Jurassic World Evolution
Summary: While most critics hailed Jurassic World Evolution's creative and spot-on use of the Jurassic Park fantasy world, many also were critical of its shallow and repetitive gameplay. If you're looking for a time-sink, this might be for you.
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Frontier follows up Planet Coaster with a licensed park simulator, with varied results.
Initially stunning but lacking the depth and variety to support mammoth playtimes.
Besides the fact that there's absolutely no evolution involved in it, Jurassic World: Evolution is a bad game because it's just a bore of a park sim. Sure, the dinosaurs look nice enough, but the process of unlocking new species is beyond tedious and actually running the business is shallow and quickly gets stale. It beats getting mauled by raptors, but after careful consideration, I've decided not to endorse this park.
Probably the best ever use of the Jurassic Park licence in a video game, marred by repetition and exploitable systems.
Despite some opaque game mechanics and missing tutorials, turns out running a dinosaur park is brilliant fun and the best time sink you can play.
Jurassic World Evolution is a mixed experience, at times reveling in its fantasy and becoming bogged down in its own systems in others. If you're a fan of the franchise it's a fun dip into the prehistoric pool, but the water isn't deep enough to satisfy a voracious carnivore.
An enjoyable management sim 65 million years in the making.
In Jurassic World Evolution, you can finally create a Jurassic Park to be proud of.
Jurassic World Evolution really captures the feeling of the Jurassic Park/World film franchise: it's equally divided between the majesty of seeing well-animated dinosaurs roaming around and fending off corporate bickering. Unfortunately, the game lacks variety in terms of planning out your ideal Jurassic Park, especially in comparison to Frontier's own Planet Coaster. Evolution tries to lean on dinosaur DNA tampering to make up for that lack, but it's not quite enough. Jurassic World Evolution feels like a solid foundation, but there needs to be more DNA in this amber.
Sadly, Evolution just comes off feeling like it was rushed out the door.