Primal (video game)

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Primal
Primal NTCS cover.JPG
Developer(s) SCE Studio Cambridge
Publisher(s) Sony Computer Entertainment
Composer(s) Bob and Barn[1]
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Release date(s)
  • NA: 25 March 2003
  • EU: 11 April 2003
  • NA: 28 February 2012 (PSN)[2]
  • NA: 31 May 2016 (PS4)
  • EU: 31 May 2016 (PS4)[3]
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

Primal is an action-adventure video game released in 2003 for the PlayStation 2. It was developed by SCE Studio Cambridge. It tells the story of Jennifer Tate, a 21-year-old woman searching for her boyfriend through a series of demonic realms. As the story develops, more is revealed about Jen's past and her relationship with her boyfriend, as well as the nature of the demon worlds. Primal was released on the PlayStation 4 on the 31st May 2016.[citation needed]

Development[edit]

The game was composed by Bob and Barn (Paul "Bob" Arnold and Andrew Barnabas).[4][5][6]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 73/100[7]
Review scores
Publication Score
Edge 4/10[8]
EGM 7/10[9]
Eurogamer 5/10[10]
Game Informer 6.75/10[11]
GamePro 3/5 stars[12]
Game Revolution C+[13]
GameSpot 7.9/10[14]
GameSpy 3/5 stars[15]
GameZone 8/10[16]
IGN 8/10[17]
OPM (US) 4/5 stars[18]
The Cincinnati Enquirer 4/4 stars[19]

The game received "average" reviews, according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.gamezone.com/news/gz_interview_primal_gran_turismo_3_and_kung_fu_chaos_sound_designers_bob_and_barn_chat_with_gamezone
  2. ^ Rey Gutierrez (26 February 2012). "The Drop: Week of February 27th 2012 New Releases". PlayStation.Blog. Sony Computer Entertainment America. Retrieved 18 June 2012. 
  3. ^ MacGregor, Kyle (May 29, 2016). "PS2 action game Primal returns on PS4 this week". Destructoid. Retrieved May 29, 2016. 
  4. ^ http://www.ign.com/articles/2003/06/23/primal-soundtrack-info
  5. ^ http://www.gamezone.com/news/gz_interview_primal_gran_turismo_3_and_kung_fu_chaos_sound_designers_bob_and_barn_chat_with_gamezone
  6. ^ http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/2780/the_making_of_the_first_symphonic_.php?print=1
  7. ^ a b "Primal for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  8. ^ Edge staff (March 2003). "Primal". Edge (121): 92. 
  9. ^ EGM Staff (May 2003). "Primal". Electronic Gaming Monthly (166): 126. Archived from the original on 2004-03-30. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  10. ^ Reed, Kristan (2003-04-11). "Primal Review". Eurogamer. 
  11. ^ Helgeson, Matt (May 2003). "Primal". Game Informer (121): 80. Archived from the original on 2008-09-18. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  12. ^ Dan Elektro (2003-03-25). "Primal Review for PS2 on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on 2005-02-09. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  13. ^ Liu, Johnny (April 2003). "Primal Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  14. ^ Kasavin, Greg (2003-03-24). "Primal Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  15. ^ Nutt, Christian (2003-04-03). "GameSpy: Primal". GameSpy. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  16. ^ Valentino, Nick (2003-03-30). "Primal - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2008-02-10. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  17. ^ Dunham, Jeremy (2003-03-24). "Primal". IGN. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  18. ^ Baker, Chris (May 2003). "Primal". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 93. Archived from the original on 2004-06-04. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 
  19. ^ Saltzman, Marc (2003-04-15). "Virtual getaways await in 'Primal', 'Vendetta'". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Archived from the original on 2008-01-22. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 

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