Spared No Expense: DabigRG's Playthrough
So, in the times surrounding Telltale's tragic closure, I had decided and/or made an effort to go pick up & play some of their other games. The Wolf Among Us was always a mild curiosity and the numerous comments of praise I saw for Batman eventually made me put aside my own skepticism to get Season 1 & eventually The Enemy Within as well. Well, as you can tell, another game I picked up not very long ago at all is Jurassic Park.
Now I actually have a good amount of history with this one: it's probably the first Telltale game that ever came to my attention. Given that Jurassic Park is not only something everyone knows, but one of the many things I had an interest in over the years, it was a no brainer that I'd tag it on my radar. And similar to TWDG, I would sometimes see an article or two, promo images, and even a piece of what I think was fanart for the game. I actually went as far as to watch at least the first episode and maybe a bit of the second on Youtube, though that was several years ago now.
What actually brought the game back to my attention was the fact that one of the Youtube channels I'd occasionally listen to while either at lunch or doing things around the house is Klayton Fioriti, whose coverage of Jurassic Park related media would sometimes include plot points or scenes from the game; it was one of the then recent ones, featuring various scenes(like a bearded guy sneaking around some raptors or the T-rex poking it's head through the front doors) as onscreen filler for whatever he was actually talking about, that made me realize I don't actually remember that much of what I saw back then, nevermind how it all resolved. Finally, I would actually pick up the game on Christmas Eve just last year while out & about with my brother and one of his old classmates--got it for around 5 to 10 dollars from Gamestop alongside The Enemy Within, with the proper case and all(too lazy to go check).
So now, in between the two Batman games and habitual Gummi Ship sections in KHIII, I decided to plug the 360 back up again after however long and actually playthrough this impromptu Christmas present. I'll go ahead and say that I didn't actually plan on doing spoilers nor my now patented impression style writeups. Knowing a vaguely decent bit about this game's background, amongst other reasons, I tried to focus on actually reviewing the gameplay mechanics and overall presentation. Of course, after a point in the first episode, you kinda run outta too much to say critically. Thus, the stuff after around the halfway point has more snarking and joking than actually analysis; there was a bit of that here and there early on anyway, but you get the picture. Hopefully, I can burn through this within the next two weeks of fairly infrequent playing.
Oh, and one more thing: given the game's obvious age/legacy, don't just see this as a platform for me to tell my first impressions and potentially receive confirmation on some of that stuff. Feel free to share your own thoughts, experiences, and knowledge of this game/franchise as an aside!