The reviews for Nintendo’s long-awaited Mario Kart 8 have already come pouring in. Mario’s latest karting adventure has received an average review score of 89 on Metacritic, based on 34 reviews. Now Gamer says that Mario Kart 8 does everything that fans would be clamouring for from a sequel, and it is very well designed. But it doesn’t bring anything new to the table. However, Polygon loved the game and said that Mario Kart 8 kept them smiling even when they lost.
Reviews have begun to appear for the pink puffball’s latest adventure on the Nintendo 3DS, Kirby: Triple Deluxe. Currently, the title’s aggregated score on Metacritic arrives at a solid 79. Many of the reviews serve up a mixed bag score for Kirby, varying between IGN’s 6 out of 10 to Game Informer’s 8.5 out of 10.
Many publications note its easy difficulty level, while saying the game can be enjoyed by all ages. Eurogamer says that Kirby’s platform levels are incredibly varied and are visually interesting, with a vivid colour palette. Kirby: Triple Deluxe will arrive in North America on May 2, while European fans can pick up the title on May 16.
Reviews for the forthcoming Mario Golf: World Tour have come streaming in and the average review score for Mario’s latest golfing adventure on Metacritic is a respectable 77. At the time of writing there’s been 20 reviews with IGN Italia stating that Mario Golf: World Tour is a great golf game that gets even better with its online modes. It’s very good looking and extremely fun to play. A demo for Mario Golf: World Tour is available on the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
The reviews for Yoshi’s New Island have begun to come in. The game has already amassed 23 critic reviews and has averaged a mediocre 62% on Metacritic. A number of highly regarded publications have given the game a low score with online gaming publication Eurogamer only awarding Yoshi’s latest adventure, four out of ten.
It might look a little like Yoshi’s Island, then, but it’s a worse game in every regard. 19 years on from the original, its design has been denuded of almost everything that made it great: a series once fecund with ideas is now coasting on past glories. Yoshi, one of Nintendo’s most selfless heroes, deserves far better – and may get it later this year, if Good-Feel can spin yarn into gold on Wii U. But on a console that has recently hosted more than one unlikely comeback, Yoshi’s New Island is the slightest return so far. If it were a toy, you’d make sure you kept the receipt
Popular online review aggregation site Metacritic has posted the highest rated games of 2013. Grand Theft Auto V scooped the accolade of 2013 highest-scoring title. The Wii U averaged 72.6 percent. PlayStation 4 averaged 73.4 percent and PlayStation 3, 70.1 percent. Xbox One averaged 67.7 percent and Xbox 360 averaged 66.9 percent.
Online review aggregation site Metacritic has listed the platforms with the highest rated games of 2013 (75+) and put them in a nice and tidy list. The results are surprising, with Apple’s iOS taking the top spot followed by the PC. Interestingly, the PlayStation Vita has more top rated games than the Nintendo 3DS, according to Metacritic. You can see the results below.
IGN has reviewed Mario Party: Island Tour and has given the game a score of a 5.5/10. While the review praises the ambitious download play and gameboard designs, it trashes the minigames and the new single player mode. Aggregate site Metacritic has the game at a score of 64 with eight reviews having come in. Have you played Mario Party: Island Tour for the Nintendo 3DS yet? What are your impressions of the game?
Mario Party: Island Tour’s single-player campaign is laughably bad, and the ambitious, content-rich multiplayer options and unique game boards are ultimately dragged down by mostly boring minigames and unfortunate system-jerking motion control. A group of friends might only have fleeting good times with this collection.