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 0.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Gothic II
Lowest review score: 10 Harvester
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 186
186 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Exploring the pyramid is truly fascinating - both the 'real' structure consisting of unadorned claustrophobic passageways, and the 'imagined' secret chambers with their carvings and paintings fit for a Pharaoh.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Echo: Secrets of the Lost Cavern doesn't stretch the boundaries of game making, and there is nothing really new to be encountered, but it is a polished and well made product that provides good solid gaming and a pleasant weekend adventuring.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Time is fascinating, and has been the source of many entertaining discourses and diversions. Shadow of Destiny is yet another.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So... what's my final take on The Lost Crown then? More ambitious than Dark Fall, that's for sure. And quite a bit longer. Scariest thing I've played in a long time, maybe even since Realms of the Haunting.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This has been quite an enjoyable trip but not one of epic proportions. More story would have gone a long, long way.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I thought that maybe the game could have been designed a bit tighter so that it wasn't so easy to solve puzzles before having all the clues, but I know I'm on shaky ground here. Many players prefer openness (or non-linearity) in adventure games, so I shouldn't dwell on this point.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A most enjoyable and mostly satisfying game. Despite being a bit too generous with the sound puzzles, it's a lot of fun sorting out the problems and following the story.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The story is interesting, the setting darkly compelling, and it's easy to get drawn into and carried along by the investigation.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I've had lots of fun, especially puzzling my way through the dungeons. It's a game that's rich in detail but unfortunately some of the detail just didn't get enough attention.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fans of the TV Law & Order series will feel right at home because it is just what the lawyer ordered.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Though it's not the best of the Nancy Drew titles, there's a lot to like here for Nancy Drew fans. Nancy will surely entertain on this adventure and keep her fans coming back for more.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's lots of tasks to take care of, lots of goodies to collect, plus, of course, the opportunity to get to know a little about the versatility of the Great Master, Leonardo Da Vinci.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The puzzles are generally entertaining and fun to solve and the game sweeps you along with its great characters, story, humour and dialogue.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A most enjoyable and satisfying puzzle game that you can work through in a couple of sittings or, if you prefer, take a puzzle or two at a time and make it last longer. I would recommend it for any puzzle game fan.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A visually stunning game, the graphics are gorgeous with lavish and vibrant Victorian locations. The character modelling is equally impressive with the exception of lip synching and the glaring omission of face masks in the scene where Holmes and Watson are meant to be wearing them.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Creeping is what you do - a menacing mood pervades the game, and you feel you should be cautious. Play with the lights off and everything is accentuated. I jumped more than once.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a game that's particularly good for pre-teen adventurers as the story is simple but entertaining, and the dialogue is well written, very clear and easy to follow.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The puzzles are fun without being too daunting and there is an intriguing mystery to solve which is your ultimate goal. There is a gentle and poignant story and with a name like Keepsake you may be surprised to learn that one of the themes is about letting go.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lets hope that the next episode has a bit more bulk, because there's heaps of potential. I look forward to meeting up with Fone, Phoney and Smiley again and seeing them safely home.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nancy Drew: The Creature of Kapu Cave provided me with about 5 hours of gentle entertainment, and no doubt it will take longer than that for novice players.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a great introduction, and sets a high standard. Christie fans, detective game fans, and adventure game fans won't want to miss this.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The characters are interesting, the stories are a good mix and ran smoothly, and wound up satisfactorily.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Both the story and the gameplay are substantial and the game is genuinely scary rather than gory. Proving once again that you don't need dripping blood and gore to be scary.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie is a challenge that younger kids, say from 6 to 10 years, should thoroughly enjoy, and have a good few chuckles along the way. I did.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A creaking cupboard door will send shivers up your spine if the characters haven't already started it a-tingling! The character graphics have to be seen to be believed. They are superb, almost caricatures, with eyes that tell their own stories.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I thought sometimes, though, that being the same made it a bit tedious. Getting to play three people (and a bunny) helped make it interesting, and made it more like the books, where Harry often needs his friends' help.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In Cold Blood is an entertaining journey for action adventure fans although, as with all games that walk this narrow path between action and adventure, it will probably be criticized from both sides of the fence.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I prefer more puzzles (as opposed to inventory conundrums) in my games as a rule but didn't miss them here. It's bright, it's breezy, it's a great bit of fun — what more can you ask for!