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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent addition, difficulty levels is something that would benefit every adventure game.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So it isn't perfect, particularly not for players who prefer using the mouse, but Neverwinter Nights 2 is nevertheless a hugely enjoyable trip.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Meticulously designed, Barrow Hill delivers a Cornish sojourn definitely worth taking.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is a variety of activities for Nemo fans to enjoy and it won't matter if kids haven't seen the movie because Nemo and Marlin will make some new friends here.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The documentary is a wonderful adjunct to the game, insightful and witty, well put together and with some original footage including the audition of the lead actor and a 1996 spot on Good Morning America (check out the price of the game back then.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like the first Dark Fall, for full enjoyment don't rush through Lights Out. Read the letters and books you find, examine the photos and pictures. Listen to the sounds and embrace the dark. It's a many layered experience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don't miss it, Sam & Max turn on the charm once again and dish out plenty of wisecracks in this crazy adventure in the sun. It's short and sweet and a lot of fun.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The characters are interesting, the stories are a good mix and ran smoothly, and wound up satisfactorily.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're like me and enjoyed Neverwinter Nights then you'll enjoy Shadows of Undrentide. It's a fun romp through a dangerous, magical land.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not a hard game, but it is a thoughtful game, and you will need to consider everything you know and review your material more than once if you are going to get a conviction.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game is a light-hearted romp through the old wild west. I happily played it through with a smile on my face and the occasional good chuckle at a playful anachronism or a witty remark. A lot of work has gone into making the characters fun and larger than life.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An exceptionally good brainteaser.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As it is, it was a damn fine fortnight of adventure, and George will no doubt be back on the strength of it.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You can almost feel the damp and the cold; and the echoing 'plink' of unseen dripping water or disembodied moans and a myriad of dungeon clangs and creaks haunt your every step.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder is an entertaining trip through some dark places.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Clare (aged 10) says: I like the game a lot. Jumping over big gaps or on to moving things is a bit hard so I turned on auto jump, which made it a lot easier. Learning spells is pretty easy.