RPGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 346 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 31% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 65% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Diablo III
Lowest review score: 20 Mugen Souls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 52 out of 346
346 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If the original Atelier Rorona's major drawbacks and barriers to entry were its difficulty and time-consuming crafting, then Rorona Plus fixed one and made the other less relevant.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not as modern as Dragon Age: Origins, but it's worlds ahead of Baldur's Gate II.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rogue Legacy is triumphant in creating an accessible roguelike that anyone can pick up and play, and it does this almost effortlessly.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are a few things done unusually well in this specific title, namely a story the player should actually care about, an even and consistent pace that was missing in Dragon Quest IV, less need to level grind, a party-forming mechanic that gives the player several diverse options to consider, and an overall experience that develops and changes over the course of the game, flowing naturally with the plot and maintaining a fresh feel for the battle system.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Avalon Code is a quirky, highly original action adventure that will probably appeal most to fans of the Legend of Zelda series or Harvest Moon's relationship systems. The glaring interface issues detract from the experience somewhat, but for the most part aren't much more than a minor irritation and can be alleviated with a bit of storage management on the part of the player. There are also a handful of localization errors that make a small number of the recipes unusable, though.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rune Factory: Frontier can be somewhat tedious at times, but at the least it always gives players something to do.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Considering the source material, Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories is an impressive effort that is certainly worth playing for every fan of the series that missed it on Nintendo's retired handheld. The game is far more familiar in 3D, and translates into a more addicting and satisfying experience on the PS2.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Times is an enjoyable game with a few noticeable faults.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Drakensang is ultimately a rich and polished experience, and fans of the old party-based PC RPG design will find the same virtues and flaws that come with this type of game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its mostly average base components, Crimson Gem Saga is a surprisingly good game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It isn't perfect by any stretch of the imagination, and its choice of storyline from the series makes a sequel unavoidable, but at last a worthy RPG featuring Akira Toriyama's magnum opus has been created.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Shin Megami Tensei: Persona was so different and unique when it first came out that it still feels like a fresh experience today.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fossil Fighters does not have top-notch graphics and sound or a big name to call its own. Its quality lies in entertaining battles and having many addictive things to do. Its prominent use of dinosaurs is also a plus.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Aside from the travel issue, Spirit Tracks is, in every way, a better game than Phantom Hourglass. Sadly, the travel gets so frustrating later in the game that it really drags the whole thing down.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a solid game all-around that takes a good-not-great traditional JRPG and replaces the standard third-person dungeons with good-not-great first-person, tile-based ones, binding everything together with a strong apocalyptic story.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although Silver Star Harmony is not a perfect remake, it's one that definitely received a lot of tender love and care.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As far as Wii games go, Fragile Dreams is definitely one of the most attractive out there.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening serves as a good stopgap between major releases, but it doesn't fully satisfy the Dragon Age craving.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Resonance of Fate probably won't be named game of the year or end up on a Greatest Hits list, but it is definitely one of the more enjoyable RPGs that I've played recently and should be taken into consideration the next time you need an RPG fix.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Perhaps if this game had come out in 2005, when it was originally created, when the industry was slower and the game releases were more spread out, it might have been more appealing to more players.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For those looking for an exceptional simulation-RPG experience chock full of great humor and charm, Recettear may be that diamond in the rough that you've been searching for.