DS #2856: Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs (Europe)

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  1. Rayder
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  2. kazuki_pl

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    looks like crap to me o.O

    *looks for a vid on teh net*
     
  3. tinymonkeyt

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    lol
    this totally reminds me of this old school dinosaur game i had
    back when dinosaurs were teh awesome (they still are)
    i feel like playing because its like lost in blue...except your a dinosaur
    and the fighting is probably like..wrestling with dinosaurs
    i wonder if you could eat your opponent if you were a t rex..
     
  4. Dragonlord

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    I'll give this one a try to feed you a review about it... let's see if I get some spare time today for this.
     
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    Hmm....basically this is an adventure game with 3D fighting elements. You wander around a map and look for fossils, meanwhile you fight any dinosaurs you come in contact with. You can upgrade your dino with extra abilities such as strength, speed, defense and can also change his appearance. Fighting gets you eggs which you use to upgrade the dino. Completing levels (finding all fossils and beating all relavent dino's) grants you extra moves and abilities. As you wander, you can refill your health bar by drinking water and eating dino corpses.

    The fighting is kinda lame.....you start a battle, you choose your attack posture, then a squiggly line is shown on the bottom screen, you must trace the line to commence your attack. You can select things like whether to use an attack or defense posture, your particular move to use (once unlocked) and then go on the tracing fest.

    Graphics are pretty good (for a DS game) and the sound is mostly just dino roars and such. Load times are long and annoying.

    Oddest thing about the game is that the last "fossil" you find is usually some kind of end boss, but not the prehistoric kind. It's silly stuff like fighting a phonebooth (WTF?!?) in level 1 and a tractor in level 2. I haven't played beyond level 2 yet.

    You gain more dino's to use in "Quick Battle" mode by playing adventure mode.

    This seems mostly like a game to entertain young children. I blasted through the first 2 levels without hardly ever taking any damage. Definitely more of a casual gamer's game than anything else.
     
  6. Spaceman016

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    actually i watched a vid on youtube it looks really good but i havent tried it
    i like games where u can build ur chars up to make em stronger and such will give this a test out
     
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    The vid makes it looks better than it really is though.
     
  8. shakirmoledina

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    nice but needs to have a higher level of difficulty to make it understandably longer to play but i guess as said now... more of a casual gamer kinda game
     
  9. OrR

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    The trailer was probably more expensive to make than the game...

    Also, sequel:

    Combat of Giants: Whales

    and then

    Combat of Giants: Babiez
     
  10. InuYasha

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    Sounds like a crappier version of Dinosaur King.....
     
  11. kjean

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    bravo vid got me.
     
  12. ENDscape

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    Any actual vid or screenies??
     
  13. elixirdream

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    the game is ok to me~!
    the graphics are somehow rather acceptable