Quandary's Scores

  • Games
For 186 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Lowest review score: 10 Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 186
186 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of classic roleplaying games then Wizardry 8 is a must. If you haven't played one then try it out. It's just too good to miss.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Torment boasts a thoroughly enjoyable story line, and I can pretty much guarantee you won't be guessing how it all ends up with any degree of accuracy. This game has very few weaknesses, and predictability is certainly not one of them!
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Are you a fan of conspiracy theories? Is the Grey Death a manufactured plague? Have you perchance heard of the Illuminati, or the clandestine Majestic 12 group? In that case, you've found the right game. It may not answer all those questions, but it certainly pushes the right buttons.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Finally, this game deserves the highest score I can give. The things that really matter are here. For those who enjoy this type of RPG, this game offers an experience you shouldn't pass up.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game could consume you too, it could change your life. Good news on one level but even if it's bad news and all your friends and family disown you, there's still a silver lining. This game is value plus for money!
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's been a long haul, more than two months of solid game-play, but I have been absolutely engrossed by every minute! Very few games earn such an accolade from this reviewer.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Perhaps the strongest aspect of Fallout is that it is ideal for RPG newbies yet at the same time provides a depth of role-playing that veterans can really get stuck into. It also has the best replay value of any game I've experienced to date.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    In fact, apart from the world itself, the great attraction of World of Warcraft for me is the community. Making friends and helping each other out is especially enjoyable.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It didn't simply meander to the finishing line, but stayed strong and surprising. Like the final part of "The Lord of the Rings," the completion of the journey of Hans and Kate deserves the highest marks.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Much hyped and, as a result much anticipated, and a long time in coming, it lived up to all my expectations. It's a marvellous piece of story telling, and promises more to come. The highs overwhelmed any lows and I loved it for what it was and didn't mind at all what it wasn't.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I thoroughly enjoyed it and it was well worth the wait. It's a perfect game for fans of this type of adventure and deserves to be every bit as popular as Myst.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I honestly have to say that I am in favour of most of the changes and I think Oblivion is an awesome achievement from Bethesda.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's one of those games that will capture you utterly, and take you along on a wonderfully entertaining ride and, in my opinion, it shouldn't be missed by any self-respecting adventurer with a good sense of humour. If you've already played it, then play it again, if you haven't, then there's a real treat waiting in store.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    EverQuest strikes me as a great idea well executed. I found myself irrevocably attached to my character and, once I gained enough power, thoroughly enjoyed helping others advance themselves.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    TLJ is a masterpiece and one of the best Adventures to be released during the past few years. Unfortunately it should be avoided by people who are violently repelled, for themselves or their offspring, by some extremely crude language.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I thoroughly appreciated it from the opening sequence and found I didn't want to stop playing even when I was tired.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If "Riven" was impressive, this is extraordinary. The images are smooth and crisp and detailed. Clouds look like clouds, rock looks hard, water is fluid and deep, and sharp looks like it would hurt.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, Deus Ex:Invisible War proffers an intriguing storyline, powerful presentation, and relentless execution, delivering it all with a punch.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The story is well paced, with many plot twists to keep you guessing, and plentiful side quests to keep you occupied and chasing XP for that next level up.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything else about Divinity was a joy, and now I find that it's crept onto my list of 5 favourite RPGs of all time. And that's one tough list to get on, believe me!
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It really feels like another world and you can play the game however you like - be a mage, thief, acrobat, pearl diver, bodyguard or warrior. Or like myself, be a little bit of each.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A thoroughly absorbing and satisfying adventure, all the more remarkable given its humble origins. Don't play it to finish, play it to savour.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Syberia is a very fine adventure game, gorgeous to look at and with an intriguing and compelling story. It's tremendously enjoyable despite the air of sadness.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fallout 2 is a worthy successor to Fallout, and one that deserves a place in every dedicated role-playing gamer's collection. Don't be without it!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At the very end the final confrontation is a treat. It can be one almighty battle that will test you to the limit, or it can be easier, or perfectly simple. It all depends on what has happened before.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gabriel Knight 3 is a fascinating and enjoyable mystery. It is also a good long game with a plot and puzzles that are quite absorbing, but be warned, it is also a dark tale containing ritual sacrifices of the throat-slashing variety.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's all about the puzzling, and it's damn fine. It doesn't lead you by the nose and gives you lots to think about. Breakthroughs often lead to other insights and on you go. I did need help, and slapped myself sometimes for being so dense. Other times I simply applauded a very good puzzle. Almost everything is intuitive, there to be teased out if you take the time to ponder.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So if you like meandering and cogitating, if soaking up the world around you is a pleasure in itself, if immediate understanding is not essential, if kicking back and looking at the sea is an ok thing to do when you haven't got a clue what else to do, if you can forgive the odd puzzle, and if patience is your virtue, then you should definitely make haste to Revelation.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every aspect has been well polished making it a pleasure to play. The game becomes more addictive as you progress.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The conversation puzzles are interesting in their own right because the dialogue is so good, but essentially amount to covering off all dialogue paths until you discover what you need to progress in the game.