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Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Overrated or Underrated?

Underrated a true gem that has aged well! 11 35.48%
 
Overrated a product of it... 5 16.13%
 
Justly Rated. A very good... 15 48.39%
 
Total:31

I grew up with Turok and Turok 2. Goldeneye was never able to hold my interest after I beat it, but I would play Turok on and off constantly. Looking forward to these classic coming over and I would vote underrated personally (though to be fair, and game that came out after the N64 was nothing compared to the first 3 games).



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Shiken said:
I grew up with Turok and Turok 2. Goldeneye was never able to hold my interest after I beat it, but I would play Turok on and off constantly. Looking forward to these classic coming over and I would vote underrated personally (though to be fair, and game that came out after the N64 was nothing compared to the first 3 games).

I think Turok has aged better, the platform hopping and level design makes it a more challenging entry than GE, so I think it will be an enjoyable experience on the Switch. GE was the better game then in 97 but I find it boring these days.



I though you were comparing Turok as overrated vs Dino Hunter as underrated and would complain you didn't had Dino Crisis in your thread =]
I would say Turok was well regarded on its own right.



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Azzanation said:
The Turok series, 1, 2 and 3 were amazing games. Even though the 3rd one was a downgrade as they attempted to make it a openish world were some of the best games of there era in my opinion. I loved the universe. The trilogy needs a remake.

While I agree with most of your points I mist point out you have it backwards the first 2 games featured semi open world design while the 3rd game adopted linear level design in a attempted to be more like half-life.



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I voted underrated. I still play this game while certain elements like story telling are very outdated it's exploration based level design and incredibly fast paced gameplay still make it fun to play now I recently got the HD version for switch. Also a lot has been made of the fog but no one brings up that goldeneyes jungle level looked far worse.



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DonFerrari said:
I though you were comparing Turok as overrated vs Dino Hunter as underrated and would complain you didn't had Dino Crisis in your thread =]
I would say Turok was well regarded on its own right.

I can't make a judgement on Dino Crisis as I never played a game in that series. My PS1 one time was mostly compromised of JRPGs then, with the occasional Resident Evil, Tekken, GT play through. But I understand it was like RE with Dino's at least from EGM  mag clips in those days .



SammyGiireal said:
DonFerrari said:
I though you were comparing Turok as overrated vs Dino Hunter as underrated and would complain you didn't had Dino Crisis in your thread =]
I would say Turok was well regarded on its own right.

I can't make a judgement on Dino Crisis as I never played a game in that series. My PS1 one time was mostly compromised of JRPGs then, with the occasional Resident Evil, Tekken, GT play through. But I understand it was like RE with Dino's at least from EGM  mag clips in those days .

That is a good "general description" of it =]



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Ah, Turok. I replayed that last year and finished it for the first time in my life. Back then I rented it from a buddy but couldn't finish it. Still enjoyed it, though! Turok 2 is the same story, but I must replay it yet. Great shooters, cool lore, heavy atmosphere, good music.



Gameplay > Graphics

Substance > Style

Art Direction > Realism

I loved these games on N64 and still loved them on Switch. The music is fantastic. Best weapon ever in Cerebral Bore. Tho the final boss to Turok 2 still sucks. These are still very fun arcadey FPS games overall but some flaws do show with its age. They fixed some of this by showing you where to go with a menu option. It's nice to play Turok 2 in a higher framerate than 4FPS lol. I love it every time I hear him say "I AM TUROK!" I have never read the old 1950s comics tho. Also the GBC game of Turok 2 I remember being fun as well. I never bothered with any game outside the first 2 (and the GBC game). If they were to make a new game in the series I want them to make it closer to Doom in playstyle. Twitchy gunplay and shooting the shit in an arcadey way. It doesn't take itself overly seriously but also not the cringe too self-aware humor either.



Bite my shiny metal Cockpit!

Definitely underrated, but it didn't mark me as much as resident evil, tomb raider, final fantasy 8, metal gear and silent hill on the ps1, the only N64 game that I thought was above those was Mario 64, both Turok and Golden eye were still great.