RPGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 484 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 7.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Child of Light
Lowest review score: 20 Agarest: Generations of War
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 67 out of 484
484 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    When Project X Zone arrived, I was eager and immediately threw it into my 3DS expecting a glorious time. When at last I finished it over seventy hours later, my stance had become a mixed bag.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For those looking for a game to engage their minds over a couple of days or evenings, SwapQuest fits the bill very nicely.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light delivers an RPG that has far more in common with early iterations of the Final Fantasy series than anything after V, and slips in a fair number of direct references to them.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Yo-Kai Watch's main story can easily be completed in under twenty hours, though there's quite the meaty postgame for those who are enamored with the gameplay.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game certainly isn't at the level of the top-end western RPGs and a lot of its gameplay elements have been done in greater depth elsewhere. However, sometimes a lighter game is what's wanted, and for those looking for a less overwhelming experience that's easy to just pick up and play, The Technomancer is a solid and enjoyable experience for the twenty-five or so hours a playthrough lasts.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Legacy of Ys provides a peek at what might have been for JRPGs had Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy not run away with the genre. Ironically, the gameplay in Ys has aged better than these ultimately more successful series originals.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    LBX: Little Battlers eXperience is generally a fun game, but has a fair share of missed potential.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Aside from dropping the popular Friend Safari, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire bring all the improvements and features from X/Y to the world of Ruby/Sapphire as expected. The presentation has minor issues, mechanics retained from Ruby/Sapphire are still not fun, and the diminished difficulty and lack of any draw for newcomers make this a less appealing game than X/Y for those who are picky about which Pokémon titles they play.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fans of the original Half-Minute Hero will undoubtedly be excited to experience more of the unique franchise, but at the same time, the new additions have a tendency to drag it down a bit.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Dwarf Run had several frustrating spots that did not make me happy, but it also displayed some entertaining scenarios and went into an unexpected place at the conclusion. Alexander Mirdzveli has fashioned a title that does a good job of appealing to veterans of PC RPGs. It is unlikely to appeal to those without fond memories of those titles though.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation proves to be a solid port on the Vita, one that may even be technically superior to the PS3 rendition.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Simplicity is great, but if there had been more variety and a challenge, I do think Return to PopoloCrois could have been a real winner.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultimately, the appeal of The Dark Spire will be limited to those looking for a trip down memory lane or those looking for a challenge.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Evoland 2 came up with a good way of integrating its graphical changes into the narrative, and succeeds at being a full-fledged game that shifts between the eras of RPGs.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Those looking to play a title reminiscent of classic JRPGs could certainly do a lot worse.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Gamers who appreciate DRAGON: A Game about a Dragon's visuals will probably appreciate its humorous writing and gentle exploration while forgiving its brevity and roughness.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Moco Moco Friends shines in a way that many games do not with its completely genuine approach to storytelling, and I loved it for that alone. While it may not be the most complex RPG I've played, it has a ton of heart, and sometimes that can go a long way.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although it is riddled with annoyances and oversights throughout, The Last Remnant is an addictive game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    All things considered, Glory of Heracles isn't an amazing game, but it has enough charm to satisfy RPGamers looking for a simple, story-driven JRPG.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Neptunia U is an oddball — it's a solid game that excels in some aspects, but is equally forgettable.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As an actual game, Risen 2 is mediocre. The gameplay is primitive and the technical problems alone are more than enough to recommend shying away from it. However, as an experience, Risen 2 is highly entertaining. Players willing to overlook the issues with the gameplay will find themselves sucked into a sweeping, high-seas adventure that's rare for the RPG genre.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While there's some good fun to be had from the gameplay, the localisation and narrative issues make Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment a difficult recommendation.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Monster Racers is an enjoyable way to while away a car trip or fill the time between longer, more substantial games, it is ultimately an inessential addition to most game libraries.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fairy Fencer F is an enjoyable way to spend the roughly twenty-five hours it takes to complete.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a rough ride, but ultimately a fun one. FORCED is a twitchy thinker's punch-drunk romp that wears its scars with pride.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, Atelier Sophie is a mixed bag with many ideas that will hopefully be refined in future installments of the Mysterious series.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For every step the series has taken forward with this game, a step is taken back. The brevity of the game cuts into the enjoyment one may derive from the improved graphics, interface and plot. The mediocre boss characters and fights almost overshadow the interesting changes made to the hero roster.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ar Nosurge is an interesting game that suffers from a lack of tender love and care on the localizer's part.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite its numerous small annoyances, Phantom Brave: We Meet Again is a fun game -- albeit hardly essential.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sticker Star is an odd beast, and its RPG aspects are actually the most problematic. Many of the most enjoyable parts come when it can be played as a straight platformer, only to be interrupted when aggressive enemies force the player into another battle without a worthwhile reward.