Template:Infobox VG Cadillacs and Dinosaurs: The Second Cataclysm is a video game made by Rocket Science Games based on the comic book Xenozoic Tales. The game was originally released in 1994 for the Sega CD and later the PC. In contrast with Capcom's previous beat'em up arcade game Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, The Second Cataclysm is rail shooter, featuring full motion video created especially for the game.
Critical reaction Edit
While many reviewers made special note to comment on its amazing graphics and rendering style, which stayed true to its comic book origins, overall reviews were mixed. Many of the complaints mentioned were repetitive gameplay, a high learning curve, short total play time and a lack of replayability once completed. Poor support of the Sega CD by Sega in the United States did not help matters either. These reasons coupled with the stigma of FMV (Full motion video) games and their perceived poor quality, due in part to a flood of shoddy games using the technology, also failed to endear Cadillacs and Dinosaurs with audiences. Rocket Science Games also noticed the failure of FMV in the marketplace and soon abandoned it even after they had claimed it would be the next big step in games development. After producing only two titles using FMV they chose not to release the Sega CD version of the FMV game Wing Nuts even though work had already been completed, giving it only a limited release on the PC. Development on other FMV based titles, like Darkride, stopped entirely.