RPG Fan's Scores

  • Games
For 882 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 5.9 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 882
882 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    You could do better within the Ys series, but it's still near the top of the pack as far as retro-styled action RPGs go.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Majora's Mask 3D is a game worth experiencing, even just for its bizarre and unsettling themes. However, while enjoyable, it's not among the best the Zelda series has to offer.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It's no secret that I thoroughly enjoyed Analogue: A Hate Story. The writing is stellar, the music and graphics are stylish, and the interactive gameplay elements are immersive. I also appreciate its unapologetic attitude toward mass appeal, instead opting to please a very specific kind of gamer. Those who want to see a fine example of elevated video game storytelling would do best to check this game out. It may not be a long ride (5-7 hours for a single playthrough), but it is a satisfying one.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    An above-average action RPG, but not the best the Ys series has to offer.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It ranks as my favorite installment in the trilogy. The gameplay brought nothing new to the table, but playing it for the plot and characters has left me more than satisfied.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    While it may not be hailed as a classic, genre-defining game, Riven was a very strong sequel, a difficult thing to do considering the widespread popularity of Myst.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Easily the best domestic RPG on the PSP to date. The game itself is incredibly unique and fun to play. The portability is both a blessing and a curse, allowing one of the PSOne classics to be played on the go, but limiting you to a four inch screen.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    My final thought on The World Ends With You is that it's a grower. I was not initially sold on the game, but as I sunk more time into it, the more it grew on me.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Endlessly light and easy to play with untold improvements over the first game, this is a simple and easy blast for any players looking for something a little mindless to put on their PC.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Chroma Squad, while not perfect, is, undeniably, the best Super Sentai-based game around.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The plot is compelling, the combat is exciting, and the aesthetics are excellent as always.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    While it may be a little easy and a little childish, Brave Story: New Traveler is an RPG that will appeal to an incredibly wide audience and is one of the first titles to truly take advantage of the handheld hardware Sony has provided.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    PSP owners who want a solid, fun, long-lasting, no-nonsense, traditional turn-based RPG will be served quite well with Crimson Gem Saga.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Muramasa is a fun game, but it's not for everyone. If you are bothered by minimal story, repetitive fighting, and a fairly short length, then it's not for you. For all other action RPG fans, Muramasa succeeds in delivering pure fun factor that's addicting and highly accessible with excellent aesthetics to complement it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Episode 4 manages to up the ante in modest ways, and continues to indicate that Telltale knows what they're doing.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Oracle has shown me that Phoenix Online is in it to win it, and is working to make this series something special. Therefore, I feel no compunction whatsoever in recommending it to any discerning adventure fan.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Although their intentions may have been to reach a wider audience, Daedalic has created a children's game, and there's nothing wrong with that. Most children's games are far too innocent and insultingly dull — commercial characters giving teacherly instructions for inane tasks involving 1-2-3 and A-B-C — but The Night of the Rabbit teaches curiosity, the benefits of exploration, environmentalism, and the importance of stories: all virtuous lessons.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The content is fantastic, though the timing between episodes holds the game back.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    So in the end, Laxius Force III provides a satisfying conclusion to this epic trilogy, and fans of Aldorlea's grand-daddy series will certainly be hooked for days, weeks, maybe even months.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Episode 2 affirms my confidence in Telltale's ability to respect the source material.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Danganronpa fans should still love this entry, even with some subpar elements.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you liked "Aria of Sorrow," pick up DoS. If not, steer clear.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Great characters, fun story, witty script.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection is a solid package, especially with an MSRP of $29.99. Even though it isn't the definitive version of the game, it is a solid way into the franchise and the best way to experience The After Years.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A good clean fun, no nonsense, SRPG.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With the new content included and a controller in the USB port, Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition is the best version of the game – just not by as much of a margin as some might've hoped for.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's more Fallout. If you liked Fallout 3, you'll probably like this.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    That said, if you like graphic adventures and poor controls are not generally a dealbreaker for you, don't let that one issue stop you from trying Gemini Rue. It's got logical puzzles that require thought but don't have a lot of red herrings to guide you away from the correct path, great voice acting that complements a worthwhile story from start to finish, and just the right atmosphere.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you've never been impressed with Pokémon games the newest entries will likely not change your mind, but if you enjoy visiting the world time and again and wouldn't mind revisiting the land of Johto, you can't go wrong with Heart Gold and Soul Silver.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Doesn't do much of anything RPG fans haven't seen countless times before-but it does everything we've seen time and again well.