This is rather tough to recommend to be perfectly honest, I will say that at least the style of gameplay (quick-time and point and click) is what you would expect from TellTale and for the most part it's good, I mean look at Walking Dead, but the main weakness for me is the main problem of the whole game, the story.
It felt really, really rushed out and not that compelling. I will say that they stay true to the plot of the original movie such as the theft of the Dino DNA aspect of the movie as one example, but the characters are so paper thin and so generic to boot. I hardly felt invested in the people in the story, so I felt disconnected in the scenes that tried to envoke some emotion from the player. Which is really a let down for me, as someone who loves point and click adventures and story driven games.
At least the scenes with the dinosaurs were cool and the quick time events in those parts were actually compelling and nerve-wreaking so thats pretty good.
The graphics are ok for the most part, nothing groundbreaking and I did not expirence any kind of bugs from my expirence which is a plus.
However, I will say this to think about, if you want to play a Jurassic Park video game, this is the best one your going to get. I've seen the others, there pretty bad or just average. Jurassic Park has had some pretty bad luck in video games. So out of all those games, this is a huge improvement, at least the game is ok enough to want to play through it to the end.
Tough call, but I'll say this, if you are a HUGE Jurassic Park fan or are someone who can enjoy the ride and expirence of playing a point and click with dinosaurs and can ignore the bland story, and also if the game is on sale, then....yes I think its worth a play through. Its a one-time only thing because one you play the whole story thats it, no other modes and whatnot so wait for a sharp discount and then give it a go.
So I would give it a 5.8/10, its nice to see a Jurassic Park game again and one thats okay at best, but this could have been SO much more. It's sad really.
Posted: November 27th, 2013