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
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A must play for SRPG fans and wistfully nostalgic D&D enthusiasts.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This remains a game that everyone who loves RPGs should play, and I'm pleased to say that the iPad version is as good a platform as any to experience it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    One of the best games of this year, and was entirely deserving of our "Best of E3 2006" award. With a fantastic tri-Ace battle system that's both accessible and deep, Square Enix has provided a sequel that both fans and newbies will love equally.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Overall, Devil Summoner Soul Hackers is a solid entry in the SMT franchise.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    As I said before, The Millennium Girl offers a fantastic opportunity for new players to dip their toes into Etrian Odyssey, as it provides the familiar sorts of characters we have grown to love in JRPGs while keeping intact the extremely strong foundations of the original game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Every piece of the game is well-executed, and given the PSP's exclusive gameplay modes, it is easily the best version of the game for anyone who's not going to fault the PSP's inability to match the Xbox 360's graphical power.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Those who enjoy the Tales series or action RPGs won't be doing themselves a disservice by buying Vesperia, but those desiring a more groundbreaking title should look elsewhere.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Don't let the game's lengthy localization period deter you from experiencing the latest chapter in the Tales universe. Xillia's likeable cast, frenetic combat, and enjoyable storyline make this one of the best entries in the franchise, though its emaciated side content leaves something to be desired.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    All in all, if you've followed the series, there's no point in stopping now. Capcom has the formula down by this point, and they will only improve upon it as time passes.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It's impossible to deny that Rune Factory 3 is the best entry in the series. It has improved in just about every area it possibly could: the battles are more dynamic, the farming isn't monotonous, the characters are deeper and more intriguing, and the dialogue is full of variety.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Not just another Diablo clone.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Exceptional entries in the series that include some great new mechanics.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Exceptional entries in the series that include some great new mechanics.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard is everything you loved about the original, except even better.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This final episode makes the long trip worthwhile. Newcomers should take the plunge with confidence.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Personally, I feel as if this is one of the best titles I've played in a long time, despite some of its gratuitous flaws. Movies are sometimes judged on their ability to make people forget their problems for a couple of hours – the immersion. LoG definitely has that going for it, and even when stumped and dying repeatedly, I couldn't pull myself away. This is a sleeper hit that everyone should at least try, and let's hope its success encourages the developers to work on another game, improving on an already-polished title.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    If you can deal with the kiddie atmosphere and lackluster graphics, Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon provides an enjoyable gameplay experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    In the broadest terms, there are two ways to make a great game: do something cool that hasn't been done before, or do a great job of improving on things that have been done before. Torchlight falls pretty firmly in the second category, but that doesn't make it any less great.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a fun 30-40 hour game to play, Atelier Iris 2: The Azoth of Destiny is a clear choice. It's nothing like those state-of-the-art 3D RPGs from Square Enix and the like: this is oldschool glory.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A Vampyre Story is a fantastic graphic adventure that evokes the spirit of those bygone LucasArts adventures while also adding its own unique flavor.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    But all of you gamers who tend to have the same tastes I do in RPGs should not miss out on this one. It really is a ton of fun to play.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A potent, frustrating, demanding, amusing, tedious, exhilarating world unto itself.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Quite simply, Bastion is a game with lots of character and precious few flaws. Any fan of old-school action RPGs would be remiss not to play this game. If every title released had Bastion's sense of newness and adventure, the gaming world would be even better than it already is.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Like the Atelier games before it, it may appeal to a somewhat limited audience, but Atelier Ayesha is a quaint, relaxing adventure that provides a refreshing contrast to high-stakes JRPG melodrama.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Quite simply, while Eternal Sonata may be overlooked as a broken title, it is truly no such thing. Instead, it is a world that I was happy to play in, and may even dream about from time to time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    With a strong narrative chocked full of fascinating characters and choices, DS2 ably sprints ahead with the torch passed on from the first game. Simply, those underwhelmed by the first game will not like this installment, while those who lauded the former only have to decide if the safety and security of structured, neat opportunities and a lack of tension hinder the experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Where this game really shines, though, is in the fun gameplay and excellent music and voice acting.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - Director's Cut for the DS is a worthwhile purchase for graphic adventure fans.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Even though this is not the definitive strategy RPG of our time, like some have labeled games such as Shining Force, Final Fantasy Tactics, or Disgaea, it's pretty damn close.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    BioWare has created a top-shelf RPG with Mass Effect, though it's not without its flaws. Many of the issues present in the Xbox 360 version of the title are gone, and while there are new issues thrown into the PC version, they are minor in comparison.