A remaster of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter

A world where time has no meaning - and evil knows no bounds. Torn from a world long gone, the time traveling warrior Turok has found himself thrust into a savage land torn by conflict.

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not very good but I kind of liked it
There's two big things about this game that I don't think worked and they're the arena and enemy design. Arenas are weirdly massive and open, while enemies are mostly melee and hitscanners (with occassional projectile based ones). The huge size of arenas make melee enemies completely trivial to fight as you have plenty of room to manouver around them and fights with the hitscanners have you just scanning to find them before you pick them off. It never really feels like a fight, it's just busywork which is really bad for an FPS game.
It's a shame too because everything else is alright. There's a ton of weapons and most of them feel pretty good and I love the overall vibe of the game with its jungle theme and really cool soundtrack. It just has this nice Nintendo 64-ish tone to it all that I can't quite put into words. I think it's the comic book influences put onto the slightly jank N64 hardware? Gave it this cool 90's tone that meant I glided through the whole thing knowing it wasn't very good but having a nice time none the less.
I think the collectable aspect saves it a bit for me as well as the slight exploration focus kept my brain distracted from the FPS stuff. But it is at its core an FPS game and not a very good one. Still had a nice enough time though! Might try the sequel and if it's even slightly better I'll be happy.

This game has probably one of the most satisfying FPS controllers in the genre. It almost feels like you're doing drive-bys on those loser dinosaurs. All the weapons feel satisfying and the death animations are gruesome. Platforming kind of sucks, and there's plenty of it.
Hunting for keys can be a pain in the ass since the levels are large, but it didn't annoy me as much as it did in other old school FPS games.

It was great to finally get to play this game 2 dabbled with a little bit since my early childhood, however, I never actually gotten the chance to play through it. I truly believe this was the pioneer and definitely ahead of its time for first person shooters. The replay-ability is definitely there with all the secrets to find and collecting all pieces for the ultimate weapon. The campaigner never stood a chance. I definitely need to and plan to play more old school shooters like this since I missed many of them back in the day. I have a newfound love for the genre and glad my best friend helped me finally dive into it!

the pc remaster of this has a gamefeel like nothing else.
floaty in all the right ways, and acrobatic as fuck

That this can be such a good time despite being full of the worst first person platforming I've ever experienced is nothing short of a miracle. Guns feel good. Exploring feels great. The bosses are awful, but on the whole a great romp, and a pretty decent update job from nightdive. Excited to play the second soon.