RPG Fan's Scores

  • Games
For 810 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 75% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 19% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.1 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: 14 out of 810
810 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Ultimately though, Gladius is an ambitious game that attempts to breathe new life into the genre. It's not entirely successful, but it is the best gladiator game I've played.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's not a must-have for those who already own the PC version, but it's absolutely worth a purchase for anyone who missed out the first time around.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Knights in the Nightmare is a hit or miss game, plain and simple.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    So while episode 2 is certainly an improvement, the series still has a little ways to go before I say, "Wow." Right now, I'm saying "not bad."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It was fun to play, had some great production values, and sported a contemporary anime vibe.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Retro games have been a popular niche market for a while now, and they exist in a whole spectrum from goofy parody to heart-attack serious. And yet Knights of Pen & Paper somehow manages to find a slot in that spectrum that hasn't been filled yet: the fairly humorous take on tabletop gaming.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It feels antiquated, but give it a chance, and you're likely to enjoy it. Plus, more support for the series means more likelihood that the rest will somehow, someday reach our Falcom-starved fingers.
    • 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.