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Yoshi’s New Island Sits At 62 On Metacritic

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

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Metacritic: Platforms With The Most Number Of High Rated Games In 2013

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 Scores Mario Party: Island Tour With A 5.5

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.

Super Mario 3D World Gets 93 On Metacritic


Mario’s latest adventure, Super Mario 3D World, has gathered some impressive reviews on online aggregation site, Metacritic. The game currently has an average review score of 93 based on 29 critics. We already know that IGN awarded the game 96 and said that Super Mario 3D World is marvelous, and its constant variety and fantastic light-hearted co-op play proves that Nintendo still knows exactly how to tweak their Mario formula in fun ways. You can check the Super Mario 3D World Metacritic score, right here.

Report Says Critics Favored Wii U’s Launch Line-Up More Than PS4 Launch Titles


Critics apparently favored Wii U’s launch line-up more than the PlayStation 4′s launch titles. According to a report by Gaming Blend, via Metacritic, Wii U launch exclusives scored higher than the games available only on Sony‘s new console. For example, a PS4 “triple-A” game, Killzone: Shadow Fall, currently has a Metascore of 75, while Wii U’s ZombiU from Ubisoft sits at 77. On the other hand, “family-friendly” PS4 title Knack currently sits at 60 on Metacritic, whereas Wii U’s Mario launch game – New Super Mario Bros. Ustands at 84.

Aliens Colonial Marines Scores 49 On Metacritic


The review embargo is now officially up for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC versions of Aliens: Colonial Marines. The game has scored a disappointing 49 on online review aggregator Metacritic.  Electronic Gaming Monthly gave the only positive review of the game, stating that it’s a wonderful homage to the Aliens franchise. Eurogamer gave the game a damming 30 and said that it’s a generic effort coasting on borrowed iconography. The game launches on Wii U in North America next month.

Nintendo Slips From Second To Fourth On Metacritic Game Publisher Rankings


Online review aggregation site Metacritic has compared the 2012 releases from the major games publishers. Nintendo were second in 2011, but slipped to fourth in 2012. Electronic Arts who were previously in fourth position have risen to first and are followed behind by Microsoft. Sony have taken the third pace, and Nintendo are now sitting in fourth. The average Metascore for Nintendo is 71.2. The best original title on Nintendo platforms during 2012 was the brilliant Xenoblade Chronicles. You can read the findings here.

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The Best-Reviewed Wii U Game Of 2012 Is A Port

mass_effect_3_special_edition_wii_u_box_artThe Wii U was released on November 18th, 2012, in North America, and, obviously, there weren’t many video games released this year for the new console, compared to the existing PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Based on Metacritic, with a Metascore of an 87 out of 100, the best reviewed Wii U game of 2012 is BioWare’s port, Mass Effect 3: Special Edition.

The first Nintendo-published game on the website’s list of the best reviewed Wii U games of the year is New Super Mario Bros. U, with a Metascore of an 84 out of 100.

Here are the top 10 reviewed Wii U games of 2012, according to Metacritic:                                                                     

  1. Mass Effect 3: Special Edition
  2. Assassin’s Creed III
  3. Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition
  4. NBA 2K13
  5. Darksiders II
  6. Batman: Arkham City – Armored Edition
  7. Trine 2: Director’s Cut
  8. New Super Mario Bros. U
  9. Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops II

ZombiU Review Roundup

Based on 14 critics, Ubisoft’s Wii U-exclusive game, ZombiU, currently holds a 72/100 on Metacritic. Eurogamer praised the game for ‘taking a new path,’ and awarded it with a 9/10. Although Destructoid said ZombiU is awkward, ugly and often nonsensical, it awarded the game with an 8/10.

Greg Miller, the executive editor of IGN PlayStation, said ZombiU‘s controls are ‘clunky, melee combat is annoying, and the game doesn’t look good,’ and gave it a 6.3/10. GameSpot said ZombiU has an ‘uninteresting world and dull combat,’ and gave the game a 4.5/10 – its lowest score yet.

ZombiU can be purchased in North America via the Nintendo eShop for Wii U and/or at retail.