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 HomeTown Story
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 57 out of 394
394 game reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Armored Princess cleans up and expands considerably on The Legend but manages to stumble over itself with a punishing difficulty curve and a few errors of its own that manage to pull the game down more than the improvements buoy it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unchained Blades isn't unenjoyable, and its subsystems are an inventive take on what less skilled hands would have turned into a bare slog. However, a game as long as this one needs something greater to keep the inevitable hours of filler at bay. Deeper, more nuanced characters would have been been one route. Alternately, a smoother difficulty curve would've limited the opportunities to switch on autopilot.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Weapon Shop de Omasse boasts a great premise and for the most part it succeeds at its JRPG sitcom goals.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, I enjoyed much of my time with Drakengard 3, but I couldn't help think that it could have been improved in many ways.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For beast-slaying fans and non-fans alike, Toukiden should provide a decent amount of solid enjoyment, but likely won't stick in the memory for too long after.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The plot is full of holes, inconsistencies, and unbelievable character actions and reactions. There are some creative moments late in the game where SMTIV presents the alignments and philosophies in a fascinating, new way, but for the most part the plot, characters, and morals fail to come together as part of a coherent setting.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's the beginning of a potential series worth exploring further, but there is still plenty of work to be done to generate a property that deserves mention alongside the titles uninformed viewers have compared it to.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It provides a very enjoyable, if short, experience and offers the potential base for a good series if Arc System Works wants to take it to the next level.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    All in all, Demon Gaze is a decent experience. It streamlines Wizardry-likes and provides a much more palatable experience.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Adventure Bar Story does have some rather large shortcomings, I cannot deny the amount of hours I sunk into the game, and the enjoyment it gave me.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While Final Fantasy Type-0 has a lot of problems, the game's focus on gameplay really works as that's its biggest strength.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If forced to choose between Seasons Of The Wolf and its predecessor, then Loren The Amazon Princess would get the nod purely for its more rewarding overall storyline and larger set of intriguing characters. However, Seasons Of The Wolf provides a decent follow-up, and those who have enjoyed Winter Wolves' previous excursions or other visual novels should find it well worth the fifteen to twenty hours it takes to get through.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This game will not appeal to everyone, but those who wants a different take on a simulator game that strays into RPG territory may wish to start their own Life in Reveria.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This re-release is simple, but it works. The gameplay is straightforward and that makes for an easy transition to iOS.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though this might seem like a gripe, Darksiders II is not a bad game. Its mechanics are tightly crafted and there are plenty of exciting battles and twisted puzzles to work through. But don't be surprised if everything feels very familiar, and don't feel ashamed if you're inclined to simply turn it off. After all, you've probably played this game a hundred times before.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Lazy. Generic. Simple. Nostalgic. A light-hearted throwback to 90s gaming. Depending on your viewpoint, Mimana Iyar Chronicle is any or all of those things.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The overall feeling that endures throughout Conception II is that it's a game that is by no means bad, but also not great.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.