Catherine Dellosa

Catherine Dellosa

Staff Writer

Joined TechRaptor: 6/27/2020

About Catherine Dellosa

Catherine Dellosa plays video games for a living, reads comics for inspiration, and writes fiction because she’s in love with words. She lives in Manila, Philippines with her husband, whose ideas fuel the fire in her writing. Her Young Adult fantasy novel, Of Myths And Men, has been published by Penguin Random House SEA and is her love letter to gamer geeks, mythological creatures, aliens, and epic quests to save the world. It's the first of a planned trilogy.

She has also penned The Choices We Made (And Those We Didn't) published by BRUMultiverse, as well as The Bookshop Back Home and Raya and Grayson’s Guide to Saving the World as part of #romanceclass - a community of Filipino authors who’re equally in love with words too. 

When she's not lost in the land of make-believe, she works as a games journalist for one of the biggest mobile gaming media outlets in the UK. She one day hopes to soar the skies as a superhero, but for now, she strongly believes in saving lives through her works in fiction. Check out her books at, or follow her on FB/IG/Twitter at @thenoobwife.

Articles by Catherine Dellosa

Total Articles: 38

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Inkulinati is Strategic, Stylish, and Pretty Darn Complicated

While Inkulinati's concept is fresh, the gameplay is bogged down by overly complicated elements, and it might not be everyone's cup of tea - especially if you've got a bit of a shorter fuse.

October 10, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Super UFO Fighter Review

Super UFO Fighter is a party action game from developer VV-LABO and publisher Phoenixx that lets players duke it out by hoarding gachapons. The mechanics are simple and it can be pretty fun for a while, but it can lose its spark much too quickly after a few rounds.

July 13, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Voodoo Detective Review

Voodoo Detective is a hand-drawn point-and-click adventure from Short Sleeve Studio that takes players on a cultural journey on the Zo Wanga Isle. It's a great tribute to retro titles in its genre, so if you're a fan, diving into this one is definitely worth your while.

July 11, 2022 | 10:00 EDT

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We'll Always Have Paris Review

We'll Always Have Paris is a point-and-click visual novel from Cowleyfornia Studios that deals with what it's like when a loved one has dementia. It's a short but sweet exploration of true love across generations, and is a definite must-play when you need to shed a cathartic tear or two.

April 28, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Phantom Breaker: Omnia Review

Phantom Breaker: Omnia is a 2D anime fighting game from Rocket Panda Games that aims to bring back a well-loved franchise. It caters to hardcore fans of the IP as well as newcomers with its simplified controls, and offers an entertaining experience when you're looking to do some mindless bashing for a session or two.

March 25, 2022 | 11:00 EDT


Castle Morihisa Review

Castle Morihisa is a roguelike deckbuilder from Smokingbear Studio and Thermite Games set in a fantasy feudal Japan. It's not the most original game, but it does serve as a bit of a palate cleanser if you're looking for a roguelike deckbuilder with a different set of visuals.

February 9, 2022 | 10:00 EST

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Rescue Party: Live! Review

Rescue Party: Live! is a frantic co-op game from Tag Studio and 505 Games that puts your time management skills to the test in disastrous scenarios. It's not the most original game, but it does offer entertaining and laugher-filled sessions for the whole family to enjoy.

January 18, 2022 | 10:00 EST

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Rubber Bandits Review

Rubber Bandits is a wacky multiplayer beat 'em up from Flashbulb that lets you team up or compete against others for the perfect heist. If you're ready to turn your brain off and indulge in a good laugh, then you're in good company.

December 8, 2021 | 11:00 EST

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Wolfstride Review

Wolfstride is a stylish RPG from OTA IMON Studios and Raw Fury that features turn-based mech battles, quirky humor, and gorgeous art. Characters have a penchant for dragging, melancholic, over-the-top dialogue, which may not be everyone's cup of tea.

December 7, 2021 | 10:00 EST

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Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - Aiko's Choice is Very, Very Sneaky

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - Aiko's Choice is a stealth tactics game that's a standalone expansion to Shadow Tactics. Is it worth your time?

November 2, 2021 | 10:00 EDT


Power Chord is a Neverending Battle Against Monstrous Musicians

Power Chord is a roguelike deck-builder from Big Blue Bubble where you take down hordes of demons by duking it out and rocking it on stage. There's no doubt that the visuals are absolutely stunning, but sadly, looks aren't everything. While I do love its roguelike mechanics, the lack of a narrative just isn't for me.

October 21, 2021 | 09:00 EDT

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JARS Review

JARS is a strategy puzzle with tower defense elements from Mousetrap Games and Daedalic Entertainment, providing endless hours of jar-opening fun along with an intriguing story and quirky artwork. The puzzles themselves offer a ton of replayability, but it's the story that will ultimately make a lasting impression after every level.

October 20, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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Cloud Gardens Review

Cloud Gardens is a dystopian sandbox puzzle-slash-sim from Noio where you make the most of the apocalypse by making plants grow. It’s an ultra-Zen title that forces you to slow down, think about life, and do a little gardening - which is a totally welcome experience for when you need a breath of fresh air in today’s suffocating world.

September 28, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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Fire Tonight Review

With its vibrant artwork and nostalgia-inducing soundtrack, Fire Tonight is a low-pressure journey through young love and all its joys, even against the backdrop of a city on fire. It’s a short-but-sweet experience that’s really more about the story than the challenge of the puzzles, which, considering its lighthearted vibe, is totally okay.

August 11, 2021 | 10:00 EDT

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Omno Review

Omno provides a great escape from this suffocating world we live in today through its complete absence of any gloom and doom. Jonas Manke a.k.a. StudioInkyfox initially created this passion project as an escape on Kickstarter, and it really does deliver. Just be sure to play this game on a platform that doesn’t just fulfill its minimum requirements—I had the misfortune of installing it first on a PC that was so choppy and laggy I couldn’t even make the shortest jump across two platforms.

July 28, 2021 | 08:00 EDT

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Erica Review

With its intriguing narrative hook, Erica’s premise is enough to pique any FMV fan’s interest. Sadly, clumsy plotholes and unnecessary choices weigh the game down, and it doesn’t quite deliver in the end. It’s still entertaining enough if you’re looking for a different kind of movie night, though.

May 24, 2021 | 09:00 EDT

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Memories Of East Coast Review

Memories Of East Coast is an aesthetically pleasing visual novel that draws you in with stunning hand-drawn art and lo-fi beats in the background. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have the same masterful execution when it comes to creative writing, but if all you want to know is how the story plays out, then game can be a non-demanding way to pass the time.

April 21, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

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Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood Review

Scarlet Hood and the Wicked Wood is a fun and quirky retelling of storybook faves packaged nicely in an adventure game. There are multiple paths you can take to get to your goal, and supposedly multiple endings too—so if you can get past the odd mouse-slash-keyboard controls and the occasional rage-inducing puzzle, it’s a steal.

April 7, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

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Can't Drive This Review

Can’t Drive This takes the typical driving game and twists it into this insane, chaotic, ultra-fun couch co-op that honestly makes me wonder where this game has been all my life. The gameplay is simple—one player builds the road while the other drives—but it’s guaranteed to demand all of your time and effort, so be prepared to laugh (or fight) with your family and friends for hours on end.

March 19, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

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Cyanide & Happiness: Freakpocalypse Review

Cyanide & Happiness: Freakpocalypse stays true to the zany antics and dark humor of the franchise, and packages it as a point-and-click adventure that makes absolutely no sense (but that’s actually okay). It may not appeal to players who have no clue about the franchise, but it’s bound to be an absolute delight for fans—or anyone who appreciates a twisted joke every now and then.

March 11, 2021 | 10:00 EST

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Bonkies Review

Bonkies offers families and friends a hilarious way of playing together through intense cooperation set in the vast unexplored unknown of space. The relaxing background music adds to the overall light-hearted nature of the game, but that’s not to say you can take it easy. You’d better be ready to get your act together and use your hand-eye coordination like your life depended on it—because when it comes to space construction, there’s definitely no monkeying around.

January 28, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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Watch Me Stream My Mental Breakdown Review

January 19, 2021 | 10:00 EST

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When The Past Was Around Review

December 16, 2020 | 03:05 EST

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PHOGS! Review

December 2, 2020 | 01:00 EST