Thursday, March 24, 2011

Paraworld, the Dinosaur Strategy Game

Anyone ever give this bad boy a whirl? It's called Paraworld, and it took the concept of Dino-Riders and turned it into a real-time strategy game. Here's the intro.



That Kentrosaurus went down like a sack of flour! Sort of like the game's developer, SEK, after the game didn't live up to expectations.

A fellow going by the name of the Illiterate Scholar has been posting short videos called the Dinosaur News Center for several months at the ol' Youtube. His latest, from about a month ago, was a review of the game. He pretty much loves it!


Love the slo-mo WTF after the "Welcome to Viking Park" line. Keep it up, man!

10 comments:

  1. It's definitely a great looking game with plenty of dinosaurs and prehistoric beasts to offer dino enthusiasts; unfortunately, it is a real time strategy game, which I don't have the patience for. I played a demo of this once and had fun at first, but quickly became bored and frustrated. If RTS games are your bag however, it's definitely worth checking out.

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  2. Funny how I've never heard of this game, yet I'm both a palaeogeek and a fan of RTS games.

    So, good lookin' out there David.

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  3. It really seems like a botched marketing job, although it did net decent reviews from some prominent sites. I'm not a huge video game guy - Tetris and Double Dash keep me satisfied - so maybe there was something else going on in 2006 that overshadowed the game's release? I wonder how it would do now that there are some prominent dinosaur projects about to hit the scene.

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  4. I played it. The game was fun, largely because it didn't take itself seriously as the reviewer said. There's a lot of pop culture references in the game (the geologist Cole is largely based on Ash from the Evil Dead movies. He even sports a "Boomstick" ). I killed a lot of time playing Paraworld, most of that time laughing as I did so.

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  5. It's alot more playable now thanks to a fanpatch that can be found at para-welt.com

    I play it on moderate and that's tough enough. I find it good enough to keep permanently installed and that's saying quite a bit for a game that, as said above, didn't take itself seriously.
    It's almost Land of the Lost.

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