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Famitsu review scores for Oct. 9th, 2019

Who came out on top?

A bit of a lower-scoring affair in this week's Famitsu, with MotoGP 19 taking top honors. Check out all the review scores from this week's issue of Famitsu below.

Family Tree (Switch) – 8/7/6/7 [28/40]
JackQuest: The Tale of the Sword (PS4, Switch) – 7/7/6/6 [26/40]
MotoGP 19 (PS4, Switch) – 8/7/8/7 [30/40]
Mistover (PS4, Switch) – 7/8/7/7 [29/40]
River City Melee Mach!! (PS4, Switch) – 6/7/7/7 [27/40]
The Sparkle 3: Genesis (Switch) – 6/7/6/8 [27/40]

IGN Video - Trine 4 gameplay and review


Amadeus, Zoya, and Pontius are back together for yet another adventure in Trine 4. Check out the first 16 minutes of the game, covering each of the three heroes's tutorial levels.

GoNintendo Review - Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition (written by NintendoJam)

"Really delivers in its engaging gameplay and thrilling combat."

NintendoJam is the newest member of GoNintendo's team. You may have noticed that he's been taking on some news duties Wednesday mornings, and doing a bang-up job at that. As for today, NintendoJam has put together a review of Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition. Check out his full thoughts on the game below. - RMC

Darksiders 2 is a fun and exhilarating experience in the action-adventure genre that isn't quite to die for, but is certainly worth your time.

Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition on Nintendo Switch was my introduction to the Darksiders franchise. While I own the first game in the series' trilogy (Darksiders Warmastered) for Switch, it was mainly for collection purposes and I never got around to actually play it. Luckily, this review opportunity arose, allowing me to give the ‘dark’ world of Darksiders the attention it truly deserved.

Darksiders 2 originally released in 2012 for current generation consoles at the time including Wii U. Three years later, in 2015, a definitive edition of the game was released for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. This version of the game included upgraded graphics, all of the paid DLC from the original base release, and a few other minor improvements. With the recent port of the 'Deathinitive Edition' on Nintendo Switch, Darksiders 2 has been released three different times, and can basically be played on your console of choice. However, purchasing the Switch version provides the unique advantage of being able to take this expansive adventure with you on the go with little to no compromises.

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GoNintendo Review - Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (bumped to the front page)

Impossibly great

Yooka and Laylee return for their sophomore adventure in Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair. Developer Playtonic has moved away from the 3D platformer genre to take things a bit more old-school with a 2D approach. Was it the right decision to make, or are this duo still trying to find their footing?

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Famitsu review scores for Oct. 2nd, 2019

A slow week for reviews

Not much in the way of Switch review scores this week. We know that two games were reviewed for Switch, but unfortunately, we only have the score for one of those games. When the score for the second comes in, we'll update this post.

Gensou Kissa Enchante (Switch) – 7/8/8/8 [31/40]
Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)

GoNintendo Review - Mario Kart Tour (written by NintendoJam)

"Glitches, reused assets, and bad business practices overtake the genuinely fun gameplay experience."

NintendoJam is the newest member of GoNintendo's team. You may have noticed that he's been taking on some news duties Wednesday mornings, and doing a bang-up job at that. As for today, NintendoJam takes Mario Kart Tour for a spin to share his thoughts in the following review. - RMC

Mario Kart Tour is an addictive mobile title clearly intended for the casual market. While the gameplay itself is good, certain elements make the title a frustrating mess overall.

I downloaded the free-to-play mobile game about an hour after launch, and haven't been able to stop playing it since. Many users experienced unexpected errors when first booting up the game, but I was one of the lucky ones. The game ran smoothly for me, and I had no issues in that regard. When first starting my engines in Mario Kart Tour, I felt like Nintendo had created something truly special; a quality Mario Kart title for mobile devices. While the new simplified controls took a bit of getting used to, the experience felt like the product of a legitimate entry in the Mario Kart franchise. All the core mechanics were there, but after just a few hours of gameplay, the tracks became frustratingly difficult when I refused to spend money on microtransactions or subscription services.

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IGN Video Review - Mario Kart Tour

Mario Kart Tour launched on Sept. 25th, 2019, and IGN has just put together their final thoughts on the game. Check out what they had to say in the video review above.

Toonami reviews Cadence of Hyrule

Tom's got great taste

Tom has taken some time away from drifting aimlessly through space to sit down and play some Cadence of Hyrule. See what he had to think in the video review above!

IGN Video - Switch Lite Review

The Switch Lite has been out for a few days now, and IGN is ready to offer their final call on the system. Check out their thoughts in the video above.

GameSpot Video - Switch Lite review

Nintendo diversifies its hardware portfolio with the Switch Lite, a dedicated portable that redefines the platform's core concept.

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