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Jurassic Park: The Game Review

Aug 20, 2012

This game is not a sequel or a prequel to the 1993 movie, what Telltale has done is tell a story that coincides with the events the movie.  You follow the tale of the Barbosol can of Dino embryos dropped by Nedry, the fat guy who shut down the power in the first place.  Along the way you meet Nima Cruz who was hired to retrieve the can if Nedry didn’t make it, chief veterinarian Dr. Gerry Harding and his daughter Jess who become trapped thanks to the power outtage, and a few others as they attempt to escape the island during the catastrophe of the first movie. The game starts off giving you a taste of exactly what you’re in for, quick time events (QTE).  As Nima is running through the jungle, you’re pressing buttons that would relate to what is happening on screen.  If she needs to duck a branch, you press the joystick down at the right time.  If she needs to look left or right you move the joystick in either direction then press whatever button the game is prompting you for.  That’s the whole game in a nutshell, just follow along with the story and pay attention to those prompts.