Conclusion: The new additions to the tried and true gameplay formula add quite a bit to the overall game, spicing it up enough that the game feels fresh but also keeping enough of the mainstays intact to satisfy series veterans. The story is fantastic, with just the right amount of humor and revelations to keep gamers intrigued throughout the entire run. The inclusion of trophies will keep gamers playing this game for quite some time.
Pros: Beautiful visuals, humorous and touching story, excellent voice acting and some of the best gameplay in a platformer.
Cons: Some of the gameplay feels like we've been there before.
Excerpt: Electronic Arts is embarking on a new initiative to put out some premier quality titles on the iPhone/iPod platform. Instead of repackaging old franchises, the publisher is releasing games in conjunction with their hits, and The Sims 3 is about as big of one that Electronic Arts will publish in 2009. So what do we get with The Sims 3? The basic tenets of The Sims continue to exist in this iPhone version of the game.
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a violent, bloody shooter with a prehistoric twist. Beyond the assortment of firearms ranging from machine guns to rocket launchers, players will use a compound bow and combat knife. Players can sneak up and execute a quick knife kill. You can kill by slitting another's neck, and when done on Dinosaurs, those deaths look particularly gory and involve a lot of blood.
Excerpt: Considering that it's published by Touchstone, an interactive arm of Disney, it's not surprising that Turok comes across like it was based on a screenplay. This new Turok game is the first in the franchise in six years, and it feels like a reboot in many ways. Gone are the time-traveling aspects of the previous games, and in its stead is a sci-fi story that involves a ship crashing on an alien world inhabited by dinosaurs.
Pros: You get to battle dinosaurs, Great voice cast, Killing a T-rex with a knife
Cons: Set-piece battles go on for far too long, Few checkpoint saves add to frustration, Human opponents aren't dinosaurs
Excerpt: Recently a few of us gameboyz.com staff had a chance to visit Propaganda Games Studio in Vancouver, B.C. to preview Turok for the Xbox 360 and PS3 on its official launch day. In addition to getting an overview of the game we also had the opportunity to meet with some of the developers, gain an in-depth look at the development of the game and play some of the multiplayer maps with staff from Propaganda.
Excerpt: As far as aging franchises go, Turok is right up there. Having started out on the Nintendo 64, Turok's early games proved to be popular with critics and gamers, in no small part for the then rather spectacular graphics. But things went wrong. After Turok 2 the games seemed to get progressively worse, with the last game, Turok Evolution, pretty much nailing the coffin shut.
Conclusion: Achievments - 6/10- Fairly good list, however since most are MP and few people play anymore it loses a lot of its appeal. Overall- 8/10 I personally really enjoyed this game, a true diamond in the rough if you ask me, so while most people would probably give this game a 3/5 I'm giving it a 4. Seeing as Turok sells for around $5 on Amazon, there is no reason not to pick this up if you are at all interested.