Prehistoric Dude is a “mini metroidvania” that falls quick in quite a few key areas. Sadly, that is one title that ought to in all probability go the best way of the dinosaur.
The story for this recreation isn’t too unique (stolen meals) and albeit foolish. What’s lunch to our human protagonist, Dude, can be however an amuse-bouche to the dinosaur thief. So Dude is looking for his meal, assuming that the dino hasn’t already swallowed it complete. It’s a weak catalyst for a recreation making an attempt to sort out this subgenre, however Prehistoric Dude goals to drive with its gameplay, not its plot.
Regrettably, it misses the mark. The extent design isn’t partaking sufficient for the quantity of backtracking that’s required. For one, the uninspired enemies all take a number of hits out of your restricted ammunition – why does a bumblebee want two blows from a hatchet? The best way you face enemies makes it extra advantageous to run previous them in case you can, which is unlucky.
The controls additionally work towards the extent design. One thing as seemingly easy as climbing a vine generally is a slippery nightmare! After buying gloves (the primary particular merchandise), I really feel like Dude generally will get caught grabbing a ledge after I don’t need him to, or misses one when he shouldn’t. The operating can be too refined for my liking, and there’s’ no means to remap the controls. On the whole, this recreation lacks the responsive tightness that I’d count on.
The graphics are fundamental via and thru, no matter the place you’re at, though some climate results liven issues barely past easy colour adjustments. Quite than strengthen the visuals, the music disappoints, sounding so shrill that I needed to decrease the amount within the choices! Prehistoric Dude’s aesthetics can’t function a lift.
Whereas it’s satisfying to discover a new merchandise that helps you navigate underwater, as an early instance, it’s not definitely worth the sluggish backtracking. Dude even has to do a minor backtrack to select up easy gadgets like fruit and ammo that he kicks up whereas strolling. These add up, making this recreation slower than it must be. There’s no map both.
Sadly, Prehistoric Dude’s issues aren’t minor. Numerous annoyances add as much as make this a small recreation that I disliked. It has an actual want for extra polish. With the Swap eShop full of higher similar-budget video games, I can’t discover any cause to advocate this forgettable one.
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