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Prehistoric Dude

lightUP, Ratalaika Games, lightUP
Aug 11, 2020 - PlayStation 4, PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Pure Nintendo
3 / 10
4.2 / 10
Nindie Spotlight
6.1 / 10
Rapid Reviews UK
2 / 5
Nintendo Blast
3 / 10
4 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Prehistoric Dude

Unfortunately, Prehistoric Dude's problems aren't minor. Lots of annoyances add up to make this a small game that I disliked. It has a real need for additional polish.

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Prehistoric Dude isn’t the best of platforming options, despite having some interesting concepts being presented here.

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OK, so here we have yet another budget platformer... there are a ton of them...

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Another Ratalaika game, another short romp to a platinum trophy. I have played many Ratalaika games over the years and at one point bought loads of them for easy to grab platinum trophies. I have since stopped that but don’t mind reviewing one now and again. Their quality is very variable, let’s see where Prehistoric Dude on the PS4 sits in the Ratalaika quality spectrum, shall we? So, Prehistoric Dude, which is a very uninspired title by the way, is about, well, a Prehistoric Dude. What has the world come to when you can’t even have a meal eating your favourite food in peace? Your massive piece of ham has been stolen and that is basically the plot here. Your job is to track down the large dinosaur-shaped fiend who stole your dinner from you. Good luck with that one!

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Prehistoric Dude is a short and uninteresting adventure, where much of your time is spent walking over bushes trying to see enemies. Jumping through obstacles, the limited combat and te repetitive exploration are never intriguing or rewarding. The visuals and the soundtrack also do not deliver any particular positive points. The title is not horrible in itself, but it definitely fails to be interesting in almost 100% of its aspects.

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This is far from being the worst game I’ve played in recent memory and I respect the hardships of having to develop a game by yourself, but Prehistoric Dude really needed more time in the oven.

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Prehistoric Dude is short, easy but has a charm to it that I couldn’t help but enjoy. Sometimes there are those games that make you smile and forget the stress that’s going on around you. While this won’t be for everyone, it won me over and I could see myself picking this up again for a replay when I want to enjoy some prehistoric entertainment.

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If you are into classic games and you like to explore scenarios and a little point of difficulty, Prehistoric Dude is not badly supplied in those sections. Don't expect any audio-visual gems, though, because it goes pretty unnoticed in that respect. Simply put, you'll have a good time.

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