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 0.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle
Lowest review score: 10 Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 186
186 game reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I enjoyed Law & Order II: Double or Nothing. It's a bit different, not too taxing, well written and presented; hard to complain really.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I found the suspect/witness interviewing a bit tiresome at times and on occasion found myself wondering who I should talk to next, but then reminded myself that this is a crime investigation adventure where suspect/witness interviewing is a vital element.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It has a good sense of fun and is a little different from your average adventure game. A little more attention to the production values and it could have been a real winner.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I liked the way you could play as both Brent and Melanie and, though Melanie could have had more things to do, it did remind me of Gabriel Knight and Grace or perhaps was closer to George and Nico in the Broken Sword games.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's an absorbing adventure-cum-interactive story with a lot of people to converse with, a lot of good deeds to do, and an arch baddie to expose.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is nothing particularly difficult about completing Maya's quest, but it is one which offers a good variety of conundrums, including some quite original variants on some old standards.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I had fun though, which ultimately is what a game is about, but I did have to struggle with some annoying glitches, and a more than annoying dead end.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you have an historical bent, you can be impressed by the recreated and changing Louvre - if not, you can simply enjoy poking around a big, graphically sumptuous castle.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Whatever your feelings about the subject matter of the story it does provide an intriguing mystery to solve but the developers really needed to concentrate on those elements that made the book a bestseller.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So because of its simplicity and relative shortness I'd say this game is more for the teenage player, which is not surprising as it is a PC and console game release.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    CSI is quite a fun game and will keep you busy detecting and collecting evidence. Considering the intricacies of these actions the interface is very well designed and the individual stories are interesting and typical CSI fare.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a diverting little game but it doesn't reach any great heights.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, I quite enjoyed the puzzle/maze aspect of this game though it is not one that I would want to return to, and it is definitely not for the squeamish.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you go into it expecting a short but focused and enjoyable adventure, there is a good possibility you'll enjoy your visit to Mournhold.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The story literally trips along as you solve the puzzles, and there are some fun things to do and a few frights to be had before you reach the end.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The voice acting is ok, although a bit more passion from Ann might have helped.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although it's an interesting chase it could have been so much better with more things going on, more twists in the plot so that the player gets more of a sense of solving problems and progressing under their own steam.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Randomly dropping in on locations in the hope that something relevant is going to happen is in the same boat. Carol's apartment is a case in point.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Jack the Ripper is a mixed bag. I was disappointed because the graphics are so enticing making the gameworld real and tangible but there isn't actually a great deal to do.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The gameplay is a cross between Police Quest and Spycraft and is quite entertaining for a while even taking into account those long searches for a black cat in a cellar at midnight.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    My final impressions of Undercover: Operation Wintersun were of a strong start and finish, and a somewhat pedestrian in between. As I said before, solid gaming, but nothing special.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a modest but likeable 6 or so hours.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    What starts with the promise of a rather enticing treatment of the famous Jules Verne novel, almost immediately becomes derailed by a search for some of the most minute hotspots ever encountered in a game, and one of the more messy game interfaces.
    • 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.

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