LEGO® Jurassic World Review
Traveller’s Tales does it again with LEGO® Jurassic World as the newest addition to the popular LEGO® game Franchise. Want to play as a ferocious velociraptor or a T-Rex? How about charging and trampling everything in your way a triceratops living tank? If you have ever wanted to hunt play as or hunt dinosaurs, or even search a huge pile of dinosaur dung for an important item, this game may be perfect for you.
This title remains true to the Jurassic movie franchise as does the other LEGO® games released. LEGO® Jurassic World manages to include quirky LEGO® brand humor into the game and does a nice job of making the game friendly to younger players. It is even somewhat educational as the ever cute Mr. DNA appears during load times to enlighten us with real life dinosaur facts.
LEGO® Jurassic World incorporates the first three Jurassic movies along with the newest Jurassic World movie into this title. Everyone loves to relive the T-Rex shaking the ground as the huge beasts draws terrifyingly closer. The rumble feature on the remote works perfectly in this scene. What is different about this title is you can choose which movie you want to play out by utilizing a monorail system in the game. This means you do not have to finish the sequences in chronological order and may jump right to the latest movie if you so desire. That is different from previous LEGO® Games like the Star Wars Series.
Much of LEGO® Jurassic World is still repetitive as you will spend a lot of your time breaking apart the scenery in order to build new items you need. The break it down and build it back up action is featured in all LEGO® games and was expected. Why not? This is supposed to be a LEGO® adventure anyway. Repetition is not a fan favorite and can become boring so Traveller’s Tales opted to reduce this action greatly for LEGO® Jurassic World. Older players may welcome this change but young children who don’t really get into the more sophisticated elements of a game and just want to fight and have fun may suffer from a shorter attention span when playing this game.
LEGO® games aren’t well-known for superior graphics but LEGO® Jurassic World contains the best graphics to date for Lego titles. The animation is very well done and the cut scenes are incredibly enjoyable.
As with other LEGO® games the controls are still a little clunky. Camera angles are often frustration as the camera will not move accordingly. This will make precise jumps more difficult even if it should have been easy. Another annoyance which exists is minor bugs involving your companions falling or not keeping up. These rare occurrences mostly can be fixed by logging out and back in again.
The missions are more guided than previous titles. The large open world which exists in other LEGO® games like The Hobbit has been greatly reduced for LEGO® Jurassic World. This more linear format provides a faster pace for this game. Exploration is not much missed as mission also will require less travel time running back and forth from point A to point B.
Another traditional winner for LEGO® games is the co-op play. This always makes for a great time as a couch based event. This is a great way to get some valuable bonding time with a young child. You will be able to share the scares as well as the laughs. Tell me if you and your child won’t giggle after a terrifying velociraptor leaves behind a steam smiley face after breathing on the window?
LEGO® Jurassic World is enjoyable and well done. If you like the movies you will enjoy this game.
LEGO® Jurassic World ranks 7 out of 10.
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