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#3181 Doctor Zod  

Doctor Zod

Posted 24 February 2018 - 12:21 AM

Those look more like 360 cases than XB1 cases.



#3182 Cage017   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4778 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2018 - 03:35 AM

Saw Black Panther. Very good movie.

 

 

Never played Turok. How good/bad is it?



#3183 Biggquis   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2313 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2018 - 03:45 AM

The reason ya'll bought an XBox One X is coming out next week. Turok 1 and 2! Each $20! Fog! Dated platforming! Everything you want!

 

That's one of the ugliest games I've ever seen running on an X1.  I don't see the point in this if they're not rebuilding the game, ala Shadow of the Colossus



#3184 The Questyen   Guess I'll just stumble on home to my cats CAGiversary!   2420 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

The Questyen

Posted 24 February 2018 - 04:00 AM

Saw Black Panther. Very good movie.

 

 

Never played Turok. How good/bad is it?

They were mediocre even back in the N64 days. I can't even comprehend it being someone's favorite franchise.



#3185 2nahelper   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   83 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

2nahelper

Posted 24 February 2018 - 04:33 AM

Those look more like 360 cases than XB1 cases.

ROTTR did come out on both consoles, so it could be the 360 version.

I keep flip flopping on getting Agents of Mayhem. The price is right, but it'll go right into my backlog from Hell & I have a feeling that it may go GWG before I even THINK about playing it.



#3186 Donken   President CAGiversary!   3161 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2018 - 04:41 AM

I spent a ton of hours with Turok as a kid but have no desire to go back unless they remake it with HD graphics and improved levels, etc.

#3187 Darby27   Licensed to Dill CAGiversary!   13534 Posts   Joined 5.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2018 - 04:42 AM

ROTTR did come out on both consoles, so it could be the 360 version.

I keep flip flopping on getting Agents of Mayhem. The price is right, but it'll go right into my backlog from Hell & I have a feeling that it may go GWG before I even THINK about playing it.

 

 

Those look more like 360 cases than XB1 cases.

Those are all XBO cases unless they are the rebranded 360 releases that are in XBO cases.



#3188 Darthziggy   Friendly neighborhood lurker CAGiversary!   271 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

Darthziggy

Posted 24 February 2018 - 06:22 AM

Re: the Game Pass twitter post: there’s also Lego Batman on the 12 month card, and I’m pretty sure that’s not on Game Pass at the moment. Looks like the cover of the first game.

Edit: never mind. I’m a dope and it’s late and a few seconds looking at the GP list online showed me I’m wrong. Carry on.

#3189 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   972 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 24 February 2018 - 08:33 AM

Anything come out of that Xbox rewards free-play-athon I know some people were putting up crazy numbers



#3190 Reedus  

Posted 24 February 2018 - 09:48 AM

The reason ya'll bought an XBox One X is coming out next week. Turok 1 and 2! Each $20! Fog! Dated platforming! Everything you want!

 

They are already available for digital pre-order and pre-download:

 

:xb1: Turok

:xb1: Turok 2: Seeds of Evil



#3191 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   1793 Posts   Joined 2.6 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 24 February 2018 - 10:57 AM

They were mediocre even back in the N64 days. I can't even comprehend it being someone's favorite franchise.


I cannot imagine the original game has aged well at all in any respect but I watched a video review for Turok 2's PC port and it has aged much better. I won't be paying $20 for them but I might revisit the second one if it goes on Game Pass eventually.

 

EDIT: Here's the review of the PC port I mentioned-

 



#3192 Uncle Anwar   Lemurian Cult Leader CAGiversary!   562 Posts   Joined 3.7 Years Ago  

Uncle Anwar

Posted 24 February 2018 - 11:54 AM

Although I was never a fan of the Turok games, I find it interesting that nobody seems to be fawning over this upcoming release when they are no worse than something like Battletoads. Maybe the recent glut of retro releases has finally killed the general nostalgia for old games that no longer hold up.

#3193 captbrannigan  

captbrannigan

Posted 24 February 2018 - 04:26 PM

Although I was never a fan of the Turok games, I find it interesting that nobody seems to be fawning over this upcoming release when they are no worse than something like Battletoads. Maybe the recent glut of retro releases has finally killed the general nostalgia for old games that no longer hold up.

Give it another 5 years, it's still a little early for 90's nostalgia. I also think 8/16bit gfx age better than early 3d.

I bought a 360 because of Turok, but I thought it was co-op and I think I got bored around the second or third level. Whereas 1&2 I beat on n64, and I have zero desire to beat my head against that wall of terrible fps platforming again.

#3194 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   12967 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 24 February 2018 - 04:52 PM

Although I was never a fan of the Turok games, I find it interesting that nobody seems to be fawning over this upcoming release when they are no worse than something like Battletoads. Maybe the recent glut of retro releases has finally killed the general nostalgia for old games that no longer hold up.

Because majority of FPS and 3D games in general just don't hold up in the N64 and PS1 era. Back than they basically were still trying to figure out the template and also the hardware limitations (see endless fog in Turok) didn't help matters either.



#3195 nCogNeato   "Mr Neato" if you're nasty CAGiversary!   1273 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2018 - 05:27 PM

Question:

 

What's the most reliable way to setup an email price drop alert for an Xbox One bundle?

 

I want to buy The Jackbox Party Quadpack as soon as it drops below $74.99.

 

Apparently StoreParser's email alert system isn't reliable from what I've read.  CAG's & TA's alerts only works for individual games & items, not bundles.

 

What say ye?



#3196 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   1793 Posts   Joined 2.6 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 24 February 2018 - 05:31 PM

Recent play thoughts:

 

Revisited ReCore this morning for some achievements because without them, there's nothing left to do in the game. I have all but 3 and they are so tedious, I probably won't bother, but then again, I may pick it up on another Saturday morning when I need to turn my brain off after a long week.

 

Valley is way cooler than I thought it would be. It has an interesting narrative to give you reasons to run around, it has a good balance of linear levels which are still open for lots of exploration, and it doesn't overstay its welcome. Easily worth the $4 I paid, would recommend next time its on sale.

 

Mega Man 9 is as good as I remember, but playing as Proto Man may result in me breaking a controller in half.

 

Give it another 5 years, it's still a little early for 90's nostalgia. I also think 8/16bit gfx age better than early 3d.

I bought a 360 because of Turok, but I thought it was co-op and I think I got bored around the second or third level. Whereas 1&2 I beat on n64, and I have zero desire to beat my head against that wall of terrible fps platforming again.

For what it's worth, the HD port of Turok 2 actually has a ledge grab, much like Doom 2016, to make the platforming more forgiving.



#3197 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   972 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 24 February 2018 - 05:48 PM

Turok was good for the neck splattter arrow shot, with it shooting out the side, the fog was laughable even then. On system release err 2 months later it was no Moral Kombat Trilogy or Shadow of the Empire, don't know if  annything else decent came out right before the holiday deadline that year



#3198 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   12967 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 24 February 2018 - 05:57 PM

Only thing I remember about Turok 2 was the Cerebral Bore. The fact I even remember the name of that weapon proves that game definitely did something right at least at that time if I remember the name of their original weapon.

 

While Turok 1 I remember fog, bad platforming, teleporting dinosaurs and it came with a free comic book where Turok got out of the situation with the main boss by telling a baseball joke.



#3199 bear489   My Trolliest President CAGiversary!   831 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2018 - 06:02 PM

Wow, almost missed the 50% deal for game pass. It hasn't shown for me till this morning of the last day of the sale. Going to load up for a yr worth.



#3200 darthfracas   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   454 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

darthfracas

Posted 24 February 2018 - 07:22 PM

I replaced the thumb sticks in both of my 360 controllers over the last couple days. For $5 for parts and elbow grease for installation, it makes a world of difference. They feel like new controllers again. But there’s a down side. Both controllers had a surprising amount of dust and dirt inside. I’m guessing it’s due to the gaps between the triggers and the controller shell. And the black controller, for whatever reason, was much more difficult to clean.

#3201 Strider Turbulence   Banned Banned   6540 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Strider Turbulence

Posted 24 February 2018 - 07:42 PM

I haven't played Turok 1  in forever, but Turok 2 is legit a fantastic game. The level design alone always makes it a treat to play.

Still, $20 each with the bare minimum in graphical (and probably in gameplay outside of a stable framerate)improvements is a terrible deal.

Should have been a double pack for $20.



#3202 chnandler_bong   Unofficial CAG Headless Mad Comber of Comb Mountain CAGiversary!   9618 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

chnandler_bong

Posted 24 February 2018 - 07:44 PM

I cannot imagine the original game has aged well at all in any respect but I watched a video review for Turok 2's PC port and it has aged much better. I won't be paying $20 for them but I might revisit the second one if it goes on Game Pass eventually.

 

EDIT: Here's the review of the PC port I mentioned-

 

That video CLEARLY shows that it's a remaster and not a port...



#3203 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   1793 Posts   Joined 2.6 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 24 February 2018 - 08:11 PM

That video CLEARLY shows that it's a remaster and not a port...

Called out!

 

In my defense, all remasters are also ports, but not all ports are remasters.

 

Remakes, however, aren't ports.



#3204 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7919 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2018 - 08:15 PM

Called out!

In my defense, all remasters are also ports, but not all ports are remasters.

Remakes, however, aren't ports.


Agreed. Remasters usually just uprez and clean a game up.

Shadow of the Colossus this is a remake. This is not.

#3205 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   67347 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 24 February 2018 - 08:18 PM

Although I was never a fan of the Turok games, I find it interesting that nobody seems to be fawning over this upcoming release when they are no worse than something like Battletoads. Maybe the recent glut of retro releases has finally killed the general nostalgia for old games that no longer hold up.

I wouldn't fawn over either since I have no nostalgia for them.



#3206 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   1793 Posts   Joined 2.6 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 24 February 2018 - 08:20 PM

Agreed. Remasters usually just uprez and clean a game up.
 

Shadow of the Colossus this is a remake. This is not.

Yep.

 

Dead Rising on X1 = Port

Bioshock = Remaster

Gears 1 Ultimate = Remake

 

If we really wanna split hairs, when I said 'PC port' I was referring to the PC port of the T2 remaster to distinguish it from the X1 release.



#3207 pittsnoggle   Lord CAGiversary!   4279 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

pittsnoggle

Posted 24 February 2018 - 09:00 PM

Kilgore is the free rotating character for KI, he is in season 3 so not GwG, easy achievements to be had



#3208 MoCiWe   Sporked In The Heart CAGiversary!   7518 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2018 - 09:47 PM

I still play Turok games here and there on my N64 and the first one is still a lot of fun to me, obviously not for anyone else here lmao but as long I as like it that's enough for me lol



#3209 even13flow   Founder of GamerNation CAGiversary!   372 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 February 2018 - 09:48 PM

Wow, almost missed the 50% deal for game pass. It hasn't shown for me till this morning of the last day of the sale. Going to load up for a yr worth.


How did you get it to pop. I had it show around Valentine's day, didn't do it and now have non buyers remorse.

#3210 Sielanas  

Posted 24 February 2018 - 09:54 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=JGJ_x_4XVyA


I was thinking of selling the season pass after getting the gold edition for $40, but I'll keep it after seeing this. I had forgotten how good this game looks.