The Technomancer is a cyberpunk action RPG, and a follow-up to Mars: War Logs from 2013. The game, originally known as Mars: Paradise Lost, was developed by studio Spiders, the creator of Bound by Flame, Of Orcs and Men and Faery: Legends of Avalon.
The story takes us back to the cyberpunk universe known from the previous production where technology intersects with magic and warring factions are fighting for access to the most valuable of resources – water. The titular Technomancers are genetically modified warriors with enormous political influence, who are also the guardians of ancient knowledge. In combat they combine cutting edge technology with the supernatural power acquired through mutation, the source of which lies in the wisdom of their ancestors. All of this makes them look like demi-gods in the eyes of the community, but due to the common dislike towards mutants their presence may sometimes cause unexpected events.
The player assumes the role of one of the young and inexperienced Technomancers whose mission is to find and protect powerful artifacts from Earth, as they are the source of extremely valuable knowledge and technology. The game enables us to side with one of the six available factions. Each of them has their strengths and weaknesses, which influence the gameplay and the way we perform particular tasks. Choices made while playing will affect the ending of the story.
In accordance with the authors’ plan, the game mechanics are very similar to what we could see in Mars: War Logs, using a range of typical RPG elements such as character development system, NPCs joining our team, and an extensive crafting system. The gameplay, however, has been modified and expanded, especially in the aspects that received the most criticism from the players. One of the most important changes is the complexity of story-related tasks, which have become much more extensive and enriched with multiple secondary threads.
PC / Windows
- Minimum: Intel Core i5-2500 3.3 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 560/Radeon HD 6950 or better, 11 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit