Xbox One Battletoads Is a Top-50 on Metacritic Despite Mixed Reviews

Published 08/27/2020, 9:24 AM EDT


Battletoads is the sequel to one of NES’s best games ever. When it released on Xbox One and PC recently, the game was a major let down. Reviewers have criticized the game for being lazy, obnoxious, and unfit for 2020. People have even mistaken that the game must be bugged because it felt so inane. Nonetheless, Battletoads seems to have nothing compared to its predecessors.

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Few have even compared the game to a Netflix series;

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But the disappointment is most common in all reviews;

The biggest aid to this disappointment is that the game was an Xbox Game Pass release. Most people believe anybody will play a game if they pay a subscription. It is like watching low rated movies on Netflix, which you would never buy tickets for otherwise. Of course, the nostalgic element did hit some. They chose to oppose the general hatred this game was getting,

It seems like the mixed publicity has done the game some good. Battletoad is now in the top 50 Xbox One games of 2020 on Metacritic. That is not so bad for a game people are complaining has lost all its previous charm. We also have to take into account the fact that this game has released after 26 years. A tweet very accurately summed up this huge reboot gap;

The Dark Queen’s gets an updated design. Honestly, it was quite a view to watch the character in dynamic motion;

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Battletoads in its time was one of the most advanced gaming builds. The biggest disappointment comes in from those who expected more out of the gameplay. Also, the graphics feel like the 20s minigames on Windows XP. The combat is not very demanding or skill-based. The content has limitations as many would point out. There are only 4 different types of enemies. The game also ends very fast, which for most will seem like a disappointment.

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26 years later this fan-favorite might take you by surprise, but the emotion depends on the receiving end.

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The game is also available on Steam.

 

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Avhinandan Chakraborty

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Avhinandan Chakraborty is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since August 2020. He is currently pursuing his Master's degree in English Literature from Calcutta University, and has been professionally writing since 2020. Ever since he was a child, he has been extremely passionate about online gaming and eSports, having played titles like GTA Vice City, FIFA, and IGI, among many others.

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