by Nick Henderson on March 30, 2011
I have never played a Tell Tale game simply because their source material thus far just hasn't been of any interest to me. As much as I can appreciate the love for "Back to the Future" but as a child, I was always more interested in franchises like Ghostbusters and Jurassic Park. Which brings me to the subject of this post.
Go ahead and joke about my love of Dinosaurs. It definitely isn't something I am ashamed of. Dinosaurs fascinated me as a child and for good reason. I still remember the first time I saw Jurassic Park in theaters and it is by far one of my most memorable and magical experiences in cinema. Unfortunately that magic has rarely transferred to the world of video games. The last notable Jurassic Park release was Operation Genesis which explored the park building/managing genre by creating a theme park tycoon style experience. While that was definitely an interesting concept, I don't feel any game has yet to capture the experience and atmosphere of the films.
This is where Telltale Games has stepped in and created a game that just might strike the right notes. While I am a little disappointed that the series has yet to receive a full blown retail game, giving players a third-person adventure title with an emphasis on survival seems like the next best thing. I also feel that Telltales signature episodic style would be a perfect fit for an IP like this. Check out the the newest video from Telltale to get a feeling for how the game will look and feel:
Perhaps if this game does well enough, the IP might regain some of it's initial popularity and attract the attention of other publishers and developers who want to take a crack at it. With Telltales reputation and penchant for producing well-made and intriguing games based on popular properties, this just might be just what the series needs to make a come back.
P.S.- I will be playing this on the feed.