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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Jurassic Park: The Game Review
American Box Art
Hello everyone and happy Wednesday, I am back with another game by Telltale this week that started the trend that evolved into their Walking Dead series, it was Jurassic Park: The Game that created the interactive gameplay that evolved into the Walking Dead's interactive gameplay system. Jurassic Park was developed and published by Telltale on November 15, 2011. For those of you who have seen Jurassic Park, which I hope is all of you have, this game takes place in the middle of the movie when Dennis Nedry has stolen these dinosaur embryos from the lab housing them, however in order to do this, he had to shut down the security system, which turns off the power to the fences. Basically allowing the dinosaurs inhabiting the park to turn the island into their own little playground, and the people are the toys that you break into little pieces because your a 7 1/2 ton dinosaur that eats little scientists for breakfast. So through the game you take the role of many characters, such Gerry Harding, the chief vet, his daughter Jessy, Nedry's associates send to collect the embryos, and even soldiers sent to rescue the survivors on the island. The gameplay utilizes quick time events that allow you to make decisions about certain outcomes of the game, you must also move fast to complete tasks or
This isn't going to end well
just to avoid being eaten by enemies. While I find the game fun and enjoyable, it is also great for Jurassic Park fans, going into greater depth of what happened of Isla Nublar. Though there is alot of cool elements in this game, I would sadly have to say that it is not worth thirty dollars, maybe fifteen, and while I know Telltale put alot of work into this game, I'd wish they bring down the price a bit. While receiving mixed reviews from multiple critics that called it a "interactive movie", while it is that in simple form, I believe that this game greatest achievement was probably its contribution to the Walking Dead's system of gameplay, which was first used in this game. While I wouldn't suggest buying it for its full price, their are other methods that can be used to obtain it. I'll leave this post with that thought floating around, while I apologize for this short review, there is not much to talk about in the game. Oh, one other thing: the main plot is basically these guys trying to escape the islands, big shocker. Hope you have enjoyed this post and I will be back Wednesday with another post. This has been Jacob Arnold, signing off.
A behind the scenes trailer that explains the game pretty well