Description: Velociraptor Killing at it’s…Best?
Off-Road Velociraptor Safari is a very specific game, for very specific people. It does contain a lot of animal (prehistoric dinosaur) cruelty so if you don’t like the sound of first running over a Velociraptor in slow-motion and then sticking it to a spiked ball latched onto the back of your truck via a metal chain to be dragged behind you as you perform various tricks and stunts, then you may as well stop reading now. If that brief description does exactly the opposite and actually pulls you into the game rather than repulse you then keep reading as we enter the warped world of Off-Road Velociraptor Safari.
Velociraptor Safari Gameplay
If killing harmless creatures is you cup of tea then you will love Blurst’s new game: Off-Road Velociraptor Safari. Get behind the wheel of a four-wheel jeep as you are placed in a sandbox world of the prehistoric era. Inhabited by only Velociraptors, ramps, boxes and mysterious teleports you are set to run wild and do literally whatever you want. This can be Off-Road Velociraptor Safari’s strength and weakness. Apart from trying to get a high-score through committing stunts and transporting boxes and dinosaurs to the future (through the teleports) there isn’t a real goal. It is fun experimenting with different scenarios but this gets very repetitive after a while. I would love to be able access the many achievements in the game (they are hidden until you achieve them) and then try and get them. Maybe then would Off-Road Velociraptor Safari last a little longer.
Despite this the dinosaur world that you live in is quite expansive. The graphics are adequate. Not amazing admittedly, but good enough. The physics are probably the most impressive quality of Off-Road Velociraptor Safari. Watching your attached Raptor flail about uselessly behind you as you drive full speed over a ledge is brilliant and very realistic.
One massive problem that I had with this title is the lack of music. This doesn’t help its replayability at all, and only makes it seem more repetitive. I could easily imagine Off-Road Velociraptor Safari being so much better when matched with some pumping tunes. Instead you are left with the low drone of your jeep’s engine and a screeching sound as you run over a creature. Off-Road Velociraptor Safari could has a lot of room for improvement.
Much like Blush, another title from Blurst, it has a fun concept at first but does little to retain that. Some little tweaks such as more obstacles/ramps/dinosaurs/cars etc could easily bump this game up to a three. But at the moment I can’t fully recommend Off-Road Velociraptor Safari. Only if the games concept really attracts you could I suggest you purchase this title, regardless of its cheap price.
Pros: Great physics, large-ish sandbox world.
Cons: Frame-rate issues, short-lived, lack of music.
Advised Control Method: All (Keyboard Controls Only)