RPG Fan's Scores

  • Games
For 816 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 816
816 game reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not a perfect game (but I've yet to see a game that is), but if this is the direction next generation RPGs are headed in, then fans of the genre should rejoice.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You may not like it as much as I did, but in the end, you will have enjoyed this game more than a lot of other PS2 games out there.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is fantastically playable, and utterly addictive.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the end, however, what you have is a game full of ambition and beauty; one that can draw you in for hours as you plumb the depths of the world searching for clues and your own solutions to problems. It's not without some technical issues, and it's pretty clear that there were some areas of the game that were glossed over in order to make the release date. However, that can all be set aside for the excellent, engrossing narrative, stellar gameplay, and utter style that oozes from every inch of the game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Get through the boring intro, and then enjoy 30 solid hours of what is easily Falcom's most ambitious title to date. Cheers to XSEED for the solid localization and for taking a chance on the series.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the end, however, what you have is a game full of ambition and beauty; one that can draw you in for hours as you plumb the depths of the world searching for clues and your own solutions to problems. It's not without some technical issues, and it's pretty clear that there were some areas of the game that were glossed over in order to make the release date. However, that can all be set aside for the excellent, engrossing narrative, stellar gameplay, and utter style that oozes from every inch of the game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Level-5 changed just enough in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box to keep the sequel fresh while maintaining the highlights of The Curious Village: excellent puzzles, beautiful art, appropriate music, a fun story, and a sense of whimsy.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are fumbles present which hint at a larger scope that may have been compromised during development, but the core essence of player choice and flexibility stands true. The sense of reward for each thoughtful approach and calculation brought a smile to my face and made me feel like a complete badass. Just like the original, Human Revolution is at its best when it shuts up and lets you decide how to accomplish your goals.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After a rocky start, Tales of the Abyss proved to be a truly enjoyable game; possibly the best in the series so far, and a contender in my book for game of the year.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mana Khemia is an incredibly fun game with a fairly large scope, that takes a minimum of 40 hours to complete. And, with a simple New Game Plus feature, serious fans can get all of the character-specific endings without doing much work.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game can be completed rather quickly (in less than 20 hours), but there are tons of unlockables to keep you playing well past 40 hours, such as secret characters, a Hard Mode, and the option to start a new game with your cleared save data.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A game that will resonate with you and make you nostalgic for something that you might not even remember forgetting.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Walking Clementine has been a memorable journey thus far. Having the opportunity to see this young lady grow from Season 1 to the middle of Season 2 has been an absolute joy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the gaming world has become fixed on looking for innovation, AP tosses those expectations aside, and builds on what has worked.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is not only a very respectful treatment of the original, it also makes me want to dust off my SNES and relive my innocent childhood love of games.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're invested in this series already, this episode is absolutely going to deliver. If you're not a fan of Back to the Future or the previous episodes, it's not going to change your mind.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you pick up this title, you'll get a face full of space opera, with decent combat and lots of character interaction, and if that's your thing, snatch up this game pronto!
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You may find yourself occasionally frustrated with a design choice, but do yourself a favor and look past them, for the simple act of carefree exploration and discovery appears lost to most developers these days.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's trite but true: if you liked earlier Disgaea games, you'll like this one, but if you didn't like the rest, this one won't change your mind. If, however, you've never played the series, Disgaea 4 is a great place to start.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I expect Dark Souls will sell more copies than its predecessor, but I'm sure many won't know what to make of this curious title. It harkens back to the days when our parents bought us a game and we played it all summer.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game can be completed rather quickly (in less than 20 hours), but there are tons of unlockables to keep you playing well past 40 hours, such as secret characters, a Hard Mode, and the option to start a new game with your cleared save data.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.