History VideoGame / JurassicParkTheGame

30th Mar '18 9:00:23 PM Angeldeb82
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''Jurassic Park: The Game'' is a 2011 video game from Creator/TelltaleGames in the style of games like ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'' taking place in the ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' universe. It plays like an InteractiveMovie, as you don't actually control your character - rather, you guide them through [[QuickTimeEvent quick-time events]] during the action scenes. During the puzzle/exploration scenes, you can look around for points of interest, switch between characters/locations, and talk through dialogue trees.

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''Jurassic Park: The Game'' is a 2011 video game from Creator/TelltaleGames in the style of games like ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'' taking place in the ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' universe. It plays like an InteractiveMovie, as you don't actually control your character - rather, you guide them through [[QuickTimeEvent [[PressXToNotDie quick-time events]] during the action scenes. During the puzzle/exploration scenes, you can look around for points of interest, switch between characters/locations, and talk through dialogue trees.



The game received mixed reviews, with the phrase [[RecycledInSpace "Like]] ''Videogame/HeavyRain'' [[RecycledInSpace with dinosaurs,"]] being used as both a positive and a negative description.

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The game received mixed reviews, with the phrase [[RecycledInSpace [[RecycledINSPACE "Like]] ''Videogame/HeavyRain'' [[RecycledInSpace [[RecycledINSPACE with dinosaurs,"]] being used as both a positive and a negative description.



* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Gerry Harding, who is a 60+ year old man with a Tom Selleck moustache. [[SarcasmMode Definitely fits the profile of in-game Gerry]].

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Gerry Harding, who is a 60+ year old man with a Tom Selleck moustache. [[SarcasmMode Definitely fits the profile of in-game Gerry]]. Gerry.]]



** [[spoiler: Jess steals it off Yoder after he turns on the others. Immediately after Yoder throws a grenade at her and have to swim with a ''Tylosaurus ''to get out.]]

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** [[spoiler: Jess steals it off Yoder after he turns on the others. Immediately after Yoder throws a grenade at her and have to swim with a ''Tylosaurus ''to ''Tylosaurus'' to get out.]]



* BigBadEnsemble: The dinosaurs, particularly the raptors, the [[spoiler:''Troodons'']], and the ''T. rex'' all count for the whole game, but we get two human antagonists in Episode 4. [[spoiler:Dr. Sorkin effectively becomes the BigBad for the marine facility portion of that episode, becoming a WellIntentionedExtremist and holding the group hostage to further her goals of saving the dinosaurs. After she's rather [[KarmicDeath karmically]] killed off, Yoder completes his FaceHeelTurn and becomes the BigBad by betraying the rest of the group and remains in this role for the rest of the game.]]

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* BigBadEnsemble: The dinosaurs, particularly the raptors, the [[spoiler:''Troodons'']], and the ''T. rex'' all count for the whole game, but we get two human antagonists in Episode 4. [[spoiler:Dr. Sorkin effectively becomes the BigBad for the marine facility portion of that episode, becoming a WellIntentionedExtremist and holding the group hostage to further her goals of saving the dinosaurs. After she's rather [[KarmicDeath karmically]] {{karmic|Death}}ally killed off, Yoder completes his FaceHeelTurn and becomes the BigBad by betraying the rest of the group and remains in this role for the rest of the game.]]



** [[spoiler: [[NonstandardGameOver Or the player fails to save Gerry in the final scene]].]]

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** [[spoiler: [[NonstandardGameOver Or the player fails to save Gerry in the final scene]].]]scene.]]]]



* TheCavalry: The rescue team, Yoder especially, present themselves as this to the surviving civilians. Nima scoffs at them, [[CavalryBetrayal claiming that they're more dangerous than the dinosaurs.]]

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* TheCavalry: The rescue team, Yoder especially, present themselves as this to the surviving civilians. Nima scoffs at them, [[CavalryBetrayal claiming that they're more dangerous than the dinosaurs.]]dinosaurs]].



* CurseCutShort: Yoder in the last episode after he realizes [[spoiler: Jess swiped the shaving cream can away from him before he locked her, Gerry, and Nima in the marine exhibit.]]

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* CurseCutShort: Yoder in the last episode after he realizes [[spoiler: Jess swiped the shaving cream can away from him before he locked her, Gerry, and Nima in the marine exhibit.]]exhibit]].



** Dr. Sorkin [[spoiler: wanted to turn Jurassic Park into an animal preserve. Its a subtle hint to ''The Lost World''.]]

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** Dr. Sorkin [[spoiler: wanted to turn Jurassic Park into an animal preserve. Its a subtle hint to ''The Lost World''.]] World'']].



* FriendOrIdolDecision: Nima is confronted with this choice late in the game. She can either [[spoiler: save Jess from falling and becoming ''T. rex'' chow, or retrieve the embryo canister]]. One choice turns out well, the other... [[BittersweetEnding doesn't.]] Though considering Nima's motivation behind receiving and delivering the embryos, it's more like [[spoiler: Friend Or Daughter Decision]].

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* FriendOrIdolDecision: Nima is confronted with this choice late in the game. She can either [[spoiler: save Jess from falling and becoming ''T. rex'' chow, or retrieve the embryo canister]]. One choice turns out well, the other... [[BittersweetEnding doesn't.]] doesn't]]. Though considering Nima's motivation behind receiving and delivering the embryos, it's more like [[spoiler: Friend Or or Daughter Decision]].



* LetsGetOutOfHere: Most of the {{Quick Time Event}}s involve fleeing a scene. The most memorable example is the giant fight scene in Episode 1, which involves the ''Tyrannosaurus'' and the ''Triceratops''.

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* LetsGetOutOfHere: Most of the {{Quick [[PressXToNotDie Quick Time Event}}s Events]] involve fleeing a scene. The most memorable example is the giant fight scene in Episode 1, which involves the ''Tyrannosaurus'' and the ''Triceratops''.



** In Episode 3, Jess sneaks away from the group to a dark hallway for a quick smoke break. She turns on a lighter, revealing [[spoiler: a raptor just inches from her.]]
** In Episode 4, Billy sees a suspiciously dark hallway and slowly approaches it. He lights a flare, and reveals [[spoiler: that a whole pack of ''Troodon'' is just inches from him.]]
* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Initially played straight, but later subverted with [[spoiler: Doctor Sorkin's death and, if you make the wrong choice, Nima's]]. [[spoiler:Sorkin's]] is not portrayed as especially tragic like some "subversions", and even has a dash of KarmicDeath about it while [[spoiler:Nima's]] is tragic [[spoiler:not due to her gender, but due to her sympathetic [[DarkAndTroubledPast backstory]] and [[MamaBear her motivation for being on the island at the time]] ]].

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** In Episode 3, Jess sneaks away from the group to a dark hallway for a quick smoke break. She turns on a lighter, revealing [[spoiler: a raptor just inches from her.]]
her]].
** In Episode 4, Billy sees a suspiciously dark hallway and slowly approaches it. He lights a flare, and reveals [[spoiler: that a whole pack of ''Troodon'' is just inches from him.]]
him]].
* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Initially played straight, but later subverted with [[spoiler: Doctor Sorkin's death and, if you make the wrong choice, Nima's]]. [[spoiler:Sorkin's]] is not portrayed as especially tragic like some "subversions", and even has a dash of KarmicDeath about it while [[spoiler:Nima's]] is tragic [[spoiler:not due to her gender, but due to her sympathetic [[DarkAndTroubledPast backstory]] and [[MamaBear her motivation for being on the island at the time]] ]].time]]]].



** Remember the video surveillance feed [[SpecialEffectsFailure with progress bar]] of the movie? Well, it's present in the game too.

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** Remember the video surveillance feed [[SpecialEffectsFailure [[SpecialEffectFailure with progress bar]] of the movie? Well, it's present in the game too.



** In one scene, Gerry and Nima [[CatScare are startled by the sound of a ''Dilophosaurus'']], only for it to be revealed as a tour recording explaining that this was actually the call of a whooping swan. In RealLife, those were the sounds used for the ''Dilophosaurus'' vocalizations.

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** In one scene, Gerry and Nima [[CatScare are startled by the sound of a ''Dilophosaurus'']], a]] ''[[CatScare Dilophosaurus]]'', only for it to be revealed as a tour recording explaining that this was actually the call of a whooping swan. In RealLife, those were the sounds used for the ''Dilophosaurus'' vocalizations.



* NonStandardGameOver: A particularly nasty one can occur at the very end of the game. If you [[spoiler: make Nima pick the canister instead of help Jess, and fail the last quicktime event as Gerry]], you'll be treated to a cutscene involving [[spoiler: a traumatized Jess, all alone on the departing boat, as the ''T. rex'' that just swallowed her father alive in front of her roars in the background]].

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* NonStandardGameOver: A particularly nasty one can occur at the very end of the game. If you [[spoiler: make Nima pick the canister instead of help Jess, and fail the last quicktime quick-time event as Gerry]], you'll be treated to a cutscene involving [[spoiler: a traumatized Jess, all alone on the departing boat, as the ''T. rex'' that just swallowed her father alive in front of her roars in the background]].



* QuickTimeEvent: When you are not solving puzzles, the rest of the game is almost entirely this.



* RecycledInSpace: ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'' with dinosaurs! The developers actually called it this in an early interview.

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* RecycledInSpace: RecycledINSPACE: ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'' with dinosaurs! The developers actually called it this in an early interview.



* SuicideMission: [[spoiler:Oscar goes on one at the end of Episode 3]].

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* SuicideMission: [[spoiler:Oscar goes on one at the end of Episode 3]].3.]]



** In the films, the ''Tyrannosaurus'' runs fast enough to keep pace with a jeep, and Muldoon explicitly claims that the raptors can achieve "cheetah speed". In the game, though, characters frequently outrun both species (which is closer to in RealLife. A ''T. rex'' couldn't run nearly that fast - and even if it could, one stumble would be ''fatal''. As for the raptors, their leg proportions suggest they were poor runners even by theropod standards.)

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** In the films, the ''Tyrannosaurus'' runs fast enough to keep pace with a jeep, and Muldoon explicitly claims that the raptors can achieve "cheetah speed". In the game, though, characters frequently outrun both species (which is closer to in RealLife. A ''T. rex'' couldn't run nearly that fast - and even if it could, one stumble would be ''fatal''. As for the raptors, their leg proportions suggest they were poor runners even by theropod standards.)standards).



** Subverted when faced with Oscar. Initially, the raptor pack turn tail and flee after he cuts one across the eye. Then he faces them later, and [[spoiler: is killed by the very raptor whose eye he slashed.]]

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** Subverted when faced with Oscar. Initially, the raptor pack turn tail and flee after he cuts one across the eye. Then he faces them later, and [[spoiler: is killed by the very raptor whose eye he slashed.]]slashed]].



* WeAreStrugglingTogether[=/=]GreyAndGreyMorality: Much of the violence in the game comes from the different protagonists having conflicting agendas which frequently pits them against each other, rather than a straight "humans vs dinosaurs" scenario. This frequent moral ambiguity was a good warm-up for Telltale for ''The Walking Dead''.

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* WeAreStrugglingTogether[=/=]GreyAndGreyMorality: WeAREStrugglingTogether[=/=]GreyAndGrayMorality: Much of the violence in the game comes from the different protagonists having conflicting agendas which frequently pits them against each other, rather than a straight "humans vs dinosaurs" scenario. This frequent moral ambiguity was a good warm-up for Telltale for ''The Walking Dead''.
27th Mar '18 1:12:58 PM SuperRetro64
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** In the first film, Hammond casually mentions that the locals were upset at [=InGen=] commandeering the islands. The entire series conflates that incident as the BackStory.
15th Dec '17 8:48:12 AM Anddrix
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The game received [[LoveItOrHateIt mixed reviews]], with the phrase [[RecycledInSpace "Like]] ''Videogame/HeavyRain'' [[RecycledInSpace with dinosaurs,"]] being used as both a positive and a negative description.

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The game received [[LoveItOrHateIt mixed reviews]], reviews, with the phrase [[RecycledInSpace "Like]] ''Videogame/HeavyRain'' [[RecycledInSpace with dinosaurs,"]] being used as both a positive and a negative description.
11th Dec '17 3:33:58 AM UltimateJasper
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Has been confirmed as being (apparently) canon, although the events of the game [[ContinuitySnarl do not fit well]] into the established canon of later sequels in the franchise.


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* ContinuitySnarl: Despite the game apparently being canon, the revelations in the story haven't aged well after ''Film/JurassicWorld''. Most notably, the game confirms that the [[spoiler: napalm bombing]] of the island from the novel does happen, yet in ''World'' the island is in decent shape and at least one of the park's original dinosaurs is still alive. The existence of the [[spoiler: Troodon]] also compounds matters; either they died off on their own, were captured and/or exterminated during the construction of Jurassic World, or [[FridgeHorror were never discovered]].
** Due to the game's middling reception and mostly-forgotten status even among ''Jurassic Park'' fans, it's difficult to consider it relevant among the broader canon of the films. It doesn't help that this game was mostly created to be nostalgic comfort food for fans yearning for "Jurassic Park 4", which at the time was deep in DevelopmentHell and considered unlikely to ever get made. Fast forward to 2013...and the film suddenly gets a title, a director, and a release date. Oops.
24th Oct '17 4:10:08 AM Wooboo
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* ImproperlyPlacedFirearms: The pistol used by Miles, and later used by other characters, is a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walther_P99 Walther P99]], which wasn't produced until 1997.
8th Oct '17 5:19:15 AM LeonardoRegulus
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* DanBrowned: Zigzagged. While the dev team do include a few signs that they did their homework, at other times they simply made stuff up or went for RuleOfCool. Case in point is the mystery theropod; the real ones were nocturnal and had large eyes that may have been reflective like a wolf's, but there's no evidence they had poisonous bites or bred in such a bizarre manner.
16th Sep '17 5:41:53 PM schoi30
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* AnimalJingoism: Episode 1 has dinosaur rivals ''Tyrannosaurus'' and ''Triceratops'' go off in an epic battle.

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* AnimalJingoism: Episode 1 has famous dinosaur rivals ''Tyrannosaurus'' and ''Triceratops'' go off in an their usual epic battle.
16th Sep '17 5:38:43 PM schoi30
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* AnimalJingoism: Episode 1 features the famous animosity between ''Tyrannosaurus'' and ''Triceratops''.

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* AnimalJingoism: Episode 1 features the famous animosity between has dinosaur rivals ''Tyrannosaurus'' and ''Triceratops''.''Triceratops'' go off in an epic battle.
16th Sep '17 5:37:29 PM schoi30
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* AnimalJingoism: Episode 1 has the ever-famous battle between ''Tyrannosaurus'' and ''Triceratops''.

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* AnimalJingoism: Episode 1 has features the ever-famous battle famous animosity between ''Tyrannosaurus'' and ''Triceratops''.
16th Sep '17 5:36:14 PM schoi30
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* AnimalJingoism: Episode 1 has the ever-famous battle between ''Tyrannosaurus'' and ''Triceratops''.



** [[spoiler: Jess steals it off Yoder after he turns on the others. Immediately after Yoder throws a grenade at her and have to swim with a Mosasaur to get out.]]

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** [[spoiler: Jess steals it off Yoder after he turns on the others. Immediately after Yoder throws a grenade at her and have to swim with a Mosasaur to ''Tylosaurus ''to get out.]]
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