surpringly decent game if you arent playing better
posted by beeronasti (ODESSA, TX) Dec 17, 2011
Member since Dec 2006
gamers (78%) found this review helpful
a jem in the rough as they say, pretty terrible graphics in some places, and in others almost on par with A games, but def not AA. character design and facial expression is decent, and voice acting runs the gambit from amazing to the truly awful.
the game plays out like a heavy rain or a poor mans LA Noire restricted to only investigation mode and action sections. usually the most difficult thing to accomplish with a perfect rating is something silly like running down stairs, or hacking brush. conversation trees are decently drawn out, although u never know which will lead to the next cut scene so its tough to explore all the options
also it can feel a little disjointed as each chapter is done by an entirely different cast including director.
still if your familiar with the series you can see the impact and shadowing influence as you following along in the footsteps of the movie. its interesting to see the chopper fly in over head and hear about the famous archeologist arriving to visit. its the knowing that you understand the reason behind why things are the way they are even though none of the other characters do.
there are some awesome moments and some heart wrenching ones too in a surprisingly far more story driven experience than i would have expected going into it.
they could have used the amazing jurassic park soundtrack better, but when the hauntingly familiar tones ring out it makes an impact.
its more an interactive movie interspersed with investigation parts than a real game. but it is still unexpectedly entertaining and leaves time for your to touch yourself and toke on somethin even while apparent danger is paramount
better. It's a respite from fast-paced shooters, and a relatively easy, and short "interactive movie" where button pressing basically moves the story along. The story itself is woven around what might have happened in the aftermath of the first Jurassic Park movie plot. If the graphics had been more up to date, and if the story had a bit more depth, it could have been a good game. But I suspect it was made just easy enough for younger kids to play, so it isn't all that challenging nor overly scary. It's a light-weight game for those who might need a respite from playing all the shooters and "heavy" RPGs for a spell. Your younger brother (or sister) can play it too. Not a bad rent.
I just want to write this to hopefully save someone else from making the painful mistake I did.
If you are expecting a game where you actually have control of a person, running and hiding from dinosaurs and such, DO NOT RENT THIS GAME!!
This game is much like CSI games where you point and click to find clues to solve a crime. Only in this game, they pretty point out the clues for you by putting magnifying glasses and the corresponding button press by the clue.
So, this game is as about as much fun as a crossword puzzle that is already 3/4 filled out, or a word find with most of the words already circled. If that's your thing, click the rent button, otherwise move on.