Your objective assessment of the game
edited May 2012 in Jurassic Park
What is your objective assessment of Jurassic Park: The Game?
I do not agree with the assessment metacritic and I give the 8 of 10
I do not agree with the assessment metacritic and I give the 8 of 10
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Funny how some peoples "objective" assessment is a 10. Thats really just deluded...
Supposedly you'd have the people voting "1" who were really disappointed with the game after building up massive expectations and waiting for so long. I would understand those people. Instead, of the present 3 people voting "1", at least two haven't ever bought or played the game to my knowledge. That's objectivity for you.
At least we can be sure that the people voting 8 or even 10 have actually spent some time with the game, which to form an "objective" opinion is a far less "silly" or "deluded" thing to do than voting something down you have never experienced.
Saying it isn't a game is silly. It is a game, just not a traditional adventure game. It's a quick time event (like Dragon's Lair or the action scenes in Shenmue) style game with some casual-adventure style exploration in between with some simple dialog puzzles and examination puzzles.
I find it quite fun to play since I enjoy the Dragon's Lair/Space Ace type games. I personally found it to be one of Telltale's better games since I didn't notice any glaring bugs like most of their 2011 games had.
I liked the new characters and I really liked the story. I liked how it connected to the first film, and I personally had always wondered what happened with the corporation who was waiting for the Barbosol can, so it was nice to see that addressed.
Bay Area Sound does an excellent job in the audio department as usual too. That's one area that you can always be sure will be top notch in any of Telltale's games.
Thats what QTE are for, action scenes like in Shenmue. If the entire game is one massive QTE then it is not a game.
Shenmue has probably the best use of QTE in a game, JP over uses it in a way that makes it seem like it isn't a game.
You can barely class it as a game, and even if it is classed as a game JP does a terrible job of it. You dont know when to press a button because the games framerate lags that much. Look at the scores on metacritic, the game is a mess. Oh and lets not forget about the metacritic incident where TTG made a disgrace of themselves for this game.
(Played on Xbox 360)
Rated 9 out of 10 for me.
I just got done playing Space Ace, which is an all QTE game, and it's still better than most games released today.
A game is anything you play as a diversion, sometimes even without a definable goal.
In this day and age with the technology we have a QTE game cant be classed as a proper game.
We've moved on, look at games like Sonic. Great at one point but we have now moved on due too technology.
It was really something to see. I've never witnessed that kind of excitement in the arcades since I was too young during the arcade boom of the 1980's.
Checkers is still a game. Tic Tac Toe is still a game.
The arrogance of this post is so multilayered that it threatens to consume itself into a black hole from which no straight face may escape.
Its a niche market for a reason. Some people in this thread really dont understand how poor a "game" this is, find me a positive review of it... look at the scores on Metacritic. The "game" is a waste of money and a terrible example of a QTE "game".
I didn't realise they were on consoles? :rolleyes:
The Metacritic scores are actually in the average range - 60% out of 100%. It's only the user scores that are really low, and they are that low because a lot of people who never played the game were voting 0% just because a few Telltale employees voted 100%. Fake reviews are never a fair judge of a game's quality.
The score is 55, and we all know that pretty much most reviews only use 50 till 95, except in really extreme cases. So 55 is pretty bad.
Also, whats that arcade game saying anything about the popularity about QTEs? They maybe played it because of nostalgia reasons, maybe they liked it because of the cartoon style? And a few people waiting in line is nothing compared to the game market in general!
Also this is not just some random QTE game, this is supposed to be a proper adaptation of the Jurassic Park license, which comes with its own expectations and must haves, which this game certainly didnt match. Wheres the excitement and suspense in random button smashing? Wheres the exploration? Awe and wonder with ancient graphics? Definetly not.
Fine for you when you belong to the few people who honestly werent dissappointed, but this game simply was a failure, thats for sure. I honestly cant imagine that this game sold very well. The fact that in germany the retail-release for XBox360 was canceled and that telltale doesnt provide a DVD for regular purchases which is unusual so far pretty much confirms that!
I never said it was the mass market in general. I always said it was a niche market. But there is a market for QTE games. And people do enjoy them, seeing as the majority of the votes in this thread are on the positive side of the margin.
I thought the QTE gameplay fit the game fine. I know I was nervous and in suspense when the arrows and button icons came up. Even moreso when I missed, since I knew I didn't have that large of a margin to get the timing right at that point, so I was even more worried about getting eaten.
I thought the graphics fit in well, and I was awed by the new dinos (especially the ones who poisoned one of the main characters in the first episode). I'm actually glad they didn't use higher resolution graphics, as I'm the lowest common denominator that Telltale targets since my PC is very low end. I have to turn my graphics settings all the way down, so I'm glad Telltale caters to me as well as people who can run the game with the settings all the way up.
We don't know for sure how much Telltale sold of the game. The Xbox 360 version might not have sold well (although we don't know about that either since it's an external publisher, not Telltale, who isn't shipping that version), but it's possible that the PC version sold well. The Deluxe only version of the DVD is certainly unusual for Telltale, but that's not an indicator of anything either. Law & Order Legacies isn't getting a DVD release at all, so it's possible Telltale is just re-evaluating how they distribute their games through their website.
I dont want to know honestly. If most of Telltale's and Jurassic Park's fans saw that number, they wouldn't allow Telltale to ever produce a Jurassic Park game again.
Appreciate it for what it is I sincerely hope there is a Season 2 of Jurassic Park Xbox360 and PC played perfectly I have no idea what you are complaining about
GREAT JOB TELLTALE
Objectively, the game is a 7.5 out of 10. Subjectively, I wouldn't change a thing about it. The game is awesome and super fun for an old Ressie like me.
In addition, it seems that Sadonicus is just on here to complain about the game and isn't about to hold an honest disscussion on its merits.
Oh, buhuhuhu, someone doesnt like a game I love, maybe something is wrong with me .
NO, he must be wrong!!!!!!! :mad:
I was here before you even heard of this game and belonged to those who tried to defend it. I always said that the story was great, but that doesnt help much when everything else falls short! Its honest from me to not wear pink JP-fanboy-glasses and admit that they screwed up on this. And yes, that frustrates me very much as someone who wanted a good Jurassic Park-Game, not a mediocre animated movie with buttom prompts.
But yeah maybe me and 80% of all critics out there are just stupid and hate telltale and themselves and life and are not able to enjoy this masterpiece...
I loved the parts of the game I actually got to play. I loved the storyline. I thought the graphics were great. The music was awesome. I loved where the game was going and couldn't wait for each new level.
Until I hit Chapter 2, Episode 2, and the game abruptly stopped. Whether it is my 2008 console, or the disc itself, is anyone's guess. But I sure wish this glitch could be fixed with a patch of somesort so that I could resume play on what was, until then, an outstanding game.