RPGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 369 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 7.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Persona 4 Golden
Lowest review score: 20 Time and Eternity
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 369
369 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Valkyria Chronicles II does gameplay right, but lacks polish in other areas.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs is an enjoyable game in its own right, but feels like a step down from Shadows of Almia.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you had a brother or sister growing up, then Costume Quest will speak to you whether you like it or not, much like that pesky sibling. Not only does it capture the spirit of Hallowe'en, but it perfectly encapsulates the brother/sister relationship into a short, six hour period.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you had a brother or sister growing up, then Costume Quest will speak to you whether you like it or not, much like that pesky sibling. Not only does it capture the spirit of Hallowe'en, but it perfectly encapsulates the brother/sister relationship into a short, six hour period.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Re:coded is ultimately a highly competent action RPG. While it isn't likely to light anyone's world on fire, the degree of quality in all areas is to be commended and those who want a breezy and quickly paced game in the Kingdom Hearts mold for their DS's aren't likely to find the game disappointing.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For those who want to see how it all started, Ys I & II Chronicles is the way to experience it. Ys I lasts just over five hours and Ys II boasts a little longer playtime at around eight, but with the game's fast pace, it doesn't outstay its welcome.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ar tonelico Qoga is a worthy finale to the series... providing you can find the true ending, of course. Its strengths are many, and NIS America has done its best to keep a polished localization.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, the real question is whether Pokémon Black offers enough spark to justify buying another Pokémon game. True believers have purchased it already, and the vocal haters will continue their hating despite this review's best efforts. For everyone who's left, the answer is a solid maybe.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    What we get is a game that doesn't take itself too seriously and demands patience be destroyed in button mashing fury. Sometimes, a nice button mashing experience is exactly what you need after a tough day, and Jikandia delivers this in spades.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With a more balanced difficulty and stronger puzzle designs, Okamiden probably would have been able to beat The Legend of Zelda at its own game, but for now, Chibiterasu will have to settle for simply being on even ground with Link.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, Gods Eater Burst certainly does enough to differentiate itself as not just a Monster Hunter-clone, and easily provides good amount of portable enjoyment. Whether or not it works as a story will be completely dependent on how much players can stomach overused anime tropes, especially the execution, but does at least arrive with interesting setting and premise. RPGamers who enjoy experimenting should find the battle system an excellent laboratory, especially with the superb bullet creator.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Hunted isn't an amazing game, it's still a good game, and a unique experience all around.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    So while Half-Minute Hero Super Mega Neo Climax offers some new features, they don't make for a brand new experience. That said, the Hero 30 mode, which is the heart of the game, is still in place and as great as ever.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a game that's definitely worth playing, but there's a lot of room for improvement.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a fun game that fans of the original two are sure to enjoy, but there's absolutely no reason for anyone not fond of the first ones to play The Baconing, nor is there any reason for new players to jump in at The Baconing rather than the original game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2: Innocent Sin doesn't bring any mechanical wonders to the table, but uses what tricks it has to keep the excellent story rolling along.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, Guardian Heroes, despite showing signs of age in the graphics department, plays just as well as it did back in 1996. More of a brawler with RPG elements than an RPG, it provides quick and fun entertainment, with plenty of features to encourage many rounds of replay. With the addition of online play for the story and versus modes, the multi-player elements of the game can finally show their worth. The remix mode provides updates to the original gameplay, meaning that those both new and old to Guardian Heroes will find plenty to love.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It hits all the right buttons that Grand Bazaar and Island of Happiness couldn't, and gives the player tons to do without ever feeling stale. Two Towns is polished, and shows that the Harvest Moon series can stay fresh when given a nice shell to work with. It provides endless hours of entertainment, and with there being so much content to explore, the time flies by.
    • 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.