THE GOOD: There's a nice and wide variety of weapon, good voice acting, frenzied and fun multiplayer mode, and it's just a heck of a lot of fun to blast off dinosaur heads.
THE BAD: The visuals are...well, prehistoric.
SUMMARY: First off, I must admit, this is the first Turok game that I've ever played, so this review is coming from a non-Turok fan. And now, on with the show...
Turok: Evolution is a pretty decent first person shooter, but really falls apart in mission substance. Basically, all you do is just hope and pray that you get through hordes of enemy airships or shotgun-toting dinosaur commandos. But there's just some guilty pleasure in doing so. It's fun and easy to just hide behind a rock, activate your pistol's sniper scope, and blow off a dino commando's head. The control setup feels right at home on the GameCube controller, with a smart and somewhat ingenious control scheme. But onto the visuals: They're...well, in a category all by themselves. While at points they're very im...
THE GOOD: Lots of explosive carnage if that's what you want, and the Tek Bow is something to behold on head shots. Unlike others, I found the flying to be relatively intuitive and fun.
THE BAD: Repetition and a lame storyline - if indeed there is one !
SUMMARY: Climbing down ladders is nearly impossible, and two separate bugs in different chapters (End of the ten snipers section & end of the reactor meltdown section)both prevented me from completing the game and meant I had to start again from the beginning. After the second time I put the game away in disgust and started playing something else. I always found the original Turok game on the N64 to be absolutely fantastic, but this is sheer crap.
It's not Halo... but it's still a very strong game! In fact its one of the best available for the GC. Not being a huge fan of FPS (first person shooters), especially on consoles, this wasn't a game I would have normally been really excited about, but having played Halo quite a bit in recent weeks certainly wet my appetite for some fast paced carnage on the 'Cube.
You are the Indian Warrior Tal'Set, leader of the Saquin Nation. You are going up against arch enemy, and Indian slayer, Captain Buckner. Buckner is a brutal fighter from the American West, and has the blue coat style civil war garb to prove it. As Tal, you'll have to hack, slash, shoot, burn and blow your way through 15 levels of intense FPS goodness. Lock and load.
There is some variety in this game, which is nice when compared to old school FPS like Doom, where you're essentially in a maze of hallways and Dungeons. Here's what you have: