RPG Fan's Scores

  • Games
For 708 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 Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2
Lowest review score: 25 Arcania: The Complete Tale
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 708
708 game reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I had some skepticism on how this RPG/board game hybrid would work out, but it turned out to be better than the sum of its parts.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An odd and unique fusion of Eastern and Western RPG conventions, Sonic Chronicles is a difficult game to qualify. On one hand, it's weak when compared to other Bioware titles, and even some other RPGS, such as the easily comparable Mario RPG. On the other hand, though, it must be evaluated based upon what it really is: a handheld Sonic RPG.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Most RPG fans will be relatively happy with Star Ocean: Second Evolution as a purchase, especially if they are fans of tri-Ace titles.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not a game for everyone, but those who are fans of "grindfest" games like Diablo will have a blast with this game, especially considering you can play it while waiting in the line at the DMV.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is definitely not a game for the impatient or easily frustrated, and if you can look at the game's foibles as endearing "retro-chic" quirks, then there is joy to be found in Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It takes a while for things to start up, but once it gets going, it becomes quite addicting.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It might not be the longest RPG out there at around 10-15 hours, but Half-Minute Hero is a game that's worth experiencing, and most importantly, you'll have fun doing it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks brings little new to the franchise, and that would be fine if what it did introduce wasn't tedious and clumsy. The train is an abomination. And, while there are good puzzles and fun dungeons, everything seems a little tired, brief, and empty.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fortunately, the game never overstays its welcome, and that alone makes it worth a recommendation to anyone who enjoyed The Legend of Zelda or other NES classics.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all, Mount and Blade: Warband is a great game, even despite its flaws. The overall concept is satisfying, and with a more heavyweight publisher behind the team at TaleWorlds, this is one game that could be absolutely great.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you enjoy a game that's easy to pick up but has challenging battles and allows you to customize your character with plenty of new duds, then Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow will be worth your while.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the truth remains that because of its lack of remarkable or memorable gameplay and aesthetics, combined with mostly lukewarm humor, there are many more games that players will spend $15 on before even considering Deathspank.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the truth remains that because of its lack of remarkable or memorable gameplay and aesthetics, combined with mostly lukewarm humor, there are many more games that players will spend $15 on before even considering Deathspank.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for fun, lighthearted RPG-ing with some laughs along the way, DeathSpank won't do you wrong.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simple, old school fun. Neither game is horribly complex, nor are they the epitome of handheld roleplaying. What this compilation is, however, is what gamers wanted back in 2003: Final Fantasy Origins to be portable.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You can get through a single town in one sitting, making it one of those perfect games to play when you've got a half hour or so handy. Many times, that "half hour" turns into far longer, which is really the best compliment I can give a game.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The long answer is that Chantelise is a fun indie RPG that just needs a good polish.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You just can't charge this kind of money for an iOS port of a PSOne game, especially one that's not graphically optimized for the iPad. What's worse, if I didn't already own this game on the PSP, I could buy it new right now for $10 at Amazon.com and have a better overall experience.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lord of the Rings: War in the North is far from perfect, but it's an incredibly well-balanced beat-em-up.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gameplay hasn't really changed, but it's more than serviceable and will keep you entertained as you make your way from punchline to punchline. If you're in the market for some cheap laughs, this game is an easy recommendation.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I find myself oddly pleased with my playtime of Final Fantasy XIII-2. The game isn't long for those who want to just take down the story - perhaps 25 hours at most - but it was a mostly enjoyable experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Reckoning provides many hours of good, solid fun based around character development and skill progression. Those looking for a deeply immersive experience should probably look elsewhere, but don't be surprised if your Civic runs nice and smooth while the other guy is busy patching the crap out of his Ferrari.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not perfect and certainly has its share of hiccups, but if you go in expecting to tear up some mean guys and rock out to some great music, you'll definitely be happy. And with a $20 price tag, you really can't go wrong.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you can look past the so-so music, retro visuals and somewhat sluggish interface, Resonance is a good graphic adventure.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all, Pokémon Conquest is solid across the board, but it is lacking in a few key areas that are likely to turn away non-Pokémon fans and hardcore strategy players. However, if you don't go in expecting the next Final Fantasy Tactics or Tactics Ogre, then there's plenty to enjoy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite some unfortunate pacing hiccups and esoteric puzzling, what we're left with is a joyous little journey for the dumpster-diving faithful. Back-of-the-box quote right here: It's solid.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Questionable price tag aside, if you're looking for a lengthy, retro-style RPG on your iOS device, Final Fantasy Dimensions is your best bet. Just be aware that some of yesterday's frustration slipped into the package alongside its felicity.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rainbow Moon is a game that I couldn't help but come away from with pleasant feelings. It's not revolutionary, but it's well-executed and knows exactly what it wants to be. There is a certain type of player out there who is going to absolutely love this game, and get hours upon hours of enjoyment out of it. The only question you have to ask yourself is if you are that kind of player. If not, at least try it out for the sweet music!
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Cognition is a good start, and at its core, a quality adventure game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After spending fifty hours with GW2, I have a lot of praise for ArenaNet's work and the way it changes up some of the typical trappings of the MMO. And yet, I find myself thinking less and less about it each day. It's not a declaration against the product, mind you, but simply a fact that this game still is very much an MMO, and your enjoyment will directly relate to how much you enjoy the genre. For many who were hoping for a clean break from MMO design philosophy, Guild Wars 2 will probably come across as a slight disappointment. It pushes the genre slightly forward, however, and could lead to even further development in the future.