Monday, May 16th, 2022

Jurassic World Evolution 2 Review

You could track me in any year of my life and get excited about the idea of ​​running my own dinosaur park, and Jurassic World Evolution 2 works well in many important parts of that promise. increase. There is no depth of customization and management of Planet Coaster and Planet Zoo, the other great park builders of the frontier these days, but these prehistoric beasts are at eye level from one of the stylish 90’s tours. You can see it at. At least until it hits a goat lightly and the physics engine flies a few tons of steel into the air like a Looney Tunes gag. Yeah, there are still some rough bits.

The show’s protagonists are, of course, over 70 species of unlockable dinosaurs, aquatic reptiles, and flying pterosaurs. And they’re great replicas of the models used in the movie, with realistic animations and spot-on-sounds, from the iconic Tyrannosaurus to the more vague but similarly cool Baryonyx-like species. .. My armchair paleontologist is a little disappointed that it doesn’t reflect new research on dinosaurs that have appeared since 1994. The feathered Velociraptor is barely visible, but on the other hand it’s a Jurassic Park game, so you can understand why. They don’t want to deviate from what the movie looks like.

Their care involves building an enclosure with food, water and the right terrain, like Planet Zoo, but here their needs are fairly simplified and sometimes counterintuitive. Does the Raptors need trees or tall grass? what? In the wilderness of Canada, the climate doesn’t seem to play a role at all, as all species can live perfectly comfortably as easily as burning the Arizona desert without heating and cooling facilities. This time it’s cool to have so many different terrain types, but the fact that they don’t present their own challenges is disappointing. I think this is a trade-off. Because a loose set of rules gives a little more freedom to the overall look of the habitat.

Dinosaur needs are fairly simplified and can be counter-intuitive.


I wasn’t too impressed with the other aspects of park management. You can’t even set basic costs such as ticket and snack prices. We haven’t overlooked its micromanagement, but the park isn’t lively because we don’t have to hire or take care of souvenir shop cashiers or janitor.

The rangers responsible for repairing, feeding, and capturing the fugitives appear to be unnamed, faceless, and unrestricted. Similarly, the simulation of their desires and needs is as deep as a puddle, as individual guests cannot be clicked to learn about them. By the way, all the water in the park is outside the special enclosure dedicated to aquatic species. Only scientists who bring fossils home, hatch dinosaurs, heal sick and injured specimens, and study new buildings are interested. If you do not allow regular vacations, they can interfere with your park. This adds at least a little tension to staff management.

No reserve cost

Maximizing your income is a simple mini-game that adds modules to your amenities to appeal to a particular guest type. This is to hover your mouse over the list to see which ones are most profitable and build them. While it makes some sense to streamline busy work so that you can focus on dinosaurs, Evolution 2 feels like you’re taking a dinosaur-sized step too far. The gap between this and most other park sims is important, even though it’s a much richer experience than the first game. Time-saving features are a really welcome addition, especially if you’re waiting for enough money to hatch new species or repair critical facilities. The lack of this feature caused a lot of boring downtime in the original. Especially if the storm knocks out the power and the dinosaurs eat the guest and make a huge bill and have to pay it off just by waiting for it. This allows you to skip almost everything.

Screen-Evolution of the Jurassic World 2

It also lacks a lot of visual customization. Some buildings, such as restaurants, allow you to choose the style and color of all the buildings individually, while others have only one or two off-the-shelf exteriors. There is a terrain sculpting tool that works well, but it’s not as powerful as Planet Zoo’s, and the paths built along the slopes don’t flatten, so it can look like a sidewalk sloping at 30 degrees. There is an angle with the guests who are taking a cheerful walk together when they should roll to their destiny.

Most species have genetic problems such as short lifespan and aggressive tendencies.


This time, raising your own dinosaurs will be at least a little more strategic and meaningful. Most species have genetic problems such as short lifespan and aggressive tendencies that scientists need to supplement by adding DNA from other species. It also provides an incentive to complete the genome of species that can already be cloned, as there is more room for additional genetic modification.

Jurassic Park: Final Scene Ray Arnold Figure

The character of each dinosaur is really important and I was forced to make tough choices as my star raptor Victoria continued to fight. Placing her along with other birds of prey frequently created expensive veterinary invoices for both her and the other members of the pack she decided to bully. But I couldn’t even put her in another enclosure of her own, as the birds of prey couldn’t live comfortably in isolation. In the end, I had to run that path naturally: she continued to fight, and I withheld treatment until she died of her injury. As Ian Malcolm might say, “F-Around, find me.” In the next batch of eggs, I made sure to throw away the ones with that characteristic.

You didn’t say magic words

This shim also includes one that can be unlocked. This is useful if you want to help set goals, but it’s frustrating if you just want to jump into sandbox mode and build your dream park. Surprisingly, only one map is initially available in the sandbox, and all the rest need to be unlocked in either a frustrating time-limited challenge or a story-based “chaos theory” scenario. there is. This is probably what you want to get started, as it features cameos from major series characters, including some of the original actors like Jeff Goldblum, and gives you a reasonable amount of freedom to play as you like. The place.

I also need to unlock most of the available dinosaur species, which I didn’t really care about. Most of the important things in the original movie were available very early on, and I’m glad I was still able to discover a new species that mixes things for over 30 hours. Especially this time the pterosaurs and aquatic species got more love (they weren’t included at all when the first game started), and with a more customizable enclosure, the entire park You can focus on them more easily.

There is also a campaign mode to change the formula in some interesting ways: After the Jurassic World event: Fallen Kingdom, US Fish and Wildlife Service – and Somehow the CIA? – Employing Claire Dearing and Owen Lady to capture wild dinosaurs and place them in non-profit sanctuaries. The former is raised by Bryce Dallas Howard replaying her role, but Chris Pratt must have been too busy to speak out literally all the anime characters and can’t be found anywhere. Hmm. It’s only a few hours long and feels more like a tutorial than anything else. Disabling the already poor economic aspects of Evolution 2 will do much less. However, the scenario itself is quite novel, and for the first time we can see a world where humans and dinosaurs must coexist.