Be the first to roam the
streets of Columbia
in BioShock: Infinite
Time to upgrade to the tranquilizer rocket launcher.
Prepare to gaze in raptor tension at
JURASSIC PARK: THE GAME by Richard Cobbett
Rent a copy of the original Jurassic Park on DVD, pick up your controller of choice, and press play. Now, just play
along! When you see the characters
run, mash the buttons for all you’re
worth. When they swing to the left,
press left. Ooops! Got the timing
wrong? Then you die! Jump back to the
start of the scene and try again. And
again. And again, if need be. Repeat
until you save the day. It’s about the
same experience you’ll get here, only for
about $20 cheaper.
Yes, Jurassic Park: The Game is an
unwelcome trip back to the interactive
movies of the ’90s, somehow surviving
their extermination like one final
smallpox virus hiding in a dung beetle.
It’s 3D instead of FMV, but you’re still
stuck doing little but hitting keys as
they flash on screen and trying to convince yourself you’re in control.
Between those bits? Equally bland
adventure screens, offering little but
the chance to choose the order in which
you click a handful of hotspots and
dialog options masquerading as puzzles.
If you’ve played Heavy Rain on the
PS3, you’ll recognize exactly what
Telltale is copying, and what it’s trying
to do to keep the action flowing. And in
theory, that’s all well and good. What’s
missing though are the reasons that
Heavy Rain got away with its simplistic
action in the first place—the plot
branching, emotional situations, and
above all, the (admittedly illusory) feel
that your decisions actually mattered.
Here, forget all that. You’re not the star
of this Jurassic Park. You’re the projec-
tionist, there purely to keep the film
Get a 360 degree interactive look inside the game
itself. Explore landscapes, learn advanced tactics, and
memorize maps long before the competition.
FREE TRIAL NOW!
ONLY 99 CENTS
◆ Price $30 ◆ Release Out now ◆ Publisher Telltale Games ◆ Developer Telltale Games
◆ Multiplayer None ◆ Link www.telltalegames.com ◆ ESRB T
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