History VideoGame / Primal

30th Sep '17 8:58:35 PM nombretomado
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A British counterpart to ''{{Ico}}'', ''Primal'' is as much or more about experiencing the game's universe and interaction between characters as it is about gameplay. Sometimes it's like a luxuriously animated old-school text adventure. In contrast to ''{{Ico}}'''s minimalist approach, ''Primal'' spared no expense in its presentation production values. Motion capture, BAFTA nominated soundtrack, machine band combat soundtrack, lavish object and character models, luxurious textures, top-quality voice acting, richly imagined worlds, cultures and races, realistic characters with sometimes extravagant amounts of dialog.

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A British counterpart to ''{{Ico}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Ico}}'', ''Primal'' is as much or more about experiencing the game's universe and interaction between characters as it is about gameplay. Sometimes it's like a luxuriously animated old-school text adventure. In contrast to ''{{Ico}}'''s ''VideoGame/{{Ico}}'''s minimalist approach, ''Primal'' spared no expense in its presentation production values. Motion capture, BAFTA nominated soundtrack, machine band combat soundtrack, lavish object and character models, luxurious textures, top-quality voice acting, richly imagined worlds, cultures and races, realistic characters with sometimes extravagant amounts of dialog.
26th Aug '17 4:03:35 AM erforce
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Developed by SCEE Cambridge, the development team responsible for ''VideoGame/MediEvil'' and its sequel, ''{{Primal}}'' (2003) is a [=PS2=] exclusive. Even today, it can hold its own against more recent games. It is a single player, two character action/adventure game focusing on Jen, a mortal girl attacked when leaving a nightclub with her boyfriend Lewis, singer in the club's band.

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Developed by SCEE Cambridge, the development team responsible for ''VideoGame/MediEvil'' and its sequel, ''{{Primal}}'' ''VideoGame/MediEvil2'', ''Primal'' (2003) is a [=PS2=] exclusive. Even today, it can hold its own against more recent games. It is a single player, two character action/adventure game focusing on Jen, a mortal girl attacked when leaving a nightclub with her boyfriend Lewis, singer in the club's band.



* GraveHumor: Wraith Jen breaks a tombstone for '[[Franchise/TombRaider Laura Cruft]]' with a death year of 2003, the year Primal was released.

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* GraveHumor: Wraith Jen breaks a tombstone for '[[Franchise/TombRaider Laura Cruft]]' with a death year of 2003, the year Primal ''Primal'' was released.



* OrderVersusChaos: The entire premise of {{Primal}}. Arella was the literal personification of order, and is explicitly named to be so. Her polar opposite is Abbadon.

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* OrderVersusChaos: The entire premise of {{Primal}}.''Primal''. Arella was the literal personification of order, and is explicitly named to be so. Her polar opposite is Abbadon.



* TakeThat: at [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]]. Wraith Jen breaks a tombstone for 'Laura' Cruft with a death year of 2003, The same year both ''Primal'' and ''Angel of Darkness'' were released. ''Angel of Darkness'' is also known for being a major bomb.
* TarotMotifs: The four worlds Jen visits are each based around one of the Minor Arcana Suits (Solum is Disks, Aquis is Cups, Aetha is Swords, Volca is Wands).

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* TakeThat: at [[Franchise/TombRaider Lara Croft]]. Wraith Jen breaks a tombstone for 'Laura' Cruft with a death year of 2003, The same year both ''Primal'' and ''Angel of Darkness'' ''VideoGame/TombRaiderAngelOfDarkness'' were released. ''Angel of Darkness'' is also known for being a major bomb.
* TarotMotifs: TarotMotifs:
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The four worlds Jen visits are each based around one of the Minor Arcana Suits (Solum is Disks, Aquis is Cups, Aetha is Swords, Volca is Wands).
19th Dec '16 11:16:11 PM Eagal
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* OneUp: Life Gems for Jen automatically refill demon energy to full should she ever run out.



* OneUp: Life Gems for Jen automatically refill demon energy to full should she ever run out.
19th Dec '16 11:15:28 PM Eagal
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* FakeKing
** [[spoiler:Ferai Queen Devena of Solum is actually dead. She's been replaced by a demon magically to imitate her.]]
** [[spoiler:King Adaro of Aquis has been transformed into a monster by unfiltered 'normal' water in his world. His queen allows him to sacrifice her to alleviate the problem.]]
** [[spoiler:Iblis of Volca pretends not to be the king when he actually is.]]

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* FakeKing
**
FakeKing: [[spoiler:Ferai Queen Devena Devena]] of Solum is actually dead. She's been replaced by a demon magically to imitate her.]]
** [[spoiler:King Adaro of Aquis has been transformed into a monster by unfiltered 'normal' water in his world. His queen allows him to sacrifice her to alleviate the problem.]]
** [[spoiler:Iblis of Volca pretends not to be the king when he actually is.]]


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* KingIncognito: [[spoiler:Iblis of Volca]] pretends not to be the king when he actually is.
19th Dec '16 11:14:14 PM Eagal
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* ActionGirl: Jen

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* ActionGirl: JenJen kicks a surprising amount of ass for a waitress.



* AllDrummersAreAnimals

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* AllDrummersAreAnimalsAllDrummersAreAnimals: When Jen and Scree meet Adaro for the first time he's descended into a savage beast that's tearing apart a corpse. Jen comments that the drummer of Lewis' band looks like that after a few drinks.



* BattleThemeMusic - by machine band [=16Volt=].
* BerserkButton - Don't call Scree "short."
* {{BFS}} - The large fire sword in Djinn form is the most powerful attack form in the game.

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* BattleThemeMusic - BattleThemeMusic: by machine band [=16Volt=].
* BerserkButton - BerserkButton: Don't call Scree "short."
* {{BFS}} - {{BFS}}: The large fire sword in Djinn form is the most powerful attack form in the game.



* CarryABigStick: Herne

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* CarryABigStick: HerneHerne's weapon of choice is a large mace on the end of a staff.



* [[strike: Captain]] [[CaptainErsatz Count Ersatz]]: [[{{Dracula}} Evil Count]] in a castle what could easily pass for the Carpathian mountains. Gains invulnerability, and perhaps immortality, by feeding off of the blood of poor villagers.
** {{Lampshade}}d by Jen's "I guess the ol' 'fangs in the neck' trick went out of fashion" when she sees the BloodMachine.

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* [[strike: Captain]] [[CaptainErsatz Count Ersatz]]: CaptainErsatz: [[{{Dracula}} Evil Count]] in a castle what could easily pass for the Carpathian mountains. Gains invulnerability, and perhaps immortality, by feeding off of the blood of poor villagers.
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villagers. {{Lampshade}}d by Jen's "I guess the ol' 'fangs in the neck' trick went out of fashion" when she sees the BloodMachine.



* TheDragon: Belahzur.
* DoingItForTheArt
* DownTheDrain
* DualBoss: Raum and Empusa.

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* TheDragon: Belahzur.
*
Belahzur, Abaddon's right hand monster.
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DoingItForTheArt
* DownTheDrain
DownTheDrain: Aquis is a water level.
* DualBoss: Raum and Empusa.Empusa are fought together.



* DyingDream

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* %%* DyingDream



* EmergencyWeapon: Jen's human form.

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* EmergencyWeapon: Jen's carries a knife she can use in human form.form. It's not as strong as the demon forms, but it does the trick if she's out of energy.



* GameplayAllyImmortality: Scree.

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* GameplayAllyImmortality: Scree.Scree disguises himself as an ordinary gargoyle while Jen is in combat, and enemies completely ignore him.



* GiantEnemyCrab - The Glakk (possibly acronym for Giant Land Aquisian King Krab?) is bigger than Jen.

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* GiantEnemyCrab - GiantEnemyCrab: The Glakk (possibly acronym for Giant Land Aquisian King Krab?) is bigger than Jen.



* GirlyRun: Averted with Jen.



* GraveClouds

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* GraveCloudsGraveClouds: Aetha is perpetually covered by these.



** Possible TakeThat listed below.
* GuideDangIt: Averted via a hint system.

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** Possible TakeThat listed below.
* GuideDangIt: Averted via a Even with the hint system.system it can sometimes be somewhat confusing knowing where to go. Scree tends to be somewhat vague.



* HeroicWillpower: Abdizur manages to project his spirit into a stone gargoyle through sheer force of will.



* HorseOfADifferentColor: [[StarWars Tauntauns!]]

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* HorseOfADifferentColor: [[StarWars Tauntauns!]] %%* HorseOfADifferentColor



* InformingTheFourthWall

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* %%* InformingTheFourthWall



* KillItWithFire:

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* %%* KillItWithFire:



** Lampshaded when Jen remarks, [[strike: "I hate mazes,"]] "Eugh. Mazes suck," on encountering it.

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** Lampshaded when Jen remarks, [[strike: "I hate mazes,"]] "Eugh. Mazes suck," on encountering it.



* MobileMaze - There's a switch in the maze that causes it to change. That permits the player to advance to another switch that changes the maze again, but to a much simpler form.
* MoodDissonance: Jen is a fountain of this.
* MotionCapture, and lots of it.

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* MobileMaze - MobileMaze: There's a one in Aetha. A switch in the maze that causes it to change. That permits the player to advance to another switch that changes the maze again, but to a much simpler form.
* MoodDissonance: Jen is a fountain of this.
* MotionCapture, and lots of it.
pretty snarky, sometimes even when
%%* MotionCapture



* NoFlowInCGI

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* %%* NoFlowInCGI



* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Scree]]

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* %%* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Scree]]



* OneUp: Life Gems for Jen.
* OneWingedAngel

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* OneUp: Life Gems for Jen.
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Jen automatically refill demon energy to full should she ever run out.
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OneWingedAngel



* PerkyGoth: Jen

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* PerkyGoth: JenJen is pretty cheerful overall, when she does get down in the dumps it's perfectly justified.



* PuzzleBoss
* RightInFrontOfMe
* RoyalBrat: Elizabeth.

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* %%* PuzzleBoss
* %%* RightInFrontOfMe
* %%* RoyalBrat: Elizabeth.



* SaveTheVillain
* [[SceneryPorn Graphics Porn]], lots of it.
* SexyBacklessOutfit

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* %%* SaveTheVillain
%%* SceneryPorn
* [[SceneryPorn Graphics Porn]], lots of it.
* SexyBacklessOutfit
SexyBacklessOutfit: Jen's default attire.



* SlidingScaleOfVisualsVersusDialogue
* SpeakingSimlish: The "Demon Tongue", as Scree Calls it.

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* %%* SlidingScaleOfVisualsVersusDialogue
* SpeakingSimlish: The "Demon Tongue", as Scree Calls calls it.



* TransformationSequence: Very often, and longer than needed.

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* TransformationSequence: Very often, and Whenever Jen transforms into one of her demon forms, which will obviously happen very often. Unfortunately, they're rather longer than needed.



4th Jun '16 8:02:33 PM nombretomado
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Developed by SCEE Cambridge, the development team responsible for ''VideoGame/MediEvil'' and its sequel, ''{{Primal}}'' (2003) is a PS2 exclusive. Even today, it can hold its own against more recent games. It is a single player, two character action/adventure game focusing on Jen, a mortal girl attacked when leaving a nightclub with her boyfriend Lewis, singer in the club's band.

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Developed by SCEE Cambridge, the development team responsible for ''VideoGame/MediEvil'' and its sequel, ''{{Primal}}'' (2003) is a PS2 [=PS2=] exclusive. Even today, it can hold its own against more recent games. It is a single player, two character action/adventure game focusing on Jen, a mortal girl attacked when leaving a nightclub with her boyfriend Lewis, singer in the club's band.



It has been released as a PS2 classic on the PlaystationNetwork.

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It has been released as a PS2 [=PS2=] classic on the PlaystationNetwork.
9th May '16 4:05:18 AM erforce
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** The opening cutscene is just like the first person travel scenes by the angels in ''The Prophecy'' (1995).
** ''TheTerminator'' - The opening scene of a killer stalking through the dance floor of a nightclub.
** StarWars:
*** "Aren't you a little short for the Grim Reaper?"
*** The Tauntauns from ''StarWars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back'' make an appearance in Solum. The Queen even rides one.
** Franchise/TombRaider
*** Jen has a "look" mode, where she moves her head around and the camera follows, much like Lara Croft's "look" mode in the Franchise/TombRaider series.

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** The opening cutscene is just like the first person travel scenes by the angels in ''The Prophecy'' ''Film/TheProphecy'' (1995).
** ''TheTerminator'' ''Film/TheTerminator'' - The opening scene of a killer stalking through the dance floor of a nightclub.
** StarWars:
''Franchise/StarWars'':
*** "Aren't "[[Film/ANewhope Aren't you a little short for the Grim Reaper?"
Reaper?]]"
*** The Tauntauns from ''StarWars ''[[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back'' Back]]'' make an appearance in Solum. The Queen even rides one.
** Franchise/TombRaider
''Franchise/TombRaider''
*** Jen has a "look" mode, where she moves her head around and the camera follows, much like Lara Croft's "look" mode in the Franchise/TombRaider series.



* SleevesAreForWimps

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* %%* SleevesAreForWimps



* SpringJump
* SuperpoweredEvilSide

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* %%* SpringJump
* %%* SuperpoweredEvilSide
25th Feb '16 8:42:40 PM Fyrmer
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* FlamingSword: Jen's Djinn form wield these and can alternate between [[DualWielding twin blades]] or one [[{{BFS}} very large one]].

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* FlamingSword: Jen's Djinn form wield wields these and can alternate between [[DualWielding twin blades]] or one [[{{BFS}} very large one]].
21st Nov '15 12:07:29 PM Berrenta
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* ICantUseTheseThingsTogether


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* InformingTheFourthWall
13th Nov '15 4:29:51 PM Fyrmer
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* AccidentalMisnaming: Elizabeth calls Scree "Scream".
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