|Dev: Lukewarm Media|
|Pub: Reverb Publishing|
|Release: October 29, 2012|
|Screen Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p|
One other complaint: The dinosaurs are controlled from a third-person view, and it's very difficult to move them with any precision. I can't tell you how many times I managed to get the drop on a human opponent, only to attack the air for a few seconds as my prey turned around and set me on fire. A first-person view, or maybe some form of lock-on targeting, might make the dinosaurs feel more natural (if it can be implemented without upsetting the balance).
Indie developer Lukewarm Media promises plenty of improvements to come, based on "community feedback," however. They will be rolling out new modes over time—though there’s no news yet as to what these modes will be—and they might also add NPC dinosaurs that attack both teams. New maps are also on the way.
These will be welcome developments, and they might put Primal Carnage over the top. For the time being, however, the game is a brief, pleasant distraction rather than an addictive experience. It's not a rip-off at $15, but it's not a no-brainer buy, either. Especially with the holiday game flood upon us, I'd recommend keeping an eye on this one to see if future developments make it worthwhile, rather than picking it up right away.
Date: NOvemnber 2, 2012