RPG Fan's Scores

  • Games
For 710 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 6.4 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: 13 out of 710
710 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It's not a great game, but Eternal Poison is a game that I have no major complaints about.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Yes, the graphical upscaling is certainly worth it, but unless you really dig the original plot of Sora and friends, or if you're interested in a new type of challenge involving real-time action-based battles and numeric-value cards, it's not worth playing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A great RPG at a great price.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Tight, strategic combat and a good variety of mission objectives keep battles feeling fresh, while the story holds surprising depth and well-written characters. Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time emerges from a bygone epoch no worse for the wear.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Some of the choices made in both the presentation and the design of the port are questionable and show some of Square Enix's disconcerting business ethics, but as a game, TWEWY is still very enjoyable and arguably a worthy purchase.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Though its aesthetic qualities are somewhere between poor and average, the game has excellent gameplay and control, and the game's plot and characters are decent enough to get excited about.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Much like the rest of tri-Ace's games, Radiata will certainly form a hardcore cult following, but it might not catch on in the mainstream. There are many unique touches to Radiata that the rest of the role playing genre, or even all games, could learn from, but not everything is executed perfectly.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    My personal opinion is that this expansion was a much-needed breath of fresh air for the MMORPG. However, for Square Enix to continue to keep the game interesting, they will need to pull out a trump card, or else gamers could move on to bigger or better things.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    My personal opinion is that this expansion was a much-needed breath of fresh air for the MMORPG. However, for Square Enix to continue to keep the game interesting, they will need to pull out a trump card, or else gamers could move on to bigger or better things.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Magical Starsign does an excellent job at taking the classic Turn-Based RPG formula and turning it into something fun for Nintendo's new handheld device.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The developers clearly put a lot of love into this game, and in my opinion, it paid off. I spent 40 to 50 very enjoyable hours with Alien Syndrome, and am several hours in with a second character.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    New unique minigames and a gigantic island to explore makes Lost in Blue 2 an engaging purchase for anyone who can get past the daunting first few hours of extreme survival. However, the one-two combo of a companion who lacks any sort of survival competency and the required precise micromanagement of each character's vital stats can tempt even the most hardened survival buffs to snap their DS clean in half.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The changes has its ups and downs, but NIS has produced another fine game. The game has a sluggish start, but it picked up the pace by the end.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    With more than forty hours of gameplay, a "versus" mode for you to battle friends, and a difficulty that is stout, Valhalla Knights 2 is one of the best buys you're likely to find on the PSP for quite some time.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It was fun to play, had some great production values, and sported a contemporary anime vibe.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Knights in the Nightmare is a hit or miss game, plain and simple.