Primal (2003)

Video Game  |  Animation, Horror, Action  |  26 March 2003 (USA)
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A spunky goth girl discovers her destiny: to restore the balance to the primal forces of existance with the aide of a magical gargoyle and the dormant power within her.

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Jennifer 'Jen' Tate (voice)
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Scree / Abdizur (voice)
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Prince Jared (voice)
Paul Darrow ...
Ferai Shaman / The Watcher (voice)
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Abaddon / King Iblis (voice)
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Count Raum (voice)
Eric Loren ...
Lewis (voice)
Rob Brown ...
King Herne (voice)
Niki Felstead ...
Arella / Princess Elizabeth (voice)
Nicola Goodchild ...
Queen Aino / Countess Empusa (voice)
Melissa Lloyd ...
Malikel (voice)
Ève Karpf ...
Queen Devena / Captain Valeera (voice)
Tony Morley ...
Ferai Huntsman (voice)
James Busby ...
Wraith Ally (voice)
Andy Tudor ...
Ferai Guard / Ferai Hunter (voice)
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A spunky goth girl discovers her destiny: to restore the balance to the primal forces of existance with the aide of a magical gargoyle and the dormant power within her.

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Scree: I know you mortals think you're at the heart of everything, but believe me, you're not.
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An underrated Playstation 2 adventure game
8 November 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

An underrated Playstation 2 adventure game from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Cambridge.

To very vaguely summarize the plot:

A sprung ordinary everyday goth girl (Jennifer) learns her luck; to re-establish the balance to the primal forces of existence with the adviser of a mysterious gargoyle (Scree) and the hidden power contained by her.

In order to restore the primal forces; she and her adviser must travel into what seems another dimension of worlds. There are 4 worlds Jen and Scree must travel to; fixing the chaos of what has become of them. Each world has a different race of creatures she must interact and, most of the time fights with.

The plot story is deep and strong; and should keep you interested until the game's completion.

The graphics are certainly pleasing enough (Some worlds more then others). Beautiful rendered worlds; together with a movie-like score, certainly brings the game to life. (Especially, if you have a widescreen television and a Dolby Pro-Logic 2 sound system)

The gameplay is exceptionally great; swapping control of both Jen and Scree; is essential to get past certain paths in the game; as one can do what the other cannot. The main elements of the gameplay involve exploring each world and solving the problems of the race it occupies. This is no easy task; or at least it's time consuming as each world is HUGE! Despite the massive areas of the worlds; its difficult to get totally lost in, mainly thanks to the great map that is displayed by pressing the `Start' button.

You are able to save your game; at mostly anytime; which is a great asset, as you don't have to worry looking for save points in the vast areas.

Whilst in combat (only Jen can fight and be hurt from enemies!) the shoulder buttons of the PS2 control pad is used. The enemies are ever so passive in the game; you probably are able to always win by attacking and then retreating.

The controls are given in-game. But they don't last on the screen for long and a good read of the instruction manuel is advised before setting off in your quest; or when Jen learns a new hidden power! Mature gamers will find this game easy; with only a few baffling moments.

The biggest drawbacks are when in battle (yes, this is a widespread for 3D games!) the camera angles may be bad and you may not get enough time to adjust it using the `right analog stick' before you are attacked.

There are several graphically bugs and glitches in the game and would not be surprised if the game crashes at least once during your quest; which is unfortunate for console gaming. Also, some of the puzzles are not difficult but are frustrating due to sometimes unresponsive nature of controls; you may find yourself trying to do something three times before it actually works! (Though this problem is very superficial in terms of the actual gameplay)

Overall, excellent graphics and sound. The Gameplay is solid but a bit of a complex controlling system giving the illusion of unresponsive controls lets it down.

A good gaming experience; especially with a widescreen TV and a Dolby Pro-Logic 2 sound system!


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