If there is just one Heavy Rain-influenced game based on a Steven Spielberg film franchise from the nineties that you simply must play this Fall, Jurassic Park: The Game is that game. Why? In a single word, dinosaurs. Jurassic Park: The Game may be the most dino-tacular adventure ever committed to a digital medium, and the developers at TellTale Games have just released the trailer to prove it.
Having made its debut at PAX Prime over the weekend, the Jurassic Park: The Game Action Montage trailer has escaped into the wild, where it lies in wait for the eyeballs of unwary gamers. The trailer's very fabric is made up of dinosaur attacks -- T-Rex attacks, Velociraptor ambushes, even poisonous dinosaur bites.
That the trailer also manages to offer a solid look at the game in action is a bonus, though unlike previous trailers, it is never clear whether these scenes feature any player involvement. Fortunately, that takes nothing away from the abundant dino fun on display.
Check it out below, but remember that these scenes are apt to be scary for the younger gamers in the audience.
The new trailer trades on the game's cinematic heritage (the lack of any Spielberg-ian shots of flashlight beams in the darkness must be an oversight), which falls right in line with our impressions of Jurassic Park from E3 2011. At the end of the day, this will be a game for people who loved the films.
Where does that leave gamers? Despite the frantic pace of the trailer, the question of how well Jurassic Park: The Game's action-focused scenes will mesh with TellTale's traditionally measured approach to design remains. Will there be enough actual action to keep Modern Warfare 3 fans entertained? We'll have to wait until the game's November release date to find out. If nothing else, the trailer proves that the game's cinematics will be dinosaur packed and nicely directed.
Ranters, are you up for another visit to Jurassic Park? Are dinosaurs the new zombies? Let us know what you think!
Jurassic Park: The Game is due November 15, 2011 on the PS3, PC, and Xbox 360.
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