RPG Fan's Scores

  • Games
For 813 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 Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2
Lowest review score: 25 Arcania: The Complete Tale
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 14 out of 813
813 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In the end, Legacy of Ys made the transition to DS well, presenting an enjoyable experience even to those who have played the games to death.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Lux-Pain is a decent, and quite lengthy, visual novel for the DS, although it does come with some stipulations. If you prefer your stories completely spoon-fed to you and are averse to digging through database menus to read backstories about everything, then Lux-Pain may not be the right choice for you.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    At this point, I don't think it's reasonable to recommend playing this particular version of the game, unless you absolutely loathe voice acting (and/or refined graphics, and/or the PSP as a platform).
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Renting won't do justice to the amount of content the games provide and the inclusion of online (though limiting) boosts ups the replay value tremendously. It's simple and engaging for newcomers while catering to long time players. Buy it and go catch 'em all!
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    RPG fans who liked the open-ended gameplay and freedom of the first game will want to take a return trip-the two expansions with over 100 hours of new adventures coupled with the $30 price tag make this game one of the steals of the year.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There's not a part of Fallout: New Vegas that could be called a turd, and if you're a fan at all of western-styled RPGs, there is no doubt that this game is worth picking up.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Experience a nightmare and then have some of your own. "Inspired" by mental illness.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A solid re-release of a classic plus some nice new frills, but not without its problems.