ParaWorld PC

  • Publisher: Aspyr
  • Release Date: Sep 27, 2006
Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
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  1. It's a well done RTS game, but it's still an RTS game at it's core. You build a base, you defeat the enemy, and you move on to the next. You fight on land, you fight on sea.
  2. PC Zone UK
    71
    These dinosaurs may be beautifully drawn and animated, but there's just not enough blood and thunder pouring out of them to generate that shaking-glass "Jurassic Park" 'Oh my God, here comes the T-Rex' moment. [Dec 2006, p.90]
  3. There's a lot of fun to be had discovering the different units and strategies. This isn't a great RTS, and it's likely to be forgotten this time next year. But it is a good RTS and it's well worth your time.
  4. This game’s biggest selling point is the crazy juxtaposition of its units (ninjas, Triceratops, and jetpack-wearing Norsemen are all there), but it certainly doesn’t fall flat in other areas.
  5. PC Gamer
    70
    A "Jurassic Park" spin on an otherwise old-school RTS. [Holiday 2006, p.70]
  6. I found issues with the unit balance and the visual style of the units and buildings wasn't for me. The story line is campy and doesn't succeed at being engaging or funny in this style.
  7. The theme is finger-lickin' good from its campy standpoint, but the deliberately-paced action, puzzled AI, glass-ceiling scenarios, and sometimes-brilliant/always-limiting Army Controller will leave any Kid at Heart hoping for better functionality of all the small things.
  8. Unless you’re a huge dinosaur fan or feel like there just aren’t enough strategy games out there you can probably pass on Paraworld without missing all that much.
  9. 65
    ParaWorld is an enjoyable, yet highly simple and traditional, real-time strategy title that gets a few points knocked off purely because of its dated concepts and poor execution.
  10. So if you think a very traditional RTS covered in mini-guns and mammoths, energy cannons and iguanodons sounds good, be all means, go buy Paraworld. However, if you were just excited by the peanut butter cup goodness of video games and dinosaurs, you are in for a lot more than you bargained for, and that may not be a good thing.
  11. 65
    If you're into the unintentional hilarity of films like Turkish Star Wars, Paraworld is the game you've been waiting for all your life. On the other hand, as with most B-movies, the majority of folks will probably go through a lot less buyer's remorse if they just rent this one to knock out a few chuckles.
  12. It’s a pretty average real-time strategy game, but the problem is that it’s just too average, as well as very slow-paced.
  13. Even dinosaurs, ninjas, and Vikings can't really elevate this real-time strategy game above its generic roots.
  14. ParaWorld sets itself a high bar by taking on such a story driven campaign. It fails to deliver on this part and, unfortunately, all that remains is an RTS game that simply can't stand up to today's heavyweights of the genre.
  15. games(TM)
    60
    Paraworld stands perfectly well on its own as a solid, if a little plodding, RTS game with some neat touches, particularly in the selection and development of units. [Nov 2006, p.114]
  16. ParaWorld isn't without its charms, particularly its diverse and enticing set of armies, but it's truly a dinosaur of an RTS, bog standard in terms of mission design and somewhat messy in the combat department.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Sep 18, 2015
    9
    Strategic genre is one of the most popular in the gaming industry, but instead it is among the most brutally exploited. Amid all theStrategic genre is one of the most popular in the gaming industry, but instead it is among the most brutally exploited. Amid all the headlines, based on World War II, futuristic military clashes and of course undying enmity between orcs,
    humans, elves and dwarves, The game features more than 50 prehistoric animals, especially dinosaurs and Pleistocene mammals.

    Paraworld is nothing but a breath of fresh air. Finally, it was time to tame one brontosaurus and jump into the primitive, savage battles conducted daily distant parallel, prehistoric world The story, set in paraworld.

    Hardly worthy of a literary prize, but computer game is more than decent. The actions developed in the XIX century, when a group of ambitious scientists led by a brilliant mathematician named Jarvis Babbitt, formed a secret society to learn the secrets of parallel worlds. After decades of experimentation and study of the matter in question, Babbitt finally managed to find the secret portals between dimensions. This scientific success serving the secret society opportunities hitherto unknown to mankind. All this would be great, but three young scientists encountering evidence that may make public kept a strict secret discovery. Frightened by actions inspired researchers Babbitt throws them in prehistoric parallel world. Ebullient Anthony Cole, strongly tied to nature biologist Stina Holmland,strange introvert - a genius in physics Bela Andreass Benedek.

    Find themselves all alone in a distant and unfamiliar world. Their sole purpose is to find a way to return home, relying on wore a little weapon - the power of their intellectual capabilities. Whether young scientists will be able to survive in the abundance of prehistoric creatures and savage tribes? Only time will tell...

    Characters caught up in a completely unfamiliar world, quickly realize that they can survive and cope all alone with the challenges faced by them. On the thorny way home they will have to unite with various local factions. The first race that you will encounter in single player campaign Paraworld.

    A tribe of northerners. Each faction has its own specific characteristics. Northerners like the Vikings hold their power, wear similar clothes and beards, and are really good warriors. Their tribe relies primarily on strong physical combat units. After several missions successfully played on the side of northerners will side with the other tribe, called Desert people. In the company of this faction will have to radically change their style of play. Crabs do not rely on massive buildings, and these can in no time be dismantled and moved elsewhere. They are like nomads result of my movement back and forth in search of more favourablee
    living conditions.

    Their mobility is combined with their ability to tame dinosaurs. Fighting their units are not particularly strong, but combined correctly, become really powerful military machine. The third race, which will have the opportunity to play in single and multiplayer.

    Game mode is called Dragon clan. This fraction very strongly reminiscent of Japanese culture. Its buildings are constructed entirely in the Asian style, from combat units meet ninjas and other typical Japanese warriors. The most characteristic feature of this tribe, however, is the ability to create mechanized combat units. Such as powerful scorpion, armed with a rotating cutting wheel and other simple but deadly gizmos.

    Each race can increase your starting population limit to the number 52. The interesting thing is that from now on it is distributed in different eras of development. Ages five and separation of the units is as follows: first period - 25 second - 15 third - eighth, fourth - and fifth 3 - 1 (the number signifies the number of simultaneously existing Unity of an era). This whim ensure exciting course of hostilities. Developed to the same level opponents will have approximately the same power units - this means that in the battles of significance is mostly skill of the player to manage its prehistoric warriors. Another feature of the gameplay.

    Is the presence of characters, which is not something new in the genre, and it is hardly necessary to explain a long and wide. In a nutshell - the characters are nine and each has different characteristics. Accumulating experience allows a unit of a,lower class to climb into the upper field population. Engine, power Paraworld
    allows recreating a great environment posed a unique feeling in play.

    The atmosphere is very powerful, and the ability to play in five different climate zones: Northern, Jungle, Savannah, ice and ashen wasteland valley contributes to greater diversity. The powerful graphics platform enables the creation of large units bright contrast against the background of ordinary warriors.

    Having more than fifty different animal species (of which forty detail recreated dinosaurs) is another guarantee for the impact experiences in the company of Paraworld Is a real-time strategy, which is a kind of synthesis between the most important game play elements of leading titles in the genre.

    In the new game Developer SEK there is a model for crossing the ages of Age of Empires, strong cash RPG elements - the presence of heroes - intercept of WarSraft III, mystical vision characteristic of Age of Mythology, and "Age of Empires". If you look closely, you'll see that the game is almost nothing new (except whim good separation of the population limit), but this seems different because manufacturers apparently have found the formula for combining the leading trends in the genre.

    Enjoy the game on all RTS maniacs.

    Rating:9/10.
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  2. May 20, 2014
    6
    Its capped at 28-30 fps for literally no reason. I truly wish I could find some way to disable this ridiculous locked framerate, but that'sIts capped at 28-30 fps for literally no reason. I truly wish I could find some way to disable this ridiculous locked framerate, but that's not even the worst thing about "Paraworld." It manages to hardly reinvent anything RTS-wise, which means if you've played the Empire Earth games or Warcraft, you're probably going to see some obvious similarities. This is unfortunate, since I was under the impression that the game was about ACTUAL dinosaurs- not tribes of cavemen or a terribly generic single player campaign with the worst voice acting I've yet to hear in a game from this genre (which is saying a lot). I would like to spend more time with the game, but it will be from its skirmish modes, not its single player, as that has left me with a very sour feeling about the entire game so far. I will give it props for utilizing combat mechanics a "little" bit differently and trying a few new things, but its not exactly a good clone of anything nor is it original enough to set itself apart from far better titles from the same year i.e. Company of Heroes. Again, its a shame. The game never really had a chance, but this is why the industry is all about timing these days and when you release a game into a market like the RTS genre at present- you're just going to get eaten up. Full Review »
  3. Jun 23, 2013
    10
    Paraworld is the game i will always love. After all these years, i can play it without problems, and with some bug fix for W7 and mappack madeParaworld is the game i will always love. After all these years, i can play it without problems, and with some bug fix for W7 and mappack made by the community.
    Well, this game did not have recognition, and it should.
    You are thrown into a world where dinosaurs roam the land and different tribes wage war on each other for the control of resources (wood, rock and food). Each of the three tribes have distinctly units and buildings and their own tamed dinosaurs. Mounted rhinos, war-mammoths, prehistoric...steam-warships, guarding water-snakes the list of original ideas is endless !

    Finally, an excellent RTS Ubisoft should do a Paraworld 2.. without spoiling the good ideas, wich remains very good today.
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