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The Escapist Staff | 10 Jun 2011 22:00
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Jurassic Park: The Game

The iconic park has always been the destination of choice for adventurers, so it's fitting that the adventure game veterans at Telltale Games have taken on the project. They're attempting to produce a tense, meaningful, episodic adventure game based on the Jurassic Park franchise and, given their track record, they're capable of doing so.
Read Sarah's full preview of Jurassic Park here. The first episode is due for release sometime this fall for the PC, Mac, iOS, PSN, and XBLA.

Sarah LeBoeuf:
This feeling of epic wonder upon first viewing Jurassic Park is exactly what Telltale Games is trying to capture with their episodic video game adaptation. The developer has found a seemingly perfect leading-off point where the movie and game plots collide: the fate of Dennis Nedry's shaving cream can full of dino embryos. In the original Jurassic Park, the can was seemingly lost after the Dilophosaurus attack on Nedry.
Jurassic Park is a huge change in gameplay style for Telltale, a company known mostly for a more traditional point-and-click approach. It's still an adventure game at heart, with situational button prompts directing you and making you aware of your options. Unlike most adventure games, your choices do carry some weight, and might even make a difference between who lives and who dies. Messing up doesn't automatically mean the character that you're controlling will meet a grisly end - but someone else in your party might.
The game also expands on the already existing Jurassic Park universe, and you'll be able to explore areas only referenced in the movie. A variety of dinosaurs can be spotted throughout the park, including one brand-new species that apparently takes a stealthier approach to hunting its prey.

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