Quandary's Scores

  • Games
For 186 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Gothic II
Lowest review score: 10 Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 186
186 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So... what's my final take on The Lost Crown then? More ambitious than Dark Fall, that's for sure. And quite a bit longer. Scariest thing I've played in a long time, maybe even since Realms of the Haunting.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like the previous games in this series, Sam & Max - Night of the Raving Dead is a neatly put together adventure that is stamped by professionalism.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don't miss it, Sam & Max turn on the charm once again and dish out plenty of wisecracks in this crazy adventure in the sun. It's short and sweet and a lot of fun.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I think Next Life could have been awesome. Shorter, sharper, and throw out the arcade puzzles.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent addition, difficulty levels is something that would benefit every adventure game.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder is an entertaining trip through some dark places.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This one is a leisurely and enjoyable journey, one to take if you just want to relax and don't want to tax your own little grey cells too severely. It's particularly good for new adventurers.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all Nancy Drew: Legend of the Crystal Skull is a 'busy' game and a lot of fun to play. Put on your thinking cap for this one as it's weighted more towards puzzling than story.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Randomly dropping in on locations in the hope that something relevant is going to happen is in the same boat. Carol's apartment is a case in point.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The makers should be commended on another fine effort.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    My final impressions of Undercover: Operation Wintersun were of a strong start and finish, and a somewhat pedestrian in between. As I said before, solid gaming, but nothing special.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Considering that the gameplay in Adventure Games revolves around exploration and puzzle solving, doesn't highlighting every single interactive object dull the exploratory experience a little?
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a solid adventure and it's well put together, but like many of Nancy's recent adventures The White Wolf of Icicle Creek errs on the side of games/activities with correspondingly less exploration and sleuthing. This balance was much better in the earlier games and it would be good to see Nancy doing some more serious sleuthing in the future.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Secrets of Atlantis is by all accounts a big improvement on the previous game, and I enjoyed its mix of styles.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hans, it seems, is poised to continue his adventures so hopefully the interface will get some attention to make it more responsive. That taken care of and Hans Christian Andersen's adventures would be something to look forward to.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I prefer more puzzles (as opposed to inventory conundrums) in my games as a rule but didn't miss them here. It's bright, it's breezy, it's a great bit of fun — what more can you ask for!
    • 44 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The difficulty level is such that you're sure to get caught out on at least one or two of the puzzles, but the pay-off when you solve them heals the pain. It's not a 'classic' but there's a lot to do and there's plenty of fascinating places to explore.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The plot did lose me, and all the pieces didn't really ever come together until Holmes explained it to me at the end, but those little pieces were enjoyable in their exposition.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another clever offering in this wacky off-beat series. I'm looking forward to seeing how far Telltale Games can push the absurd plotlines by the time the season ends with episode six.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As it is, it was a damn fine fortnight of adventure, and George will no doubt be back on the strength of it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fun to play, despite its brevity, enlivened as always by the snappy repartee between the loquacious canine Sam and his manic white rabbit sidekick Max, who seems to get the best lines. The humour and silly situations guarantee that you will play with a constant smile on your face.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The absurd scenarios of this series are perfect for the characters of Sam & Max. The excellent and colourful artwork, music and sound effects also help to set the scene.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It looks quite good, having a sort of old fashioned Sierra look about it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A trip well worth taking. Most relaxing and enjoyable I thought, with enough challenge to keep experienced adventurers entertained and enough guidance for new players to join in and have plenty of fun.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So it isn't perfect, particularly not for players who prefer using the mouse, but Neverwinter Nights 2 is nevertheless a hugely enjoyable trip.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So if you enjoy inventory based adventures that occasionally have you combining the most unlikely objects, narrative that rolls along at a fairly brisk pace, sumptuous graphics, a good soundtrack, and humour that owes itself to some inventive language translation as much as anything else... then I would recommend giving Secret Files: Tunguska a go.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nancy Drew: The Creature of Kapu Cave provided me with about 5 hours of gentle entertainment, and no doubt it will take longer than that for novice players.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a great little play for adults and kids. Kids will love the driving. The game is fairly short, around 3, maybe 4, hours of play, but they're a fun-filled few hours.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An exceptionally good brainteaser.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Himalaya Studios honed their skills with their popular remakes of "King's Quest" I and II. With Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine they show that they also have what it takes to create a successful original work.

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