RPGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 394 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 30% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 66% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 7.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Dragon Age: Origins
Lowest review score: 20 Mugen Souls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 57 out of 394
394 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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
    While there are issues, the nostalgic feel that exudes from this collection is nothing to find fault with, as it perfectly serves its intended purpose of being a retro collection. If paying for Final Fantasy IV again isn't enough and the fan service-filled After Years holds no appeal, then pass on this. If you loved Final Fantasy IV back in the 90s and are looking to relive that experience along with some new content, then Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection might just be a good fit for you.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fated Haven shows tons of promise for the episodic RPG. Not only does it showcase a great story, it ends on enough of a cliffhanger that players will be dying to find out more.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is a good game, though, especially if you have some friends around to share it with.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unrest aims high and doesn't quite live up to its hype.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Helen's Mysterious Castle is easy to recommend for those who love a challenge and are willing to work hard for their rewards, and with such a low price of admission, it's worth checking out.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's fun, but grounded in the fond repetition of nostalgia.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So while Two Worlds II might be lacking in polish, it is pure and simple fun without the headache of over complication.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Class of Heroes series remains a solid, enjoyable option for gamers who want simple Wizardry dungeon and combat mechanics without the difficulty of Labyrinth of Lost Souls, The Dark Spire, and similar titles, and the sequel is an improvement, however small, over the original.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dream Team is certainly not a bad game, and the positives it offers are considerable. It nevertheless feels like a missed opportunity for something even better, and veterans of the series will probably find it getting a little old before the conclusion is reached.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Toukiden Kiwami is easily a superior product to its predecessor. The new content is more than substantial enough for fans of the first game to find the new release worthwhile, although it won't change the minds of those who weren't sold originally.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As far as Wii games go, Fragile Dreams is definitely one of the most attractive out there.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A strategy RPG seems like a perfect fit for the Neptunia series, and this largely ends up being true. A fun battle system combined with a large and diverse set of characters to choose from makes for a good deal of fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As it is now, Dragon Fantasy Book I is an enjoyable experience that will sit well with those looking for a decent throwback to earlier RPGs.