User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.33/10

Total of 158 user ratings spread across 158 releases

  1. 10
    (29)
  2. 9
    (44)
  3. 8
    (34)
  4. 7
    (29)
  5. 6
    (13)
  6. 5
    (5)
  7. 4
    (1)
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  • Rating:10

    Dark Souls

  • Rating:8.5

    Two Worlds

  • Rating:8
    The original NES version of the game still holds water, even after 20 years.

    Final Fantasy

    The original NES version of the game still holds water, even after 20 years.

    As far as video game history is concerned, the Final Fantasy series is the premeire role-playing game series, whether it be western or Japanese. However, the series almost didn't exist, because of Squaresoft being in sev... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Final Fantasy

  • Rating:10
    This game is the best video game to ever appear on a video game console.

    Final Fantasy VII

    This game is the best video game to ever appear on a video game console.

    As the story has been told, Sqaure Soft was originally going to make an Nintendo 64 installment of the Final Fantasy series until Sony signed them up so they could be the exclusive publisher of the PSOne installment of t... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Final Fantasy VII

  • Rating:7.5

    Ghosts 'n Goblins

  • Rating:7.5
    Here's a video game that's very good, yet extremely hard to beat.

    Makai-Mura

    Here's a video game that's very good, yet extremely hard to beat.

    While video games have been getting much easier since the PSOne era of gaming, the difficulty of video games back in the day were not only cutthoat in difficulty but also required the patience of a Jedi Master to beat th... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    This is, without a doubt, the superior version of the classic PC RPG.

    Ultima: Kyoufu no Exodus

    This is, without a doubt, the superior version of the classic PC RPG.

    There is definately no doubt that the Ultima series help form the genre of role-playing games as it is today. Back in 1988, however, Pony Canyon was given the developement rights by Richard Garriott himself to create and... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Ultima: Exodus

  • Rating:9.5
    This game is the prime example of how WRPGs should be.

    Diablo II

    This game is the prime example of how WRPGs should be.

    Back around 2000, Blizzard Entertainment released the sequel to one of the greatest PC role-playing games of all time, Diablo. What the end result is is a game that defines the WRPG genre as we know it. Graphicswi... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5
    This is clearly one of the best titles in the famed series of role-playing games.

    Final Fantasy VIII (Platinum)

    This is clearly one of the best titles in the famed series of role-playing games.

    Ever since Final Fantasy VII proverbally put the PSOne on the map as the king of the video game consoles, the Final Fantasy series has been synomonious with role-playing games. With this 1999 release for the PSOne, Squar... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5.5
    While innovative, this puzzle game falls short of acheiving greatness.

    Pipe Dream

    While innovative, this puzzle game falls short of acheiving greatness.

    While there have been great puzzle games in video game history, there's one paticular title that doesn't quite make the cut. That game is Bullet Proof Software and Lucasfilm's Pipe Dream. Graphics-wise, the game i... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    Final Fantasy Legend II

  • Rating:9.5
    This game is clearly one of the best role-playing games on the old black-and-white Gameboy.

    SaGa 2: Hihou Densetsu

    This game is clearly one of the best role-playing games on the old black-and-white Gameboy.

    Way back in the late 1980's to early 1990's Square Soft released a trilogy of gamd from the SaGa series, a series of RPGs that are known for their unforgiving difficulty, and renamed them the Final Fantasy Legend series,... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Wizardry: Tale of the Forsaken Land

  • Rating:9
    Atlus offers a completely different take on the classic PC RPG series

    Wizardry: Tale of the Forsaken Land

    Atlus offers a completely different take on the classic PC RPG series

    For as long as personal computers have been around, there have been simulations of the long-running role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, such as Ultima, Might & Magic and, most notablely, Wizardry from SirTek. In 2001, ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    The Dark Spire

  • Rating:10
    In a year of very few RPGs, The Dark Spire stands out above the rest.

    Genmu no Tou to Tsurugi no Okite

    In a year of very few RPGs, The Dark Spire stands out above the rest.

    One of the most common complaints of role-playing games since the PSOne era is that they lack the actual challenge that were prevailent in RPGs from the NES and SNES era. Even the old PC RPGs of the early 1980s such as W... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Parasite Eve

  • Rating:9
    Using a hybrid of mechanics from the RPG and survival-horror genres make this game stand out above the rest.

    Parasite Eve

    Using a hybrid of mechanics from the RPG and survival-horror genres make this game stand out above the rest.

    Everybody knows that Square-Enix is mostly known for the Final Fantasy series, even when the company was still known as SquareSoft. In 1998, Square-Enix released a hybrid of a role-playing game and a survival horror game... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5
    This installment of the long-running RPG series takes a radical approach to gameplay--And actually succeeds.

    Final Fantasy X (Mega Hits!)

    This installment of the long-running RPG series takes a radical approach to gameplay--And actually succeeds.

    One of the reasons why the PSOne overtook the console war lead from Nintendo's N64 console and won it was because of the revolutionary Final Fantasy VII--which litterally put RPGs on the map as a genre. With this 2001 in... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    Final Fantasy X

  • Rating:4.5
    Extremely weak A.I. and the lack of sound effects mar this otherwise-interesting platformer

    Prophecy: The Viking Child

    Extremely weak A.I. and the lack of sound effects mar this otherwise-interesting platformer

    It has been said that the quality of video games took a complete nosedive when the N64 was first released. What those particular anti-Nintendo fanboys are overlooking, however, is the fact that there was a equal amount o... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Final Fantasy IX

  • Rating:9
    While it's certainly not the best in the series, FFIX is extremely good in it's own right.

    Final Fantasy IX

    While it's certainly not the best in the series, FFIX is extremely good in it's own right.

    When the PS2 was first released, SquareSoft, now known as Sqaure-Enix, decided to use this time frame to release the third Final Fantasy title on the aging PSOne, called Final Fantasy IX. Regarding the graphics, the... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    With bolstered graphics and sound, the DS version of an NES classic is riding very strong

    Dragon Quest IV: Michibikareshi Monotachi

    With bolstered graphics and sound, the DS version of an NES classic is riding very strong

    Just about every fan of the Dragon Quest series knows about this particular installment--The game was released in North America as Dragon Warrior IV in 1993 only to have very few copies sold and forced Dragon Quest V and... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen

  • Rating:6.5
    While faithful to the pen-and-paper RPG, this game falls a bit short

    Dungeons & Dragons: Eye of the Beholder

    While faithful to the pen-and-paper RPG, this game falls a bit short

    Back in the dark ages of video gaming (i.e., 1990) SSI released an Advanced Dungeons & Dragons-licensed computer game called Eye of the Beholder, where the gameplay moved in real-time and in a complete first-person persp... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5

    Dungeons & Dragons: Eye of the Beholder

  • Rating:8

    Orcs & Elves

  • Rating:8
    This is an extremely fun, yet very short RPG from the creators of Doom RPG.

    Orcs & Elves

    This is an extremely fun, yet very short RPG from the creators of Doom RPG.

    After all of the hoopla surrounding Doom RPG for mobile phones, Id Software created a brand new and original RPG for the cell phone crowd--A game called Orcs & Elves, in which there is an Nintendo DS version of the game.... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Miner 2049er

  • Rating:7.5
    Despite the luster lost in translation, this is a worthy version of the classic Atari 5200 platformer.

    Miner 2049er

    Despite the luster lost in translation, this is a worthy version of the classic Atari 5200 platformer.

    Back in the pioneer days of the video game industry (circa 1982), a small video game publisher and it's lead programmer, Bill Hogue, shook up the industry with a futuristic take of the 1849 gold rush. Big Five Software's... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    The perfect union of puzzle and RPG mechanics makes for an excellent and innovative experience.

    Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords

    The perfect union of puzzle and RPG mechanics makes for an excellent and innovative experience.

    There have been many different video game genres other than RPGs, of course, to implement RPG elements into their regular playstyle. It is evident of games such as Ratchet & Clank, Mighty Final Fight and the countless po... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords

  • Rating:6.5
    While slow at times, the Gameboy version of the controversial arcade game is an addicting one.

    Mortal Kombat: Shinken Kourin Densetsu

    While slow at times, the Gameboy version of the controversial arcade game is an addicting one.

    When Acclaim announce in 1993 that they were going to port Midway's popular, but gruesome arcade game "Mortal Kombat" to home console, there were objections from Nintendo's quality control department that the blood and g... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5

    Mortal Kombat

  • Rating:9.5

    Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

  • Rating:9.5
    This most-recent installment of the RPG series is the best it has to offer.

    Dragon Quest VIII: Sora to Umi to Daichi to Norowareshi Himegimi

    This most-recent installment of the RPG series is the best it has to offer.

    With the Dragon Quest series of role-playing game breathing new life under the Square-Enix brand name, the first game of the series to appear on the PS2 comes with all of the fanfare than would make even a presidential i... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful