Sam Cline of EB writes: "On the outside, Shiftlings looks like it’s going to be a mix of Crash Bandicoot and Ratchet & Clank. You’re part of an alien reality television show? Great! The art styles and the sense of humor seem to mesh incredibly well and there’s also a dash of the zany soundtrack music from video games past. When Shiftlings hits, it hits admirably. However, there are some mild issues with Sierra’s latest."