A fun, creative, original game. Only $15 too, which I consider a steal. It even managed to break free of the curse of dinosaur games, and I consider this one of the best in that category. If you haven't bought/played this already, I highly recommend it.
The look of the game is stunning. Of course, anything made in UE3 will, but I have to say, LWM's Narlyteeth and his crew did an exceptionally great job with the models. Windebieste did a great job with the maps. The animations? Breathtakingly realistic. Props to Mr. Veo and Maccollo. Everything about the game is beautiful, masterfully done.
I still do not know how they managed to balance out the classes and maps so well. I mean, we're dealing with dinosaurs vs humans here. Balance is bound to be hard.
Currently, Primal Carnage only has 1 gamemode, and 5 maps. Don't let that discourage you however, because another one called "Get to the Chopper" is on the horizon. More content where that came from!
Overall, I thank Ashton Andersen and the rest of LWM for the time and effort put into this game, it really paid off. They really interact with their community too and it shows, just visit our forums. ;)
(Oh yeah, and if you don't think the dinosaurs look good enough for some reason for you, go and buy their first skin pack that just came out. Swagalicious I tell you!)
While the game is a fresh idea it still gets repetitive even after tearing the guts out of humans with a feathered raptor. While it gets constant updates it lacks completion, now that doesn't make it a bad game. Its enjoyable and manages to excite even after hours of game play, but the lack of content and like I said before completion. While I suggest buying it at one point you should wait until all the developers promised has been put into the games content.
graphics/ art style 9/10
I rarely, if ever, give games a 9/10 score - but I feel that Primal Carnage REALLY deserves it.
If I was to base my opinion simply on what was out right now; I would still give it at least a 7 out of 10. The current PC I play the game on is, in short, poor and thus game play performance is EXTREMELY 'laggy'. However, I cannot pull myself away from playing the game despite this - the lag makes it nearly impossible to win, yet I still feel a strong desire to play it rather than wait for a new PC build.
Perhaps it is simply just that I am what some may refer to as a 'Paleo-nerd'. I've been into dinosaurs since I was 4 and from the age of 6, dreamed to become a palaeontologist - I watched the films & documentaries and read the books & internet articles. Unfortunately, video-game wise, there was very little out there - none of which allowed you to play as a dinosaur (That was done well that is).
I came across Primal Carnage during my Zoo Tycoon modding days. I thought it was a new documentary! But when I looked it up, I saw that it was a new game that featured the ability to play as DINOSAURS!
I followed the development of the game from early 2011 to its release - donating money as well as my ideas & feedback (Likely a reason why I rated it so high - because I know what went into this).
The game currently is fantastic - dinosaur game play is a dream come true and human game play is a lot of fun as well. All I would say is that the graphics and some animations would need to be improved amongst some other things.
LukeWarmMedia however, have promised us Free future DLC! This means that we could get those updates alongside more playable dinosaurs, game-modes and much more for free! It is because of the potential that that free DLC as well as the current state of the game that makes me want to vote high for this game. The potential is immense!
I really hope LukeWarmMedia win big here. They deserve it. Now I'm off to play me some PRIMAL CARNAGE!
Couldn't really enjoy this game.
Badly optimized, it would be running a really nice 90+ framerate, then all of a sudden it would just drop to 1 FPS with no reason.
The hit detection isn't very good either, I'd pounce as a raptor, literally RUN INTO a humen, but then nothing happened, and I know I hit them because their hitbox stopped me in mid-air.
The game is pretty repetitive, play it 15 minutes, and you've played the whole thing. And I'm not just saying that, I literally got bored in about 15 minutes.
And the stamina, oh the stamina. I swear, the raptor uses it's stamina like it ate way too much Mcdonalds.
If you want a game about dinosaurs vs. humens, buy Dino D-Day. Much better game.
This is (almost) the dinosaur game we've wanted all our lives, especially if you grew up with Jurassic Park. The only thing somewhat hurting it right now is its lack of modes. The only two available right now are the Team Deathmatch and Get To The Choppa, which are a blast, but I can see how these could grow stale after a while. However, everything his there for support, expansions, and I'm sure some great mods in the future. If you have ever wanted to support an indie game BEFORE it becomes a phenom, now is the time.
This is truly an amazing game. Best dinosaur game I have ever played, seen or heard of. The game comes with many different features for its lifetime and is incredibly well-designed. When I found out the game had only been out for three months I was absolutely astonished. Can't wait to see more from this game and it's Studio in general.
Originality: 8/10 - Great way to do a game, but we've heard the story before somewhere ;)
Graphics: 10/10 - One of the best experiences I've had in an Online game.
Content: 7/10 - Still lacks more options - But that'll come for sure!
UI: 9/10 - Super easy to handle and very simple aswell.
DLC: 8/10 - I personally believe offering skins as DLC is the best way to do it. Does not and shouldn't affect gameplay
Controls: 10/10 - Excellent.