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    Jurassic World Evolution

    Game » consists of 4 releases. Released Jun 12, 2018

    A dinosaur park simulator.

    A sequel to Jurassic Park Operation Genesis finally!!

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    SnakeEater321

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    I don't know how many of you played JPOG in the Ps2/OG Xbox era but that was my favorite game for a long, long time. Build your own Jurassic Park/Site B, delete all your fences and let your dinosaurs kill all your visitors, make your ideal dinosaur zoo. It was fantastic and I can't put into words how excited I am about a sequel next year! I haven't been this hyped about a game since MGSV

    Heres some things I hope they add now that they have had 14 years to think about it
    -Be a visitor in your own park. First person perspective where you get to control a random visitor in your park and witness first hand how amazing all your attractions are
    -Better dinosaur AI
    -More options for attractions, river boat rides, helicopter tours, petting zoos
    -More visceral dinosaur attacks. Yeah I know this isn't going to be a gory game but it would emphasize how fucking dangerous real live dinosaurs would be if you see how destructive and deadly a 7 tonne Tyrannosaur would be

    What do you wanna see in JPOG2?

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    I played the shit out of JP:OG back in the day on the PS2, and then on PC many years later. I'm so excited for this game. I'm so excited right now, I don't even know what I want from the sequel. I just want to play it For years all I've wanted was JP:OG with better graphics, so if this is how the game turns out, I'll be happy.

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    Seeing JPOG in magazines, it was ALWAYS a game I wanted to play. Seeing the trailer for the new game brought those feelings back again. Is it worth hunting down a copy of it?

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    Played a bit of this on PC back in the day, a rare gem in the putrid sea of licensed games. Good to see it hasn't been forgotten, and I second the call for first-person "be a visitor" mode. I want to grab a churro and scope some saurs!

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    #5  Edited By Mmmslash

    I'm going to present the unpopular opinion that the Zoo Tycoon expansion, Dinosaur Digs, was a much better Jurassic Park style tycoon game than Operation Genesis ever was.

    Of course, it's mostly just adding dinosaurs to an already fantastic tycoon game, so it had a lot going for it going in.

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    #6  Edited By Seikenfreak

    Yay other people who know what Operation Genesis is!

    I played it on PC and it was certainly a surprise hit for me. The best sort of "hmm never heard of this.. probably junk" with rock bottom expectations and then "Oh wow this is awesome"

    I really liked making the SUV tour thing. Laying the track out to run through like a safari. Super neat. Getting in the chopper to tranq dinosaurs. The feeding mechanisms like in the movie. Use them to lure the dinosaurs to better viewing spots.

    I am slightly concerned though that this is from Frontier. While Planet Coaster looks very impressive, it kinda seems like more work than I want to put in. I'm less interested in designing the janitors name tag and color coordinating his shoes and laces and more into making a big cool overall park.

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    @luchalma:

    I won't condone pirating on this site but I will tell you it will be very hard to track down and buy a legit copy for PC..shame it came out before Steam was even a thing. I think finding a PS2 or OG Xbox copy is damn near impossible/very expensive

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    #8  Edited By ArtisanBreads

    @seikenfreak said:

    I am slightly concerned though that this is from Frontier. While Planet Coaster looks very impressive, it kinda seems like more work than I want to put in. I'm less interested in designing the janitors name tag and color coordinating his shoes and laces and more into making a big cool overall park.

    If anything Planet Coaster is disappointingly shallow in aspects to me, but it has problems with things like modes as well so it's tough to pinpoint why I don't love it. Anyways, the game just has amazing creation features. You don't have to mess with that stuff at all if you don't want to and it isn't really too gameplay relevant.

    I think it works well enough but for me it didn't do anything extra. They can make a quality management/builder type game though.

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    This looks mad. I hope it turns out well because Operation Genesis and the whole Dinosaur Tycoon genre is under used.

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    I've wanted a follow-up to Operation Genesis for so long. It was favorite game as a kid, can't wait to play this!

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    I never thought this game would happen. At least not as an actual game by a great developer like Frontier. When I heard this announcement I IMMEDIATELY thought it was a mobile game. Very pumped.

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    God first Age of Empires 4 gets announced then this? Finally my childhood dream games are catching up to me! I remember hoping for years that the game got a sequel, especially since the original had so much cut cool content and had dumb stuff in the base game that you had to fix by going into the files (ie getting rid of pop caps for stuff like fences)

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    #13  Edited By SnakeEater321

    6 months later, and were finally going to be seeing gameplay from youtubers on the 29th!
    Noted dinosaur related youtubers like BestInSlot and TheGamingBeaver got to play the game early at a Frontier/Universal event and they absolutely loved it and said it's everything we wanted it to be. Also Frontier has been releasing tiny tid bits in the form of Species Profiles every Friday that showcase the dinosaurs we'll be putting in our parks.
    Still so fucking excited, and we also got a release date from IGN. June 12th!!

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    There's a fly in my gene soup.

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    @a_e_martin: i really hope real jeff goldblum isn't a meanie. I just watched him in the Knot store in Portlandia and he's so funny. Hopefully he isn't condescending in this new game, although i suspect in genesis it was just a bad bit.

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    @mikemcn: Goldblum wasn't actually in Genesis, as were any of the other cast members. They were all imitated voices with the characters license, and Ian Malcolm was sadly missing from JPOG
    Also, Jeff Goldblum is the most wonderful person that ever was so I am very happy he'll be in Evolution

    Game wise, I can't get over HOW GOOD the animations for the dinosaurs is. It's the best dinosaur animation I've ever seen in a video game, and I'm having a hard time thinking of any animal animation that comes close on that hand

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    11 days away! Not sure if this is on anyone's radar but supposedly review copies have been sent out. BestInSlot is playing it on Steam. Will GB be doing a review and if so, West or East?
    Considering Abby loves management games and Dan loves Jurassic Park, I imagine East will get the honors.

    I have a feeling this will be good.

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    Y'all ready for this? Put my Steam purchase in today. Hoping its going to unlock at midnight.

    I haven't seen any recent coverage of it, just the stuff from a couple months ago. After all these games to look at from the conferences but I've got nothing to actively play at the moment, I'm happy this is showing up when it is.

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    The reviews seem to say its shallow on the park management side, but fun in creating dinosaurs and letting them escape side of things, so yeah its basically an upscaled JPOG

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    @achillesforever: Well great. You've successfully killed my mojo for it lol You mentioned the poor reviews and I figured whatever. I liked JPOG, even recently. Then I went to look up a release time and found more people saying its getting bad reviews.. Then I watched a video review of someone who actually really enjoyed the game but was still saying its pretty bare bones..

    .. and so I refunded my pre-order the same day I put it in lol Ugh I guess I should be happy to save the money for now and perhaps I'll pick it up when its like $20 and they've hopefully expanded it more but.. Now I've got nothing to play.

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