RPG Fan's Scores

  • Games
For 1,009 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 74% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 21% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.8 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:
1009 game reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Marvel Ultimate Alliance is the result of two games' worth of experience on Raven Software's part, and it shows.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Long time fans will be pleased with this entry in the Ace Attorney series, and it's a quality game for newcomers as well, although it is not the best entry point for the series. It's definitely what I'd call fan service for those who have stuck by the series, and it's great that fan loyalty pays off for this game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Xanadu Next is a strong experience from start to finish, and a humble little game that shouldn't be ignored.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Cataclysm delivers exactly the high-quality gameplay experience we've all come to expect from World of Warcraft. Complaints about class changes and extreme difficulty aside, this is a truly enjoyable expansion and an absolute must-have for any current player.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Wild Arms XF may not be the ultimate or defining strategy RPG experience, but it was definitely one of the most fun strategy RPG experiences I have had in a long time.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Despite the strange premise, the odd combination of franchises, and the gameplay departure from the main Super Robot series, Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier manages to thoroughly strike a blow at the JRPG mold while maintaining a level of fun uncommon in RPGs.
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    • 87 Critic Score
    3 Stars of Destiny is an enjoyable RPG, but its enjoyment is definitely proportional to how much the player enjoys old-school.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    What's disappointing is that the game still remains a one or two player experience, despite that the Xbox sports four controller ports.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Any detachment we may have felt as we slowly immersed ourselves into this hellish world should be lost here. Those who've hungered for each coming episode may experience some tunnel vision as they dive into their monitors and become a part of the group's lives.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    This game has the potential to be the sleeper hit of 2011.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Lone Survivor bears doubtless resemblance to that classic survivor horror franchise, Silent Hill. After all, Lone Survivor has creepy monsters, a mostly-empty city, a basement you don't want to be in but must be, fleshy red membranes, and a psychological bent. I like to think of Lone Survivor not as a tawdry imitator, but as an intelligent and surreal homage to a once-powerful series, and even perhaps a comment on the genre itself.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    If you liked Season 1, give Telltale more of your money.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    With the best story since Abyss and the best cast of characters since Vesperia, Tales of Berseria is the best entry in Bandai Namco's flagship franchise for years.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Episode 3 has been my favorite so far, to the point that I'm somewhat doubtful that Telltale can top it with either of the remaining installments. The bar has been set high this time around, with a perfectly paced plot and just the right balance between action and narrative. My only real complaint concerns a reveal that comes right at the end of the episode.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The game was "unputdownable" for me, and I think it's a fine addition to any PSP owner's library.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    It's a well-put-together adventure title that should appeal to people with fond memories of old school Zelda, and an excellent first effort from its creators. If there's one big drawback though, it's that Fara is short.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Due to the unique events that take place in this volume, as well as the great post-endgame quests, I do consider Vol.3 the best in the series, though I also enjoyed Vol.2 a great deal.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    What it comes down to is that The Secret of Monkey Island is one of the great games in the adventure genre: like Maniac Mansion, King's Quest, or Sam and Max Hit the Road. With LucasArts providing this remake for a mere ten dollars, there is no excuse for any gamer not to have this in their library.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    An accessible RPG with fantastic dungeon design and charming graphics, but light on story.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    All in all, Valkyria Chronicles II will probably only appeal to a niche audience, due to its SRPG gameplay (and all the tiny little idiosyncrasies that come along with it), the anime-style production, and a reliance on preparation as opposed to being an FPS/3PS killfest or beat 'em up. However, for that niche audience, VCII provides all that you could want in terms of depth, and is a very polished outing for a portable device.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The story was engrossing, getting me engaged from start to finish, and the 2D styles on the characters and environments gave the game some charm.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The Layton series' formulaic approach to gameplay is a double-edged sword – it's still engaging and fun, but at the same time, the premise has begun to show some weathering. Still, the mix of point-and-click adventure and logic puzzles is something that few other games can offer, and Miracle Mask still does it well. For anyone who is deeply invested in the Layton series and jumps at any chance to experience a new Layton game, Miracle Mask is not a game to be missed.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    There were moments where I was swept up in its brilliance and the open-ended design. Then there were moments where I was so sick of doing yet another variation of one of the game's three standard fetch quests that I wanted to cry. In the end, the positives outweighed the negatives.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    After playing this game, and taking time to weigh out all the good and bad in this review, the only thing left for me to say is this: "I can't wait for Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie!" Let's hope Square Enix does another excellent job localizing that one as well, so we'll have a wonderful, complete trilogy for the Nintendo DS.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The addition of an online function in the game has made its replayability soar to new heights.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    All-in-all, Demon's Souls is a game every PS3 RPG fan should buy just to say that they own it, just to say that they've played it. It's up to you as the gamer to figure out if an incredibly difficult, incredibly unique game is the game for you.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    With such a compelling tale and well-crafted characters, it's easy to look past the fact that gameplay solely consists of absorbing information and choosing to pass certain things on. Though there are no random puzzles to solve, the main puzzle for the player is clear: are you willing to let a government do this to its citizens? Where are the boundaries of freedom of speech and privacy in such an interconnected world? Is it more important to guarantee the safety of all by being paranoid, or to ensure that everyone has the right to be innocent until proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt? If asking difficult questions and finding a way to your own answers sounds like a good time, Orwell is the game for you.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It's not a direct sequel in terms of story, and it's not a simple dungeon crawler either. Instead, it's a sort of wayward, roundabout RPG that gets the job done well. Personally, I still prefer the first game to this one, but objectively, Swordcraft Story 2 makes serious strides to improve on the first, and I cannot overlook that.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals may fall short in a few areas, but it more than makes up for it in its dynamic gameplay.
    • 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.