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Jurassic Park: The Game – Full Access Preview

 

Be honest: you didn't know what to think when Telltale announced that they were making a Jurassic Park game. What would it be, a funny point-and-click adventure? A first-person shooter? How could the Jurassic Park experience be translated into a videogame by the people who made Sam & Max games? If you're still confused you should check out the Full Access Preview we did with some of the games' developers, which gives a good look into what you can expect from the game when it releases later this month.

Early in the development, Telltale said the game would be more like Heavy Rain than it was like their other adventure titles, and that comparison seems to be on point. Controlling different characters as they encounter different dangerous dinosaurs in familiar places looks to be a good deal of fun, and we're looking forward to getting a chance to play it ourselves in the coming weeks. So far the characters seem likeable, and the gameplay looks like it might be a blast.

And if the characters aren't likeable, and if the gameplay isn't a blast, you're still going to be seeing the unlikable characters be eaten by dinosaurs, so at least there will be that, right?

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8 comments

  • batouyukinawa - November 8, 2011 5:31 p.m.

    I don't get it. The character models are poorly done, they have almost no expression, and considering this game is supposed to be cinematic; it's something that simply cannot be overlooked. The game play looks interesting, but again I cannot get past the stilted animations. The dev team on this need to take a long look at Heavy Rain, and even Uncharted if they ever want this game to succeed.
  • thelazymackenzie - November 7, 2011 7:48 p.m.

    Acting like I'm studying with my online text book, but really pressing my face against my speakers to hear a FAP for a game I'm not even aware of. You're that good GamesRadar, you're that good.
  • Pwnz0r3d - November 7, 2011 6:35 p.m.

    It looks fun, its just the graphics make everything look like.... i don't know... claymation? And the T-Rex looked slightly awkward to me (along with the raptors from the other videos, the other dinos looked fine to me though). The characters also look hilariously robotic. Its pretty odd considering that the environments look fantastic to me, its just the characters and dinos just seem off. I don't know, maybe its just me. But I shouldn't judge a game by its graphics. It won't stop the uber-Jurassic-Park nerd in me from buying this at some point.
  • GhostbustTyler - November 7, 2011 5:36 p.m.

    Does it make me an a$$hole to laugh at the girl getting eaten?
  • Tymiegie - November 7, 2011 4:36 p.m.

    I was pleasantly surprised to see that this game does actually look pretty fun. I think I'm going to check it out.
  • MyCoolWhiteLies - November 7, 2011 3:39 p.m.

    This looks quite good. I will say though, that one of the things that actually made Heavy Rain quite special was that there was no way to fail and have to restart. If you messed something up or if your character died, the story moved on from that point. I'll miss that, but I like Jurassic Park a great deal and honestly that kind of system wouldn't work as well in a game where you can die as often as this one.
  • Austin_SJ - November 7, 2011 3:07 p.m.

    I wasn't that interested until that girl got eaten.
  • Arucard04 - November 7, 2011 2:52 p.m.

    Jurassic Park was already a point and click Adventure game. On the Sega CD. And it was fantastic.

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