Pokemon Legends - 80
I for some reason have a real bad feeling about this game, it could surprise me, but from what I'm seeing from it right now, the gameplay loop is not looking very good so far. I hope I'm wrong
Triangle Strategy - 81
Looks great graphically and from what I have seen should be a pretty decent game. Especially after they got all the feedback from the demo
Bayonetta 3 - 85
I do believe this will get hit by many publication for the graphics, hopefully a bit of a troubled development cycle does not negatively affect the game.
Kirby & The Forgotten Land - 86
I have a feeling this game will be getting a whole lot of 8-9 scores. graphically it looks great, conceptually it looks amazing. It should be such a refreshing breathe of fresh air for the whole series. What I have a feeling will bring some scores down is that I think difficulty (being easy) will be an issue and possibly it being linear levels and not a Mario Odyssey type game.
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope - 83
The first game got a 85 and honestly that game was good but not a 85 imo. From what we have seen so far from this game is addressing a lot of the issues that I had from the first game (exploring being a bit bland). But seem to be replacing the battle areas with encounter based battle system. I have a feeling that this system might bring down the review scores, so I might be a bit generous with my current score. Will need to be something to watch.
Splatoon 3 - 84
So far I'm not that impressed with Splatoon 3. Its already showing recycled content (at least the battle stages). So there is still a lot more I need to see from this game. If they reuse a ton of content like they did with 2, I do not think this will review very well. We need all new Ranked Modes. Salmon run needs to be expanded, single player needs to be new and ambitious. Not the safe stuff they have been doing. We also need a mode that is just completely new. Also, please get rid of ranked mode rotation and map rotation. This might be a score that I need to adjust after we see more.
BOTW2 - 95
I think we all know it is going to be amazing, its really just narrowing down on a score between 95-97. For now I shall go with only 95
Those are my current predictions. I might have to make some adjustments to this stuff once we learn more about these games. But might I just say, WOW! 2022 is going to be a amazing year to play video games on Switch. And just think, Nintendo still has more games to announce for launch in 2022. I can't wait, there are so many games coming next year that I desperately want to play!