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Release Date: June 12th, 2015 Movie Release Year: 2015

LEGO Jurassic World

Overview -

As with just about every big movie franchise that appeals to kids, Traveller’s Tales has created a Legofied version of 'Jurassic World'. 'Jurassic World' is of course the latest release in the 'Jurassic Park' film series, originally based on a series of novels by Michael Crichton. This is the first 'Jurassic' title by Traveller’s Tales, and includes Lego adaptations of the four feature films of the popular franchise.

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Recommended
Rating Breakdown
VIDEO
AUDIO
Tech Specs & Release Details
Release Date:
June 12th, 2015

Video Review

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There are no great strides here either in gaming in general or the precedent set by previous Lego games. The shiny plastic aesthetic of the toys is captured perfectly and everything outside of that is more or less window dressing, although there is the occasional pretty effect in the environment. The dinosaurs are not the typical minifig but have still been reproduced with a good blend of toy and realism (real in the sense of emulating movie special effects that have been adapted from a science fiction book series). The game has almost no performance issues and bugs are uncommon. The only real issue is the camera, which can be finicky and does not like to spin around to help the player find things.

Audio Review

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The beautiful and instantly recognizable score from John Williams steals the show. Also included are voice clips snatched straight from the movies, complete with many of the famous one-liners ("must go faster!”). Some of the clips are fuzzy though, as though the transfer wasn’t quite perfect. Dinosaur noises are also very authentic in their Hollywood way.

Final Thoughts

The Lego games have been around for a long time now, and with their name value and charm, they’re probably not going away anytime soon. That’s fine with me. Each one is only an incremental improvement on the last, but they are an easy-come, easy-go experience, good for some chuckles and decent gameplay. With a new film attracting big audiences, now is a great time to revisit the whole franchise, which 'Lego Jurassic World' does in a fun and familiar style.