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Primal Rage needs a major overhaul to compete in the ever-evolving world of fighting games. The overly complex control scheme coupled with slow, large characters just doesn't cut it in the gameplay department these days. Graphically of course, PR remains a great game and the Saturn version is hard to distinguish from the coin-op. That is, until you see the hurtin' FMV. The music is pretty weak too, but it always was.
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
All this aside, Primal Rage still isn't a great fighting game. None of the previous home versions have been able to capture the carnage of the arcade original, and sadly, neither has the Saturn.
The Video Game Critic
The animation is choppy and the collision detection is lousy. Certain dinosaurs, like the T-Rex, have a very limited number of attacks (mostly bite and tail), making the fights boring and repetitive. Blood flies and dust is kicked up, but it all looks terribly fake. Although you can pick up and eat human spectators to replenish your energy, it's difficult to do execute in the heat of battle, and thus is rarely a factor. Primal Rage was released on many consoles, but each one was the same: all style, no substance.