RPG Fan's Scores

  • Games
For 1,077 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 5.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 80
Highest review score: 99 Mass Effect 3
Lowest review score: 25 Arcania: The Complete Tale
Score distribution:
1077 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Working Designs did an excellent job of localizing the game, not only providing a quality translation, good voice acting, and an informative full color manual, but also adding new options like the ability to mute out individual characters’ battle cries if they get too annoying and the ability to use the L & R buttons as shortcut keys in battle for quicker gameplay.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Yet another charming, low-stress Atelier title that provides a good respite from the melodrama of its RPG peers.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    With a fresh combat system and a lovable cast, Final Fantasy XV excels at its goal of being a title for both fans and newcomers alike.

    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you've never played it before, you've been missing out on a game that combines addictive, deep gameplay with a good plot and a great sense of humor.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Rest assured, fans of the series will love Episode 4 and the constant punishment Telltale doles out to Clem. However, work still needs to be done if those who tell tales want to close the curtains with the same grandeur of Season 1.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Given all of that, if you enjoy point & click adventures, it's easy for me to suggest that you'd like this game. If you are also the type of person who watches shows like Castle or Rosemary & Thyme, "easy" changes to "no-brainer." The only thing about it that I don't like is that the other two chapters haven't already been released.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Etrian Odyssey meets Persona in a not-quite-the-sum-of-its-parts game.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It is absolutely, positively worth your attention if you are in any way an "RPG Fan." At least rent or borrow it. Give it a try, and see if you are capable of falling for this one like I did.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Like its prequel, the game does not even try to convince the player it would be anything else but a classic, heavily story-driven RPG with a traditional turn-based battle engine. The visuals are currently among the best in the genre and at least the songs composed by Yuki Kajiura are solid.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    In the end, The Crystal Bearers manages to be a somewhat simple but entertaining adventure, but one that is polished and put together with care, for the sole purpose of entertaining the player.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It is absolutely, positively worth your attention if you are in any way an "RPG Fan." At least rent or borrow it. Give it a try, and see if you are capable of falling for this one like I did.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Afternoon of Darkness features a fast startup time, even faster game loading times, and almost unbelievably fast level loading times (under 2 seconds), all of which just add to the many reasons why this port is a great fit for the PSP.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A story every Playstation owner should experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Marvel Ultimate Alliance is the result of two games' worth of experience on Raven Software's part, and it shows.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Even though it's not without its issues, Horizon is an excellent title and a must have for all PS4 owners. It offers a refreshing open world environment, a compelling and mysterious story, a fantastic main character, and innovative gameplay. Not only is it one of the best action RPGs I've played in a while, it's also one of the best games I've played in a while. Even now, after the credits have rolled, I'm still having a great time trying to fully complete the game. Horizon is a truly special experience, and it's one that even non-RPG lovers need to have.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Tales of the Abyss is a completely straight port to the 3DS, with limited 3D included in a haphazard manner and no additions to the base game. However, when the base game is one of the best the series has to offer minus the technical problems that bogged it down during its initial release, it's hard to make too many complaints.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A worthy contender to Diablo and Torchlight as the premium hack 'n' slash experience.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    I could not have dreamed of a game like Dragon's Crown in my younger years, mostly because it could not have existed on anything but modern hardware. It's a little odd that the game hides its best features under an inconspicuous, slow-paced introductory period, but everything beyond the first few hours is excellent.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A classic adventure story built on a solid table-top RPG framework.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    I love this series, and even if they developed a Layton title comprised entirely of sliding block puzzles, I would still play. Such thoughtlessness is only fantasy, of course, because Level-5 pours their heart into this series. Regardless of how much heart they muster, however, the Layton formula just doesn't have infinite vitality, and with The Last Specter, a bit of wear is finally starting to show.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    From the excellent storyline, to the addicting gameplay, everything in Final Fantasy IV Advance is just as good as it was in the early '90s, despite minor changes and a few lag issues.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you've played Trails FC, there's a good chance you're already waist-deep in SC, and so my review isn't going to sway you one way or another. For those who haven't yet taken the plunge, I cannot stress enough that SC is a direct sequel that takes place immediately following the ending of the first game, so I recommend beating FC first.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    One of the most cognitive, strategic gaming experiences available now.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    There's a fine line between "challenging" and "cheap," and there are some occasions where I feel Baten Kaitos Origins crosses that line.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Bugs aside, I had a killer time with 2064. Although series like Phoenix Wright and Danganronpa have successfully reinvented the Japanese-style adventure game for the 21st century, there's a certain allure to the mysterious world of menu-driven microcomputer adventures of decades past. 2064 not only successfully simulates that feeling, it welcomes players of all backgrounds and orientations with open arms. 2064's future is one that belongs to all of us.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Another compelling visual novel from MoaCube.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    In short, Borderlands is a top-quality shooter and grind-fest.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    If you enjoy visual novels, then I can highly recommend Code: Realize. There's a delightful cast of characters to meet, an interesting story to experience and beautiful visuals to take in. The plot rushes over details that could use better explanation, but there are plenty of twists and turns to keep things interesting. The dialogue is well written and I enjoyed my time with it from beginning to end. Even if you normally shy away from an otome game, do yourself a favour and pick this one up.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    If you loved Dragonfall, you're going to really like Hong Kong.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    All of the additions to the "Advance" port of Final Fantasy V are worthwhile, but it is a shame that the new jobs and bonus dungeon are only available right at the end of the game.

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