When I first dived into the horror-survival
genre, I knew there would be zombies, but I never expected dinosaurs
. You don't get much bigger than a T-Rex stomping around your neighborhood (though I am still waiting for an underwater survival game that randomly has blue whales unintentionally ruining your kelp fort as they hunt for krill). When dinosaurs started to replace zombies, I knew that my inner child would drag me in, even if I once again had to pay for alpha
It's this very idea of "paid alpha" that inspired me to tackle not one but two
titles from the newly spawned dino-survival based genre. Apologists will say that it's just alpha, but the reality is that you get only one launch, and to me, launch is you start letting people buy your game and don't hold them under an NDA. With this in mind, I decided to try my hand at both Beasts of Prey
and The Stomping Land
to see which, if either, feels the most deserving of my time (and money). Today, I'll start with BoP.