Imagine yourself hiding in a bush. You turn around then all of a sudden a T-Rex appears out of nowhere. You start running and then the next thing you know, you’re surrounded by a pack of raptors. What do you do in that situation? Fire whatever ammunition you have and kill everything in sight. As an animal, how do you hunt your prey? You sneak around and bite their head off. Enter Primal Carnage, a debut indie title from Lukewarm Media.
I’ve always wanted to chomp and stomp people with the T-Rex, or be a stealthy agile raptor clawing someone’s gut open. There’s just something rewarding about playing the role of the beast. I was a big fan of Jaws Unleashed and Gears of War's: Beast, but dinosaurs have always been my first love. Finally, someone has decided to make the dinosaur game of my dreams.
In Primal Carnage, dinosaurs have been bread to kill and eat humans- always a fabulous idea. Surprisingly enough the experiment goes awry, and chaos consumes a remote military-controlled island. Mercenaries are sent in to contain the threat and the result is a battle royal of blood-gushing, human-eating, and dinosaur eliminating fun.
This multiplayer romp is split into two modes-- first person on the human side and third person on the dino side. The idea of third person dinosaurs is way better than first person. If I play as a creature I want to stare at its beauty.
Several multiplayer modes, five playable classes on each side, and a variety of objective based game types round out the gameplay features.
Playing as creatures in a game is a very unique feature. You would think that the dinosaurs are overpowered because of how powerful they are but they balanced it very well. Let’s say a T-Rex is chasing you, you can go into small areas like inside a warehouse or small space where he can’t reach you. If you think you’re safe, you are wrong. The other dino classes are set up to balance things out, like the Raptors. They can leap and move incredibly fast and go into places the T-Rex cannot, but the raptors are actually fairly weak. The game is still in Alpha, but when finished, I’m sure it will be filled with all the balanced goodness we look for in games. I don’t see how it could get any better than this. All I can say is, I cannot wait to play this game.
Trailer Via Lukewarm Media