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 Baldur's Gate
Lowest review score: 10 Harvester
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 186
186 game reviews
    • 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!
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Neverwinter Nights isn't perfect. But I nevertheless had a great time on this journey and it's kept me well and truly entertained for the past few weeks.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It looks quite good, having a sort of old fashioned Sierra look about it.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has plenty to keep you on your toes so try this one if you are feeling energetic and itching to swing your sword and throw some fireballs.
    • 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!
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you are expecting a genuine CRPG you might be disappointed. If you enjoy combat-driven games such as Diablo then you may well enjoy Dungeon Siege.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The graphics, particularly in the cut-scenes, have the unmistakable LucasArts quality that we have come to expect but, unfortunately, the game is let down by the limited amount of interaction and problem solving involved.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though many Monkey Island fans will disagree I found this to be the least humorous and immersive of the series and it falls short of the overall quality of "Grim Fandango."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An independent game, and a remarkably good one at that.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Re-jig the control system and there is no doubt you would be on the verge of an outstanding game. Even with the foibles of the controls, both of us agree that this game was well worth the price of admission.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bloodmoon is a quality product that is anything but a way to milk more money from a popular franchise and gives a little more of everything you loved about "Morrowind."
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great purchase for patient puzzlers. The graphics are inspiring and the music is superb. Not constant, but it adds that extra eerie touch. And Uru is a world so tantalising you want to keep right on going and explore everywhere and not miss a thing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun park is an obvious location for some fun investigating. Add some hauntings for a bit of spice. It's not a spooky game though, so it's suitable for all comers.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you take time out from puzzle solving the game provides some food for thought, not least of which is the proposition that technology may evolve with a consciousness that finds little use for the carbon-based life forms that created 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I did find the game to contain large portions of the elusive element of fun whilst I was playing, and a sense of exploration and wonder at some of the environments and events.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The single player game is a worthy challenge for players with a taste for strategic fighting, punctuated with some puzzles, and all wrapped up in a daring journey to save the world.