Review by Boz
"The man in the army uniform!"
Now then.... Doom clones are becoming very popular on the N64, so it makes the job exceedingly difficult for game developers wanting to make a game that will attrack many buyers. Because of this they must work on a low based budget, which will test the organizers out to find the most cheapest and most effective programmers and such.
First of all I would like to comment on the price of Turok, thankfully now they have dropped the price of the game, but when the game was released it costed a whopping $119.95, now for any smart gamer they would steer clear of the early and expensive release and wait until the price dropped. This, if I say so my self is pretty stupid of Roadshow (not Iguana, they are just a pretty face!) of the price rise because no one should buy it for the first few months and make it hard for Iguana to get enough money to start their next project, Turok 2. Now if the Roadshow team are plotting evily to stop Iguana releasing its new project they wouldn't do it (although Roadshow may of got wind of some plan, by Iguana to get rid of them when the time comes for the new project release, you decide for yourself.)
The graphics in Turok are quite good but not brilliant. The levels are stunning although fogging lets it down a fair way. Some great aspects of it, though are if you leave the controller for a bit you will see super cool monkeys and fish swimming in water. The weapons are also another great thing about the game's grahics, some of the weapons are huge killing machines which look so strange and big you would expect them to make a HUGE fire but sadly disappoints a bit (eg. ......(!?)...... oh.....oohhh......ooohhh yeeeaahh, lets chug up this baby and see what she can do...''CLICK''......READY?........POING!......(!?)....... damm.)
The sound sounds very much like a nuclear war. The fire effects of the weapon are a bit dull but the sound make it sound a bit more convincing (my POING! sound from the last paragraph was a bit under doing it!) You will also be able to hear all the birds chirping, insects buzzing around and plenty more, giving Turok a great sound section.
This dinosaur hunter really does not compete to these modern games such as James Bond and Perfect Dark, although it beats most of the Duke Nukem and Quake games Available. A good game but not a excellent one.
Reviewer's Rating: 3.5 - Good
Originally Posted: 02/08/01, Updated 12/28/02
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