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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.
2 / 10.0 - Bad Rats Show
Mar 2, 2017

It's very tempting to just throw my hands up and say "it sucks" and be done with that, as no word count can accurately describe my disdain for Bad Rats Show. It is the type of game that is a joke at its own expense; garish in presentation, mediocre in its mechanics, and worst of all, boring to play.

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Dec 11, 2017

School Girl/Zombie Hunter is just brainless in the worst kind of way; trying to pass itself off as being fun while being devoid of any fun factor.

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4 / 10.0 - Ashwalkers
Apr 17, 2021

Ashwalkers attempts to do something new with its blend of survival and storytelling, but it fails to be both compelling and a challenge for those who play it

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4 / 10.0 - Warbanners
Nov 16, 2017

The good ideas are there, the tactics can be complex, but the overall design of Warbanners is completely broken to the point of souring the entire experience.

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Feb 28, 2019

ToeJam & Earl: Back in he Groove is a straightfroward game that really struggles to find any form of relevance beyond its nostalgia factor.

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4.5 / 10.0 - Into the Stars
Mar 18, 2016

A bland game from the get go, Into the Stars has high production values and a great soundtrack, but it's mired in mediocrity thanks to its gameplay.

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5 / 10.0 - Subway Midnight
Oct 28, 2021

Subway Midnight is an indie horror game that provides a lot of atmosphere and ambiance but lacks the scares needed to be memorable.

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5 / 10.0 - Ember
Sep 28, 2016

Ember is just a flickering spark slowly dying out in the wind; the good ideas put into the game are buried under questionable and derivative design choices.

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May 5, 2017

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 tries to accommodate its namesake by offering sniping, sneaking and action into one open world package, but only sniping succeeds at being any fun.

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5.5 / 10.0 - Forged of Blood
Aug 1, 2019

Forged of Blood has a solid foundation, but the games mechanics don't always mesh together, often causing too many problems with the games own ambitions.

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5.5 / 10.0 - Riot: Civil Unrest
Feb 4, 2019

Riot - Civil Unrest portrays a political firestorm based on personal experience. It challenges players to make tough choices in hard times, ushering in uncontrolled anarchy despite its shallow gameplay.

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5.5 / 10.0 - Strange Brigade
Aug 27, 2018

Strange Brigade oozes personality and has a strong in-game aesthetic, capturing the charismatic essence of 1930s pulp adventure stories. Sadly, it suffers heavily from mediocre controls and repetitive gameplay, making it a hard sell for even the most intrepid explorer.

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Sep 11, 2017

Bastard's Wound is really for Tyranny purists, a minor DLC to help extend an evil empire a little further than you expected.

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Oct 14, 2017

While the Frostbite Edition of Icy is a more competent game than the first release, the final product here still struggles to make a lasting impression.

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5.5 / 10.0 - Valkyria Revolution
Jun 28, 2017

Valkyria Revolution has so much potential to it but the character interactions and terrible presentation lead it to be more boring than engaging.

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5.5 / 10.0 - The Technomancer
Jun 28, 2016

Decisively average, The Technomancer can be an amusing role-playing experience thanks to its combat system, provided you are ready for constant repetition baked in a sub-par shell.

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5.5 / 10.0 - Devil Daggers
Feb 18, 2016

A well made, but ultimately shallow game, Devil Daggers is a good showcase piece for indie developer Sorath, and a decent score-chaser arcade game to kill some time with.

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Jun 23, 2017

Black & White Bushido simply doesn't have a large base of players playing the game to make it a worthwhile experience, magnifying the flaws of the title further.

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5.5 / 10.0 - Her Story
Jul 5, 2015

Experimental in many ways, Her Story is as captivating as any detective novel, so long as you have the patience or ability to care about the narrative.

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Jun 21, 2022

Zorro: The Chronicles is a kid-friendly action-adventure that, despite some limitations, shows that the old fox has a few tricks up its sleeves.

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