Jurassic Park Reopens In Surprising Video Game Form

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Rampaging dinosaur thrills return with a series of all-new episodic Jurassic Park games, according to news from the latest issue of Game Informer magazine. The current masters of episodic gaming, Telltale Games, is on the job.

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The developers of the similarly episodic Sam & Max, Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People and Tales of Monkey Island are tackling the dinosaur theme park property created by Michael Crichton. Telltale CEO Dan Conners tells GI the developer's episodic Jurrassic Park will "deliver on the tension and drama of the series creating the ultimate cinematic adventure."

Previous Jurassic Park games have been largely forgettable, with the exception of Jurassic Park: Trespasser, which was memorable for the wrong type of reasons.

Who wants to bet we'll hear more about Telltale's plans at E3 next week?

Telltale Creating Episodic Jurassic Park Game [Game Informer]

DISCUSSION

To be memorable, it would have to be in first person.

Why?

Because getting chased by dinosaurs, where YOU are your character (as opposed to a top-down RTS view or a third person view) is so much more immersive.

FPS games always tend to frighten me more than non-FPS games, because of this very reason. When I see a character I'm controlling on the screen, there's an immediate disconnect between him and me and I don't feel as tense as I would with a first person perspective.