Jurassic World Evolution
Jurassic World Evolution strikes a chord with me, and that's evident in the amount of time I've sunk into it. The presentation is gorgeous, the mechanics are engrossing, and balancing your veggiesauraces and meatysauraces has never been fun. There's a handful of bugs to shake loose, but based on Frontier's track record I'm fairly certain that these can be shaken out post launch.
The concept is great, but the execution falls short of expectations.
The best bits of this dino-business-management game roar into action when disaster strikes, but too much of it is repetitive
Jurassic World Evolution is a dream project for the fans of the film, but it's not for everyone. Slow gameplay and some unfinished elements can scare off certain players. However, if you are in love with Spielberg's films and have a ton of toy dinosaurs, then this game can not be missed.
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Jurassic World Evolution is lavishly produced and sporadically engaging, but it fails to infuse the park simulation genre with much big-screen excitement. If cloning cool-looking dinosaurs and dealing with a few light management elements is enough for you, Jurassic World Evolution should satisfy, but if you're looking for a deeper level of strategy or true dino chaos, you'll likely be disappointed. I'd recommend most Jurassic Park fans wait until this one, uh, finds a way to the bargain bin.
When Evolution works, it works beautifully. It is precisely the game I wanted it to be. I wish the free mode was unlocked from the start, but it doesn't take much to get it open. Future updates and some promised free DLC means I will be digging into this game for months to come.
For fans of the series and simulation games, Jurassic World Evolution is a must-buy.
Jurassic World: Evolution is an island-making sim where frustration and wait-times are scarier than any of the dinosaurs. The idea of creating 40 dinosaurs and their enclosures sounds like a real treat, but in this case, I'm sure Dr. Grant would have stayed at his dig site.
It's a mostly enjoyable experience, with a few dull moments here and there, that should keep the majority of players happy. Having a deep management simulation is a matter of perspective after all. To some, this may seem lacking, to others it might seem like there is a lot going on. Either way you see it, it's a good effort at trying to bring the management sim to a bigger audience.
As a simulation game veteran, I can say this lives up to all what I expected and more. The game is easy to get into, has its share of challenges and as well as the fun stuff, along with the odd sad dino death. Circle of life and all that.