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backtothis
11-15-2011, 06:37 PM
TA Review (http://toucharcade.com/2011/11/17/jurassic-park-the-game-review-a-technical-disaster/)

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/jurassic-park-the-game-1-hd/id474011277?mt=8

Another A5 game. I'm still waiting for Machinarium to hit the 4th gen. iPod, lol, along with news that GTA III will be coming to the 4th gen. as well.

sizzlakalonji
11-15-2011, 06:45 PM
Buying in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...

MICHAELSD
11-15-2011, 06:49 PM
I wonder how the graphics compare to the Mac version? This looks great. Another iPad standout from Telltale!

Sanuku
11-15-2011, 06:50 PM
Official Jurassic Park The Game Teaser Trailer:

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BazookaTime
11-15-2011, 06:54 PM
iPad 2 only:(. My wife has an iPad 2 but I doubt I will buy something that won' t work on both.

sizzlakalonji
11-15-2011, 07:38 PM
I've played through the first 20 minutes or so. So far, so good. Some slight stutter, but nothing distracting. So far more QTE than I expected to go along with point and click exploration. Nice spooky atmosphere.

mashead2000
11-15-2011, 07:43 PM
To buy or not to buy.... Lol think I'll get it :)

Pacificsun0481
11-15-2011, 07:57 PM
Definitely getting this. I had it preordered for XBox 360 at GameStop and cancelled it recently. I knew it was coming to iPad 2 (which I own), figured that would be a greater platform for how the title seemed.

Very excited.

Don't expect this on lesser devices, as iPad 2 is dual core + ram needed and has the ram to run it. The iPad 2 has more power still, than iPhone 4S (as it should, it's a tablet).

Sanuku
11-15-2011, 09:14 PM
Jurassic Park The Game 1 HD - iPad 2 - Walkthrough - Part One:

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violentv
11-16-2011, 12:35 AM
The character models look good!Not so sure about the environmental textures >.> . I wonder how long this game is going to be though. It also looks like episode 2 to 4 are coming out via IAP?

iANiMeX
11-16-2011, 12:43 AM
I am sure it'll be like their previous games like Hector, Back to the future, etc.. Released per episode.

squarezero
11-16-2011, 09:10 AM
Nice mix of light problem solving and and action/QT sequences. It's an interactive movie in the best sense of the term: an engaging and intense cinematic experience that has just the right amount of interactivity. The writing and visual storytelling are top notch, with surprisingly detailed facial animation combined with excellent voice acting and convincing characterizations. And most important, it gets pretty darn scary at times (my favorite moment so far involves a fight between a triceratops and a T-Rex).

Quite frankly, it feels like the sequel Jurassic Park should have had, but didn't. Highly recommended for those who have the hardware.

Simon Potticary
11-16-2011, 10:05 AM
Nice mix of light problem solving and and action/QT sequences. It's an interactive movie in the best sense of the term: an engaging and intense cinematic experience that has just the right amount of interactivity. The writing and visual storytelling are top notch, with surprisingly detailed facial animation combined with excellent voice acting and convincing characterizations. And most important, it gets pretty darn scary at times (my favorite moment so far involves a fight between a triceratops and a T-Rex).

Quite frankly, it feels like the sequel Jurassic Park should have had, but didn't. Highly recommended for those who have the hardware.
Thanks for the recommendation homes, jumping all over this now....

iANiMeX
11-16-2011, 10:30 AM
Finished the game. It was so awesome and entertaning. Now need to wait for the episode 2 to come.

SILen(e
11-16-2011, 11:42 AM
Looks and plays good, but still some stuttering at some points and once it reset itself to the main screen of the game while playing.
Hope these bugs will be fixed in the future.

But so far a fun game with great atmosphere^^

Just one question: How do you start the motor of Nedrys car?

I told the women to start it and now I can't get it started.
I try to do the motion the game tells me to do, half a circle with the open side at the bottom, but I am either doing it wrong or i misunderstood what the symbol tries to tell me to do^^

iANiMeX
11-16-2011, 11:50 AM
Looks and plays good, but still some stuttering at some points and once it reset itself to the main screen of the game while playing.
Hope these bugs will be fixed in the future.

But so far a fun game with great atmosphere^^

Just one question: How do you start the motor of Nedrys car?

I told the women to start it and now I can't get it started.
I try to do the motion the game tells me to do, half a circle with the open side at the bottom, but I am either doing it wrong or i misunderstood what the symbol tries to tell me to do^^


You do it slowly until it sparks. Hold it right there until it starts.

Rivozzz
11-16-2011, 12:11 PM
How many hours to complete? It seems a short game!

iANiMeX
11-16-2011, 12:20 PM
Finished it for just 1-2 hours I think.

squarezero
11-16-2011, 03:19 PM
Finished it for just 1-2 hours I think.
I would say closer to 2 hours. About the length of a movie.

Leegames
11-16-2011, 03:27 PM
Nice mix of light problem solving and and action/QT sequences. It's an interactive movie in the best sense of the term: an engaging and intense cinematic experience that has just the right amount of interactivity. The writing and visual storytelling are top notch, with surprisingly detailed facial animation combined with excellent voice acting and convincing characterizations. And most important, it gets pretty darn scary at times (my favorite moment so far involves a fight between a triceratops and a T-Rex).

Quite frankly, it feels like the sequel Jurassic Park should have had, but didn't. Highly recommended for those who have the hardware.

After about 90 minutes of play, I can only repeat the above statement. Though my favorite moment is a bit later than the one mentioned. :D

SILen(e
11-16-2011, 05:55 PM
Finished it (Thanks iANiMeX, thought it was one of those "do it as fast as you can" sequences) and I am looking forward to the other episodes.

Yup, the experience was more like a movie than a game, but the atmosphere and story were well developed (although most of the characters were kinda cheesy) and it was fun.

It certainly entertained me and i don't rate games on a player inputs per second basis.
Some easy adventure parts, many long cut scenes and QTE between them.
As long as the overall experience is great, a gameplay based on cut scenes and QTE is not a bad thing.

The price is okay and one of the reasons i bought the game on the iPad.

On Steam, the game with all 4 episodes costs 30 Euros in Germany, on the iPad (if they don't change the pricing for later episodes) all the episodes combined will cost 22 Euros.

Now i have to wait for episodes 2 to 4, but iirc, those should come later this year on the same date and not spread over months.


Only downside of the game in comparison to the PC version would be the graphics.
They are quite good, but sometimes stuttering and if the iPhone 3GS can pull off Infinity Blade, it's obvious that Jurassic Park could have been so much better looking and running if they had used a better engine.

squarezero
11-16-2011, 06:10 PM
Finished it (Thanks iANiMeX, thought it was one of those "do it as fast as you can" sequences) and I am looking forward to the other episodes.

Yup, the experience was more like a movie than a game, but the atmosphere and story were well developed (although most of the characters were kinda cheesy) and it was fun.

It certainly entertained me and i don't rate games on a player inputs per second basis.
Some easy adventure parts, many long cut scenes and QTE between them.
As long as the overall experience is great, a gameplay based on cut scenes and QTE is not a bad thing.

The price is okay and one of the reasons i bought the game on the iPad.

On Steam, the game with all 4 episodes costs 30 Euros in Germany, on the iPad (if they don't change the pricing for later episodes) all the episodes combined will cost 22 Euros.

Now i have to wait for episodes 2 to 4, but iirc, those should come later this year on the same date and not spread over months.


Only downside of the game in comparison to the PC version would be the graphics.
They are quite good, but sometimes stuttering and if the iPhone 3GS can pull off Infinity Blade, it's obvious that Jurassic Park could have been so much better looking and running if they had used a better engine.
On the graphics performance: this is one of those games that really benefit from flushing the device's memory before playing, either by restarting or using a tool like System Activity Monitor. With a cleared deck, I've found that hiccups are rare. I do agree that Telltale's engine is not terribly efficient.

BTW, the characters in the original JP were also kind of cheesy. Even so, I still found myself very much caught up in their stories (especially the dad -- but that could very well be for personal reasons ;)).

Magnum0ik
11-16-2011, 06:31 PM
Any of the actors from the film voicing the characters?

Also, do we have any ideas when the subsequent episodes will be released?

squarezero
11-16-2011, 06:54 PM
Any of the actors from the film voicing the characters?

Also, do we have any ideas when the subsequent episodes will be released?
No. These are all brand new characters with a story that sort of parallels the one from the first movie. The voice acting is excellent, though -- I would even say that the girl here is better than those two brats from the movie :D.

Simon Potticary
11-16-2011, 09:55 PM
...I would even say that the girl here is better than those two brats from the movie...
Classic, that made me laugh out loud..!!

iANiMeX
11-16-2011, 11:05 PM
I can't take the waiting for the episode 2-4 anymore so I bought the whole episode for my PC. lol.

Magnum0ik
11-17-2011, 02:12 AM
I enjoyed BTTF so picking this up now.

MarkHerm
11-17-2011, 05:03 PM
BTW, TA review (http://toucharcade.com/2011/11/17/jurassic-park-the-game-review-a-technical-disaster/) is pretty devastating.

BazookaTime
11-17-2011, 05:10 PM
BTW, TA review is pretty devastating.

Yep, I just read it. Sounds like this game experiences some of the same problems their iPad games did.

squarezero
11-17-2011, 06:12 PM
Yep, I just read it. Sounds like this game experiences some of the same problems their iPad games did.
No, not really. Sam and Max was borderline unplayable on the iPad 1. This is nowhere near as bad on my iPad 2. Obviously Brad and Hodapp had a different experience with their hardware -- not sure why.

graffekta
11-17-2011, 06:52 PM
I finished this tonight. Absolutely loved it! I'm a massive fan of the movie and this hit all the right notes nostalgically. Loved the fact that it's taking place the same time as the first movie from a different p.o.v. The voice acting is spot on too.

It does stutter in parts but otherwise but it's not too bad. Hopefully they can tweak the engine a bit as they go with the other episodes...

sizzlakalonji
11-21-2011, 09:36 PM
It seems to me like the performance has improved after tonight's update. Can anyone else give their impressions post-update?

yongkykun
11-24-2011, 01:51 PM
Just a quick nudge...

I would also like to know whether the performance is improved with the next update.

yongkykun
12-18-2011, 01:29 AM
BUMP

Still curious about the last update, did it bring any improvement and what not? Should I get this now whilst it's on sale at $2.99?

MKplayer1start
12-18-2011, 08:22 AM
I got it yesterday while it's $2.99 and it runs pretty good. It definitely still stutters for just a second once in a while during some cinematic scenes but it's really no big deal. I played about an hour and it's really good. It might of been worse before the update

Phreakuency
12-18-2011, 04:23 PM
I disagree. I couldn't put up with the constant stutters. It ruins it.

Especially during fast paced interactive scenes, it stutters and fully pauses.

iPad 2, latest firmware and reboot after install... Very disappointed in the performance.

zergslayer69
12-18-2011, 08:38 PM
I guess this is like when sam and max was unplayable on ipad 1, then ipad 2 came out and you can actually play it. Maybe it'll take the ipad 3 until this game is no lag.

MKplayer1start
12-27-2011, 08:50 PM
I just finished it tonight and for everybody worried about the performance, you really do just have to close all your apps and reset your device before playing this game. It runs great.

Anybody know if there is any reason to get a gold score on all the scenarios? I just started re-playing the scenarios missing gold, but some are hard since I find a lot of the swipes or symbols don't register when you do them. That's my only complaint for the game.

bittyps
12-28-2011, 03:25 AM
I wonder how the graphics compare to the Mac version? This looks great. Another iPad standout from Telltale!