RPG Fan's Scores

  • Games
For 997 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 74% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 20% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 79
Highest review score: 99 Mass Effect 3
Lowest review score: 25 Arcania: The Complete Tale
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 997
997 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The humor, characters, mystery, and sense of magic are rarely combined as effectively as they are in TWW, drawn together by astounding artwork. Get past the surface flaws and delve into another world for a few days.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Depths of Peril doesn't care to be a book, or a movie, or a soundtrack. It is simply a game, and it is a great game, so long as all you want is a solid, interactive experience with none of the frills of high-budget PC titles.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A lot of people bashed on this game when it was released for 360, and it has seen similar mediocrity in sales performance on the PlayStation 3. However, I stand firm in my opinion that the game is a decent, semi-epic RPG that's worth playing, if only to have such a grandiose tale to play on a next-gen before Final Fantasy XIII.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Though plenty of fun is to be had in Atelier Iris 3: Grand Phantasm, it's also short, slightly repetitive in scope, and lacking a compelling plot.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King is better than the sum of its parts. When you look at everything separately nothing sticks out as particularly fantastic, but its charm and addictive quality go a long way towards making it a great game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A great RPG at a great price.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It's not a great game, but Eternal Poison is a game that I have no major complaints about.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    For better and worse, Gemini Rue might best be described as a "neat little game." For whatever reason, the game feels short of its potential, and every facet seems sullied by flaws both minor and moderate. Still, the cyberpunk tone, engaging story, and varied gameplay make more of an impression than those flaws.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    I may have initially been disappointed by the focus on online play, but these fears quickly passed as I discovered what an enjoyable game Dungeon Defenders is. 13 maps with 15-20 hours of play is a considerable amount of initial content, but the extra challenges and loot-hunting are what will keep you coming back. Working out strategies and tower placement is a great fun, and finally succeeding in your strategy is immensely satisfying. Some of the online features are a little rough, but if you enjoy a good tower defence game, then you should not miss this one.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Disgaea 3 is a game that will last you a while, whether you just want to casually focus on the main story or go all out with post-game content. The fact that it's portable makes it well-suited to quickly pick up and play a level or two or spend a few minutes grinding away.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    This season's diamond-in-the-rough. Players with the skill and a great deal of patience will see the adventure through to the end and appreciate the creator's grand vision, despite the shortcomings.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    An excellent indie horror title that understands how to make point-and-click fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    On one hand the game is lovingly crafted with a superb amount of customization and options available. On the other hand, the insurmountable quantity of tasks that can be performed are so incredibly daunting that the number of people who would actually enjoy the game is very limited.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    From Software's older RPGs were barely playable, but this one was one of my favorite RPGs of the year. The eye candy is the game's defining feature, but it doesn't attempt to stand on that aspect alone.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Tales of Xillia 2 had the potential to be one of the best games in the franchise. While it hits many notes perfectly, it also gets some things terribly wrong.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    All in all, it's the best control I've seen in an action-RPG for a handheld game. I'm serious.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Still two great games, but the PS3 version is $30 cheaper.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    All things said and done, I still enjoyed my time with Alpha Kimori Episode 2 despite my gameplay grievances. As with episode 1, I enjoyed it more than my critique would indicate. Despite having design traits that I normally dislike in RPGs, the atmosphere, story, and characters still have me invested.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    However, if you want a Phoenix Wright style visual novel that's set in a hospital where surgeries are there to accent the character interaction, then definitely check out Lifesigns: Surgical Unit.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If you enjoy the sort of puzzles found in Myst, then you'll feel right at home in the clever, exploration-focused world of Ether One.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This intangible attribute of the game is difficult to put into words, but Geralt's personality, the mature humor, the bizarre characters, and the sex and drugs combine in odd ways to create a game better than the sum of its parts.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's a fun game with a cute story and a difficulty level that will welcome casual players. It also offers enough variability and special features to make JRPG fiends rejoice.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    For players who have been on hiatus from the game for the last few years (like me), Seekers of Adoulin is a fantastic re-entry point to Final Fantasy XI. It marries convenient travel to fun new gameplay systems that provide equipment varying in potency from good to outrageous. I was intimidated when I started playing again, but before long, I settled into a groove and have come to enjoy the pioneer's life. You don't need a shovel or a machete to brave these wilds.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Remake or not, this is the first time we've seen the original game in the series here in the US, and almost 20 years later it's still worth playing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Ghost Trick is worth a playthrough, if only to experience something completely unique in the graphic adventure genre.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A weak story and semi-clunky controls prevented the game from being a lot more enjoyable. Regardless, it's a good game that has some great style and music with very interesting concepts.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If Kokurase were a person, I would heartily say that senpai has noticed you. I had a great time with the first episode and want to experience more of the misadventures of Kokurase/Cupid's Helpers. If you enjoy wacky anime hijinks with a quirky cast of characters and lovely music, give this game a shot, especially since the first episode is free.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Although Avalon Code would be without a niche had it not included the Book of Prophecy, the package as a whole is one full of variety and enjoyment.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    CotP is the worst game in the Valkyrie Profile series, but it is definitely my favorite SRPG on the DS.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Awakening might feel rushed at times, but it tells an important story and allows the Commander of the Grey to kick tremendous ass, and there's little more satisfying than that.