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Retro Games overrated vs underrated: Turok: Dinosaur Hunter.

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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%
 
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Chrizum said:
I loved the game back then, it was one of my first N64 games. I liked the open level design, cool enemies, crazy weapons and the gore. But it aged poorly. I played the remastered version on PC a few years back and couldn't motivate myself to complete it.

Yeah for its time it was great, I couldn't imagine myself playing those old games now, even remastered, cartoonish games like Mario 64 age better, because they don't need to look realistic, with a nice PC with AA its enough even in 2020, but those old games that were going for realistic style nowadays look horrendous, tech has advanced far too much, most people have nostalgia glasses, go and try one of those games now on a big screen all you're going to see is jaggies everywhere, and faces that look like a huge cube.

I wouldn't even go that far, I tried replaying assassins creed 1 recently and I couldn't do it, animations were terrible, voice acting was terrible, in my mind it was great, but our brains adapt to the new graphics.

That's the reason I only play old cartoonish games, or 2d side scrollers, those age well too. To this day I still play the original NES Mario bros, must have played that game 100 times already, others like Contra, streets of rage, Galaxy etc, those are still playable.



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I remember playing Turok 2 with the N64 expansion pak for "high res"graphics - 240p I think? Anyway it was pretty but the higher res meant that it chugged pretty hard. It was my first lesson in resolution coming at the expense of performance.



tripenfall said:
I remember playing Turok 2 with the N64 expansion pak for "high res"graphics - 240p I think? Anyway it was pretty but the higher res meant that it chugged pretty hard. It was my first lesson in resolution coming at the expense of performance.

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Nice bump of a thread from last year.

I'd say justly rated or even slightly underrated. It was fast-paced, gory, and it was fun to play with the cheat codes. In fact, I'd say it holds up better now than Goldeneye does.