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App description: In all verity The Lost Lands: Dinosaur Hunter is one of the most lovely simulators of Dinosaur Hunter. You'll have to investigate the most secretive object in the world called "The Lost Lands". To meet with living dinosaurs, which became extinct hundreds millions years ago. To see the T-Rex and to feel the death's breath. The world of The Lost Lands: Dinosaur Hunter is waiting for you!!

We'll see the perfect combination of those remote years and present. The fight between two dominant races at that time: man and dinosaurs. Something like safari on raptors, spinosauruses, tyrannosauruses... But who may finally become a hunter or to become someone's prey instead?

Anyway, a wonderful beauty of pristine nature and its inhabitants are waiting for you. Good hunting

Recommended Devices:
iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display
iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5S

Supported Devices:
iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad mini (without Retina display)
iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5
Universal Application
Requires: iOS 8.0

Unsupported Devices:
iPad 1
iPhone 4s, iPod touch 5, iPhone 4, iPhone 3Gs
iPod touch 4
03-26-2015, 08:40 AM
#2
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,075
Ah... Was really looking forward to this (and still am). Since this looks like a steal for 0.99$, and even for 1.99$ for that matter, I instantly hit download. Unfortunately, the minimum OS requirement is iOS 8.1

03-26-2015, 08:52 AM
#3
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596
Quote:
Originally Posted by Primoz View Post
Ah... Was really looking forward to this (and still am). Since this looks like a steal for 0.99$, and even for 1.99$ for that matter, I instantly hit download. Unfortunately, the minimum OS requirement is iOS 8.1
I doubt it will make you feel much better (sorry!) but I'm intrigued for the very low price so I'll pick it up and will leave impressions. So glad I got a new iPad and updated the firmware, I didn't realise how much I was missing out on!

I'm not a horror game fan so I haven't played many of Tenb's games but they always look impressive visually so hopefully this is enjoyable.
03-26-2015, 08:57 AM
#4
Senior Member [Original Poster]
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 737
Quote:
Originally Posted by Primoz View Post
Ah... Was really looking forward to this (and still am). Since this looks like a steal for 0.99$, and even for 1.99$ for that matter, I instantly hit download. Unfortunately, the minimum OS requirement is iOS 8.1
Unfortunately, the minimum version iOS selected for technical reasons.
03-26-2015, 09:44 AM
#5
Senior Member [Original Poster]
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 737
Quote:
Originally Posted by PeteOzzy View Post
I doubt it will make you feel much better (sorry!) but I'm intrigued for the very low price so I'll pick it up and will leave impressions. So glad I got a new iPad and updated the firmware, I didn't realise how much I was missing out on!

I'm not a horror game fan so I haven't played many of Tenb's games but they always look impressive visually so hopefully this is enjoyable.
I'll wait for you impressions about the game.
03-26-2015, 07:12 PM
#6
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596
This is interesting, I don't regret my purchase at all but it will take some adjusting and getting used to get the most out of it.

I'm a bit of a sad act in that I love anything to do with dinosaurs and wildlife prehistoric or modern day and so I jumped on this one. It's not too bad in terms of accuracy but I doubt many people will be put off just because the Parasaurolophus walks unusually. They look cool, they're recognisable as their species immediately and it still triggered the Jurassic Park moment of "ooh" the first time you see one stomping around.

The draw distance is a little low, with the fog drawing in a lot closer than your sniper is capable of targeting. The land is also quite empty, I think I'd prefer a smaller area with a more vivid ecosystem; plants to walk through that can hide you or a "clever girl". It took more than 20 minutes to find my target Triceratops which was far from ideal.

The physics are nice though and the Sniper Elite-esque slowmo bullet cam is cool. There are a lot of modes, each with missions so there's scope for a lot of playtime. I'd love some control customisation as the layout doesn't suit me, though I'll admit I have a wonky preferred layout when it comes to touch screen FPS's.

Overall, it's worth the money just to headshot a Velociraptor from 100ft. Not without its issues certainly though I'd easily forgive it if the missions open up to face off against even larger dinosaurs or coherent packs. It's clearly a small team effort but it's a small entry price to match it.
03-26-2015, 07:27 PM
#7
Fun game, but it can be improved. I wholly agree with the previous poster. Environments are too large scale and too empty, also the fog is very detracting from the overall experience! It's still a cool game though don't get me wrong ! I'd love to see updates of this to come by, like MFi support, map selection, et cetra.
03-26-2015, 08:09 PM
#8
Senior Member [Original Poster]
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 737
Quote:
Originally Posted by PeteOzzy View Post
This is interesting, I don't regret my purchase at all but it will take some adjusting and getting used to get the most out of it.

I'm a bit of a sad act in that I love anything to do with dinosaurs and wildlife prehistoric or modern day and so I jumped on this one. It's not too bad in terms of accuracy but I doubt many people will be put off just because the Parasaurolophus walks unusually. They look cool, they're recognisable as their species immediately and it still triggered the Jurassic Park moment of "ooh" the first time you see one stomping around.

The draw distance is a little low, with the fog drawing in a lot closer than your sniper is capable of targeting. The land is also quite empty, I think I'd prefer a smaller area with a more vivid ecosystem; plants to walk through that can hide you or a "clever girl". It took more than 20 minutes to find my target Triceratops which was far from ideal.

The physics are nice though and the Sniper Elite-esque slowmo bullet cam is cool. There are a lot of modes, each with missions so there's scope for a lot of playtime. I'd love some control customisation as the layout doesn't suit me, though I'll admit I have a wonky preferred layout when it comes to touch screen FPS's.

Overall, it's worth the money just to headshot a Velociraptor from 100ft. Not without its issues certainly though I'd easily forgive it if the missions open up to face off against even larger dinosaurs or coherent packs. It's clearly a small team effort but it's a small entry price to match it.
Many thanks your your review, at the moment I am preparing an update which will add more dinosaurs. And more new maps, so the same old card will be improved.

Quote:
Originally Posted by DanTheSandMan View Post
Fun game, but it can be improved. I wholly agree with the previous poster. Environments are too large scale and too empty, also the fog is very detracting from the overall experience! It's still a cool game though don't get me wrong ! I'd love to see updates of this to come by, like MFi support, map selection, et cetra.
Soon all will soon be updated.
03-26-2015, 09:32 PM
#9
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,541
The Gameplay:



Beta Testing : Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities, Sky Force 2014, Rush Rally 2

03-26-2015, 09:44 PM
#10
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,075
How's the AI in this game? Do the dinosaurs just attack your or try to run? Do they interact with others? Is it possible to stumble upon a T-Rex fighting with a triceratops?

How are the missions? Is it always that you have to kill a certain animal or a certain amount of them?