History VideoGame / JurassicParkTrespasser

31st Mar '16 11:19:02 AM StFan
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Initially considered a massive disappointment, most consumers eventually forgot about the game when, within a few years, their attention was drawn to the spectacular ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life|1}}'' and the even-more-awful ''VideoGame/{{Daikatana}}''. The game's legacy lives on, though, because ''Trespasser'' still has an active mod community, dedicated to ironing out the game's problems, and the game essentially laid the groundwork for later developers in terms of game engines and interactive physics: Creator/ValveSoftware in particular considered ''Trespasser'' a major source of inspiration for ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' and its [[WreakingHavok physics engine]]. If you'd like to try it out for yourself, good luck: The game sold only 50,000 copies at its time of release, and even if you find a copy, don't even bother running it on an "old games" box. What it did in 1998 made it unplayable, far moreso than what ''VideoGame/{{Crysis}}'' did to late 2007 computers.

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Initially considered a massive disappointment, most consumers eventually forgot about the game when, within a few years, their attention was drawn to the spectacular ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life|1}}'' ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' and the even-more-awful ''VideoGame/{{Daikatana}}''. The game's legacy lives on, though, because ''Trespasser'' still has an active mod community, dedicated to ironing out the game's problems, and the game essentially laid the groundwork for later developers in terms of game engines and interactive physics: Creator/ValveSoftware in particular considered ''Trespasser'' a major source of inspiration for ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' and its [[WreakingHavok physics engine]]. If you'd like to try it out for yourself, good luck: The game sold only 50,000 copies at its time of release, and even if you find a copy, don't even bother running it on an "old games" box. What it did in 1998 made it unplayable, far moreso than what ''VideoGame/{{Crysis}}'' did to late 2007 computers.
2nd Jan '16 10:32:58 AM nombretomado
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* LetsPlay: A ''very'' popular video LP by SomethingAwful goon LetsPlay/ResearchIndicates, who braves the buggy and often-tedious gameplay to bring viewers the game's excellent story in video form.

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* LetsPlay: A ''very'' popular video LP by SomethingAwful Website/SomethingAwful goon LetsPlay/ResearchIndicates, who braves the buggy and often-tedious gameplay to bring viewers the game's excellent story in video form.
20th Nov '15 7:47:20 AM Berrenta
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* ICantUseTheseThingsTogether: Since there's no way to visually check your ammunition, Anne will dictate either the exact count of bullets in a gun ("Looks like twelve," etc.) or will estimate magazine-fed firearms by weight ("Feels about half full", etc.). This trope is also followed out of necessity, since Anne is the only living human on the island.


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* InformingTheFourthWall: Since there's no way to visually check your ammunition, Anne will dictate either the exact count of bullets in a gun ("Looks like twelve," etc.) or will estimate magazine-fed firearms by weight ("Feels about half full", etc.). This trope is also followed out of necessity, since Anne is the only living human on the island.
17th Jul '15 9:32:16 AM Aruu
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* LetsPlay: A ''very'' popular video LP by SomethingAwful goon 'Research Indicates', who braves the buggy and often-tedious gameplay to bring viewers the game's excellent story in video form.

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* LetsPlay: A ''very'' popular video LP by SomethingAwful goon 'Research Indicates', LetsPlay/ResearchIndicates, who braves the buggy and often-tedious gameplay to bring viewers the game's excellent story in video form.
16th Jul '15 5:50:41 AM Folamh3
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* UnbrokenFirstPersonPerspective: The game was an experimental effort to use a consistent first-person perspective with no HUD and everything represented diegetically.
16th Jun '15 12:56:40 AM TheNewPlague
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** ...And as of 2012, the team abandoned the project and have no intention of returning to it. Seems like the flying pigs were shot down.
13th Jun '15 1:18:24 PM TheFarmboy
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** Someone had made a custom level called [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luDSiP_otqA "East Dock"]], taking place in [[Film/JurassicPark the first movie]]. Where you play as Dennis and you have to make your way to the boat on foot with the Barbasol can [[TimedMission before it leaves.]] Of course there are the Dilophosaurus and other dinos to look out for.
6th Apr '15 11:59:15 PM Dannykat
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** You can easily trick dinosaurs by running a round a rock. Raptors occasionally jump off of cliffs. One raptor tribe's attack is literally to just charge at you.

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** You can easily trick dinosaurs by running a round around a rock. Raptors occasionally jump off of cliffs. One raptor tribe's attack is literally to just charge at you.
6th Apr '15 11:58:26 PM Dannykat
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* TroubledProduction: As noted in [[http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/3339/postmortem_dreamworks_.php a Gamasutra feature published in 1999]], the development team went up against incredibly serious challenges trying to get the game to even ''run properly''. Aside from going into production with only a vague pie-in-the-sky idea of what they wanted, the developers faced serious problems with the AI coding (which necessitated dropping in quick fixes a short time before the release date), physics system (all the melee weapons hurt the player when they were holstered, so all mass was removed from most of them), music clearance problems (the team couldn't '''license any of John Williams' iconic score!''') and total [[ExecutiveMeddling ignorance]] and mismanagement within the development company. The final product was nowhere near finished.
3rd Sep '14 8:09:01 AM StarSword
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* InfinityPlusOneSword: The poison dart gun. It kills most enemies in 1 shot and is the only weapon that can practically kill a T-Rex. It is also one of only 2 weapons that is easy to aim, due to having a reflex sight. You only get 3 shots, but given all of the above, that's plenty.



* InfinityPlusOneSword: The poison dart gun. It kills most enemies in 1 shot and is the only weapon that can practically kill a T-Rex. It is also one of only 2 weapons that is easy to aim, due to having a reflex sight. You only get 3 shots, but given all of the above, that's plenty.

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* InfinityPlusOneSword: The poison dart gun. It kills most enemies in 1 shot and is the only weapon IntimateMarks: Anne's breast tattoo that can practically kill a T-Rex. It is also one of only 2 weapons that is easy to aim, due to having a reflex sight. You only get 3 shots, but given all doubles as the LifeMeter component of the above, that's plenty.DiegeticInterface.
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