History VideoGame / TUROK

23rd Aug '16 9:24:43 AM Glowsquid
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** ''Evolution'' handled the Bag of Spilling trope in a rather unusual manner by having specific weapons dissapear from the player's arsenal between chapters for no clear reason, only to have them reappear just as mysteriously later in the game. While this was probably done to avoid overburdening the player's inventory with obsolete and situation weapons, enemies will strangely still drop ammo for the pistol long after it becomes unusable.
20th Jul '16 2:02:39 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* BagOfHolding: The Light Burden, the small bag the Turoks carry, is explained to be one of these, and stores all their weaponry...

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* BagOfHolding: The Light Burden, the small bag the Turoks carry, is explained to be one of these, and stores all their weaponry...weaponry and items.



* CutShort: Hope you didn't care about the CliffHanger that ''Shadow of Oblivion'' left on, as the next game, ''Evolution'', was a prequel to the first game and ended up being a FranchiseKiller for the Acclaim series.



* CoversAlwaysLie: The cover of the first game portrays Joshua Fireseed as Turok, when the game itself has Tal'Set as Turok. Apparently, this was due to a mix-up with Acclaim's marketing who assumed that the game would follow the comics made at the time and feature Joshua as the protagonist. Not wanting to admit fault, they attempted to {{Retcon}} Tal'Set as a ''villain'' and claimed that Joshua had always been Turok. The Night Dive Studios UpdatedRerelease fixes this with a redrawn cover.
* CutAndPasteEnvironments: Turok 2 suffered severely from recycling identical areas, to the point it was entirely possible to walk from the middle of Lair of the Blind Ones to the entrance without realising. Those sprawling levels? Sprawl a little ''too'' much.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: The cover of the first game portrays Joshua Fireseed as Turok, when the game itself has Tal'Set as Turok. Apparently, this was due to a mix-up with Acclaim's marketing who assumed that the game would follow the comics made at the time and feature Joshua as the protagonist. Not Acclaim, not wanting to admit fault, they attempted to {{Retcon}} Tal'Set as a ''villain'' and claimed that Joshua had always been Turok. The Night Dive Studios UpdatedRerelease fixes this with a redrawn cover.
* CutAndPasteEnvironments: Turok 2 ''Turok 2'' suffered severely from recycling identical areas, to the point it was entirely possible to walk from the middle of Lair of the Blind Ones to the entrance without realising.realizing. Those sprawling levels? Sprawl a little ''too'' much.



* DarkerAndEdgier: The comic books were produced in the ultra-politically correct 50s, and come with a seal from Dell comics that promises "only clean and wholesome entertainment", pledging to eliminate objectionable material entirely. The videogames, on the other hand ''wholeheartedly'' earn their M rating

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* DarkerAndEdgier: The comic books were produced in the ultra-politically correct 50s, and come with a seal from Dell comics that promises "only clean and wholesome entertainment", pledging to eliminate objectionable material entirely. The videogames, on the other hand ''wholeheartedly'' earn their M ratingrating.



** Symbiont and Tal Set in Rage Wars. Symbiote fights with several copies, while only the real one must be killed. Tal Set, meanwhile, will vanish and summon mooks twice in the battle. For the third round with him, the same mooks will appear to fight at the same time. Killing them this time does away with them for good, and they must be killed when Tal Set is gone to get him to come back.

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** Symbiont and Tal Set Tal'set in Rage Wars. Symbiote Symbiont fights with several copies, while only the real one must be killed. Tal Set, Tal'set, meanwhile, will vanish and summon mooks twice in the battle. For the third round with him, the same mooks will appear to fight at the same time. Killing them this time does away with them for good, and they must be killed when Tal Set Tal'set is gone to get him to come back.
17th Apr '16 1:18:44 PM WanderingBrowser
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** Fire. Storm. Cannon.

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** Fire. Storm. Cannon. It's a [[BeamSpam plasma-throwing]] chaingun-esque energy blaster.



* SealedEvilInACan: The Primagen.

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* SealedEvilInACan: The Primagen.Primagen in ''2''. He created the Lost Land when he crashed his dimension-travelling CoolShip, being entombed at its center. If he manages to break free, he will destroy the Lost Land and several other worlds, including Earth, as a side-effect of his destabilizing it.
* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: Shotguns appear in every single game. Turok 2 features the infamous Shredder, a futuristic shotgun that takes regular shells and shoots ''ricocheting laser beams''[[note]]either a single powerful bouncing beam or ricocheting "scattershot", depending on whether you use explosive or buckshoot shells[[/note]].
17th Mar '16 12:55:18 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* CoversAlwaysLie: The cover of the first game portrays Joshua Fireseed as Turok, when the game itself has Tal'Set as Turok. Apparently, this was due to a mix-up with Acclaim's marketing who assumed that the game would follow the comics made at the time and feature Joshua as the protagonist. Not wanting to admit fault, they attempted to {{Retcon}} Tal'Set as a ''villain'' and claimed that Joshua had always been Turok. The Night Dive Studios UpdatedRerelease fixes this with a redrawn cover.



* DarkerAndEdgier: The comic books were produced in the utlra-politically correct 50s, and come with a seal from Dell comics that promises "only clean and wholesome entertainment", pledging to eliminate objectionable material entirely. The videogames, on the other hand ''wholeheartedly'' earn their M rating

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* DarkerAndEdgier: The comic books were produced in the utlra-politically ultra-politically correct 50s, and come with a seal from Dell comics that promises "only clean and wholesome entertainment", pledging to eliminate objectionable material entirely. The videogames, on the other hand ''wholeheartedly'' earn their M rating
4th Mar '16 2:52:22 PM WillKeaton
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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'' for PC's sometime in 2016.

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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 Studios,[[note]]who were behind the updated rereleases of ''VideoGame/SystemShock'' and ''{{VideoGame/Strife}}''.[[/note]], ''{{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'' for PC's sometime in 2016.
14th Feb '16 10:34:36 AM GrammarNavi
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The first Turok video game, titled ''Turok: Dinosaur Hunter'', was released in 1997 for the {{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).

Turok was well received by gamers and critics alike, and paved the way for the even more popular sequel: ''Turok 2: Seeds of Evil'' (1998), which was lauded for its excellent AI, graphics and long, sprawling levels. It followed the life of a modern-day eighteen-year-old boy chosen to become the next Turok: [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Joshua Fireseed]], as he [[{{Gorn}} slaughtered his way]] [[MoreDakka through hordes of enemies]] [[ExcusePlot to stop the evil]] [[OmnicidalManiac Primagen]] [[ExcusePlot from destroying]] [[TheMultiverse his universe]]. A PC port and a side-scrolling GameBoy Color version were released in the wake of the game's success, but both were poorly received.

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The first Turok video game, titled ''Turok: Dinosaur Hunter'', was released in 1997 for the {{Nintendo 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).

Turok was well received by gamers and critics alike, and paved the way for the even more popular sequel: ''Turok 2: Seeds of Evil'' (1998), which was lauded for its excellent AI, graphics and long, sprawling levels. It followed the life of a modern-day eighteen-year-old boy chosen to become the next Turok: [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Joshua Fireseed]], as he [[{{Gorn}} slaughtered his way]] [[MoreDakka through hordes of enemies]] [[ExcusePlot to stop the evil]] [[OmnicidalManiac Primagen]] [[ExcusePlot from destroying]] [[TheMultiverse his universe]]. A PC port and a side-scrolling GameBoy Color UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor version were released in the wake of the game's success, but both were poorly received.



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 {{Playstation 2}} 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]]''.

A ContinuityReboot by Propaganda Games simply titled ''Turok'' was released in 2008 for {{PlayStation 3}}, PC and {{Xbox 360}}, with the titular hero as a SpaceMarine. [[SoOkayItsAverage While not a terrible game]], it was dismissed as simply another generic shooter, and received predictably poor reviews and fan reception. While a sequel was planned, it was cancelled.

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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 {{Playstation 2}} 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]]''.

A ContinuityReboot by Propaganda Games simply titled ''Turok'' was released in 2008 for {{PlayStation 3}}, UsefulNotes/PlayStation3, PC and {{Xbox 360}}, UsefulNotes/XBox360, with the titular hero as a SpaceMarine. [[SoOkayItsAverage While not a terrible game]], it was dismissed as simply another generic shooter, and received predictably poor reviews and fan reception. While a sequel was planned, it was cancelled.
31st Jan '16 3:20:37 PM nombretomado
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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 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'' for PC's sometime in 2016.

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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 SystemShock ''VideoGame/SystemShock'' and {{VideoGame/Strife}}.''{{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'' for PC's sometime in 2016.
21st Jan '16 5:34:18 PM nombretomado
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In 2015, A PC-exclusive UpdatedRerelease of ''Turok: Dinosaur Hunter'' was released on GOG.com and {{Steam}} by Night Dive Studios[[note]]who were behind the updated rereleases of 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'' for PC's sometime in 2016.

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In 2015, A PC-exclusive UpdatedRerelease of ''Turok: Dinosaur Hunter'' was released on GOG.com and {{Steam}} UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} by Night Dive Studios[[note]]who were behind the updated rereleases of 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'' for PC's sometime in 2016.
7th Jan '16 10:12:26 PM timotaka
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*** The Nuke Weapon, fires a bolt of energy that draws in more energy, then lets out a blinding flash. Any enemies caught in any of these flashes will be turned into a statue that will then explode if not touched for a few seconds.

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*** The Nuke Weapon, fires a bolt of energy that draws in more energy, then lets out a blinding flash. Any enemies caught in any of these flashes will be turned into a blackened statue that will then explode if not touched for a few seconds.


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*** Proximity mines somehow send out completely horizontal shockwaves. This means the blast tears the feet off enemies while the rest of the body is left intact, falls over and thrashes around on the ground helplessly for a moment before expiring.
17th Dec '15 6:24:37 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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The final game to appear as part of the original story-line 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.

A ContinuityReboot simply titled ''Turok'' was released in 2008 for {{PlayStation 3}}, PC and {{Xbox 360}}, with the titular hero as a SpaceMarine. [[SoOkayItsAverage While not a terrible game]], it was "simply another generic {{FPS}}" and received predictably poor reviews.

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The final game to appear as part of the original story-line 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.Tyrannus. Unfortunately, it released to mixed reviews with the {{Playstation 2}} 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]]''.

A ContinuityReboot by Propaganda Games simply titled ''Turok'' was released in 2008 for {{PlayStation 3}}, PC and {{Xbox 360}}, with the titular hero as a SpaceMarine. [[SoOkayItsAverage While not a terrible game]], it was "simply dismissed as simply another generic {{FPS}}" shooter, and received predictably poor reviews.
reviews and fan reception. While a sequel was planned, it was cancelled.
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