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Jurassic Park The Game: Review thread - post your impressions here!

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The release date for the game is finally here and I'm sure everyone will be dieing to voice their opinions on the game as well as post reviews from other websites. Instead of having thousands of post with different reviews, I figured it would be easier to have one thread dedicated to Jurassic Park reviews.

I haven't been able to play it yet but I will be posting seperate reviews for each episode here as I finish them.

So if anyone wants to share their opinon after finally getting to play the game, or want to share links to reviews of the game from other website here's a great thread to do it.

And, of course, try to use those Spoiler tabs when needed!!!

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  • First impressions after finally deciding to pick it up for $7 on steams deal.. only 20 minutes in and already getting framerate dropouts/hanging, minor audio problems, and eventually had to quit at the 20 minute mark because my mouse pointer during an exploration portion disappeared.

    I like this type of game, I loved Fahrenheit and Heavy Rain so the whole "not so much a game but an interactive story" thing is absolutely no problem for me. However in Heavy rain I was actually able to interact and perform the QTE's without the "fake difficulty" of getting 1-3 second frame rate/lag dropouts...

    Seems like this is a common problem with the game for most people and still no patch after over 3 and a half months...:confused:

  • I am a big fan of the Back to the Future game and a huge fan of the Jurassic Park movies. This game is the first telltale miss for me. The controls are clunky feeling and the interaction is too simple, yet, not intuitive. There are many scenarios where you must die a few times in order to figure out what to do. This, of course, causes the game to get repetitive. I am still on episode one and will continue through the rest of the episodes but, if this is how the new telltale games will play, I probably will not purchase any others. Kind of a bummer since I have loved all others before this.

    - PC (steam version)

  • @Human Nugget said: I am a big fan of the Back to the Future game and a huge fan of the Jurassic Park movies. This game is the first telltale miss for me. The controls are clunky feeling and the interaction is too simple, yet, not intuitive. There are many scenarios where you must die a few times in order to figure out what to do. This, of course, causes the game to get repetitive. I am still on episode one and will continue through the rest of the episodes but, if this is how the new telltale games will play, I probably will not purchase any others. Kind of a bummer since I have loved all others before this.

    - PC (steam version)

    No, every other game with have regular WASD gameplay, this was just a test.

  • @Stoibs said: First impressions after finally deciding to pick it up for $7 on steams deal.. only 20 minutes in and already getting framerate dropouts/hanging, minor audio problems, and eventually had to quit at the 20 minute mark because my mouse pointer during an exploration portion disappeared.

    I like this type of game, I loved Fahrenheit and Heavy Rain so the whole "not so much a game but an interactive story" thing is absolutely no problem for me. However in Heavy rain I was actually able to interact and perform the QTE's without the "fake difficulty" of getting 1-3 second frame rate/lag dropouts...

    Seems like this is a common problem with the game for most people and still no patch after over 3 and a half months...:confused:

    The mouse disappearing isn't a glitch, it's part of the game.

  • All right, so I just finished the Xbox 360 version, cause my comp can't handle any of Telltale's games from The Devil's Playhouse onwards.

    I'll say it right now. I loved the cast, the storyline, the music, the setting.. I enjoyed the immersion and the atmosphere.

    What I did NOT enjoy was the core gameplay. I'm no fan of Quick Time Events, nor adrenaline rushes, and certainly not anything that tries to merge both as the entire premise of the game. Not only did I typically find myself feeling sick after especially frantic sections, but there were more than a few times where I found the timing to be quite poor. Episode 2 had a big issue for me, in particular. You have to mash A and keep the dot centered, except the timer from mashing A carries over and the timer degrades at a random rate.

    It took me and my cousin like an hour to finally get past it. It's not fun when you're dying cause a timed event was starting without any time.

    Likewise, there was a chapter late in episode 1 where you had a whole lotta dialogue then a loading screen.. and no checkpoint (unusual since the game always has them after loading screens), where upon you had some more QTE's, and one in which a Y button shows up and nothing happens when you press it. I've never gotten a green check or a red miss, it just shows up, goes away, and I suddenly lose my gold. It's the only part of the game I haven't gotten gold in, actually.

    So yeah.. I'm really on the fence. I don't think I'll be playing this game ever again, and am glad this was a rental. I'll probably just watch it on YouTube or something if I ever wanna see the storyline again.

    It just felt like Telltale took two steps forwards and a great big step back, which resulted in a stumble, and then falling over a cliff and having to quickly hit buttons to not die.

    I'm sorry, guys.. I know you tried to make a great game, but this is just not one I care to ever play again. Which is sad cause I loved all the others (though I can't play BttF cause it isn't on a platform I own...)


    EDIT: Some stuff I thought I'd mention.

    Another issue I had was the Pause Menu. You hit start, you pull out of the game, you wait at the slab, the slab opens, the dinosaur shows up, the menu shows up, the menu lag for a moment and THEN you can do something in it. I swear it took like 10+ to go from making a mistake to loading my game, and that's not counting the time it takes to reload the scene.

    I had no issues with sound or framerate, not that I'd ever notice cause I've had crap computers for so long that I only notice if it drops to like 20 FPS or less, which it never did.

    I really felt this could've done better as a 4-part miniseries, rather than a "game". It made me recall what Ken Williams was trying to do with Sierra. Making "interactive stories" that would rival or replace movies. That's really what this felt like, an interactive movie. I'm not big on that unless it's a choice here and there resulting in a change in the plot (not unlike those games which're similar to interactive novels). I'd have been far happier to watch this story play out and occasionally be presented with some dialogue or other options, than constantly be pushing buttons to keep my characters alive.


    EDIT 2: ...okay what the hell?! I was replaying the last chapter of episode 4 for an achievement.. and I realized it's not friggin' making checkpoints anymore! What the HELL made you guys think that'd be okay? Going through that KNOWING I had to do it all in one try was NOT fun. No wonder I couldn't get a checkpoint in an earlier episode when I was replaying something.. :/

  • In general the game is a lot more frustrating than it is fun. Next to the CONSTANT crashes, frame rate drops, sounds glitches, ... It is also impossible to play in one piece. I have to play everything three times at least to memorize the action sequences because the game reacts so damn slow! It prompts a button, I press it and wait for the two following commands to appear. But I only get a fraction of a second to see the next command before a red cross appears and I die. So I have to retry and press the button BEFORE the command appears for the game to register a hit.
    My PC is perfectly capable of running this game but the game just doesn't seem to agree.

  • @Faceslasher said: The mouse disappearing isn't a glitch, it's part of the game.

    So I'm at an exploration scene, with the option to change area at the bottom left, talk to others at the bottom right, interactive hotspots around the viewable area... and it's part of the game that I have no pointer and cannot interact with anything - forcing me to exit and restart the game? Innovation!

  • What buggy? This is one of the best games Ive ever played Do all games have to be first person shooters Great story and game play Like watching another Jurassic park movie Played beginning to end never a problem or glitch

  • @lonearranger said: This is one of the few games Ive ever played

    Fixed.

  • A few bugs but still a great game! Come on Telltale lets get another game out of an amazing franchise!

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