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  • Summary: Spiders are back with The Technomancer, a new post-apocalyptic RPG set in a cyberpunk world for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC set on Mars during the War of Water, where an aspiring Technomancer faces a myriad of questions as his future grows threatened by the secrets of his past.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 34
  2. Negative: 8 out of 34
  1. Jun 28, 2016
    75
    The Technomancer is a very pleasant surprise. Studio Spiders has learned a lot from their mistakes and is on the way to joining the best RPG developers in the business. The game proves how big the quality leap is in terms of gameplay mechanic, graphics, atmosphere and storyline. If The Technomancer sells well, the developers will be able to put more effort and money into upcoming games (and that will be good for everybody).
  2. Jul 6, 2016
    70
    A fun little adventure which will definitely grow on you.
  3. Jul 1, 2016
    65
    The Technomancer could have been a far better game with a more polished combat and better storytelling, but its intriguing premise quickly disappears.
  4. Jun 29, 2016
    60
    The Technomancer has frustrated me a lot over the last couple weeks, because I really enjoyed the world that Spiders created and wanted to get to know the characters more, but the constant choke points and combat inconsistencies make me want to stop playing.
  5. CD-Action
    Sep 16, 2016
    50
    The game offers five endings but I’m sure most players will not even see one, because The Technomancer is disappointingly shallow, confined and devoid of passion. [09/2016, p.42]
  6. Jun 28, 2016
    50
    An uneven slab of Mars adventuring, The Technomancer carefully straddles the line between never really being good while never falling into being bad.
  7. Jul 28, 2016
    35
    The writing is predictable and cringe worthy and the combat is boring and dry. Somewhere beneath its surface lies a polished game. Its unfortunate the flaws are so deeply ingrained within the game that they cannot be ignored and it breaks the immersion.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 40
  2. Negative: 4 out of 40
  1. Jul 7, 2016
    10
    Ainda não terminei o jogo e não sou fluente em inglês (escrito), mas escreverei no meu idioma nativo.

    O jogo é muito bom, algo que me faz
    Ainda não terminei o jogo e não sou fluente em inglês (escrito), mas escreverei no meu idioma nativo.

    O jogo é muito bom, algo que me faz pensar que canais como IGN são pagos pelas grande empresas de jogos para que seus jogos tenham boas notas enquanto o de empresas menores recebem notas injustas.

    Todos os "bugs" do jogo podem ser comparados e não são piores que os de skyrim. o jogo possui uma boa história e seus mapas lembram jogos da era mass effect, o que não é uma coisa ruim. O jogo não precisa ser de mundo aberto para ser bom.

    O jogo possui algumas falhas, como missões repetitivas e bugs (ou erros) durante os diálogos onde os personagens do grupo ficam mal posicionados em relação ao personagem do jogador ou se movendo loucamente.

    Tirando estas falhas, o jogo traz um sistema de karma que não é visto a muito tempo em games de RPG. Neste game você não possui ilusão de escolha, se não existe a opção de um desfecho alternativo, o jogo te dá apenas uma opção. Quando você tem mais de uma opção, você pode gerar histórias diferentes e ficar amigo ou inimigo de mais de duas facções dentro do game.

    A história do jogo também é bem interessante, uma continuação e ao mesmo tempo "reboot" de mars war logs, trazendo alguns elementos do antigo game e referenciando missões e personagens do mesmo

    Esta análise não é completa, porém posso garantir que este jogo merece um 10, mesmo com as falhas. Não vemos jogos com este nível de roleplay a muito tempo e isto para mim o destaca dos demais.
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  2. Dec 6, 2017
    9
    This game is a solid game. I truly enjoyed playing. It is a achievement in it's own right for me to play a Sci-fy game. I like the structureThis game is a solid game. I truly enjoyed playing. It is a achievement in it's own right for me to play a Sci-fy game. I like the structure of the skill trees, I also liked the weapons and combat. The story was okay but not fantastic. The Graphics are really nice, which is a plus. Solid A game. Expand
  3. Jul 2, 2016
    9
    The Graphics could be better and facial expressions a bit outdated but the technomancer is still a fun ride and a very good sci fi experienceThe Graphics could be better and facial expressions a bit outdated but the technomancer is still a fun ride and a very good sci fi experience that clearly got his inspiration from games like Dragon age, KOTOR, the witcher.

    The story is good and the voice acting exceptional. If you feel like playing a big enough game like dragon age, exploring maps with side quests etc.. you could have fun in this one.
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  4. Jul 21, 2016
    8
    The most part of professionnals reviews are not fair, clearly bitter. Is it a "vendetta" ? Or maybe "The Witcher 3" have placed the goal tooThe most part of professionnals reviews are not fair, clearly bitter. Is it a "vendetta" ? Or maybe "The Witcher 3" have placed the goal too high this last year ? Now, we get blind when something different and smaller appears in 3rd person RPG landscape ?
    Anyway, if you're are familiar with Mass Effect/The Witcher/Risen series (etc...), all 3rd person RPG of last 10 years, you won't be disappointed.

    "The Technomancer" is a good/correct rpg, storyline is complex, all RPG elements are here (craft is still good, like Mars; War Logs), landscapes and armors aesthetics are really great with full of various details (very sensitive), graphics are good (day/night cycle > beautiful screenshots incoming), mood and music works with environments, social/mystical backgrounds, level design is less claustrophobic than "M:WL" (except Ophir...); all parts of the Technomancer "lore" are strong enough to kept you intrigued.
    I've played on hard difficulty (69h = lvl 53), as a full technomancer (first) and full warrior branch, light armor ; good karma, heroic and spiritual experience > It was really spectacular and a real enjoyment, like a "megawatt shaolin monk", airy !!!
    I'm already rerolling has a guardian (extreme) with more shades in my choices (strict military approach), it's a completely different experience !).
    And again i'm not done with this rpg : curious about Rogue combat style and influence of "bad Karma" on the storyline and on my companions.

    Like their previous technomancer chapter "Mars: Wars Logs", same influences are here : Mass Effect (1) or Dragon Age maybe, The Witcher (1/2) games mixed with Mad Max movies and pretty all John Carpenter's filmography. Old school and rough !

    Yes, it's an AA title trying to challenge AAA titles...
    It's clumsy but they almost did it (it's always a matter of time, money and human resources : at this cost, they can keep their freedom of speech).
    For the record : it's a small studio (with a 2010 engine btw), and unlike Bioware/EA or CDPR (at least 200 employees on their titles), Spiders it's 20 people (maybe less) who have worked on "The Technomancer".
    I think they are pretty close to their ambitions...

    This game has is own charm, once you've get over rough details you are mesmerized.

    **Plus, very minor bugs at his release (at least for me ; a patch for pc community have been released after 6 days), so no major issue with pc port like a huge AAA title called "Batman Arkham Knight" for example
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  5. Aug 23, 2016
    7
    This is probably the best game made by Spiders so far. But it has some big flaws.
    Pros:
    + very good setting - cities and other small
    This is probably the best game made by Spiders so far. But it has some big flaws.
    Pros:
    + very good setting - cities and other small locations on Mars are full of this unique cyberpunk-like (and maybe a bit postapocalyptic) atmosphere
    + music - another great, melodic and memorable soundtrack made by Oliver Deriviere (Remember Me, Bound By Flame)
    + pretty nice storyline, maybe not very unique, but it has some good moments
    + some good side quests, with a lot of dialogues
    + nice, dynamic combat
    Cons:
    - BACTRACKING - this damn thing pulls the game down to an annoying experience pretty often - you have to go back and forth during the whole gameplay A LOT on exactly the same paths, with the enemies spawning exactly in the same places each time you visit the area again. A BIG minus here!
    - There are moments during the game, when you can break it actually by doing the quests in incorrect order - if the flaw of the game is determined by making quests in a certain order, the game engine should warn the player, or prevent him / her from doing quests in incorrect order. Unfortunately it isn't the case and a couple of times I was forced to load older saves, some of them made several hours earlier, and repeat a large part of the game, because there were bugs which made it impossible to continue with the main storyline. Another Big minus here!
    - face animations aren't really good for today's standards.

    Despite the extremely annoying bactracking and the quest order bugs I managed to reach the end of the game and I must say that the ending was very satisfying to me. I probably won't spoil anything if I just say that actually discovering a certain truth which lies at the very end of this adventure appeared to me to be one of the most moving endings in the games ever. Bravo Spiders for this great idea!

    I think that this game is worth a try for everyone who likes sci-fi stories with interesting setting, good music, quite interesting characters and a dramatic (in my private opinion) finale. But be warned again: if you hate backtracking in games, you should probably avoid this title.
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  6. Jul 8, 2016
    6
    I Love Mass Effect. I love Dragon Age. I love the Witcher. I love Star Wars: Knights of the old Republic. I like this game. Hope this succeedsI Love Mass Effect. I love Dragon Age. I love the Witcher. I love Star Wars: Knights of the old Republic. I like this game. Hope this succeeds and that they're able to make more games. Expand
  7. Jul 3, 2022
    3
    Une bonne grosse daube avec un système de carte à la ramasse, très dur de se repérer pour finir les quêtes .
    Les combats ne sont pas si
    Une bonne grosse daube avec un système de carte à la ramasse, très dur de se repérer pour finir les quêtes .
    Les combats ne sont pas si mauvais mais répétitif à la longue, bref je m'ennuie beaucoup, la sauce prend difficilement et peu crédible.
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