RPGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 420 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 29% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 67% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Persona 4 Golden
Lowest review score: 20 HomeTown Story
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 61 out of 420
420 game reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 is a much, much better game than its predecessor. While the script isn't as funny as the first and tends to cross the line of good taste a few times too often, the improvements to the gameplay, the more diverse cast, and the better developed world all solidify it as an actually enjoyable game. It's much shorter than the original Hyperdimension Neptunia, clocking in at a little over twenty hours, but in many ways that's a good thing, not a bad thing. I couldn't be more pleasantly surprised.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it's been a monumental pleasure to finally be able to play Inazuma Eleven in North America, the game reeks of missed potential.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Soul Hackers is definitely a creation of the mid 90s, but hardly a relic that is resistant to attempts in the present to play it. Shin Megami Tensei aficianados will already be interested, but anyone looking for a compelling 3DS title should at least give it consideration.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, Gods Eater Burst certainly does enough to differentiate itself as not just a Monster Hunter-clone, and easily provides good amount of portable enjoyment. Whether or not it works as a story will be completely dependent on how much players can stomach overused anime tropes, especially the execution, but does at least arrive with interesting setting and premise. RPGamers who enjoy experimenting should find the battle system an excellent laboratory, especially with the superb bullet creator.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Hunted isn't an amazing game, it's still a good game, and a unique experience all around.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rise of the Argonauts is a difficult game to judge, mainly due to its backwards design. The majority of the game is spent engaged in the story rather than the combat, which is unusual for a game of its type.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Devil Survivor 2 remains an addictive experience for a large chunk of its length.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Code of Princess provides an excellent means of satisfying the reptile-brain impulses within me, and like many other games in this genre it will be there whenever I need a sudden adrenaline boost. That makes it a difficult game to recommend for anyone without a reptilian brain that sometimes demands relief, but it satisfies the urge to concuss everything in sight splendidly.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While I clearly had issues with the actual gameplay parts of The Witcher 2, the story and characters were memorable enough to make it worthwhile, mostly because of how real they felt. While it starts off rough, has a steep learning curve, and offers a lot of places where it can get frustrating, in the end the experience was worth the effort. With a little more polish on the controls and interface, this series can continue to mature into something truly outstanding.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At the end of the day Silent Hill: Book of Memories manages to provide a change of pace to the dungeon crawling genre which has become somewhat stale.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For those who were disappointed by the previous Harvest Moon offerings on the PlayStation Portable, this one is sure to delight, though it's not without a few flaws.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Many of the great franchises of the 90s have burned out or faded away. But now, XCOM is back in a way that plays like a love letter to the original. It may not be stellar, but it has everything to make it feel right with the old fans while at the same time welcoming the newbies with tentacular appendages. That is a rare and wonderful thing.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Re:coded is ultimately a highly competent action RPG. While it isn't likely to light anyone's world on fire, the degree of quality in all areas is to be commended and those who want a breezy and quickly paced game in the Kingdom Hearts mold for their DS's aren't likely to find the game disappointing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With a more balanced difficulty and stronger puzzle designs, Okamiden probably would have been able to beat The Legend of Zelda at its own game, but for now, Chibiterasu will have to settle for simply being on even ground with Link.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still, with so many elements crammed into one package, it all comes together surprisingly well and Spectrobes is a series that continues to show promise.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World's biggest drawback is simply that it's a direct sequel to Tales of Symphonia. While this provides the game with a fairly large potential audience of fans, the story draws very heavily from the events of the first game, and while it's possible to pick up the pieces during the game, those who haven't played Tales of Symphonia will likely find themselves lost.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a shame that the battle system is as simplistic as it is, because the game has so much going for it, including a great plot twist, fantastic art direction and an ending that is a real tearjerker.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fossil Fighters: Champions is very similar to its predecessor, but doesn't offer a significant improvement.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Chroma Squad is a very enjoyable love-letter to tokusatsu series. Things are by no means perfect; it's easy to see the gameplay falling a bit flat when taken on its own without the oodles of fun that comes in the story, premise, visuals, and audio. However, those who grew up watching Power Rangers and its ilk will greatly appreciate this opportunity to relive the memories and have a small hand in the creation their own version.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, XIII-2's more diverse play experience should make it a more palatable game to a larger segment of gamers. Whether or not it's better than Final Fantasy XIII is something I leave for you to judge for yourself.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like Borderlands 2, The Pre-Sequel often feels like a fairly safe sequel, but the gimmicks Gearbox chose to use this time around actually worked surprisingly well, far better than I had originally anticipated.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those who played and did not like the series, or who are bored with it, will find little here to change their minds. The Disgaea brand of near limitless levelling (and grinding to go with it), has always been an acquired taste, and the formula is starting to wear thin.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its addictive nature will ensnare anyone with even a hint of fondness for the Dragon Quest series, and will work quite well as an introduction to the games for any who are curious.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you like Diablo-style games, Sacred 2 is for you. The single and multiplayer options included provide nearly endless replay value for fans of the hack and slash genre.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sands of Destruction could have been excellent, and some aspects of it indeed do approach greatness. Unfortunately, its many irritations in combat cause the game to fall short of the lofty status it wanted to achieve.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a very good game, but it features far too many easily-remedied design flaws to ignore. For players who can look past these flaws, however, a terrific adventure awaits. For all its faults, the game's charming story and loveable cast is one of the most memorable of this console generation. JRPG fans would be remiss to overlook it, but should also be aware that it's far from perfect.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For those who love Disgaea, Disgaea 3 is a welcome addition to the series. With a hilarious, upside-down storyline and the battle system's tricks still intact, there's no reason for these fans not to play Disgaea 3.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While this feels considerably inferior to the PlayStation 3 version, and it's still worth checking out if you missed it the first time around.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This game cuts right to the heart of the matter. Ys: The Oath in Felghana is a fun, albeit simple, ride from beginning to end.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    By bringing in a new cast with Inazuma Eleven GO, Level-5 gave the series a much needed freshness, with Chrono Stones carrying on well despite its slow start.