LEGO Jurassic World
If you're a fan of the Jurassic Park films and you aren't sick of the Lego formula, Lego Jurassic World is a great title.
LEGO Jurassic World follows the tried and tested formula but is missing that little bit of magic, despite John Williams' amazing score being part of the expereince.
LEGO games may very well be formulaic, but the old adage of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" applies very aptly here. There is the same comedy and parody of the source material as with many of the other releases, which while is done to make the game more family friendly, has the added benefit of resulting in some genuinely funny moments. The games are simple and fun to play for audiences of all ages and sizes; for fans of Jurassic Park or the LEGO games in general, LEGO Jurassic World is a must pick up.
When all is said and done, LEGO Jurassic World is still going to appeal to fans of the LEGO franchise, but it's not going to impress them. This is a by-the-numbers game that doesn't bring anything new to the table. Unless you've played through all of the other LEGO games or are a massive dinosaur fan, there is no reason to buy LEGO Jurassic World at full price. Wait for a sale on this one, and save your pennies for LEGO Dimensions.
The game is extremely fun but is the shortest and most story focused in the entire series so far. As was to be expected, lots of sections have been cut out. The PS3/PS4 versions are massive open world things with lots more content and collectibles, leaving the Vita version at roughly half the size. I have played the PS4 release, and while I like the PS4 version better since it's a much bigger world, the Vita version is very fun since it gives us a bite-sized releae on the go.
'LEGO Jurassic World' is a light-hearted, funny and generally excellent take on the four movies. Filled with enough chuckle-worthy moments to lighten up even the sourest of sourpusses, and featuring addictive and worthy gameplay, the game is a no-brainer for 'Jurassic' fans and a must for casual gamers. The only downside is that it's more of the same. If you are tired of TT Games' LEGO offerings by now, steer well clear. All others can safely pick up this title – get it now while the free LEGO Gallimimus is still included!
LEGO Jurassic World is stuffed full of lightly humorous charm, and contains a wealth of content. Whether you stay long enough in the park to experience it all, however, will depend on if you can overlook its often dull puzzle gameplay and frustrating lack of polish. Nevertheless, thrashing about as dinosaurs and recreating classic Jurassic Park scenes can put a smile on any face.
The game suffers from a lack of truly unique and memorable characters in the source material, though and is one of the more repetitive LEGO titles as well, with limited mechanics popping up repeatedly and a noticeable lack of variety in the Jurassic Park side of the experience.
Lego Jurassic World is as expected: Legos, dinosaurs, and puzzles. But, the formula is too familiar and needs more chaos theory.
Whether you are looking for a family friendly way to introduce a child to the franchise or simply fancy yourself a survival expert, Lego Jurassic World has plenty of fun to be enjoyed by all ages.