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Robert Grosso

New York, NY

Favorite Games:
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Pokemon

73 games reviewed
67.4 average score
70 median score
32.9% of games recommended

Robert Grosso's Reviews

A game playing, college teaching, erudite-minded scholar who happens to write some articles every so often. Have worked as a journalist, critic, educator and blogger for nearly five years now, with articles published (as user editorials) on Game Revolution, Giant Bomb, and as a contributor for the websites Angry Bananas and Blistered Thumbs. Now making TechRaptor my home.
Feb 22, 2018

Shadow of the Colossus is a timeless game that is timeless art, one worthy of not only of this great remaster, but of all the accolades it rightfully deserved in 2005.

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Aug 3, 2018

Octopath Traveler strays from the path of expectations. In taking the road less traveled, it becomes a journey that all should experience for themselves.

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9 / 10.0 - Disco Elysium
Oct 24, 2019

An intense role-playing odyssey, despite some overstuffed writing, Disco Elysium is an experience that has to be played to be believed.

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Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous is a triumph of a game, and arguably the best isometric RPG since Planescape Torment.

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Jan 18, 2022

Expeditions: Rome is a game that is well-deserving of a Roman Triumph.

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8.5 / 10.0 - No Man's Sky
Aug 16, 2016

For good or for ill, No Man’s Sky is a child’s wish, the fulfillment of our wonder of exploring a galaxy on our own accord, to forge our journey in a universe on the edge of forever.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Battle Brothers
Aug 3, 2017

Battle Brothers is a solid, exhilarating experience that might turn away some due to its difficulty, but attract others because of its challenge.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Unravel Two
Jun 28, 2018

Unravel Two is not unlike its predecessor. The added co-op adds more incentive for players to experience its charming presence.

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Apr 8, 2019

A great game in terms of design and presentation, Blaster Master Zero 2 showcases how to do nostalgia right; by tweaking the familiar mechanics to the games advantage, making it feel fresh and unique.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Desperados III
Jun 12, 2020

A solid real-time strategy experience that provides a fair challenge for players of all skillsets

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Mar 8, 2021

Boasting classic mechanics that have aged like a fine wine, the few additions to the formula make Stronghold: Warlords a worthy entry into anyone's RTS library.

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8 / 10.0 - The Witness
Feb 3, 2016

Thought provoking and challenging, The Witness is a game that really depends on the player's perspective to reach full enjoyment.

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8 / 10.0 - Duelyst
Sep 7, 2016

Duelyst is an easy game to recommend to people. It's quick and simple to learn, it has excellent tactical gameplay, and it puts the free back in free to play

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8 / 10.0 - Unravel
Feb 9, 2016

A simple, emotional journey that is also simple to play, Unravel works at endearing you despite the mundane mechanics behind the journey.

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Dec 5, 2016

It is always hard to move on and try something new, but after the experiences I had, roaming Alola whether the Sun or Moon are up in the sky, I should say the experience has been great. It doesn’t quite match the Pokémon experiences we have read or dreamed about, but maybe every journey we go on will always be different like this.

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May 8, 2018

Dragon's Crown Pro easily captures the feel of an arcade-style beat-em up, despite some nagging issues of repetition. Still, it is a fun game that will be a pleasure to play through in the right circumstances.

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8 / 10.0 - Insurmountable
Apr 26, 2021

Insurmountable is definitely a hidden gem of a game, one that provides the right mix of challenge and fun for the player's delight.

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8 / 10.0 - Townscaper
Aug 30, 2021

Townscaper is less of a game, more of a tool to simply play around with. It has no goal either, but that is part of its almost hypnotic charm at being an enjoyable experience that allows us to simply play around as we see fit.

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Oct 5, 2021

My own impressions on Vagrus - The Riven Realms changed constantly, but ultimately, Vagrus does carve itself a comfortable middle ground that showcases a well thought out, if difficult, experience.

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Nov 16, 2021

The Last Stand: Aftermath may be a bit light on its gameplay loop, but there are enough unique mechanics to interact with in this zombie roguelike.

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