Alex Santa Maria

Reviews Editor

TechRaptor's Reviews Editor. Resident fan of pinball, Needlers, roguelikes, and anything with neon lighting. Owns an office chair once used by Billy Mays.


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Metal Wolf Chaos XD Review – God Speed Mr. President

Coming to America has been a long road for Metal Wolf Chaos. Despite developers From Software designing the game with the US in mind, Chaos originally released only in Japan on…

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Fall Guys is a Saturday Morning Battle Royale Worth Waking Up For

Your typical battle royale is a pretty violent affair. Even stretching back to the genre’s roots in film showcases blood and merciless violence. Maybe that’s why my time playing Fall…

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Looks Like a Marvelous Return to Form

Like most licensed games of quality, people don’t bring up Marvel Ultimate Alliance as much as they should. Before Diablo 3 proved that action RPGs worked spectacularly on a controller, Raven’s ultimate labor…

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The Outer Worlds Lets You Talk Your Way Out of Everything

When Bethesda first announced Fallout: New Vegas, it seemed like a goodwill gesture towards the franchise’s oldest fans. Developed by Obsidian, which housed many of the talents that first developed the…

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Journey to the Savage Planet is a Goofy Trip to Space Worth Taking

History is probably going to look back on No Man’s Sky well. While it had a rough launch, it’s proven to be an inspiring release, with many other games taking up the…

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Dicey Dungeons is My New Roguelike Drug

Day three of any conference is going to be a rough time. The initial excitement is gone, the exhibits are old hat, and you still have miles of walking ahead…

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Zombie Army 4: Dead War Explodes With Arcade Action

There’s something perfect about the over the top ridiculousness of Sniper Elite spawning the Zombie Army series. Originally a direct spin-off of Sniper Elite V2, Zombie Army 4 is the first entry to…

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Dying Light 2 May Finally Live Up to That Dead Island Trailer

In some people’s minds, it’s all about that trailer. Techland’s Dead Island premiered with an emotionally striking trailer, one of the first in a wave of slowed down cinematics that pulled…

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Watch Dogs: Legion’s NPCs Aren’t as Novel as You Might Think

Watch Dogs 2 had a single standout feature, one that propelled it beyond the franchise’s mediocre roots. Beyond its hacking gameplay and nonviolent combat scenarios, a signature cast of characters…

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Doom Eternal’s Storytelling Finally Matches its Best in Class Shooting

One of the most surprising things about 2016’s Doom was how well it develops the character of “Doomguy.” No longer a simple face, the Doomslayer is now a motivated force of…

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