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Heaven’s Vault Has All the Right Stuff for a Unique Linguistic Adventure

February 19, 2019 by Samuel Guglielmo

It’s tough to make yourself known for adventure games. There’s an expected higher standard in the genre’s writing and gameplay. One of the few companies that have defied these odds…

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Zombie Hordes Keep Ruining My Settlements In They Are Billions

February 15, 2019 by Dan Hodges

Strategy and survival games have a lot of similarities. Both Starcraft and Rust have an emphasis on collecting and managing resources. These materials are often sparse and you’ll probably have to fight…

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The Textorcist is a Game I Really Want to Enjoy, But Can’t

February 14, 2019 by Samuel Guglielmo

I’m a real fan of typing games. One of the first games I bothered the TechRaptor editors to let me review was Epistory – Typing Chronicles, a game that combined…

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Jump Force Might Need Longer To Power Up

February 13, 2019 by Andrew Stretch

Jump Force should be a manga fan’s dream. Developed by Spike Chunsoft and published by Bandai Namco, it combines forty different characters from across sixteen Shonen Jump franchises. Whether you’re into…

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The Division 2 Beta Impressions – If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try Again, But With More Drones

February 13, 2019 by Anson Chan

Ubisoft’s foray into the looter shooter genre continues with The Division 2, an unusual combination of traditional looter shooter/RPG mechanics and a modern-day “realistic” setting. Just like in the first Division,…

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Subnautica: Below Zero Shows Promise But Lacks Content in Early Access

February 11, 2019 by Robert N. Adams

Subnautica: Below Zero is an expandalone to 2018’s Subnautica, a game I more or less enjoyed. The prospect of heading back to Planet 4546B was enticing and I was excited to…

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Anthem Flies High, But BioWare Should Be Wary of the Sun

January 30, 2019 by Anson Chan

Conceptually, Anthem sounds like the result of a massive collaboration between the most prolific sci-fi properties in existence. It’s the offspring of a marriage between Halo and Mass Effect with a bit of Iron…

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Dawn of Man Lets You Battle Bears and Repel Raiders

January 24, 2019 by Robert N. Adams

There have been more than a few games that have let you build medieval cities, but there has been a surprising lack of focus on mankind’s earliest days. Dawn of Man seeks…

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Delve Underground with a Cute Dragon Girl in Miasma Caves

January 22, 2019 by Robert N. Adams

I’ve been following Miasma Caves ever since Play NYC 2017. Every hands-on demo I’ve played has had a time limit of under ten minutes, something that was put in place by…

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Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Turn-Based Hands-On Preview

January 22, 2019 by Richard Costa

Pillars of Eternity was supposed to play just like Baldur’s Gate. BioWare’s first CRPG popularized pausable real-time combat back in the 90s, successfully implementing the Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition…

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