New Nintendo Switch game ranked best Switch game this year
Reviews for an upcoming Nintendo Switch game are in, and it has a 90 on Metacritic, making it the highest-rated Nintendo Switch game so far this year, beating Kirby and the Forgotten Land, OlliOlli Worldand Pokemon Legends: Arceus In the process. Meanwhile, if you remove the Nintendo Switch filter and change it to “all platforms”, it’s the third highest rated game so far this year, behind only Ring of Elden and the PC port of God of the war.
The game in question comes out on April 12 and comes from publisher Atlus and developer Vanillaware, the latter a veteran studio best known for 2007 PS2 RPG. Sphere of Odinor at least that’s what they were best known for before they came out 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim in 2020. When 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim was released in 2020, it received acclaim for its storytelling and earned an 85 on Metacritic. Now it’s out on Nintendo Switch, and apparently this version is better, as it has a 90 on Metacritic.
“Vanillaware, the storytellers behind Sphere of Odin and dragon crowncreate a sci-fi mystery epic spanning thirteen stories intertwined in 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim“, reads an official description of the game. “With a Metacritic score of 86, 13 Sentinels has won praise from critics around the world. Uncover the truth and dive into a 2D side-scrolling adventure featuring beautiful artwork and environments. Then fight the kaiju in a fast-paced, top-down fight. Customize the Sentinels with an arsenal of mechsuit weaponry and fight to defend humanity!”
Whether that 90 will be high enough to retain the highest-rated Switch game title of 2022 in December remains to be seen, but it’s possible after that. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 delay. Looking at the rest of 2022 for Nintendo Switch, it’s light, especially compared to previous years. Bayonet 3 is slated for this year, but we don’t expect that to happen, and even if it does, it’s not guaranteed to top 90. From what we’ve heard, the game had development issues. Typically, a game that has development issues doesn’t come out the other side with a Metacritic score over 90.
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