linear and too slow somehow. Maybe a good game for kids, or a more casual experience, but it felt like I was wasting my time with it.

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KirbyTheVampire

@MegaTen Yeah, for sure. There is a lot to like about the game, and I like the setting a lot. I just found it disappointing when I realized that the story was pretty meh, pretty much all of the side quests were basically standard open world fodder (Please find me 30 Sunshrooms! Oh, you found them! Here's 5 rupees! Bye!), and the world was filled with monster camps, stables, shrines, and the occasional village and fairy, but with few truly unique landmarks (They do exist, but I was genuinely surprised when I did find them because of their rarity). With Nintendo pushing the exploration aspect so much, I was expecting it to be more like an Elder Scrolls game where there are unique locations everywhere, but unfortunately that wasn't the case, and I found myself not really caring about exploration nearly as much after I realized that.

I do like how the general areas are different, like Zoras Domain and Death Mountain, but I was hoping to find something that wasn't a shrine or monster camp within those areas more often than I did.

All that would be more forgivable if the dungeons were really good, seeing as those are a huge part of Zelda games, but I honestly felt like the dungeons were among the weakest in the series. Literally all of them used the exact same Sheikah technology aesthetic, and most of the shrines were too simple for my tastes. I do like the shrine system, but I would rather they lowered the number to maybe 30-40 and ramped up the complexity, and didn't make them look the same. As for the Divine Beasts, they were pretty good, but they all looked the same, and they were a far cry from the expansive labyrinths from previous Zeldas. Not very memorable at all, at least for me. I did like the elephant one quite a bit, though.

In general, I think their attempts at making everything huge kind of watered down a lot of the game, and made the game feel less like a Zelda game than any other Zelda I've ever played. I'm okay with them sticking to the open world design, but they should downsize the world by a lot, since it was clearly big for the sake of being big, and just generally condense everything.

All that aside, I still do like the game, and I would recommend it to anyone who's a fan of the genre. I just don't think it's the greatest game of all time like some people do. There are many other games that are far more deserving of that title.

I'm also not a fan of this trend where anyone who doesn't give the game a 10/10 and has some criticisms is "nitpicking". Why are Zelda games always on some pedestal where people can't point out their flaws? The games are great, but they're far from perfect, and this one is IMO one of the most flawed in the series.

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NaviAndMii

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 9.5/10
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 9/10
Splatoon 2 (after 1 week) - 9/10
Overcooked! Special Edition - 8.5/10
Death Squared - 7.5/10

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LuckyLand

All the things that are in Breath of the wild are very well made, the problem is they did not made enough different things for it. After some playtime it begins to feel very basic, very empty. It's not that there is something that is not good in the game, there simply are not enough things in the game. It is extremely empty and monotonous and shallow because of this. Both other (older) Zelda games and Elder Scrolls games have much more content amnd things to do and to discover in them, much more variety. They are quite different from each other, they are more rich in their respectively own way, but both of them are much more rich and varied and satisfying than Breath of the wild is.

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Anti-Matter

@NaviAndMii
Btw, what is the difference between Overcooked ps4 & Overcooked Switch ?

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Nincompoop

hmmm, no one plays Gonner?

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MegaTen

@KirbyTheVampire Wow, thanks for the long write up. Cannot disagree with any of the points you've made. These are also pretty much my grievances. I think legitimate criticism of a game - no matter how good it is - helps developers as a sort of feedback. This cannot happen when a title gets snowed under by "perfect scores". This is not a result of nitpicking, but of having a unbiased, objective outlook.

If you really love video games, you have to take on a certain responsibility I think. And you cannot do that by putting your head in the sand, pretending everything is fine and dandy while it isn't. It doesn't help developers, and in the end, it doesn't help gamers who could've voiced the problems with games.

It's a step into a good direction I think. But some design choices are questionable at best. Why give the player all the abilities so quickly? I know it's part of the design philosophy, but it doesn't work well in practice; you don't have the feeling you're working towards something that's worth your time after a while.

We'll probably see retrospective reviews in the future, having different voices than we have currently. That is when the initial euphoria starts to wane, and people begin to recognize the fundamental flaws they don't want to see repeated again.

Again, thanks!

@LuckyLand Indeed. There's much more satisfaction in completing quests in other games. The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt is a prime example of this. Yes, the game is also incredibly huge. But, it's not filled with nonsensical side-quests or items. You learn about the lore, about the history of the world and it's characters. There's much more involvement with the character-driven story. That game too has it's flaws, but it is in my opinion a better game.

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NaviAndMii

@Anti-Matter I don't think that there's too much difference...I think that the reason that the Switch version is more expensive is that it comes bundled with the paid DLC - so you get a bit of extra content - but, gameplay-wise, it's pretty similar.

There are a few slight performance issues with the Switch version (frame rate dips) but they don't have a really noticeable affect on the experience in my opinion (and they're apparently working on a patch to correct those issues too) ..and the Switch version also utilises 'HD Rumble', which is quite nice too - quite a strange (but not unpleasant) feeling when you can feel a tomato being chopped in the palm of your hands! ..all in all though, there's not too much difference between the two

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Anti-Matter

@NaviAndMii
I see...
I guess my ps4 version of Overcooked will catch some dust.
Switch version here I come !

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NaviAndMii

@Anti-Matter ..one thing I really like about the Switch version of Overcooked, personally, is the option of tabletop mode - because the multiplayer action isn't split-screen, it works really well in tabletop - and you've always got 2 controllers on you, so you can take to the kitchen anywhere, anytime you want!

..I'm not sure I'd be too keen on split-screen multiplayer games in tabletop mode (probably be a bit of a strain on my old eyes!) - but full-screen games like this work really, really well I think

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KirbyTheVampire

@MegaTen No problem. And yeah, it is easy to be totally overwhelmed with hype to the point that you either don't see a games flaws or just ignore them, at least at first, especially when it's an old and beloved series like Zelda. That definitely happened to me for a good while with BoTW.

I'm not trying to sound like a cynic or like I hate BoTW or anything, because I really don't. (I know you didn't accuse me of that. This is more for people who disagree with me) I just think they have a really good blueprint with BoTW, but only some of it was executed the way it should have been. For that reason, I have high hopes for the next Zelda game, and the ones after that. I just hope they get past this whole "everything must be as huge as possible" mindset, because that definitely hurt the game IMO, and has hurt many other open world games.

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EvilLucario

I had a LOT of fun with BotW, but it's not the absolute "OMG BEST" because of a few things:

  • The four "dungeons" were really similar to each other and really short. They still had some puzzle elements, but otherwise they were disappointing.
  • Lack of enemy variety. More classic Zelda enemies like Like Likes along with new ones like Guardians would have made combat better.
  • Story was underdeveloped. What was there is cool, but there's just not enough of it!
  • Soundtrack was a tad too minimalistic. It works, but some more main tunes to listen to would be better.

There's some little things like we should be able to check the % of degradability on weapons, but those are minor. Otherwise, BotW is amazing to the point where I can look past those flaws and wholeheartedly recommend to anyone.

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