gamers (71%) found this review helpful
I think the coolest things about this game are the way that 2 shoulder buttons can fire the guns in both of your hands and the way you can sneak up on your opponents and use your knife.
Other than that, one of the fundamental problems with first-person shooters these is the complete lack of peripheral vision and unless you have a game that really uses surround sound and have a decent sound system, you are not really aware of your surroundings.
That's fine with most first person shooters as targets are usually far enough away for that not be an issue, but in a dinosaur shooter, it just doesn't work. These dinosaurs just encapsulate the whole screen and then you are left in this phase of frantically looking around to see where it went. The fact that you can't see just left, just right, and just down from you means that constantly these things sneak up at you and you don't even realize they are there.
I have surround sound, but there is very little audible warning that a dinosaur is near until it is too late. One could say it adds challenge, to me it is just annoying because of the fundamental restrictions on vision in video games. This kind of close quarters and hand-to-hand combat just doesn't work well in this game. In some games, like Oblivion it works great, but just not in this, it's too fast and just frustrating.
Besides that the weapon don't make any sense. A knife and bow does more damage than a machine gun. I can't explain that, and the fighting between non-dinosaur opponents is just run of the mill. Besides that I don't think the graphics are all that spectacular and this type of gameplay doesn't work as a first person shooter.
Please, please don't waste your time by renting or buying this game. The graphics are terrible and the plot line is weak. The enemies, while incredibly stupid, are tough to kill. The weapons are weak and very inaccurate, with the exception of the bow and knife. Knife kills are impressive to watch but are ultimately useless during firefights with more than one enemy- which is usually always the case. The same goes with the bow. While it's incredibly satisfying to watch your enemy squirm while pinned to a wall with an arrow, the reload time is slow and it's tough to hit a moving enemy with one. Dino's are fun to kill but in the end it's just a way to spice up the boring gameplay. When you aren't getting mauled by them, raptors are easy to kill- unfortunately, most of the time you end up getting mauled to death by them. I haven't even made it up to the first boss yet and I'm ready to break the disk out of pure frustration.
So please, for the sake of your sanity, don't rent this game.
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
this game if ok but its just like an other shooter game. the save points r so far apart and u die alot and have to do really hard and frustrating parts over and over again. its worth renting but not worth $60 dollars.