Jurassic World Evolution is a dead end for life. Review
|Minimum requirements||Windows 7, Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz / AMD FX-4300 3.8 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphics card with DirectX 11 support and 1GB of memory, e.g. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti / AMD Radeon HD 7850, 5 GB hard disk|
|Recommended requirements||Intel Core i7-4770 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz, 12 GB RAM, graphics card with 2 GB of memory, for example NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 / AMD Radeon R9 380|
|Release date||12 Jun 2018|
|Age limit||16 years|
|Platform||PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4|
The game is tested on PC
Thematic reference to the famous franchise, which grew from the novels of Michael Crichton, is a key, and going forward, the only truly significant advantage of the new tycoon from Frontier Developments. Still sculpting abstract “Disneyland” is one thing, but it’s another thing to touch on the heritage of John Hammond, the legendary Park (or rather, the World) Jurassic, the abode of wondrous creatures from the distant past. Not to one — the game covers the whole archipelago of five Islands, among which the memorable and Isla Sorna, where the unfolding events of “the Lost world”, as well as separately located Isla Nublar, designed to of free sandbox. Each based on certain conditions (frequent storms, lack of space, financial difficulties) you have to build a successful enterprise, and access to the following opens with the development of the current. The progress has been in three branches — science, entertainment, security, and representatives of the relevant departments will from time to time to throw you challenges, to know new Pets, buildings, research and, of course, money.
Dinosaurs, because of which all and was started, do not breed — they need to display in the lab, the pre-deciphering at least 50% of the genetic code. DNA samples are extracted from the paleontological finds of the expeditions, and the more is revealed, tenacious and resilient individuals will be obtained. However, even in the complete genome are still gaps that if you want you can try to fill in the fragments of other species, they serve as modifiers, with its pluses and minuses.
Mundane spectacles visitors enough on the mainland — they came here for the sake of prehistoric dinosaurs and are willing to pay handsomely. And fill you with claims for any problems. Dinosaurs — being very thin, with a set of needs, and if the habitat does not suit them (e.g. few trees or many neighbors), to tolerate, they will not. In the best case, get off a broken fence and a slight shock, and at worst… well, movies all looked.
Fans of the same Planet Coaster may be disappointed by the paucity of options for the design of the Park. There’s really no weight benches, lanterns, urns, flower beds, ornate paths, statues, fireworks and other decorations, the restaurants and shops it is impossible to give light weight flags and figurines… However this medal has also a reverse side. First, a strict utilitarian design island Park to-face, and not every Manager can find the talent landscape designer. And secondly, alas, this game has enough problems more serious.
Repetitive disease games from the British teams — the alleged lack of macromanagement in Jurassic World Evolution suddenly hit you in the gut with extreme force. Everything, absolutely everything, down to outright routine, you have to do yourself. To each empty dispenser should manually drive the team of Rangers who are able to serve only a few feeders at a time. Happen what failure, power failure or disease outbreak — the picture is the same; no areas of responsibility for emergency services ask will not work. Without your pointer to the Rangers on the helicopters won’t even move to catch the escaped dinosaur, and scientists for a couple of paleontologists will continue to sit in their centres, not knowing about such banalities as the sequence of instructions. Asylum is not equipped with an automatic opening system with the storm warning, technicians cannot reject the results of bad breeding, merchants will never change unprofitable product, a blitzes… Too many obvious things require the attention of the head of the Park, does not seem deserving. Let me focus on more General and large tasks!
The situation is aggravated by the strange attitude of the game at the time. Jurassic World Evolution can not boast of an easy intuitive interface, making many of the steps involve extra clicks and “rat race”. The events unfold rapidly: new individuals are born in a matter of minutes, studies and expeditions take only a little more feeders rapidly emptying, disease spread like wildfire. To slow down time or pause it is impossible — even when you read the encyclopedia, peace Park lives on. In the later stages, it often leads to that, getting bogged down in menus and filled from sluggishness subordinates simply do not have time to react to signals.
Special mention deserve the antics of the heads of departments. They don’t just stick to their line, no, amazing personality, exchanging cute jokes, severely conflict with each other, terribly jealous when the authorities helps foreign office. And if critical to prevent the sagging of the loyalty of one of the departments, will hurt — offended did not disdain to create a diversion, and believe me, his open at the most inopportune moment the pens can bring casualties and losses more than any natural cataclysm. These would be saboteurs t-Rex to feed the right word. By itself, the goal of the developers is clear — corporate friction challenge managerial talent Manager. But when the lady from the science Department offers to ensure the safety of Park visitors and thereby pushes you out of favour with the head of security, it looks really a lot.
But to tell you the truth, and for these and other controversial things I’d like to close my eyes, the authors make on the conscience of the flesh and blood of this game — themselves revived prehistoric reptiles. After all, on the idea, what is Jurassic Park? Huge open reserve and controlled, but a giant self-regulating ecosystem where a variety of dinosaurs coexist with each other according to the laws of nature. Would like to do something similar in the game? Sure, it doesn’t work. The artificial intelligence of lizards is primitive to ugliness, the behavioral characteristics of different types do not exist as such. Most lizards, regardless of size and schooling behave exactly the same way. The sad part came with the predators that frantic rush to every living thing they see — this is not hunting for food, and some blind destruction of those who cannot fight back. In the end, attempts to create complex multi-species community fail, the animals have to relocate and delineate, and the house sinking to the level of ordinary island zoo with a bunch of small enclosures. The picture is far from the dreams, isn’t it?
Jurassic World Evolution is trying his best to please the fans of the movies — then you and familiar music, and returning to their roles (even as articulated portraits) of some of the actors, headed by the incomparable Jeff Goldblum, and dinosaurs from the screen. But if you dig deeper, it quickly becomes obvious that the creation of Frontier Developments itself looks like a dinosaur with a half genome — like looks good, growls and runs, but the inside is flawed and to a long life is not ready. The nostalgic joy and attractiveness of the droop under the weight of the total monotonicity, the congestion and creative stiffness. In such situations, the salvation often comes from the fan community, but the developers had to abandon support for versions: obviously, the brand owners of Jurassic Park don’t want to see in the game franchise, say, mammoths (or Thomas the tank engine). Perhaps they have a plan in the foreseeable future, the strategy will flourish as it deserves, — but we appreciate the game here and now, and the verdict comes out not the most comforting.
- a lot of dinosaurs, beautiful and different;
- ugly AI lizards;
- any superfluous concerns.
- astringent monotony.
|Graphics||Dinosaurs every single one of these beauties, perfectly animated and traced to the smallest detail. Around each one can long around with a free camera and not to admire.|
|Sound||Published by the lizards sounds borrowed directly from the movies, and the loud roar of a Tyrannosaurus Rex still chilly, but the rest is unimportant.|
|Single game||The specific circumstances of Islands, make some variety, but after a couple of hours gloomy winding back and forth of the Rangers crush the whole past disappears without a trace.|
|Overall impression||Pretty to look at strategy about a Park with dinosaurs, which has enough problems with the Park and the dinosaurs.|
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