Jurassic Park: The Game review

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  • Darkhawk - December 13, 2014 6:10 a.m.

    In a way, it's too bad Telltale cut their teeth on their "new style" with JP. I feel like this would have been the perfect brand for a Walking Dead-style adaptation, but that ship has sailed.
  • Druupwnz - November 22, 2011 2:53 p.m.

    I feel like this could've been done really well as a first-person view puzzle game, like Mirror's Edge but without all the parkour. That may have allowed for an interactive experience with really tense escape scenes AND a nice way to get to exploring and solving puzzles. Regardless, maybe I'll look into this when it gets patched.
  • TricksterJ - November 22, 2011 9:53 a.m.

    Do wanna check this out
  • Mezolitik - November 22, 2011 8:50 a.m.

    Hmm, I might give this one a miss. I'm still exhausted from the QTE Krauser fight in Resident Evil 4. That was great though. Dinosaurs seem to be a rare commodity in video games, so it's nice to see T-Rex out for a wander. A sandbox JP would be excellent - and pretty much the opposite of this game.
  • mothbanquet - November 22, 2011 7:59 a.m.

    Skyrim has shown us that large, beautiful, believable worlds are possible, and that huge lizards can be rendered (and subsequently killed) in a wonderfully realistic way. That is what Jurassic Park needs - and deserves.
  • Shinn - November 22, 2011 2:36 a.m.

    Not a bad score for such an inexpensive game.
  • HamsterGutz - November 21, 2011 11:42 p.m.

    A 6? Not quite the tens that the devs gave it on metacritic :P
  • onetimebuster - November 21, 2011 11:10 p.m.

    That raptors head looks way to big.
  • KidKatana - November 22, 2011 1:25 a.m.

    Ha that was the first thing I thought! I know it's a perspective shot but the proportions still look off, it looks like it's been Photoshopped in rather than rendered in a game engine...
  • RedOutlive10 - November 21, 2011 9:14 p.m.

    QTEs are an aberration in gaming. Who had the idea to make you watch things happening by a timed button press? It goes against the interactive nature of the media, just feels artificial. Point and click games suffer of this lack of freedom already, making a game based on QTEs is just a step backward.
  • FemJesse - November 22, 2011 1:10 p.m.

    As much as I dislike QTE's I cannot stand idly by when someone shits on Don Bluth and Dragon's Lair. Even though it was technically a 20 something minute cartoon, the game was more than innovative for it's time. QTE is the very origin of modern interactive media. It boils it down to the most raw simplicity. I press the button X happens. Real-time, though more common, is the obscurity... Appreciative gamers will understand the role Dragon's Lair had in not only inventingn Quick Time Events, but also broadening what quality of graphics should be expected and what is to be considered a game.
  • Travia220 - November 21, 2011 8:38 p.m.

    Jurassic Parks problem is it tried to do with Heavy rain did. Made a game that's just all QTE's with no sustenance. Heavy Rain sucked for an Adventure game and so does Jurassic Park. Just go back to the old formula of point, click, discover and solving puzzles. Not mashing buttons as quick as possible, put an indepth story. Both Heavy Rain and this game fail miserably because their stories were mediocre and just one big QTE. Although I'm sure GamesRadar gave Heavy Rain an amazing review.
  • phoenix_wings - November 22, 2011 12:21 p.m.

    You really don't like Heavy Rain, do you? Jurassic Park and Heavy Rain are not similar titles. At least in Heavy Rain you can control where your character walks and actually get them from point A to point B. Substance...not sustenance.
  • HaVoK308 - November 21, 2011 8:33 p.m.

    Telltale should learn to make an actual "Game".
  • DualWieldingIsNotFeasible - November 21, 2011 7:49 p.m.

    I'd love to see a more exploration-heavy game based on JP. Or, hell, just set on a random island full of dinosaurs. Something along the lines of the King Kong game that was a launch title for the 360. Maybe I'll give this a try if they get a patch out, but there are way too many games vying for my time right now to make room for something this buggy.
  • GAYMER - November 21, 2011 7:21 p.m.

    Hold on to your butts.
  • NotBraze - November 21, 2011 6:55 p.m.

    Does Telltale have plans to patch this? I was really curious to check this out, but I'm not going to bother if it's really as buggy as you say.
  • Moondoggie1157 - November 21, 2011 6:39 p.m.

    Well, I wasn't expecting a great score, but from what I have seen and heard, a 6 seems reasonable. I would like to see a Jurassic Park sandbox game though, a decent one.

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Available Platforms: Xbox 360, PC, PS3
Published by: Telltale Games
Developed by: Telltale Games