RPG Fan's Scores

  • Games
For 1,151 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 73% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 21% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.5 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:
1151 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hatoful Boyfriend isn't just quirky and bizarre, it's also the smartest visual novel you've never played.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Story problems aside, I really enjoyed Wild Arms 4. It is one of my favorite games in the series, just for the gameplay alone.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A warm and nostalgic reboot that isn't afraid to build its own identity.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In case I haven't said it enough already, the PC port of Trails of Cold Steel is quite simply the best version of the game you can get at the moment. It's also an excellent port on its own that brings many improvements and scales well between a dedicated gaming rig at max settings and an ultraportable laptop squeaking by on low. If you're a fan of the series, this is a no-brainer. If you've never played a Trails game before, this is an excellent place to start.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dragon Quest VIII is a JRPG-lover's JRPG that holds up fantastically more than a decade after its original release on the PlayStation 2. It may do nothing to change your mind if you're not a fan of the genre's tried and true formula, but every JRPG fan owes it to themselves to check out this classic.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FireRed and LeafGreen should appeal to those who wish to relive the original Red/Blue experience with updated graphics and conveniences.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Afternoon of Darkness was great on both the PSP and the DS, and the elements that were added to Dark Hero Days make it even better.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gamers expecting a truly memorable narrative may be slightly disappointed with Mass Effect 2. The game is far too much setup and not enough payoff to be considered anything more than an opening act to the (hopefully) epic finale.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you hate South Park, you won't like this. If you're in the middle or love the show, this is the RPG for you.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A most triumphant and excellent adventure.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's certainly an acquired taste, but I can't think of a better experience I've had with a handheld in a long time. Shiren the Wanderer is an early contender for my overall game of the year, and it's going to take a lot to pull me out of the dungeon.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game may look like Chrono Trigger, but it is decidedly not a traditional RPG. It is definitely more adventure game than anything else, as the doctors need to find various "memory triggers" inside Johnny's memories in order to move backwards from his most recent memories to his earliest.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's great gameplay, graphics, music, and heart here, and I have no reservations whatsoever in wholeheartedly recommending it to anyone that enjoys these kinds of games.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best visual novels available in English, despite some hiccups.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its sharp wit, cleverness, and enigmatic plot provide not only a top-tier visual novel experience, but some of the best entertainment I've had gaming.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I loved Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds. I already adored the game's previous iteration as Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom on the PSP in 2012, but Kyoto Winds brings it to the next level. I simply cannot say no to a hard-boiled, politically charged epic with visceral and bloody katana-wielding action, along with romances that feel robust, deep, and meaningful. Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds is my benchmark by which all otome games shall be judged and I recommend that you leave any and all pretenses behind and give this game a look.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The definitive version of Disgaea 4. If you haven't played it before, do so on Vita.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A slow-paced but charismatic RPG with an incredibly well-crafted world and characters.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A perfect showcase for the power of indie developers; a deck building, roguelike, action RPG.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've never played Lunar before and you own a PSP, this is your chance to play a classic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A content-rich sci-fi adventure that diverges from its predecessor in unexpected but delightful ways.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, this is an exceptional game that will grab hold of your senses while you play and put you in a state of immersion that few games can match, much like the very best of its spiritual predecessors. A few audio/visual foibles and a slow, methodical pace might drive some players away, but for anyone who is interested in quality adventure titles or relaxing, contemplative gameplay experiences, I couldn't recommend this game more.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Players looking for a colorful world, a lighthearted story, and deep gameplay need look no further than Atelier Totori.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Devil Survivor: Overclocked is a great expansion on an awesome game that offers hours and hours of quality strategy-RPG gameplay.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Without a doubt, Aion is an incredibly polished experience that refines the best aspects of the genre and creates a spectacular new world. As a fan and critic of the genre, I wholeheartedly recommend Aion to both casual and experienced gamers.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The marriage between the Warriors and Fire Emblem franchises has yielded one of the deepest and most engaging games the Warriors series has done to date.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Worth the cost of entry for any Final Fantasy fan.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A sizable new adventure for Aloy in a frozen wilderness that gives Horizon fans more of what they love.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What I'd forgotten since first experiencing the game back in 2015 was that Undertale is more than just internet jokes, amazing music, and crazy boss battles — it's a heartwarming, beautiful, and tearful romp. I said at the beginning there was nothing like Undertale at the time, and there still is nothing else like it. It's hard to explain what makes Undertale so special without spoiling a lot of it, but all you need to know is that this is a modern classic at its most accessible, and it's worthy of your time, whether you're new to the game or returning for another adventure. This review should fill you with determination to play Undertale.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Oxenfree is an extremely well put-together horror game from a new developer, and one that I can find very little fault with. Night School Studios might just be 2016's class valedictorians, and any fan of Telltale games and suspense fiction simply must give this one a go.

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