gamers (50%) found this review helpful
First of all, if you don't like shooters, or you like really tactical shooters, ignore this review. If you enjoy the occasional shoot-this, stab-that kind of game, its worth a rent. If the shooter genre is your favorite or even the only type of game you play, you will probably want to buy this game immedietly, because the graphics, the sound, the presentation, everything is top-notch and has obviously high production values. This game has some great replay value: other difficulty levels, online play, and soon some downloadable content I'm sure. If you play shooters, you probably don't care about any tactical stuff, or even the AI, and thats a good thing, because there is no tactical-ness to this game, and the AI aren't the brighest of the bunch. But when you're pinning enemies to the wall with arrows and stabbing dinos in the head, you probably wont give a darn, so get on the edge of your seat (thats where you'll end up anyways) and get ready for an UNBELIEVABLY FUN shooter that you will most certainly enjoy for months to come.
The gameplay was just amazing, and for the people who could not pass levels and complain that the game was hard, must one, are real amateurs at games, because I went through the game with no problems, I knew that headshots were one bullet kills. The knife was a tactical way to get through levels, and for all the people who complain, did you forget how turok originally was? It was 1000x's harder than how it is now, for the people who have played turok since N64, you should know this is nothing, The bosses only take some logic to beat them, but if there was no challenge to the game, then where is the fun to it? Am I right? I think so. :) Definitely worth the rent, have fun. :)
gamers (42%) found this review helpful
Yeah I know Gears of War was a great game, and Yes even though I HATE HALO, millions of players love it. And yes you would think hey combine the 2 and it must be great, WRONG. This game is horrible. After the 5th time you use your knife to stealth kill or animal kill it gets old and redundant. The positioning of Turok to knife kill is very touchy meaning 1 time it will work one way, but not the other. Also, when u use the knife kill it moves you around so your character gets lost a little.
The scenery is ok at first, but you do a lot of backtracking because it all looks the same, and then it gets boring because it all looks the same. The AI is non-existent. Enemies only move when you advance to certain areas. Then they stand there in groups while you pick them off.
I hate the camera angles, the switching you do between kills, the weapons are weak, even though some are EXACT COPIES from other games. The story is horrible with cut scenes put in to more annoy you then make sense. Maybe the ending is cool but i hated the game so bad i didn't even care if i finished it and I have a 9850 game score so I really want the 10,000 mark but not that way.
CONCLUSION: If i wanted to play Halo, I would play Halo, and I will wait for the new Gears if its coming but don't try to trick me with your big marketing campaign and just copy someone else. Either bring new innovation and ideas and gameplay or just stay out of the business.