History VideoGame / TUROK

23rd Mar '17 12:58:44 AM DarthRevanFTW
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The third canonical entry to the franchise was ''Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion'' (2000), which took a more story oriented path than the previous games, and more-or-less picked up where ''Seeds of Evil'' left off. TheHero of the previous game dies, leaving his two remaining family members - younger brother [[MouthyKid Joseph]] and older sister [[DarkActionGirl Danielle]] - to carry on the family tradition of blowing up dinosaurs with [[{{BFG}} big guns]]... And to also stop the abomination known as Oblivion from ''[[OmnicidalManiac devouring all life in the universe]]''. The game was sadly mired by programming errors and annoying bugs, as well as poor voice acting. A common fan criticism is that it didn't have the ''[[InNameOnly feel]]'' of a ''Turok'' game.

The final game to appear as part of the original storyline was ''Turok: Evolution'' (2002), a prequel game revolving around the early exploits of the first game's protagonist, Tal'Set, as he battles the tyrannical Slegs (a race of Snake/Lizard/Dinosaur people) and their commander, a genetically-engineered T-Rex named Tyrannus. Unfortunately, it released to mixed reviews with the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 version in particular being singled out for framerate issues and poor graphics. Creator/{{Acclaim}} [[CreatorKiller went bankrupt]] shortly after the release of this and the disastrous ''[[RatedMForMoney BMX]] [[HotterAndSexier XXX]]''.

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The third canonical entry to the franchise was ''Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion'' (2000), which took a more story oriented path than the previous games, and more-or-less picked up where ''Seeds of Evil'' left off. TheHero of the previous game dies, [[TheHeroDies dies]], leaving his two remaining family members - younger brother [[MouthyKid Joseph]] and older sister [[DarkActionGirl Danielle]] - to carry on the family tradition of blowing up dinosaurs with [[{{BFG}} big guns]]... And to also stop the abomination [[EldritchAbomination abomination]] known as Oblivion from ''[[OmnicidalManiac devouring all life in the universe]]''. The game was sadly mired by programming errors and annoying bugs, as well as poor voice acting. A common fan criticism is that it didn't have the ''[[InNameOnly feel]]'' of a ''Turok'' game.

The final game to appear as part of the original storyline was ''Turok: Evolution'' (2002), a prequel game revolving around the early exploits of the first game's protagonist, Tal'Set, as he battles the tyrannical Slegs (a race of [[LizardFolk Snake/Lizard/Dinosaur people) people]]) and their commander, a genetically-engineered T-Rex named Tyrannus. Unfortunately, it released to mixed reviews with the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 version in particular being singled out for framerate issues and poor graphics. Creator/{{Acclaim}} [[CreatorKiller went bankrupt]] shortly after the release of this and the disastrous ''[[RatedMForMoney BMX]] [[HotterAndSexier XXX]]''.
23rd Mar '17 12:53:27 AM DarthRevanFTW
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The first Turok video game, titled ''Turok: Dinosaur Hunter'', was released in 1997 for the UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} console. It followed Tal'Set Fireseed, the eldest male in his family chosen to become Turok: The protector of the boundary between this dimension and the others, a series of parallel universes held together by "The Lost Lands", a world where "Time Has No Meaning". In other words, things like robots, cyborgs and aliens from the distant future, Demons from the darkest pits of Hell, and Dinosaurs from primeval jungles ran rampant, and where various people from different dimensions were at war for its control. The job of the current Turok was to keep balance in this world and close the portals to the other dimensions that were bound the The Lost Lands (this was also a good excuse to give a Native American warrior things like Nuclear Fission Cannons and Radioactive {{Death Ray}}s).

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The first Turok video game, titled ''Turok: Dinosaur Hunter'', was released in 1997 for the UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} console. It followed Tal'Set Fireseed, the eldest male in his family chosen to become Turok: [[GuardianOfTheMultiverse The protector of the boundary between this dimension and the others, others]], a series of parallel universes held together by [[AnotherDimension "The Lost Lands", Lands"]], a world where [[PlaceBeyondTime "Time Has No Meaning". Meaning"]]. In other words, things like robots, cyborgs [[MechaMooks robots]], [[{{Cyborg}} cyborgs]] and aliens [[TheGreys ali]][[InsectoidAliens ens]] from the distant future, [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Demons from the darkest pits of Hell, Hell]], and [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs Dinosaurs from primeval jungles jungles]] ran rampant, and where various people from different dimensions were at war for its control. The job of the current Turok was to keep balance in this world and close the portals to the other dimensions that were bound the to The Lost Lands (this ([[RuleOfCool this was also a good excuse excuse]] to give a Native American warrior things like Nuclear Fission Cannons and Radioactive {{Death Ray}}s).
22nd Mar '17 8:30:26 PM DoktorSoviet
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* CrystalSpiresAndTogas: What ''Galyanna'' is implied to be.
** Also a little present in the second game. The city of Aidia and the city on the River of Souls are both at least at early-modern levels, yet architecturally and stylistically they resemble AncientRome, right down to their soldiers wearing legionary armor and skirts.



* CrystalSpiresAndTogas: What ''Galyanna'' is implied to be.
17th Mar '17 7:12:19 PM jameygamer
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%%* CreepyChild: In ''Shadow of Oblivion''. [[spoiler: [[TomatoInTheMirror Turns out to be]] [[BodyHorror Oblivion itself]]]]
* CriticalExistenceFailure

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%%* * CreepyChild: In ''Shadow of Oblivion''. [[spoiler: [[TomatoInTheMirror Turns out to be]] [[BodyHorror Oblivion itself]]]]
* %%* CriticalExistenceFailure
17th Mar '17 7:11:36 PM jameygamer
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* KarmaHoudini: Zigzagged by the Mother boss in ''Turok 2''. While she is defeated and badly injured, she escapes alive, and is never encountered again.
** Lord Tyrannus escapes his army being brought down, but you never fight him, and given Evolution's failure, most likely never will.

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* KarmaHoudini: KarmaHoudini:
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Zigzagged by the Mother boss in ''Turok 2''. While she is defeated and badly injured, she escapes alive, and is never encountered again.
** Lord Tyrannus escapes his army being brought down, but you never fight him, and given Evolution's ''Evolution's'' failure, most likely never will.
17th Mar '17 7:10:57 PM jameygamer
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* CosmicHorrorStory: The third game.
* CreepyChild: In ''Shadow of Oblivion''. [[spoiler: [[TomatoInTheMirror Turns out to be]] [[BodyHorror Oblivion itself]]]]

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* %%* CosmicHorrorStory: The third game.
* %%* CreepyChild: In ''Shadow of Oblivion''. [[spoiler: [[TomatoInTheMirror Turns out to be]] [[BodyHorror Oblivion itself]]]]



** HollywoodCyborg

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* DamageDiscrimination

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* FirstPersonShooter

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* FirstPersonShooterFirstPersonShooter: All the main games are first person shooters where you run and kill dinosaurs and other enemies with guns and other various weapons.



* OutrunTheFireball: [[spoiler: How you escape from the Suspended City as it falls into the Great Chasm.]]

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* OutrunTheFireball: OutrunTheFireball:
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[[spoiler: How you escape from the Suspended City as it falls into the Great Chasm.]]



* PlatformHell: The end of Ancient City. ''Holy shit''.

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* PlatformHell: PlatformHell:
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The end of Ancient City. ''Holy shit''.



* TurnsRed: [[BigCreepyCrawlies Mantis]] and [[TyrannosaurusRex Thunder]].

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* TurnsRed: [[BigCreepyCrawlies Mantis]] and [[TyrannosaurusRex Thunder]].Thunder]], who both get more frantic and ferocious the lower their health goes.
17th Mar '17 7:03:20 PM jameygamer
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* BloodyMurder

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* BossCorridor: The first game has one before each of its bosses. The first corridor is accessed after passing through the Ancient City's exit portal, and it leads to the giant arena where you have to deal with two Humvees, one after the other, and then the Longhunter. The second is a cave at the bottom of a pit in The Catacombs (this pit needs to be filled with water, or it's effectively bottomless). The cave leads to a room with a Save Shrine and the level's exit portal, and passing through the portal warps you to the Mantis. The third is at the end of The Final Confrontation, past a room with several elevators, enemies, and a pit in the middle, and it goes to the arena where the T-Rex Thunder is unleashed. The last one is accessed after killing Thunder, and, in addition to a Save Shrine, some health, and the final Chronoscepter piece, has a refill for every weapon in the game plus Tek Armor and a backpack. This hall leads to the Campaigner.

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* BossCorridor: BossCorridor:
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The first game has one before each of its bosses. The first corridor is accessed after passing through the Ancient City's exit portal, and it leads to the giant arena where you have to deal with two Humvees, one after the other, and then the Longhunter. The second is a cave at the bottom of a pit in The Catacombs (this pit needs to be filled with water, or it's effectively bottomless). The cave leads to a room with a Save Shrine and the level's exit portal, and passing through the portal warps you to the Mantis. The third is at the end of The Final Confrontation, past a room with several elevators, enemies, and a pit in the middle, and it goes to the arena where the T-Rex Thunder is unleashed. The last one is accessed after killing Thunder, and, in addition to a Save Shrine, some health, and the final Chronoscepter piece, has a refill for every weapon in the game plus Tek Armor and a backpack. This hall leads to the Campaigner.
17th Mar '17 6:09:04 PM DanielBenner8891
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17th Mar '17 8:46:27 AM Glowsquid
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In 2015, A PC-exclusive UpdatedRerelease of ''Turok: Dinosaur Hunter'' was released on GOG.com and UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} by Night Dive Studios,[[note]]who were behind the updated rereleases of ''VideoGame/SystemShock'' and ''{{VideoGame/Strife}}''[[/note]] boasting features such as redesigned levels, increased draw distance and frame rate, widescreen support, and new graphical effects. Night Dive is planning to make a similarly UpdatedRerelease of ''Turok 2: Seeds of Evil'' as well.

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In 2015, A PC-exclusive UpdatedRerelease of ''Turok: Dinosaur Hunter'' was released on GOG.com and UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} by Night Dive Studios,[[note]]who were behind the updated rereleases of ''VideoGame/SystemShock'' and ''{{VideoGame/Strife}}''[[/note]] boasting features such as redesigned levels, increased draw distance and frame rate, widescreen support, and new graphical effects. Night Dive is planning to make a similarly An UpdatedRerelease of ''Turok 2: Seeds of Evil'' as well.in the same vein was released in March 2017.
31st Jan '17 1:04:14 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* ShoutOut: 2 had the Cerebral Bore, referencing The Tall Man's orbs in the ''Film/{{Phantasm}}'' series, and a disc weapon straight out of ''Series/XenaTheWarriorPrincess''.

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* ShoutOut: 2 had the Cerebral Bore, referencing The Tall Man's orbs in the ''Film/{{Phantasm}}'' series, and a disc weapon straight out of ''Series/XenaTheWarriorPrincess''.''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess''.
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