domingo, 17 de fevereiro de 2008
So, I just finished Turok, and let me tell you, this game was a blast to the very end. Being quite long for a FPS (can last from 8 to 12 hours, depending on the gamer's skill) I was afraid it would get repetitive, but fortunately that was not the case. There are little twists in the gameplay here and there and the levels are so varied that you'll hardly get bored. From ambushing a convoy of enemy troops, to shooting down helicopters, to escape from the jungle at night with only a knife and a bow after a fight with a giant T-Rex, it's all there, and it's all awesome.
Really, I'm having trouble expressing what I felt while playing (and after finishing) this game, but thrust me, this is not just your run of the mill shooter, this is really a great game that unfortunately was a little underrated by the press (the opinions of the gamers seem more positive).
It has it's issues, thought, and I don't want to fool anyone, so here's a few. As I said before the game is bloody difficult, but with a little perseverance and a change of tactics every battle can be won. This is partly due to the total absence of assisted aim. If this is not that bad with regular weapons, try to nail a headshot with the bow and you'll see just how insanely hard that is. Another thing I hated was the achievements. I usually don't care much about them, since they're basically just an e-dick to show off to people, but I really can't understand why, in a game that focus on the single-player campaign, whose multi-player mode was just an afterthought, 2/3 or more of the achievements are exclusive to the online mode.
Still, despite these minor flaws, this is one hell of a game, and I loved every minute of it (ok, except for the minutes I was dying). If you like dinosaurs and you're looking for a different FPS, this is the game for you.
By the way, on a side note, I just got Devil May Cry 4, but unfortunately I can't play it properly right now. Yesterday, while cleaning my knives (I have two pocket knives my dad bought me while he was working in France and later in Spain) I cut myself on the right thumb and, not only it obviously hurts when I touch something, I'm afraid the cut will reopen if I mash buttons like mad while playing DMC. I hope it heals soon, cause I can't wait to play that game!