RPG Fan's Scores

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For 1,088 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 73% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 21% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 80
Highest review score: 99 Mass Effect 3
Lowest review score: 25 Arcania: The Complete Tale
Score distribution:
1088 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Perfect for classic point-and-click lovers who can't stop randomly combining items.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Get lost in the enchanting art, but don't expect much more.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Everlove: Rose may have its issues, but my time with it left positive thoughts. It doesn't do anything clever or groundbreaking with the visual novel formula or its own storyline and lore, but I enjoyed my time with it. The different ways the story plays out held my interest as I explored the possibilities, and that is worthy praise as for any choice-driven visual novel.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    I'll admit, the game did grow on me and I actually liked it more than I expected to for its 19 hour duration, but it is not a game I can recommend at full price; especially with so many better and higher profile titles releasing this season. That being said, if you find Last Rebellion for $12 or less in the bargain bin, it's not a terrible purchase.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A Telltale-esque title set in suburban America that hints at maturity.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    None of the bland gameplay is helped by the fact that the controls feel sluggish overall.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A Telltale-esque title set in suburban America that hints at maturity.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It's too bad, because Drakengard 2 could have been, and could have done, a lot more than it did.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If you're looking for something new in your RPGs, then give 99 Spirits a shot. The puzzle-style battles are fun and interesting and allow you to forgive the less interesting aspects of the game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Instead, I'll say that it means well and may appeal to a breed of old-school gamers. All others, stay away or take my warning that enjoyment will vary.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    All in all, it's decent to play, and Compile Heart is trying to improve, but they need more common sense in refining basic gameplay elements.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    For visual novel and turn-based RPG lovers.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A decent RPG that could have been great.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Surprisingly immersive horror adventure that fails to amaze due to several annoyances, dated graphics, and lack of conclusion.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    In other words, for those still interested, Alpha Protocol should be low on the to-play list.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    I'm a big fan of nostalgic "old-school" style RPGs as my catalogue of reviews suggests, but honestly, Nostalgia fell completely flat in almost all areas.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    If you are a big fan, then I can't see you being disappointed with the game unless you really hate the graphical style or the voices.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    You have to put a lot of work into the game (and the WiFi settings) to get a good experience out of it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Chaos Wars is not a great game, but it is fun. I felt let down by O~3's low-budget localization, and the last few hours of gameplay really felt dragged out, but otherwise I enjoyed the experience.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    In other words, for those still interested, Alpha Protocol should be low on the to-play list.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    If I had to come up with an example of a simply good visual novel, Symphonic Rain would be it. While its dabbling in the rhythm game sections does it more harm than good, it takes just enough risks and twists in its writing to keep you engaged throughout the five-to-seven odd hours it takes to finish a route. Symphonic Rain hits a little too close to the monotony of life at times with its gameplay, but the great quality of the writing certainly makes it a visual novel worth checking out.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    In other words, for those still interested, Alpha Protocol should be low on the to-play list.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Despite the faults, From the Abyss is a solid dungeon crawler. It does what it does well for the genre, and it is very easy to pick up and play. In the long run however, it's not going to be memorable game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    By far the largest issue Fable has is its length. Completing at least 50% of the sidequests, marrying, slaughtering an entire village, and buying three houses, I still only ended the game at slightly over eight hours.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A major improvement over the junky Jake Hunter game we got last year. Some of the flaws like the misplaced Americanizations still bug me, but Memories of the Past is still a suitable apology for last year's disappointment.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, The Last Story is a decent RPG, but nothing to be excited about. A dull story and uninteresting characters mar a unique combat system and solid gameplay.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    PoPoLoCrois is, at its core, a vanilla, mediocre, bland, been-there-done-that Japanese RPG that probably should have stayed in Japan.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Definitely not for everyone. But regardless, at the end of the journey, after the countless deaths and billions of bruisings, the stat rolling and puzzle solving, you will undoubtedly feel accomplished.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Contact is a classic case of A for effort, C for execution. It is easy to tell that a lot of love was put into this game and it had the potential to be a classic of Earthbound proportions. Unfortunately, despite the game's merits, I ultimately found it too mundane, boring, repetitive, monotonous, and dull to recommend.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    What could have been a gem among point-and-click adventures fails to rise above mediocrity despite its fantastic visuals.

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