Review: Lego Jurassic World (PS4)

LEGO Jurassic World (8)

LEGO Jurassic World is the first videogame where players will be able to relive and experience all four Jurassic films.

LEGO Jurassic World (9)

Pros:

  • Graphics are much the same but with a bit more of a sharpness to them. Lego looks a lot more realistic.
  • Cracking soundtrack including all original scores.
  • Play through all four films including the new Jurassic World.
  • Drop in and out local co op.
  • Create your own characters.
  • You can play as a Dinosaur!
  • Create your own dinosaurs with special modified attacks and abilities.
  • Simple control scheme and one previous players will know inside out. Uses the touch pad as a select button.
  • Every character sounds just like they do in the films. In some cases it sounds as if they used the original audio from the films.
  • Levels are bigger with more variation to them and a lot more interaction than before.
  • Four huge hub worlds. Basically in Jurassic Park 1 hub for instance, You get to drive/walk around the entire park and discover secrets.
  • Over 100 character and character variations to unlock. Each character has unique abilities.
  • On character select screen you can see each individual characters abilities.
  • Mr DNA is on hand to dish out tips through out the game.
  • Humour is still ever present.
  • The game deals with death in a family friendly way. In short there is no death scenes despite what the films do.
  • Free play mode: Unlock this for each level after finishing it in story. In free play you can freely swap characters and access new areas and grab collectibles.
  • Kiosk booths are scattered around the hubs and are very handy. Interacting with one will reveal all collectibles within the area and you can then set markers on them.
  • QTE fights between the dinosaurs.
  • Mini games which are mostly racing games are available in each hub world.
  • Platinum Trophy.
  • Story lasts a good 8 plus hours.
  • Unlock bonus levels where you get to do the chase scenes from the film but from the dinosaurs point of view.
  • Auto saves regularly.
  • So much replay-ability what with the collectibles and going for 100% completion.
  • True survivor is what you earn when you collect x amount of studs in a level.

LEGO Jurassic World (7)

Cons:

  • Camera angle can go a bit awry at times.
  • AI is terrible in places like getting in the way or jumping off switches.
  • Very repetitive.
  • The first film play through will be all new and exciting then the other three films follow the same formula over and over.
  • Chase scenes are tricky as the camera is so close its hard to tell where to go and what to collect.
  • Map is over fiddly with multiple needless zoom options.
  • Fighting small dinosaurs is really annoying as they seem to avoid any and all attacks.
  • You cannot run dinosaurs over.
  • Ledges can be an issue especially just getting the character to register the ledge in the first place.
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In Summary, Its a LEGO game and by now you know what that means. You get a good solid story then a long and arduous task to get all the collectibles and get the elusive 100% completion trophy.Here is no different except you get a lot more help with the collectibles. Kiosks are brilliant as they can show the locations of all the events/collectibles within the area. This is a god send and cuts hours off your play time. That said the levels will still take up a huge chunk of your time, As dinosaurs all have unique abilities and to unlock dinosaurs you have to fing the ember on each level for an unlock, The list of prequisites grows with every collectible. That aside the main story is a lot of fun and its good to be in the world of Jurassic Park. It has an easy 8 hour playtime for the main story, Couple that with mini games, Huge hub worlds and the mini kits and the figure soon hits double figure play time. Would also like to point out the hubs are excellent and being able to cruise around the ark and see it all for myself is just awesome. So yeah in other words its a LEGO game with a few new additions, endless hours of fun/torture/collectibles (which ever applies to you) and a brilliant game world to explore. Its fun but it can and will destroy your life.

 

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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