“ PS2 Version: Dark; violent fantasy with a compelling and original storyline. Face the demons of an immortal realm in an expansive immersive world. Face the demons of an immortal realm in an expansive. Combines adventure combat and a few puzzles. Two freely selectable main characters. „
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Primal is an adventure game for the Playstation 2 developed by Sony.
The games story is really quite strange yet compelling, you play as Jen and her mission is to go and rescue her boyfriend Lewis who was kidnapped by a demon. She is approached by Scree who is a gargoyle who asks her to join him by travelling to a demonic new world and help him restore it to a peaceful state which is the only way she will be able to get her boyfriend back! It isn't the most absorbing plotline but it actually is pretty good and has some fantasy elements as interesting as you discover that Jen has connections to this other world.
The gameplay is a mix of puzzle solving and combat, Jen gains the powers to transform into various demon forms while in this world which will grant her new abilities for example one the Ferai form allows her to jump greater distances as well as increasing her attack strength, the wraith form allows Jen to stop time. Using these demon forms allows for some good puzzle solving and also some great action sequences.
You will also get to play as her gargoyle helper Scree, he is useful as he will aid you in combat by providing you with demon energy which is basically health while you are in demon form. Scree can also climb up sheer stone faces and open up new areas that Jen cannot get to unaided, he is also made of stone so is invulnerable to attacks from enemies but he isn't a fighter so you cannot just walk straight through the game unopposed!
Unfortunately this being an older game there is no co op feature, a shame as this game would have been ideal for someone to be Jen and someone to help out as Scree.
Graphics are fairly good in line with other games of the era though it is an older Playstation 2 title so don't go in expecting a visual masterpiece.
Primal is a really good and interesting game offering a good mix of puzzle solving and combat.
On opening my new birthday present I thoought to myself, great, mums got me some Tomb-raider wannabe game. However right from the start of the game I became entrapped in the exciting storyline and mesmerised by the visuals.
The game follows the adventures of Jen, the last of some hybrid race who can morph into different creatures from other worlds.
What I liked about this game was the vastness of the levels, there are four different worlds each with their own splendid backdrops and as you travevl to each one you gain the ability to morph into a new creature with your own special abilities.
My personal favourite was the third level which had some sort of gothic vampire storyline going on. The action in the game is great, plenty of fights and bosses and its the type of game that makes you think about how to defeat bosses. It takes timing and skill rather then just shooting like a headless chicken.
Another part of the game is the many puzzles involved, which often requires the too characters Jen an Scree to switch and co-operate with one another. Scree can be fairly annoying at times as he is rather slow but the interaction between the two throughout the game shapes the players response to really like watching these characters stories unfold. Its also really cool when you are given the chance to fight as Scree!
The game has a clear end in sight. Four worlds to enter, and then defeat the final boss and I found the game was pleasantly long enough without being drawn out for too long. A highly original, (as far as I know) game, Primal is certainly deserving of a 5-star award.
Primal is a kind of Action/Adventure game in which you play as a chick by the name of Jen, her party trick if you will, is that she can morph into 4 different types of demon in a chameleon like manner.
The visuals in this game are rather stunning with some wonderfully rendered backdrops to each of the four world that's you as Jen will find yourself battling through.
The game play is pretty cool and it's notable to say that the control system is pretty original for a game of it's kind. After years of bashing X or O to hit people and fire weapons, this game takes the shoulder button approach to attacks which is quite refreshing.
16 Volt Band provide the soundtrack to the game, never heard of them before they were credited with this score however their sounds seemed to really fit in with the atmosphere surrounding the game.
The story mode in itself is well written and quite engrossing but for me the major down point for the game is that once you've completed the story mode, that's it. There's nothing to go back and play it again for.
It's down in price now so I'd recommend picking up Primal , Id say most avid gamers who appreciate a challenge would enjoy it.
Genre = Action Adventure
Developer = Sony
Publisher = Sony
Players = 1
Age = 15+
In Primal you get to Switch between two playable characters at will and the story is that you play as this girl called jen and she gets to change into 4 different forms of demons.
4 great big worlds to explore with great lighting water and other effects making this game still a great game now. For the fighting you use the top shoulder buttons for different attacks with preserve touch. As scree the living stone gargoyle you get to climb walls and get to places you can't with jen.
Weapons you get to use from for demons forms are electric wimp, claws, double fire sword, great sword and abilities like strength, speed, breathing underwater swimming and more. There not much re-play value only to collect art tarot cards in the game.
Lots of great enemies and boss to encounter and a great story. Music from 16 Volt band , nice sound and voice actors. This is a top action adventure game to have.
There's not much replay value, only finding art drawing cards in the game and with a great great story and game, there maybe some poeple who would like play it again.
Graphics - 9/10
Sound/Music - 10/10
Controls - 9/10
Gameplay - 9/10
Replay Value - 5/10
FINAL RATING - 8.4/10
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