This Raptor longplay on stream by cs188creations is super awesome. It’s 2 and a half hours long, so don’t feel pressured to watch the whole thing. But, you can get the whole experience by watching it. He played it on max difficulty WITHOUT SAVING! Yeah, he died a couple of times, but that’s what you get from going hardcore!
Pros of Raptor
The soundtrack for this game was so good that I’d find myself humming tracks from it all the time! There’s even a playlist or two of the Raptor: Call of the Shadows OST on YouTube! Despite there only being three episodes with nine levels each, the game has surprising amounts of replay value. There are also some cool easter eggs that I forget how to get at now.
The selection of equipment and weapons in Raptor: Call of the Shadows is also pretty expansive for such an old game. But, there are a few weapons which are clearly better than others, like the Auto-Track Minigun and the Twin Lasers. The graphics were superb at the time and it was critically acclaimed by gaming experts.
Really, Raptor’s a great game to play when you just want something straightforward where you blow stuff up!
Honestly, I don’t think there’s anything I dislike about Raptor: Call of the Shadows. I will say that there’s a Windows version from 1999 that had some serious issues with its controls. Since then, there’s been a version released on Steam which is fine and an iOS version of the game, as well.
The only other knock I have against the game is it’s not packed with quite as many levels as other similar games. But, the quality of its 27 levels makes up for whatever replayability value it loses from having such a small number of levels.
You can find the DOTEmu 2010 version available for download on Amazon or the newer 2015 release on Steam.
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