RPGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 356 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 7.6 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 HomeTown Story
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 54 out of 356
356 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Always Sometimes Monsters falls short of its potential.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Battle Princess of Arcadias is a perfect example of what it means to be a middle-of-the-road RPG.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fairy Fencer F is an enjoyable way to spend the roughly twenty-five hours it takes to complete.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Star Ocean: The Last Hope's drawing power is really its battle system and little else. Despite a solid plot and strong item creation, the shoddy localization and terrible level design mar the experience beyond salvaging.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Neverland Card Battles is indeed unique and the first game to accurately combine a CCG with a TRPG; however, although it is not bad, the execution has just enough holes in it to keep the game from being fun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Trying to combine peanut butter and jelly into a delicious sandwich, tri-Ace instead takes two very different battle systems and combines them into something like ice cream with poached eggs on top. The tactical parts alone are decent with lots of customizability and strategies to ponder, and the Valkyrie Profile system is about as good here as it is in the first two games in the series, but instead of meshing and working together, they pull against each other as the player is left wishing he had just one system or the other.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    My World, My Way is certainly for players who are into collecting items from battles, and very simple, but sometimes challenging, dungeon-crawling.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Black Sigil's unpleasant combat is truly a shame, because just about everything else in the game successfully emulates the feeling of playing a great lost Super Nintendo RPG.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's cute and I can see certain subsets of gamers becoming addicted to treasure hunting and meeting all of the residents, but there are no new discoveries to be found here.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Bleach: The 3rd Phantom is not going to snare fresh fans for the franchise, but at least it does not fail so completely as to be unplayable.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    For some it may be worth trying out, but there are many JRPGs on the DS right now that are more fun, more charming, more worth your time, and more likely to remind you of the good old days of being a young RPGamer.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, while the original game really had a fairly interesting story, this game fell a little short of it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Fans of Organization XIII will enjoy some insight into their favorite characters' daily lives, but many fans of the series may be turned off by the lackluster controls and odd story directions taken with this portable spin-off.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There is fun to be had in Divinity II, especially in terms of exploration and customization. Unfortunately, the game's poorly plotted story and uneven difficulty will challenge the patience of most players, even those who enjoy parts of the game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Overall, League of Legends holds a lot of promise, but comes up short as a retail product.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While the game has a lot of potential and is shiny on the surface, it lacks the depth and accessibility that prior puzzle-bending titles have offered and serves up a game that's ultimately a Bejeweled Twist variant done up pretty.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This foundation is shaky at best, so White Knight Chronicles needs some work.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While Grand Bazaar can be considered a solid entry to the Harvest Moon DS titles, its problem is that it doesn't really do anything new other than the bazaar.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Venetica is a tough game to recommend. On one hand, there's a luscious and unique world to explore that is vibrant and astonishing. On the other hand, the story is muddled with poor dialogue and voice acting, and overly-simplistic combat that might not appeal to some.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle isn't a poor game, it fails to distinguish itself from the multitude of tactical RPGs already around.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The 3rd Birthday is a difficult game to recommend. There are aspects of it that really shine and make it an enjoyable experience, but others features, particularly the game's tortuous story, will surely disappoint those who were expecting the game to be in the vein of the previous Parasite Eve titles.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Overall, Chantelise will tickle those who are gluttons for punishment, but with its unfriendly game design, it'll leave many newcomers starving for something more approachable.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While it might not be the most pleasant-looking game or have a ton of depth, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars is still enjoyable and at its best when played in small doses.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Crimson Alliance is a fairly competent, if completely forgettable game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    In short bursts or with a group of friends, there's certainly a lot of fun to be had, but it's the sort of mindless, arcade-style fun you'd find in Zombies Ate My Neighbours. Players looking for a complete package had best look elsewhere.