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Hello everyone!

Maybe you know the problem: There are tons of indie games releasing on the Switch every day, but since there's no rating system in the shop and rarely reviews of those games online, it's getting hard to know if a game is good or not

That's the reason for this thread: Everybody who has played an eShop game and wants to rate and/or review it can post it into this thread. I will put the links to the reviews and the median value of the ratings into a second post, neatly sorted in alphabetic order so everybody can find the reviews of the games they like as fast as possible.

To rate the games, I suggest giving a value for your experience between 1-5, with:

5: very good, 4: good, 3: neutral, 2: bad and finally 1: very bad

Also, kindly give a second, separate rating for the multiplayer if the games has it. Having the same 1-5 rating system throughout the thread should make it easier to compare. It's certainly not perfect, but better than nothing, which incidentally is what we have right now.

You don't have to rate a game to post here, everybody is free to discuss the games rated here and to suggest improvements.

Any suggestions?

Last edited by Bofferbrauer2 - on 27 August 2018

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Game rating aggregate and links to their reviews will appear here

Game Genres Developer Publisher Singleplayer Multiplayer Number of Ratings User Review Links Ratings
A Hat in Time 3D Platformer Gears for Breakfast Humble Bundle 4.5 1 4.5
Ambition of the Slimes Turn-based Tactics, RPG Altairworks Flyhigh Works 3,00 1 3
Astro Bears Party Party Game Qubic Games Qubic Games 3.5 1 3.5
Astro Duel Deluxe Shoot'em up Panic Button Panic Button 3,00 5,00 2 3, 3/5,
Axiom Verge Metroidvania Thomas Happ Games BadLand Games 4,67 6 5, 5, 5, 5, 3, 5,
Baba is You Puzzle Hempuli Hempuli 5,00 1 5
Battle Chef Brigade Puzzle Brawler Trinket Studios Adult Swim Games 3,00 1 3
Black the Fall Adventure, Puzzle Platformer Sand Sailor Studio Sand Sailor Studio 3,00 1 3
Blaster Master Zero Action, 2D Platformer Inti Creates Inti Creates 4,00 3 4, 4, 3, 5,
Blaster Master Zero 2 Action, 2D Platformer Inti Creates Inti Creates 5,00 1 1
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon Action, 2D Platformer Inti Creates Inti Creates 3,50 3 3, 4, 4, 3,
Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King Action-Adventure Castle Pixel FDG Entertainment 3,75 2 4, 3.5,
Bulb Boy Point&Click Adventure Bulbware Bulbware 2,25 2 3, 1.5,
Cadence of Hyrule Action-Adventure, Rythm Game Brace Yourself Games Nintendo 4,50 1 4.5,
Cat Quest Action RPG The Gentlebros PQube 5,00 1 5
Cave Story+ Metroidvania Nicalis Nicalis (Japan: Pikii) 4,00 1 4
Castlevania Anniversary Collection Metroidvania Konami Konami 5,00 1 5
Celeste Platformer Matt Makes Games Matt Makes Games 5,00 6 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5,
Civilization VI 4X Firaxis 2K Games 5,00 1 5
Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy 3D Platformer Vicarious Games Activision Blizzard 4,00 1 4
Crawl Bullet Hell Brawler, Roguelite Powerhoof Powerhoof 4,00 1 -/4
Crypt of the Necrodancer Action-Adventure, Rythm Game Brace Yourself Games Brace Yourself Games 4,00 2 4, 3, 5,
Cuphead Run & Gun StudioMDHR StudioMDHR 4,50 2 http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9052643 4.5, 4.5,
Dark Souls: Remastered Action-RPG FromSoftware/ Virtuos Bandai Namco Entertainment 2,00 1 http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9052643 2
Darkest Dungeon Tactical RPG Red Hook Studios Red Hook Studios 4,50 1 4.5,
Dead Cells Metroidvania, Roguelite Motion Twin Motion Twin 3,63 4 4, 5, 1, 4.5,
Deltarune Chapter 1 RPG Toby Fox Toby Fox 3,00 1 3
Desert Child Racing Oscar Brittain Akupara Games 3,50 1 3.5,
Disc Jam Sports, Arcade High Horse Entertainment High Horse Games 4,00 1 -/4,
Disco Dodgeball Remix Sports, Arcade Zen Studios Zen Studios 3,00 1 -/3,
Double Dragon IV Beat'em up Arc System Works Arc System Works 4,00 1 4
Dust: An Elysian Tail Action-RPG, Metroidvania Humble Hearts Limited Run Games 5,00 1 5
Earthlock: Festival of Magic JRPG, Turn-based combat Snowcastle Games Snowcastle Games 4,00 1 4
Enter the Gungeon Roguelite, Bullet Hell Dodge Roll Devolver Digital 3,25 4,00 4 4, 4, 4/4, 1,
Eternal Edge Adventure, RPG Righteous Weasel Games Righteous Weasel Games 4,00 1 4
Fallout Shelter Free2Play, Space/Ressouce Management Bethesda Game Studios, Behavior Interactive Bethesda Softworks 3,33 3 3, 3, 4,
Fast RMX Racing Shin'en Multimedia Shin'en Multimedia 3,50 2 3,4,
FE Adventure, Puzzle Platformer Zoink Games EA Originals 5,00 1 5
Feudal Alloy Metroidvania Attu Games Attu Games 3,00 1 3
Final Fantasy VII RPG Square Enix Square Enix 4,25 2 3.5, 5,
Final Fantasy IX RPG Square Enix Square Enix 4,50 1 4.5
Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition RPG Square Enix Square Enix 3,00 1 3
Flip Wars Party Game Over Fence Nintendo 4,00 1 -/4
Floor Kids Rythm Game Hololabs Merj Media 4,00 4,00 1 4/4
Fortnite Battle Royale Epic Games Epic Games 4,00 1 http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8893436 -/4
Frederic: Ressurection of Music Rythm Game Forever Entertainment Forever Entertainment 3,00 1 http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8995270 3
Frederic 2: Evil Strikes Back Rythm Game Forever Entertainment Forever Entertainment 3,00 1 http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8995270 3
Freedom Planet Platformer Galaxy Trail Galaxy Trail 4,00 1 4
Game Dev Story Management, Simulation Kairosoft SNK 5,00 1 5
Golf Story Sports, Adventure game Sidebar Games Sidebar Games 4,50 6 5, 5, 5, 5, 3, 4,
GoNNER Roguelike Art in Heart Raw Fury Games 3,00 1 3
Graceful Explosion Machine Shoot'em up Vertex Pop Vertex Pop 2,50 1 2.5,
GRIS Platformer Nomada Studio Devolver Digital 4,83 3 http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8972778 5, 4.5, 5,
Guacamelee! 2 Metroidvania Drinkbox Studios Drinkbox Studios 4,00 1 4
Hammerwatch Dungeon Crawler Crackshell Blitworks 4,00 1 4
Hollow Knight Metroidvania Team Cherry Team Cherry 4,71 14 http://www.vgchartz.com/games/gamereviewdisp.php?id=221090&reviewid=130 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 4, 5, 5, 5, 2, 5,
Horizon Chase Turbo Racing Aquiris Game Studio Aquiris Game Studio 4,00 4,00 1 4/4
Human: Fall Flat Puzzle Platformer No Brakes Games Curve Digital (Japan: Teyon) 4,00 1 -/4
Hyper Light Drifter Action-Adventure, RPG Heart Machine Abylight 4,50 1 4.5,
I am Setsuna RPG Tokio RPG Factory Square Enix 2,17 3 http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8893436 1.5, 3, 2,
Ikaruga Shoot'em up, Bullet Hell Treasure Nicalis 4,50 2 4, 5,
Implosion: Never loose Hope Action, Hack-and-Slash Rayark Games Flyhigh Works 3,00 2 3, 3,
InnerSpace Adventure game Polyknight Games Aspyr 2,50 1 2.5
INSIDE Platformer Playdead Playdead 5,00 1 5
Into the Breach Turn-based Tactics Subset Games Subset Games 5,00 3 5, 5, 5,
Ittle Dew 2+ Action-Adventure Ludosity Nicalis 4,00 1 4
Just Shapes & Beats Rythm, Action Berzerk Studio Berzerk Studio 2,00 1 2
Kamiko Action Skipmore Flyhigh Works 3,42 6 3, 3, 3, 3.5, 5, 3,
Katamari Damacy Reroll Action Bandai Namco Bandai Namco 5,00 1 5
Kero Blaster Action, 2D Platformer Studio Pixel Playism 3,50 2 3, 4,
Kitten Squad Twin-Stick Shooter Arcade Distillery PETA 1,00 1 1
Kuukiyomi: Consider it! Puzzle, Party, Adventure G-Mode G-Mode 3.5 1 -/3.5
Little Nightmares Puzzle Platformer, Adventure, Horror Tarsier Studios Bandai Namco Entertainment 4,00 2 3, 5,
Lovers in a dangerous Spacetime Space Shooter Asteroid Base Asteroid Base 4,00 5,00 1 4/5,
Manticore: Galaxy on Fire Space Shooter, FPS Deep Silver Fishlabs Koch Media 4,00 1 4
Mecho Tales Action-Platformer Arcade Distillery Arcade Distillery 3,00 1 3
Megaman 11 Action-Platformer Capcom Capcom 5,00 1 5
Megaman Legacy Collection 1 Action-Platformer Capcom Capcom 5,00 1 5
Megaman Legacy Collection 2 Action-Platformer Capcom Capcom 5,00 1 5
Megaman X Legacy Collection 1 Action-Platformer Capcom Capcom 5,00 1 5
Megaman X Legacy Collection 2 Action-Platformer Capcom Capcom 4,00 1 4
Metal Slug Run & Gun Nazca Corporation SNK 4,00 1 4
Metal Slug 2 Run & Gun Nazca Corporation SNK 3,00 1 3
Metal Slug 3 Run & Gun Nazca Corporation SNK 3,00 1 3
Morphie's Law Third Person Shooter, Multiplayer only Cosmoscope Cosmoscope 4,00 1 -/4
Morphite FPS, Action-Adventure Crescent Moon Games, We're Five Games Blowfish Studios 4,00 1 4
Mr. Shifty Action, Beat'em up Team Shifty tinybuild 3,00 1 3
Mulaka Action-Adventure Lienzo Lienzo 4,00 1 4
Mutant Mudds Collection Action-Platformer Atooi Atooi 4,00 1 4
NBA Playground Sports, Arcade Saber Interactive Saber Interactive 2,50 2
Nine Parchements Action-Adventure Frozenbyte Frozenbyte 3,00 4,00 2
Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas Action-Adventure, Puzzle Cornfox & Bros FDG Entertainment 3,50 2
Okami HD Action-Adventure Clover Studio Capcom 5,00 3 http://www.vgchartz.com/games/gamereviewdisp.php?id=221275&reviewid=1305
Overcooked Cooking Simulation, Action Ghost Town Games Team 17 3,00 5,00 1
Overcooked 2 Cooking Simulation, Action Ghost Town Games Team 18 3,00 5,00 1
Oxenfree Adventure, Mystery Night School Studio Night School Studio 3,50 1
Pinball FX3 Pinball Zen Studios Zen Studios 4,00 1
PixelJunk Monsters 2 Tower Defense, Strategy Q-Games Spike Chunsoft 5,00 1
Plague Road Action-Adventure, Turn-based Tactics, Base Management Arcade Distillery Arcade Distillery 5,00 1
Poi: Explorer Edition 3D Platformer Polykid Alliance Digital Media 4,00 1
Pokémon Quest Free2Play, RPG Gamefreak The Pokémon Company 1,00 1
Puyo Puyo Tetris Puzzle Sonic Team Sega 5,00 5,00 2
Quest of Dungeons RPG, Roguelite Upfall Studios Upfall Studios (Japan: Flyhigh Works) 3,50 2
Radiation Island Action-Adventure, Survival, Platformer Atypical Games Atypical Games 3,00 1
Rime Adventure Tequila Works / Tantalus Grey Box 4,00 1
Riptide GP: Renegade Racing Vector Unit Vector Unit 3,00 4,00 2
Rocket League Sports, Racing Psyonics / Panic Button Psyonics 3,50 4,00 3
Saturday Morning RPG RPG Mighty Rabbit Studios Limited Run Games 4,00 1
Shaq-Fu Beat'em all Big Deez Productions Saber Interactive 1,00 1
Shovel Knight Action, 2D Platformer Yacht Club Games Yacht Club Games 4,50 3,00 8
Slime-San Platformer Fabraz Headup Games 4,00 1
Snake Pass Puzzle Platformer Sumo Digital Sumo Digital 2,00 1
Snipperclips (Plus) Puzzle SFB Games Nintendo 3,00 3,50 4
Sonic Mania 2D Platformer, Arcade Headcannon / PagodaWest Games / Tantalus Media Sega 4,00 2,00 5
Squareboy Bullies: Arena Edition Beat'em All Rohan Narang Ratalaika Games 3,00 1
Stardew Valley RPG, Farming Simulation ConcernedApe Chucklefish 4,50 4
Steamworld Dig Action-Adventure, Platformer Image & Form Image & Form 4,50 1 http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/dev2016/post.php?id=8875134
Steamworld Dig 2 Metroidvania Image & Form Image & Form 5,00 3 http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/dev2016/post.php?id=8875134
Stern Pinball Arcade Pinball FarSight Studios FarSight Studios 1,00 1
Tanzia RPG, Adventure (looks like MMO but Singleplayer only) Arcanity Arcanity 4,00 1
The Banner Saga Turn-based Strategy, Tactics Stoic Studio Versus Evil 4,00 1
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Roguelike, Twin-stick shooter Nicalis Nicalis 4,00 1
The Bridge Puzzle Platformer The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild 4,00 1
The End is Nigh Platformer Edmund McMillen Nicalis 3,50 1
The Gardens Between Puzzle Adventure The Voxel Agents The Voxel Agents 4,50 1
Thumper Rhythm Drool Drool 5,00 1 http://www.vgchartz.com/games/gamereviewdisp.php?id=221041&reviewid=1216
TumbleSeed Action Benedict Fritz aeiowu 4,00 2
Undertale RPG Toby Fox Toby Fox 5,00 1
UnEpic Action-RPG Platformer Francisco Téllez de Meneses Ninagamers 4,00 1
Unholy Heights Tower Defense, Management Simulation Petit Depotto Mebius 3,00 1
Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap Action, Arcade Lizardcube DotEmu 3,50 3
World Conqueror X Turn-based Strategy Easy Tech Circle Entertainment 2,00 1
Xeodrifter Metroidvania Atooi Atooi 4,00 1
Yodanji Roguelite, Survival Kemco Kemco 5,00 1
Yooka Laylee 3D Platformer Playtronic Games Team 17 3,00 1
Last edited by Bofferbrauer2 - on 21 March 2020

Just a few ratings for my eShop games for now, I'll follow up with some reviews at a later date.

Fallout Shelter: 3/5
Golf Story: 5/5
Plague Road: 5/5
Quest of Dungeons: 4/5
Saturday Morning RPG: 4/5
Snipperclips Plus: 3/5 Multiplayer: 4/5
The Bridge: 4/5
UnEpic: 4/5
Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap: 4/5
World Conqueror X: 2/5



Great initiative. The shop is getting more and more crowded with high quality games. Used your list and put colors to be easy to look at. Would be great to specify genre too. I have some games too, I'll add them later

Game Score
World Conqueror X 2
Fallout Shelter 3
Golf Story 5
Plague Road 5
Quest of Dungeons 4
Saturday Morning RPG 4
Snipperclips Plus 3
The Bridge 4
UnEpic 4
Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap 4
Last edited by nero - on 27 August 2018

Hollow Knight 0/5
Golf Story 0/5
Stardew Valley 0/5

Reason: They're not Smash Bros Melee.



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Jumpin said:

Hollow Knight 0/5
Golf Story 0/5
Stardew Valley 0/5

Reason: They're not Smash Bros Melee with a Gamecube controller.

Yep something for the developers to keep in mind next time.

OT:

I only have Rime, and Little Nightmares which is sort of indie I guess even though it’s distributed by Bandai. Anyway I’d say;

  • Rime: 4/5
  • Little Nightmares 3/5


nero said:

Great initiative. The shop is getting more and more crowded with high quality games. Used your list and put colors to be easy to look at. Would be great to specify genre too. I have some games too, I'll add them later

Game Score
World Conqueror X 2
Fallout Shelter 3
Golf Story 5
Plague Road 5
Quest of Dungeons 4
Saturday Morning RPG 4
Snipperclips Plus 3
The Bridge 4
UnEpic 4
Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap 4

Thanks a lot, those were great ideas! I'll try to implement them right away



This is a good idea!

Title Score Multiplayer
Wonderboy: The Dragon's Trap 3/5  
Blaster Master Zero 3/5  
Puyo Puyo Tetris 5/5 5/5
Sonic Mania 5/5  
Megaman Legacy Collection 2 5/5  
Megaman X Legacy Collection 2 4/5  
Ikaruga 4/5  
Stardew Valley 5/5  
Snipperclips 3/5 4/5
Axiom Verge 5/5  
Kamiko 3/5  
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 3/5  


Gameplay > Graphics

Substance > Style

Art Direction > Realism

I've only played three games so far, but all three of them are amazing games:

Sonic Mania: 4/5 (multiplayer: 2/5)
Shovel Knight: 5/5 (multiplayer: 3/5)
Hollow Knight: 5/5



Updated until here

If possible please state the genre too when posting the games, makes my job easier here

Speaking of making easier, is there a way to automatically get a color depending on the score I input?

Last edited by Bofferbrauer2 - on 27 August 2018