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Lost Eden (DOS)

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Written by  :  ThE oNe (6)
Written on  :  Oct 15, 2002
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Pure gold.....

The Good

Lost Eden takes place in Eden, a place where humans and dinosaurs live together in peace. Well, most of them. It seems that a strange dinosaur named Moorkus Rex and his hordes of Tyrann army have decided that they have the right to destroy everything and control Eden.

Lost Eden is certainly original. In the game, there used to be many citadels to protect Eden from Tyrann, but now only the one in Mo remains. This is where you begin the game.

The graphics are just amazing. Although while playing the game, most characters look like boxcuts, the cutscenes and animations look very real, as do the dinosaurs which seem to reach out from the computer screen. These were major highlights in the game.

The sound and music is also simply amazing. Each characters voice fits their appearance perfectly, and for those without sound cards good enough (rarely any now, but there were before) , there are subtitles. The music was obviously specially picked and created, because some music (like the one that plays while travelling to other areas of Eden) just makes you want to keep doin the thing over and over to hear the music. The music while encountering Tyrann also goes with the theme, and is very good indeed.

The story is thick and ongoing. Many characters will come and go, as some will present their separate surprises. From Eloi the pterodactyl to Dina the parasauraulophous. The storyline is very detailed.

The Bad

Although all other aspects of this game are excellent, one bad thing which stands out is the repetitiveness. Mostly in this game, you do the same thing over and over to the different areas of Eden. Sometimes major points occur which is a change, but otherwise, build citadel here, build citadel there, increase security here, increase security there, drive off Tyrann here, drive off Tyrann there.

The Bottom Line

Overall, though, this game is plot rich and contains enough graphics, music, and good gameplay to keep you playing a long time. I give Lost Eden a solid 5 / 5 .