GDC 2011: First Look at Jurassic Park Gameplay

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First Look at Jurassic Park Gameplay

Lisa Foiles talks to the producer of Telltale Games' Jurassic Park and gets a first look at the console-based gameplay.

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So... a quick time events filled cgi movie?

It looks awful. The facial animations, writing, voice acting, action, controls, and grapics all look horrendous.

No such thing as too much Jurassic Park...

OT: I think it looks quite good for what it is. Jurassic Park isn't the easiest IP to translate into games but Telltale did a damn good job for Back to the Future.

it sounds like an interesting idea. I want to see it finished, and reviewed.

This game looks like its made for playstation 2 or something..
Looks very bad, graphics, facial animation and everything..

TheElectricImp:
It looks awful. The facial animations, writing, voice acting, action, controls, and grapics all look horrendous.

I was fully prepared to say "oh it doesn't look that bad" but then I saw the video.... it really does look awful.... so much disapointment

Cool they stil make games for the game cube!!!!!!

Well... Aside from it suffering from a case of uglies, it looks interesting enough.

Then again I'm a fan of JP, so I'd buy it regardless.

As much as the game design looks a bit off for our generation of graphics now, I would say we should give it a chance. I mean, Minecraft isn't the 'best' looking ether but it's very fun and addicting all the same so don't be so quick to judge now. They never made a Jurassic Park for Xbox 360 before so I will look into it. But, the only thing I want to point out is that I wish the game was faster paced. It seems like they didn't seem to much in a rush, even their facial expressions didn't change at all at the right moment.

Still, I think it'll be something worth trying out, which I can tell it's going to be based on quick time events. I suggest waiting for The Escapist or Yahtzee to review it and see if we should buy or even rent the game to see how it is for ourselves. I would just go get it hands down, but it's always funner to see what other people have to say about it first, just my opinion.

It looks horrid in my opinion. Not much interest here, sadly.
Except for Lisa Foiles! *nomnom*

Everybody's pointing out that it looks awful (and it does), but that wouldn't matter so much if the gameplay looked more interesting than QTEs, or the writing/voice acting was any good. Also, and this is personal taste, the subtitles in neon pink/green were hideous.

MasterSplinter:
So... a quick time events filled cgi movie?

Well, isn't that similar to Heavy Rain? That turned out pretty well.

The sound quality for this seemed really off. Not so much the voice acting but rather the actually recording quality. Perhaps they are just place holder voices or somesuch.

Huh. So... This seems to get a lot of coverage, while Back to the future barely got mentioned when it was launched.

How do these decisions get made exactly? XD

wasted license, im still waiting for a stalkeresque survival simulation in this setting (kinda like a non crappy Trespasser)

Nod without any relation to whatever he said much Lisa?

Game looks really unatrracticve, nothing special about it.

jonyboy13:
Nod without any relation to whatever he said much Lisa?

Game looks really unatrracticve, nothing special about it.

The nodding is an interview technique. It shows the person you're interviewing you are paying attention and encourages them to keep talking. Though in Lisa's case its more exaggerated than most interviewers.

Oh, this doesn't look very appealing. I'd assume they were going to give it a major visual improvement, but if its coming out in April...
Anyone know what format this game will be in? Will it be a cheap dlc, or a full priced disc?

tbh, it looks pretty crap.

it looks like Heavy Rain controls but with dinosaurs (good) but it looks like arse (bad)

Oh my eyes!!!! My beautiful eyes!!!

Agreeing with what has been said by everyone in the thread. Horrible graphics, even worse facial animations and voice acting and making the game a bunch of quicktime events is the laziest form of development.

It's such a shame, Jurassic Park is a license with huge potential to become an amazing adventure game. But nooooo, give it to Telltale, why don't ya.

wow all these negative comments about graphics from people who play games like minecraft, NEWS FLASH graphics aren't everything! Tell Tale knows this and they made Back to the Future pretty Awesome. HOWEVER i agree with one thing, they really need better animators, or you know, Animators at all, Very stiff but it still works as long as you suspend your disbelief :P

Hey as long as its a struggle for survival game unlike the first Jurassic Park games on say the genesis, where its just arcade shooter, im all for it!

This makes the worst of the cgi from the first movie look absolutely amazing.
>:\

I don't like the Fahrenheit and Heavy Rain going on there... But it's gotta dinossaurs in it, so maybe it's fun.

Kazedarkwind:
wow all these negative comments about graphics from people who play games like minecraft, NEWS FLASH graphics aren't everything! Tell Tale knows this and they made Back to the Future pretty Awesome. HOWEVER i agree with one thing, they really need better animators, or you know, Animators at all, Very stiff but it still works as long as you suspend your disbelief :P

Hey as long as its a struggle for survival game unlike the first Jurassic Park games on say the genesis, where its just arcade shooter, im all for it!

The problem is, for this type of game, graphics matter, a game that is based mostly on QTE like Heavy Rain need good graphics and animation to keep you focused on the story, a game like this with bad graphics shatters the immersion and just makes the whole deal a disaster, as opposed to minecraft where the block graphics add to the charm

We've got a term around here; "Sausage Cake", which basically means that two good things (Like Sausage and Cake) not necessarily end up as something good if you mix it. That was the first thing that came up when I heard that Telltale(a company I like) were making Jurassic Park(A movie I like). I'm all for a point-and-click approach to Jurassic Park, but I'm doubting that the look can be pulled off that well.

Also, Brunette Lisa Foiles. Wrowr. :D

I hope this is either a very early beta, or designed for the iPhone, because it looks horrible!

I am a major Jurassic Parkfan, my generation's dinofanaticsburden, but even the fan starts to cry a little....

MasterSplinter:
So... a quick time events filled cgi movie?

So we gone back to the days of Dragon's Lair and Space Ace?

I wouldn't mind the low level graphics if they got some solid gameplay, but that is clearly just button-mash and quick time events... my two most favorite things :S

Lisa looks nice tho...

Heavy Dinosaur Rain

Hell, can't be much worse than "The Lost World", can it?

EDIT- Probably should've watched the video before writing that....

That. Looked. Horrible. I'm not much of a graphics whore, but good god, that was hideous. The Heavy Rain gameplay looks to be just as fun as it was in Heavy Rain....(see what I did there?) and sweet zombie jesus, that voice acting was poor.

This looks like a fun game, I'm now looking forward to april

-M

Yea, sticking with the general consensus here. It looks pretty crap.

Seriously. Horrible animations. Last gen graphics. Hench voice acting.

And it's all a massive shame.

Because if that was done well. It'd be like Heavy Rain meets Dinosaurs.

I'd have been up for that.

TheAmazingTGIF:
This makes the worst of the cgi from the first movie look absolutely amazing.
>:\

In all fairness. The first movie had incredible CGI for the time. It's still really pretty good now.

But yea, this game looks like it's been beaten over the head with the ugly stick a few times.

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