So at what point can I end this game, if I wish, assuming I don't care enough about the story to pursue the "true" ending? Would I be missing out on any sweet new content, like dungeons or bosses?
You can end the game at chapter 5 by breaking any of the crystals. Though unless you get far enough in the story the resolution won't make as much sense. There's an optional final dungeon, but I was so tired of the game by the point it unlocks I never bothered with it.
I will say that the final boss is the best part of the game though. It's unfortunate you have to slog through so much boring crap to get to it.
As a dinosaur myself I am deeply concerned about the gaming industry's attitude to dinosaurs. In the few games we even feature in we're portrayed as mindless, murderous beasts or objects of carnage for horny teenage boys. There are no strong dino protagonists, making it extremely difficult to become immersed into the world and story of these games. Over 2% of gamers are actually dinosaurs yet these human developers still act as if we're extinct. When is the gaming industry going to grow up and stop acting as if it's 50 million BC?
Also I loved Jurassic Park Operation Genesis, I doubt it holds up now but that game was a lot of fun.
It probably helps sales. I often get more excited and interested when I've seen some extended gameplay of a game. People also want to see how their favourite streamer reacts to situations they also found funny/dramatic rather than watching it as a substitute to playing it.
I'm guessing you'll be able to pick whether you want to play with just the Ultra changes or this free for all mode. Previous games had a version select so it might be something like that, or maybe a seperate mode like Heroes and Heralds in umvc3.
@alexandersheen: I visitied Anime Vice on and off a while ago, and to be fair Tom is actually a good guy. I think he first appeared on the BLLSL and made a bad first impression, but he does decent work with what he has over on AnimeVice. He puts out regular articles and videos and interacts with the community.