CGR Undertow – JURASSIC: THE HUNTED review for PlayStation 3

CGR Undertow – JURASSIC: THE HUNTED review for PlayStation 3

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Good day. Shooting dinosaurs seems to have
gone out of style these days � after Turok 2008, the dino shooter genre seems to have
pretty much gone extinct. Dino D Day not withstanding. These days, FPS fans generally just shoot
the most dangerous game of all: Man. But that aside, goofiness in shooters has also gone
the way of the T-Rex too. These days, everything is just intense military drama, where people
have shady pasts and terrible secrets! Thankfully, Jurassic: the hunted subverts the entire lot
of this. Jurassic: The Hunted was released in 2009
and while on the surface it can appear to be a ripoff of Turok 2008, it just has so
much personality that it actually can escape the label of ripoff. For one, the plot is
more in line with the classic Turok’s. Essentially, what happens is this: Timestorms scoop you,
some weapons from various time periods, and dinosaurs, and deposit them on a lost island.
A lost land, would you say? The plot of the game ranges from goofy to just outlandish;
it isn’t a commentary on the world today and it doesn’t have any real depressing elements
� it’s really just a backdrop for fun, which is exactly what a game should be. There are, however, a few flaws with the game,
and the two most glaring are slowdown and VERY repetitive gameplay. I’m playing it on
the PS3 and I get slowdown all the bloody time. Perhaps this isn’t the case for the
360 version, but I doubt it. Also, as I stated earlier, the gameplay is just pretty blood
repetitive. All you do is kill Raptors. That’s it. At rare intervals you may fight two other
types of dino, but on the whole, it’s raptors. Really, the game should just be called, �Shoot
Many Raptors�. The guns for the game are amazing; they range
from the venerable Browning Automatic rifle to the classic Springfield Rifle from the
Civil War. One other cool thing about this game that actually harkens back to the original
Turok’s is that there are collectible items spread throughout the level. They’re not really
hard to find, but they’re still there. One final thing to note is the bullet time
mode. It is awesome, as in addition to slowing down the world, it also highlights the dinos’
internal organs and allows you to get in some very damaging hits. In the end, I recommend
this game to both fans of dino shooters and fans of shooters in general that are just
tired of the same old Modern Warfare clone. And so, this is Jon, wishing you good Turok
1, and good Turok 2, or whatever makes you happy.

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