RPG Fan's Scores

  • Games
For 834 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 75% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 20% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.2 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: 14 out of 834
834 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Despite lackluster music, Hakuoki is an enjoyable visual novel that could actually make gamers rethink their perception of Idea Factory.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With addictive, entertaining action RPG gameplay and an effective gothic atmosphere, Order of Ecclesia is a ridiculously fun game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I had never played these games before, and it's possible that those darn kids we all hear about these days might not enjoy the decidedly retro gameplay and so-bad-it's-good translation. On the other hand, if you've got an eye for classics that have aged better than fine wine and been given the premium porting treatment, I see no way you could go wrong picking this one up.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Vanishing of Ethan Carter could have been a much more exciting and violent game, and many would probably have enjoyed that more, but I like it how it is: quiet, relaxing, and pensive. The Astronauts understand that a little subtlety goes a long way.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance is everything gamers have come to expect from this series, for better or worse. I can't recommend it to newcomers in any way, but for those who have followed it this far, they'll find a flawed game that occasionally reaches some great highs.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you've been hankering for a good 2D Action RPG that lets you dash around as a half-vampire in a massive dungeon, maybe it's time you go back and check out the game that really started the modern Castlevania phenomenon.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While this game will not end gamers quest for an irreplaceable Nintendo DS RPG, it can certainly entertain them for 15-20 hours.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Despite its technical issues, Game of Thrones has strong content.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sweet Fuse is not the most emotionally arresting visual novel I've played, but it executes on everything it promises to deliver.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An easy recommendation for those looking to munch on some popcorn while you get the crap scared out of you.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I didn't love this chapter quite as much as I loved the first, but I'd still happily recommend it to anyone who likes point 'n' click adventure games.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Rune Factory 4 is a game I did not expect to like as much as I did, proving that it's nice to be wrong about things from time to time. Its addictive blend of farming, fighting, and friend-ing makes for a fun, lighthearted experience that's easy to get lost in for hours at a time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you're a SMT fan, are jonesing for a game that combines Pokémon with an action-RPG, or just are looking for some great characters and setting, then by all means, pick this game up ASAP. Otherwise, wait for it to come down in price or rent it, as it is relatively short.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The only way you'll be disappointed is if you go into the game expecting a brand new game. For all those looking to play an enhanced version of an old favorite, there's no better way to do it than Persona 3 Portable.