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Dinosaurs in Video Games

MeldingMelding Registered User regular
edited January 2012 in Singularity Engine++
Where the hell are they?

I looked this up in wikipedia, there is apparently 41 games with dinosaurs in them.

Forty one!

And most of them suck!

How the hell do you fuck up dinosaurs?

Easily it seems.

Remember the 2008 Turok? that game wasn't very good.

Turok 3, also not very good. how do you get something like killing dinosaurs with cool guns wrong?

So people of SE, how do we fix this dinoproblem?

What's some good Dinogames?

Dino D-day is pretty cool, but that isn't enough at all in these modern dinocentric times.

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    There are dinosaurs in Skryim.

    And if you try to tell me that RMEDosaurus Rex the Argonian is not a dinosaur, I will break you.

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  • godmodegodmode Nooo-ooo-ooo... That ain't dancin', SallyRegistered User regular
    The gaming industry has been way too focused on zombies and wizards lately. I think it is about time dinosaurs make a comeback.

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    Oh you are forgetting one of the best Dinosaur games

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    Awwwwwwwwwwww yeah

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    Operation Genesis was pretty awesome

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  • DubhDubh Michael L Lunsford drew this Registered User regular
    Hey

    hey @Melding

    best game ever
    Spoiler:

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
    I miss management sims

    now they're all on Facebook and terrible

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    Blankzilla wrote:
    Oh you are forgetting one of the best Dinosaur games

    primal-rage-20081125064032233_640w.jpg

    Awwwwwwwwwwww yeah

    forgot nothing, i have that on Snes.

    But it came out like 14 years ago.

    That game is not good enough to hold me over that long.

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  • DubhDubh Michael L Lunsford drew this Registered User regular
    I miss management sims

    now they're all on Facebook and terrible

    to make another post today you have to buy 500 SE++ points

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    Dubh wrote:
    Hey

    hey @Melding

    best game ever
    Spoiler:

    Never played it.

    What the hell is the point of star fox if i'm not shooting space ships?

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  • DubhDubh Michael L Lunsford drew this Registered User regular
    count yourself lucky, then

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    Starfox Adventures

    uuugh

    That entire game I wanted to play as one of the dinosaurs. Fuck Star Fox and lady Star Fox.

    Just gimme a Zelda game in Dinoland

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  • DubhDubh Michael L Lunsford drew this Registered User regular
    Lady Star Fox makes me feel filthy whenever I see her

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
    Dubh wrote:
    I miss management sims

    now they're all on Facebook and terrible

    to make another post today you have to buy 500 SE++ points

    god fucking damnit

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    you guys have no idea how fucking crushed i was playing the 2008 Turok.

    The demo was awesome. it was hiding from dinosaurs, killing dinosaurs, running from dinosaurs.

    And then most the game was shooting dudes.

    I can shoot dudes in like, 90% of all video games.

    I can't fucking shoot dinosaurs in like 5% of them.

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    Melding, have you tried reading Jurassic Park, but while moving the book around and making space battle noises?

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    Melding wrote:
    you guys have no idea how fucking crushed i was playing the 2008 Turok.

    The demo was awesome. it was hiding from dinosaurs, killing dinosaurs, running from dinosaurs.

    And then most the game was shooting dudes.

    I can shoot dudes in like, 90% of all video games.

    I can't fucking shoot dinosaurs in like 5% of them.
    I never played the multiplayer but I remember they said it would have the dinosaurs in it as a wild computer element on every map

    like the two teams would be fighting and then HEY T-REX

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  • reVersereVerse Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    I want a game where you're a dinosaur, you've got a laser gun and a jetpack and you hunt down Nazis.

    reVerse on
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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
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    that game is ludicrously difficult to find

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    I would like a game where you are just a dinosaur

    no modern spin on it or anything

    just a T-Rex in a big open environment

    you can make a family

    you can fight other dinosaurs and kill and eat them to gain more power

    it is basically DINOSIMULATOR

    it wouldn't work for a full fledged title but a 10-15 buck Arcade game? Hell yeah.

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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    Oden wrote:

    still makes me laugh

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
    Shorty wrote:
    Jurassic_Park_Operation_Genesis_Cover.jpg

    that game is ludicrously difficult to find

    yeah it should really be on GoG or Steam or someplace accessible

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  • reVersereVerse Registered User regular
    Blankzilla wrote:
    I would like a game where you are just a dinosaur

    no modern spin on it or anything

    just a T-Rex in a big open environment

    you can make a family

    you can fight other dinosaurs and kill and eat them to gain more power

    it is basically DINOSIMULATOR

    it wouldn't work for a full fledged title but a 10-15 buck Arcade game? Hell yeah.

    I think this game would work better if you were a smaller dinosaur. It would add a survival spin to it that a massive dino like a T-Rex wouldn't have.

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    Blankzilla wrote:
    Melding wrote:
    you guys have no idea how fucking crushed i was playing the 2008 Turok.

    The demo was awesome. it was hiding from dinosaurs, killing dinosaurs, running from dinosaurs.

    And then most the game was shooting dudes.

    I can shoot dudes in like, 90% of all video games.

    I can't fucking shoot dinosaurs in like 5% of them.
    I never played the multiplayer but I remember they said it would have the dinosaurs in it as a wild computer element on every map

    like the two teams would be fighting and then HEY T-REX

    yeah, i remember that being a thing too. but i didn't have live at the time and it didn't sell well enough to really get a following.
    reVerse wrote:
    I want a game where you're a dinosaur, you've got a laser gun and a jetpack and you hunt down Nazis.

    try dino d-day.

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    Eff that

    if I am gonna be a dinosaur I ain't being no wimpy dinosaur

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    guys, this is the best dinosaur video game to date:

    http://www.kongregate.com/games/I_smell/robot-dinosaurs-that-shoot-beams-when-they-roar

    Which is, something.

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  • reVersereVerse Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    Melding wrote:
    reVerse wrote:
    I want a game where you're a dinosaur, you've got a laser gun and a jetpack and you hunt down Nazis.

    try dino d-day.

    Isn't that game complete and utter garbage?

    And also all the dinos are Nazis?

    And they don't have laser guns, just normal guns?

    And they don't have jetpacks?

    reVerse on
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  • StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User
    Bulbasaurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
    honestly though a game where you are the dinosaur would be pretty bad

    I can't really think of a good way to make a game that isn't just a management sim/shooter "but with dinosaurs" that would actually be good

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  • StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User
    Melding wrote:
    guys, this is the best dinosaur video game to date:

    http://www.kongregate.com/games/I_smell/robot-dinosaurs-that-shoot-beams-when-they-roar

    Which is, something.

    I like that Dino Run one

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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    what's that game where you play a raptor in a jeep?

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
    honestly though a game where you are the dinosaur would be pretty bad

    I can't really think of a good way to make a game that isn't just a management sim/shooter "but with dinosaurs" that would actually be good

    maybe a game where dinosaurs are back and are intelligent and have taken over the world?

    but then it would just be "lizardmen + variants" because you can't actually have a cruel despot who's also a stegosaurus

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    reVerse wrote:
    Melding wrote:
    reVerse wrote:
    I want a game where you're a dinosaur, you've got a laser gun and a jetpack and you hunt down Nazis.

    try dino d-day.

    Isn't that game complete and utter garbage?

    And also all the dinos are Nazis?

    And they don't have laser guns, just normal guns?

    And they don't have jetpacks?

    i don't know,

    not all of them.

    iunno.

    they might.

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  • reVersereVerse Registered User regular
    I seem to recall that in the Giant Bomb quick look for Dino D-Day there were a total of three dinosaurs in the game. Three classes out of twelve. All of them Nazis.

    That always seemed really weak to me. Why even bother naming your game Dino D-Day if you got so few dinosaurs in the game.

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    wikipedia says there is 4. 3 of them nazi.

    But yeah.

    Seriously how do you fuck something up so simple like dinosaurs are awesome?

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  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    Perhaps they did not think that dinosaurs were awesome.

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  • Crimson KingCrimson King we need no grave to bury honesty there's not a grain of it the face to sweeten of the whole dungy earthRegistered User regular
    here's an idea for a video game

    dinosaurs are back

    you have a gun and only you can stop them

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