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Jurassic World Evolution Review

  • MegsonGroveMegsonGrove432,657
  • Posted on 02 July 18 at 04:34Permalink
    It's pretty hilarious to watch the raptors get annoyed and break out and start killing people and watch the lawsuits pile up
  • ElyohElyoh741,347
    Posted on 02 July 18 at 04:54Permalink
    Another game for my wish list... Thanks for the review smile
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  • LavindatharLavindathar1,342,830
    Posted on 02 July 18 at 06:17Permalink
    Was gonna get it day one, but didn’t due to a lot of decent games sites saying it was pretty awful. So the fact you rate it has sparked my interest again.

    Does it have a structured campaign, like say tropico or railway empire? Or is it pure sandbox like cities skylines.

    Also, think you forgot to include the hyperlink the first time you said the games title.
  • NawtyCawtyNawtyCawty510,916
    Posted on 02 July 18 at 07:24Permalink
    Waiting for the physical copy to arrive tomorrow. Another one for the bean dive.
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    Posted on 02 July 18 at 07:50, Edited on 02 July 18 at 07:50 by Permalink
    NawtyCawty said:
    Waiting for the physical copy to arrive tomorrow. Another one for the bean dive.
    what is the point of buying a brand new game just to add to a bean dive.
  • TervaskantoTervaskanto216,671
    Posted on 02 July 18 at 07:55Permalink
    Lavindathar said:
    Does it have a structured campaign, like say tropico or railway empire? Or is it pure sandbox like cities skylines.
    Kinda both actually. You start off with a sort of tutorial, running you through the first steps on the first island by progressing through various missions. Once you get 3 stars on that island, you unlock the next one. Isla Nublar (aka Sandbox mode) isn't terribly difficult either, as it's just further progression on the first island, however you are restricted in Sandbox mode to any unlocks in the other five islands. You can also jump between islands whenever you wish (so long as you've unlocked another...obviously you'll be stuck on the first island until you unlock the second). Each island has it's own unique challenges and layouts, so even though you're getting more of the same, it doesn't feel that way. But they're not really structured beyond having a mission - you're free to do whatever you feel will take you to the highest ratings on each island. I'm still having a blast with it, and I've been playing it since launch. Definitely worth snagging if you're into this sort of game.
  • TervaskantoTervaskanto216,671
    Posted on 02 July 18 at 07:57Permalink
    xONLYINHUMANxx said:
    NawtyCawty said:
    Waiting for the physical copy to arrive tomorrow. Another one for the bean dive.
    what is the point of buying a brand new game just to add to a bean dive.
    I presume he's Bean Diving anyway, so he's just gonna hold off until he starts diving. Doesn't mean he ordered it specifically for Bean Dive, just that it's so close he'll just add it to the queue instead of starting it immediately.
  • NawtyCawtyNawtyCawty510,916
    Posted on 02 July 18 at 08:30, Edited on 02 July 18 at 08:34 by NawtyCawtyPermalink
    Tervaskanto said:
    xONLYINHUMANxx said:
    NawtyCawty said:
    Waiting for the physical copy to arrive tomorrow. Another one for the bean dive.
    what is the point of buying a brand new game just to add to a bean dive.
    I presume he's Bean Diving anyway, so he's just gonna hold off until he starts diving. Doesn't mean he ordered it specifically for Bean Dive, just that it's so close he'll just add it to the queue instead of starting it immediately.
    Exactly. Plus got the World Cup until Friday dance Plus with my internet connection it will take 2 days to install and update laugh
  • Posted on 02 July 18 at 09:58Permalink
    No mention on performance?

    On a couple of islands I had major framerate drops due to too many guests in an area. Even zooming out fully didn't help that much.
    This is also on the X, so I hope it isn't worse on the OG/S.
    Daft is as daft does
  • Posted on 02 July 18 at 09:58Permalink
    Glad this turned out okay, have liked the look of it for a while.
    Legohead 1977
  • SambarineSambarine639,390
    Posted on 02 July 18 at 10:15Permalink
    Daft Incarnate said:
    No mention on performance?

    On a couple of islands I had major framerate drops due to too many guests in an area. Even zooming out fully didn't help that much.
    This is also on the X, so I hope it isn't worse on the OG/S.
    I'm on OG and it ran as smooth as butter. Had a few issues on Isla Sorna after the latest update where the controls were delayed by a full second and the frame rate got hammered. After a day or so it cleared up though.
  • SambarineSambarine639,390
    Posted on 02 July 18 at 10:18Permalink
    I finished this one in the early hours of the morning today and it took about 71 hours (taking my time). Loved it though once you've done everything there isn't much incentive to go back to the Sandbox.
  • Posted on 02 July 18 at 10:30Permalink
    Sambarine said:
    Daft Incarnate said:
    No mention on performance?

    On one of the islands I had major framerate drops due to too many guests in an area. Even zooming out fully didn't help that much.
    This is also on the X, so I hope it isn't worse on the OG/S.
    I'm on OG and it ran as smooth as butter. Had a few issues on Isla Sorna after the latest update where the controls were delayed by a full second and the frame rate got hammered. After a day or so it cleared up though.
    Interesting. Though in that instance my guest count was beyond 12k. Maybe an X issue...or just mine in general - it gets hot in my room.
    Daft is as daft does
  • MegsonGroveMegsonGrove432,657
    Posted on 02 July 18 at 10:46Permalink
    Daft Incarnate said:
    Sambarine said:
    Daft Incarnate said:
    No mention on performance?

    On one of the islands I had major framerate drops due to too many guests in an area. Even zooming out fully didn't help that much.
    This is also on the X, so I hope it isn't worse on the OG/S.
    I'm on OG and it ran as smooth as butter. Had a few issues on Isla Sorna after the latest update where the controls were delayed by a full second and the frame rate got hammered. After a day or so it cleared up though.
    Interesting. Though in that instance my guest count was beyond 12k. Maybe an X issue...or just mine in general - it gets hot in my room.
    I reviewed it on the Xbox One and didn't experience any problems with the performance :)
  • Reina WattReina Watt309,115
    Posted on 02 July 18 at 10:49Permalink
    So it's an improved version of Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis basically? That was a pretty good game back on the PS2 and original XBox as well as PC, pretty hard though and frustrating as management games tend to be.

    I'm curious about it, may see if I can get it or give it a try first.
    Why get a life when as a gamer you live more lives than you can manage
  • MegsonGroveMegsonGrove432,657
    Posted on 02 July 18 at 10:51Permalink
    Tervaskanto said:
    Lavindathar said:
    Does it have a structured campaign, like say tropico or railway empire? Or is it pure sandbox like cities skylines.
    Kinda both actually. You start off with a sort of tutorial, running you through the first steps on the first island by progressing through various missions. Once you get 3 stars on that island, you unlock the next one. Isla Nublar (aka Sandbox mode) isn't terribly difficult either, as it's just further progression on the first island, however you are restricted in Sandbox mode to any unlocks in the other five islands. You can also jump between islands whenever you wish (so long as you've unlocked another...obviously you'll be stuck on the first island until you unlock the second). Each island has it's own unique challenges and layouts, so even though you're getting more of the same, it doesn't feel that way. But they're not really structured beyond having a mission - you're free to do whatever you feel will take you to the highest ratings on each island. I'm still having a blast with it, and I've been playing it since launch. Definitely worth snagging if you're into this sort of game.
    Pretty much this haha! Each park is slightly different in how you need to manage it, then there's the sandbox park with unlimited money, so there's some kind of structure but also paired with some freedom to do what you want :)
  • Posted on 02 July 18 at 13:13Permalink
    This is a fun sim if you have any interest in Jurrasic Park or like simulator games.. You can build a small enclosure and just release any two types of dinosaur you want and watch them brawl it out.
  • Posted on 02 July 18 at 13:51Permalink
    Great review.
    Sabin VII
  • GdinutGdinut385,340
    Posted on 02 July 18 at 14:26Permalink
    xONLYINHUMANxx said:
    NawtyCawty said:
    Waiting for the physical copy to arrive tomorrow. Another one for the bean dive.
    what is the point of buying a brand new game just to add to a bean dive.
    Exactly, i dont buy new games unless i am playing them right away. Otherwise i wait for them to go on sale.
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