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LEGO Jurassic World
LEGO Jurassic World Review. A Decent Entry in the Series
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TT Fusion has recreated blockbusters from The Incredibles and Indiana Jones, and now finally to the Jurassic World franchise. LEGO was starting to get a bit stale, but Jurassic World aims to change that narrative.
The overworld is one of the best aspects of the game. The environments are quite tastefully designed with great attention to details, though not much can be said about the brick characters as they are created in a typical LEGO humor. Some of the recreated scenes from the four movies are also done epically. Apart from some of the explosive dinosaur scenes, there isn’t too much to write about the action.
This LEGO release follows the entire Jurassic franchise, with 5 levels from each of the four films. This release has less action compared to previous LEGO releases but also serves more puzzles. The gameplay hasn’t changed, i.e., looking for the cast member that holds the key to the current puzzle that you are trying to solve. You also have to pummel all the LEGO bricks in the area to either take down or build up something. There are over 20 types of dinosaurs in this release, some are friendly, and some are not. The Compsognathus is the most irritating of all the enemies, occasionally backed up by the Velociraptor and the Dilophosaurus.
What’s great about this particular LEGO installment is that you can take control of any character in the game, including the menacing dinosaurs. All the terrifying scenes in the movies have been replaced with fun and humorous moments probably because the developers were aiming at a much younger audience.
With no need for combat, the only thing that you’ll need to do is engage your action buttons and D-pad to steer a vehicle, or select a character. I find the Wii U Pro Controller the most effective method of playing any LEGO game because of the combined ability to access the analog stick, and also because aiming in this game and steering a vehicle takes much getting used to on other controllers.
Replay Value: 3.0
Jurassic World is probably the best LEGO game ever to come out and adheres to the actual movie scenes more compared to previous releases. I still wouldn’t pick up a gamepad to play it again due to its pre-defined method of overcoming obstacles, meaning there’s zero mental challenge. There’s no combat, and the only great thing about this game is the unlockable movie characters and the fact that you can play as a dinosaur.
I’ve always liked the idea of LEGO recreating some of the most memorable scenes from my favorite movies in its own humorous brick fashion. However, apart from the occasional fun puzzle, angry dinosaur battles and an unlockable character like Steven Spielberg, this game lacks any replay value. Also, you probably won’t be impressed by the voiceovers from the movies that don’t seem to blend well at all with the voice acting in the game.
This game has its upsides, but too often misses the mark on what makes a great gaming experience.
Pros : Contains numerous fun puzzles.
The open world environment closely captures the actual Jurassic World.
Cons : Lackluster storyline.
Replay Value 3.0