If you haven't caught the news all over the forums, blog, Twitter, and Facebook, JP:TG was delayed...till Fall.
But this is not a negative at all.
Now is the time to suggests features/improvements that you would like to support for the eventual release of the game. This is the perfect time to give the haters here and from comment pages across the web a chance at seeing the game in a better/appealing light.
If you recall from my other thread, some of the criticisms included:
*Gameplay/Type of Game/Format
*Graphics - It wouldn't hurt at all to build or use a newer and more powerful engine. Now that we are in the next gen of gaming, a lot of games out there have realistic graphics that help sell a game. That isn't to say I didn't like JP:TG v.1 (This is what I'll refer to the canceled April version, "cancelled" as in it won't see the light of day as is), because I was looking forward to the game for it's story. It would actually improve the game if realistic visuals were used to parallel the movie, making it much more environmentally accurate and engaging. I think it may be time for Telltale to use a brand new engine, and Jurassic Park deserves to be it's flagship outing.
*Story - There is nothing wrong with the story. It's a new side story to the original film and expands the events of the Isla Nublar Incident. From what I could gather from it it had different characters and viewpoints and would have taken us to places seen in the film as well as new ones. I like that they had revealed over at the Insider Forum earlier this month that the Tour Vehicle would return! It is unknown how many of the concepts planned for v.1 will carry over, but what was originally offered with v.1 was a good standard.
*Gameplay - It was a split issue from what I saw. Some people liking the QTE concept being key to inducing a movie-like concept with the game, while others saw it as just an interactive movie with the pushing of correct buttons in order to advance the story. Whatever the case, now that more time is given; new/additional gameplay mechanics are a welcome addition. Especially to those who didn't like the QTE. I say bring on the new gameplay, but QTE shouldn't be completely thrown out.
*Bugs - Here's some speculation, but it's seems like a key factor in delaying the game was the trouble of getting it ready in the first place. Bugs and glitches might have been a big problem when trying to rush the game towards an April release. That isn't to say that Telltale was attempting to rush the game, but signs of this was evident in a lot of the media. Here's to hoping for a much more polished game this Fall.
A few more things to suggest to Telltale, it would be great to continue coordinating with fans on the detailing and visuals and feedback that you've been thus far listening to. We've been happy to help out where we can, and it is my hope that our feedback didn't bother you so much that you'd ignore it. The lack of exclusive stuff in the Insider forum was a let down near the end, but maintaining some sort of benefit/exclusive items for the loyal fans who are following the game could help keep the tensions better (Instead of falling to disarray as the Insider became the last month).
I'll update this post if I have any other additions to note. Please post your own thoughts and suggestions below, and hopefully we'll ave a triple A Jurassic Park game worthy of the franchise and gaming at large!