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Turok, the dinosaur gun games
« on: April 03, 2019, 10:03:00 PM »
Great bunch of lizard lads, so foggy, great music, and I would argue  the best FPS arsenal(Arsène Wenger and Thierry Henry glory days aside) in gaming history. Discuss the dinosaurs, I've had a real inkling to play the series recently.

Re: Turok, the dinosaur gun games
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2019, 10:29:07 PM »
My abiding memory of the second one, other than the graphics seeming impressive for the time, is of the level design being quite poor. Far too repetitive and indistinct.

There were indeed some good weapons, chief among them being the Cerebral Bore (which killed enemies by firing academics at them). I think Painkiller may just have it pipped though.

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Re: Turok, the dinosaur gun games
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2019, 11:20:41 PM »
I loved the first two games at the time, and I'm itching to play the re-releases on Switch.

My abiding memory of the second one, other than the graphics seeming impressive for the time

I distinctly remember a picture of two raptors in the pre-release images that I genuinely couldn't believe would ever be topped, graphically. I would stare at it over and over again wondering how it could ever be topped without simply being photo-realistic.

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the level design being quite poor. Far too repetitive and indistinct.

This was actually an even bigger problem with the first game, where most areas were either foggy caves or foggy jungle.

The sequel did at least have some distinct areas - especially in the much superior first half of the game.

It's remarkable how massively the series nose dived in quality with the third game, though. It was a wretched Half Life ripoff, with tedious levels, horrible art design, and enemies that literally faded out running when you killed them.

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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2019, 11:27:32 PM »
It's remarkable how massively the series nose dived in quality with the third game, though.

The exact same thing happened with another dinosaur related game series; Dino Crisis.

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Re: Turok, the dinosaur gun games
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2019, 11:30:11 PM »
Things also went to shit in the third episode of Denver: The Last Dinosaur.

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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2019, 11:30:48 PM »
The third one in any dinosaur thing is often the worst. This is why Triassic Park was bobbins.