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Craig Majaski


Favorite Games:
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Final Fantasy IV

60 games reviewed
75.9 average score
80 median score
51.7% of games recommended
Scores 4.7 higher than average

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Craig Majaski's Reviews

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He’s currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.
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8.5 / 10.0 - Tetris 99
Feb 18, 2019

GREAT - Leave it to Nintendo to think of a new way to bring Battle Royale to the masses. Tetris 99 is a perfect mix of approachable gameplay and highly competitive stakes. The game is highly addicting, instantly fun, and a perfect fit for the Switch. The experience is limited with only one game mode, but even so expect to lose hours of your life to it.

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Craig Majaski
Feb 12, 2019

WORTH CONSIDERING - The King’s Bird could have been something truly special, but middling controls, average level design, and infuriating difficulty will leave many giving up on it well before the ending. Some will no doubt cherish the challenge, but most would be better served looking elsewhere.

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Craig Majaski
Feb 7, 2019

GOOD - Odallus does a good job replicating old-school 8-bit NES adventure games of yore. The lack of button mapping and the inability to remove the scanlines dampened my experience with the game, but it’s still a fun and challenging title that should appeal to veteran gamers.

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Craig Majaski
Jan 31, 2019

MEDIOCRE - On the surface Dragon Marked For Death ticked all the right boxes: beautiful sprites, colorful graphics, co-op action/adventure, RPG elements, and compelling story. After playing it became obvious the game offers a very shallow gameplay experience with repetitive combat, difficulty spikes, and bosses that just won’t die. The bottom line is that this one just isn’t all that fun to play.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Double Cross
Jan 10, 2019

GOOD - Double Cross is a fun action game that allows your character to gain upgrades by finding secret crystals. Some of the stage designs are really great and traversal of the world is fun. Combat becomes rather boring very quickly and the story really isn’t all that compelling. Luckily you can button mash your way through the not so great parts and still have a good time with the rest of the game!

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EXCELLENT - Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is one of the best Metroidvania games yet for the Nintendo Switch. The graphics are amazing, the music is memorable, the controls are impeccable, and the ability to change into different monsters makes for fresh and exciting gameplay. Difficulty spikes and timed puzzles can be frustrating at times, but they’re a slight blemish on an otherwise fantastic game!

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7.5 / 10.0 - Donut County
Dec 27, 2018

GOOD - Donut County is a surreal experience featuring a town filled with talking animals. The gameplay hook is swallowing up objects to increase the size of your hole until you can devour everything in sight! If you liked Katamari Damacy, this one will probably be a must-have.

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Craig Majaski
Dec 23, 2018

WORTH CONSIDERING - I had such high hopes for Battle Princess Madelyn. The core concept works and if you’re just looking for another Ghouls ‘N Ghosts action game, play the arcade mode. The adventure mode is a mess with poor stage design and little to no direction on where or what to do next. Without a walkthrough most will never see the end.

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Craig Majaski
Dec 13, 2018

GREAT - Phantasy Star comes to the Switch and it’s loaded with all sorts of options that should please hardcore fans. If you’re new to the game it’s still approachable even today, although having an appreciation for ‘80s 8-bit games will definitely impact your feelings toward it. I’m happy to finally say I’ve played this classic and the Switch’s portable mode is a great way to experience it!

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Craig Majaski
Dec 11, 2018

GREAT - Kingdom Two Crowns consumed my time and kept me away from playing the newly released Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – so that’s saying something! There’s a lot to like here, from the visuals to the music to the addicting gameplay. Strategy fans should take notice!

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6 / 10.0 - Trailblazers
Nov 13, 2018

Trailblazers incorporates some fun ideas, like painting the road to create boost strips, but fails to deliver in the controls department. It’s worth considering if you’re looking for something else that isn’t Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – but it’s nowhere near as fun.

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Craig Majaski
Nov 9, 2018

Great ports, awesome extras, and both arcade and NES versions make this a good game that many will enjoy.

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Nov 2, 2018

Gorgeous visuals, haunting music, a great story, and exceptionally fun gameplay mechanics make Diablo III: Eternal Collection one of the best titles on the Switch.

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8 / 10.0 - Super Mario Party
Oct 20, 2018

After the last to games crashed and burned, Super Mario Party is a much-needed return to form. With all-new mini-games, great presentation value, and plenty of different modes to mess around with, this is an essential game for anyone hosting a party with friends or family. Players of all ages will find something to like here.

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8 / 10.0 - Mega Man 11
Oct 19, 2018

Mega Man 11 is a return to form for the Blue Bomber. The stages are unique and fun to play through, but the difficulty remains high for those seeking a challenge. With pleasing graphics, memorable music, and precise controls, this one’s worth owning.

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Craig Majaski
Oct 16, 2018

When it comes to The Jackbox Party Packs, this ranks as one of the best. Nearly all of the games are fun and exciting to play and 4 of the 5 supports up to 8 players, which is fantastic for parties!

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Craig Majaski
Oct 5, 2018

If you want an accurate port of Sonic the Hedgehog on your Switch, then this is your ticket! It’s fun to play on the go or at home on the TV and there are enough little bells and whistles added in to make it worth your while – even if this is your tenth time buying the game!

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Craig Majaski
Oct 4, 2018

Sometimes old school shmups don’t hold up as well as they did back in the day. Thankfully this isn’t the case with Lightening Force, which happens to be one of the most accessible and fun space shooters I’ve played. This one’s a keeper!

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9.5 / 10.0 - Valkyria Chronicles 4
Sep 21, 2018

Valkyria Chronicles 4 continued to surprise me with just how damn fun and addicting the combat is. Fun and memorable characters, a wonderful presentation, and spot-on controls make this a game you won’t want to miss.

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Craig Majaski
Sep 19, 2018

Hardcore strategy RPG fans might find something to like here, but chances are you own a PC and have already checked out Wasteland 2. A frustratingly unfair combat system and gaudy graphics leave much to be desired.

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