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Beacon is Searching for the Right Formula

March 2, 2019 by Kyle Johnson

There’s something romantic about the wild frontiers of space. Colonizing virgin worlds in the hopes of exploiting mineral resources or expanding territories is the subject of many science fiction works.…

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Seize The Moon in First-Person Head-Scratcher Discolored

February 27, 2019 by Richard Costa

First-person mystery puzzle adventures have a rich history that goes all the way back to Myst. Unlike traditional 2D puzzle games, they usually rely on an immersive exploration of deserted…

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2084 Is An Interesting Remix of An Established Game

February 25, 2019 by Samuel Guglielmo

Back in 2017, Observer released. A cyberpunk horror/mystery game, it caught some attention thanks to its interesting story, great setting, and voice acting provided by Rutger Hauer. At the very least,…

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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…