Review: LEGO Jurassic World
After having released various licenses from movies version of LEGO such as LEGO The Hobbit, LEGO Star Wars III, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean and LEGO Harry Potter, Warner Bros. Interactive launched this time a new co-promoted license of the moment of the Jurassic World movie launch with LEGO Jurassic World. What does it really bring compared to its predecessors?
LEGO Jurassic World immerses fans of the series to the heart of this iconic franchise through a journey full of twists and challenges on the two iconic Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna islands. The very significant feature of the title is that you can embody many protagonists and cult characters of the series. Do you want to play the rebel mathematician Ian Malcolm? Or embody a more sensitive character like Ellen Sattler? Better yet, play as a dinosaur? All of this is possible in Jurassic LEGO World.
LEGO Jurassic World puts you in the adventures of the four films. You can relive the cults moments like the first encounter with Alan Grant and Ellen Satter with the Brachiosaurus or the scene of the sick triceratops, but also the latest epic Jurassic World, that came out recently at the cinema.
The game is divided into two modes: Story Mode with characters that you will be forced to use and which will follow the main plot of different films, as well as Free mode where you can relive the different story missions, but using previously inaccessible characters. The good news is that the characters list is huge (over 100) and you can even play the role of a dinosaur, like a Velociraptor to smash inaccessible passages in this adventure. Who hasn’t dreamed of being able to walk on Isla Nublar drive and smash the scenery in its path while stopping occasionally to perform a small mission like feeding a velociraptor?
The game is divided into 4 parts and will take many hours to get to the 100% achievement score. The title has an excellent replay value because so many secrets will be discovered through the free mode, and you will need more than one pass to get around that. As per other Lego games, it will take 10 hours to finish the main adventure and much more for 100%.
The tasks are many and varied but unfortunately fail to surprise you, especially if you know the films by heart. Indeed, they follow the progress of the four movies, where you will nurse a triceratops, escape the Indominus Rex, or fight as the T-Rex … Fortunately, an excellent touch of humor will complement the scenario. In short, all the cult scenes will be present in the game, embellished with a touch of humor.
Each LEGO Jurassic World level will be playable with characters associated with the scenes of the film. For example, the stage where you have to treat the triceratops, you incarnate Ellen Satter with small features, where you will need switch between characters to complete your missions. Or another example in the story “Feed the raptor”, you will control two different characters, each with their own characteristics. Robert Muldoon can track dinosaurs, helped by a “soldier” armed with a taser, which serves to neutralize generators to open different doors. You will need to switch from one to another to successfully move forward and complete the scenario. This manipulation will become standard in all missions and each character will be useful to advance.
all the cult scenes will be present in the game, embellished with a touch of humor.
The graphics are nice and colorful although we still regret sometimes too distant backdrops of LEGO. One example is the jungle (which is anything but “cubic” and also sorely lacking details. You’ll feel so sometimes as you advance in the game with decorations that have nothing to do with the LEGO atmosphere and sometimes even very dull. Fortunately, the ability to break some bricks and collect some coins will soon remedy that.
Lego Jurassic World was reviewed using an Xbox One copy of the game provided by Warner Bros. Interactive. The game is also available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and PC. We don’t discuss review scores with publishers or developers prior to the review being published
• Many playable characters
• Many vehicles
• A good dose of humor
• The joy of reliving the 4 films in LEGO
• Too easy
• Lack surprise in scenarios