Summary: An episodic adventure in five parts, Jurassic Park: The Game is set during the events of the first film. The story unfolds through a film-inspired cinematic adventure crafted to stir mystery and tension while building to exciting climactic peaks.
Excerpt: Fresh on the heels of the Jurassic Park movie-- well 13 years fresh-- comes the DVD game based on the movie. Players navigate through the DVD menu and participate in different challenges: trivia, pattern matching, multiple-guess and even a challenge reminiscent of Donkey Kong. Up to 4 players can play. They may choose long or short game (5 successful challenges vs. 7 successful challenges). There are three skill levels: Scout, Tracker, Palaeontologist (the hardest).
Summary: Jurassic Park: The Gam e delivers a fantastic story that expands on the Jurassic Park film world and lore, especially the events from Isla Nublar. We get to meet an all new cast and a returning character in Dr. Harding, the park’s vet, although his role is greatly expanded upon. Telltale does a great job telling their story, but where the game falls apart is in the controls.
Excerpt: Steven Spielberg's 1993 science fiction action adventure film Jurassic Park was undeniably a box office juggernaut, achieving both commercial and critical acclaims. The film spawned a new movie franchise, with a second and third film subsequently released in 1997 and 2001 and a fourth film purported to be in the making.
Excerpt: What is it? When I was young, I was one of those geeky kids who loved dinosaurs: I could tell you the difference between a Brachiosaur and a Diplodocus, or would laugh at someone comparing a Plesiosaur to the Pleistocene. So when Steven Spielberg made the 1993 film of Jurassic Park , you'd think I'd be a shoo-in to want to go see it for sure... except that, by then, I wasn't that little geeky kid any more, and I hated the movie by the time I got to see it.
Excerpt: Fortunately, such exploration scenes are relatively few and far-between and there are no time constraints or other pressures rushing you along, so you won't be punished for awkwardness or missteps. What you will be punished for, at least once in awhile, is blowing the QTEs. But this actually turns out to be one of the game's highlights - watching the characters die in hilariously awful ways.
Conclusion: I think Jurassic Park is a game that can be skipped. A couple of great moments with the T-Rex cannot help this 6-8 hour long treacherous journey through Isla Nublar. Fans of the first film have been beaten enough with movies and games that haven’t gotten close to the grandness of Jurassic Park, and I am still on the search for that very product.
Excerpt: Jurassic Park: The Game is the latest release from Telltale Games, which has started branching out from jokey adventures like Sam & Max and Monkey Island to take on more serious film franchises. Their previous effort, Back to the Future: The Game , was a perfect fit for them, since the Back to the Future trilogy is lighthearted and offers plenty of opportunities for puzzles.
Excerpt: Telltale Games has always been about simplicity in design as an approach toward interactive storytelling. They make adventure games, much like the ones made when the genre was big, but they do so without the fat. By cutting out unnecessarily large inventory schemes and obtuse puzzles they can, and have, focused more on the presentation of the story. Jurassic Park makes a few changes on the usual Telltale formula, complete with a remarkable narrative attached.