Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Slow, Horrible, and Fascinating Death

Last week, G4 featured a brief post about the upcoming Jurassic Park: The Game, including this new trailer:

Folks may quarrel with the accuracy of the dinosaurs, but the real point here is to continue the franchise, and these are unmistakably denizens of Jurassic Park. I've waxed nostalgic about the film here before, and can imagine how much time I would have spent playing this game had it come out around the time of the first film. Unfortunately, I don't think I have a system that will be able to run it, so I'll play vicariously through Youtube.

My guess as to the nocturnal mystery dinosaur? Troodon. Those big lantern eyes seem to give it away. I like the silent nod towards the Compsognathus of the Jurassic Park novel, which had a venomous bite with narcotic qualities. But maybe the developers have something else up their sleeve. What do you think?


  1. I agree, Troodon seems likely.

    What fun! I loved playing JP on my Sega Game Gear. The T Rex head popping through the window used to make me jump.

  2. I used to love the SNES version, which combined a 3/4 perspective adventure with first-person stuff. I can hear the music as clearly as if I was playing it right now!

    Other than that, the only dino game I've really played is one of the Turoks for Gamecube. The bad guy was a crazy confederate general or something.


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