Quantcast
TGS: Tokyo Jungle is strange and hilarious - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


TGS: Tokyo Jungle is strange and hilarious


8:00 AM on 09.17.2010
TGS: Tokyo Jungle is strange and hilarious photo



One of the titles I was most excited to play was the recently announced PS3 game Tokyo Jungle. The concept seemed so funny to me when I first heard about it -- it's animals on the loose in Tokyo, fighting for survival. Finally getting to play the game was even more funny than I imagined. Imagine my surprise when I found that I would be killing rabbits as a Pomeranian with a little red t-shirt on.

I love this game.

In the Tokyo Game Show demo, you start out as the little pup in a cutscene where he's chasing rabbits, but isn't fast enough to do so. Three rabbits scamper away, and the last turns around and mocks the poor dog. That's when the player takes over, helping to guide the Pom to its prey. Yes, you are actually out to kill and eat lesser beings to survive.

Through a tutorial of sorts, you learn how to control the dog, helping it to successfully catch the prey that is wandering around a ruined Tokyo. After the game shows you the basic movement controls it immediately has you prowling, looking for prey. When you first encounter a rabbit, you'll hold down the R1 button to creep up on your victim, hiding in the bushes. When you're ready, holding L1 and pressing triangle causes the little dog to pounce on the unsuspecting rabbit, instantly murdering him in a flashy slow-motion tackle. Watching a little dog take on a larger rabbit in-game is just as funny as it is in your head.

After you kill the poor thing, you're expected to eat it and revitalize your little pup, so that he can move on and hunt bigger and better things. There's even a meter that tracks calorie intake, and the end result of eating your prey is improved stats for your offense, defense and stamina. Seriously.

The demo eventually takes you further into the city where you're actually taking on cats. After munching on a few normal sized house cats, I came across the final boss, an over-sized cat. It took quite a bit of pawing and gnawing to take him down, but when I finally did, my cute little Pom Pom ran over to the cat's makeshift house (some boxes and old blankets) and rolled around on his back in a strange victory dance.

Sony, if you don't release this game in the west, I'll never talk to you again.






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







PS3

7:00 PM on 12.18.2014
Capcom is delisting Marvel vs. Capcom Origins soon

It's a shame when companies delist digital-only games but it's even worse when they don't give a heads up. Capcom had the courtesy to let us know that Marvel vs. Capcom Origins is coming off PlayStation Network on December 23...more



3:30 PM on 12.18.2014
Log in to Grand Theft Auto Online for holiday gifts

This image. This real, developer-made image for Grand Theft Auto Online. Love it. Rockstar is rolling out limited-time holiday content, like snowballs, festive clothing and masks, new vehicles, and presents. Depending on when...more



11:45 AM on 12.18.2014
Mojang and Telltale announce Minecraft: Story Mode

Minecraft: Story Mode is a thing that's happening. Mojang has joined forces with Telltale Games, the team behind fine adventure games like The Walking Dead, to forge a narrative-driven episodic experience. Yes, they're w...more



View all PS3






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more