Thursday, June 18, 2015

Primal Carnage: Extinction Gameplay Review

I'm playing Primal Carnage: Extinction, a first-person shooter by Pub Games and Circle 5 Studios.

The online-only game features team deathmatch, an objective mode, cooperative play against the dinosaurs, and free roam. Five human classes come equipped differently: shotguns and flares for the pathfinder, a sniper rifle and sensor mines for the scientist, the assault-rifle wielding commando, a flamethrower unit (my personal favorite), and a trapper with a netgun. Likewise, the dinosaurs are large, pouncers, flyers, spitters, or chargers. Both sets of classes are seemingly well-balanced and encourage teamwork. However, combat isn’t entirely engaging and the finicky nature of aiming (especially with the dinosaurs) wears thin. While Primal Carnage: Extinction is not a bad remake of the original game, it doesn’t elevate the genre beyond “a shooter with dinosaurs”.