While dinosaur fans may be inclined to be patient just to play a game in their midst, this is mostly a slog
Sometimes there are games that almost immediately give you a sinking feeling and just a few minutes into this one I was already there. Perhaps about two generations ago the opening in-engine entrance could have seemed sort of cool, but it falls flat now. Throw in voice acting that honestly the game would be better without (whatever voices I hear in my head would do a better job) and the production value side of the equation is struggling a bit. In theory compelling play could try to compensate but unfortunately there’s simply too much time spent running through the same sort of full but still kind of dead and empty environments, killing minutes at a time going back and forth inefficiently in some cases. There’s just an overall lack of refinement here that feels both a bit dated and simply underwhelming in general, leaving you with nothing memorable that works out to being very positive, just a sense of bemusement at this being released with far too high a price tag on an eShop full of cheaper and (far) better content, whether they may lack dinos or not.
Justin Nation, Score: