A user on reddit has noticed that you can review games on the Nintendo eShop site. It shows five stars at the bottom of the page, and it says:

All reviews are from verified players. Nintendo does not endorse any reviews on this site.

Being signed in to your Nintendo account, it checks to see if you’ve played at least two hours of the game. If you haven’t, then you will not be able to review the game. An example of this is the Dragon Quest Builder page, where it gives you this option. Now remember, this is through the Nintendo website only. It also gives you this option on the Xenoblade Chronicles 2 page.

This is a great move by Nintendo. It’s a Steam-esque feature, but it requires a validated purchase with a set number of hours played. It’s unknown if user reviews will show up on the eShop itself on console, but that would be a great way for players to see if a game is worth purchasing or not. It is also great for indie games, or “Nindies“, as there are an abundance on the eShop that are spectacular games that get overlooked.

Thanks to MyNintendoNews for the heads up!

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