MaconMajr here, giving opinion on this game
Jurassic Park, wow. It was a big, big thing when I was a small boy of nine. Saw it on VHS, and it was fun and scary. Stan Winston (RIP) was a genius. The Lost World was the first of the series I saw in theaters with my dad and brother. It was decent and I believed a good round off to the series, especially that ending. Less said about JP III the better, felt it was a waste of time.
The years came and went, didn't miss that much, but it still had it's moments. Saw Jurassic World early this month, upon hearing about it, I figured it would be a typical ho-hum dino disaster. I was wrong. The film, in my opinion, was a spiritual successor to the first movie. Seeing the dangerous Indominus Rex rampaging, the Raptors, the panic when the park came under chaos, I felt like that little boy watching the first film all those years ago. So, Jurassic World gets my seal of approval.
I learned Telltale made an adaptation about a year and a half ago, so I followed YouTube user IDwLoD and watched the whole walkthrough, and learned they used the same mechanics as Heavy Rain, I watched. (Also, I've played Heavy Rain, it was good, but not good enough. One of the nails in the coffin was when Scott Shelby, who became my favorite character, was revealed to be the killer. Also, the dialogue was a little forced or not given effort. Plus, good graphics usually doesn't mean a good game.)
Back to the topic, I liked seeing there was more to Isla Nublar than what we were seen in the movie. The references to the first film and the traditional dino's appearing were a nice touch as well. The dinosaurs were given much work as were the human characters and all the surrounding areas, very nice. The QTE may look challenging but I believe that adds to the fun and to keep you on your toes.
Especially the part of the marine facility and the Tylosaurus (Mosasaur), NO way i'd get in the water with that swimming around, it was Jaws x 30.
The major factor what makes this game for me are the characters: I liked Gerry and Jess, trying to mend things as a family. Gerry was an exceptional lead, smart, daring and ever vigilant to keep his daughter safe To be honest, I adored Jess, so spunky, cute and has skills to boot (scuba diving, being able to use a forklift to rescue her father from the raptors). Jessica's pros far outweigh her cons, hence she is my fav character. Nima Cruz was also a nice edition, learning her backstory showed she wasn't your typical mercenary. She had good intentions with getting the embryos for BioSyn, her daughter and all, showing her care was heartfelt. Learning her backstory to being a part of the island was also refreshing to learn. I liked her.
The only other character earning my respect was Oscar, the merc who sacrificed himself to save the others from the raptors, plus he killed one by hand. Awesome.
Pity I never got a chance to play it but from what I've seen (and believe me I've seen a lot of games in my lifetime) and numerous reviews despising it, I must say I found it fun and an good add on to the series.
My favorite part of the game, hands-down was "The Swim", escaping the Tylosaurus looks like a heart racer and using the scuba gear was a impressive idea.
So, in closing I had this Telltale title along with the infamous Walking Dead series as a worthy gem in this group of games done by this company.