To be fair, this will not be an in-depth review, as I have only played a couple of hours of the game so far.
Remember that iconic opening scene in Jurassic Park where a man is dragged into a dinosaur pen? What you may not remember is that the velociraptor was actually stealing his sausage, not straight up murdering him.
Do you also remember the scene where Hammond helps himself to champagne in the trailer? Nope, it was coffee with dinosaur bones sticking out of it.
Well that is how it happened according to LEGO Jurassic World.
The latest LEGO game takes players on a journey through all 4 Jurassic Park films and is full of all the charm you could expect from the franchise.
From the start LEGO Jurassic World goes for your nostalgia’s jugular. The music alone is enough for any 90s child to uncontrollably squeal with joy (I did for 47 minutes without inhaling once).
If you forgot what the Jurassic Park theme music is like, here is a video of an awful melodica cover to refresh your memory:
The voice acting in the game is a real highlight. A majority of the dialogue is taken from the films. You truly haven’t lived until you’ve heard Jeff Goldblum’s majestic “life, uh, finds a way” spoken from an animated LEGO figure. Anything not taken from the films is original and genuinely funny.
The gameplay itself is addictive and simple enough that I managed to convince my fiance to play with me briefly.
As a fan of Michel Crichton’s original book, it is safe to assume, this is exactly how he intended the series to be.
If you’ve ever fantasised about stumbling around the set of a Steven Spielberg movie and smashing the props into pieces of LEGO, this is the game for you.