Jurassic Park: The Game
starts off with a team sent by Dodgson to pick up Nedry having to go into the island and look for him and his canister when he doesn't show up at the dock. At first, you mainly play as Nima Cruz, a Costa Rican woman who is some hired muscle to help get Miles Chadwick, the man on the phone when Nedry calls the docks, to the shaving cream canister. When Nima finds out what the island has on it though, she realizes just what InGen has done and that the stolen embryos can bring her the money she needs in order to provide a good life for her and her child. Unfortunately, Nedry's meddling with the security system leaves her seriously wounded.
Meanwhile, Dr. Harding is heading to the docks with his daughter when they get side-tracked by Nima and her injuries. As a result, the father/daughter team also miss the boat and they are among the last few people left on Isla Nublar when the main characters from the film take off in the helicopter.
That's really only the start of the game as a paramilitary force is sent onto the island to look for the remaining survivors while Nima, the Hardings and a few other people they pick up along the way work on finding a way off the island.
The story itself is good; while it isn't as compelling as the main story that follows Hamilton, Grant, Sattler, Malcom and the kids, it still does a good job of plugging some of the holes left in the original text. Where Jurassic Park: The Game fumbles the ball a bit is in the gameplay itself.
Where Telltale excels in the standard adventure-genre, this game feels more like an interactive movie where your only control is quick-time events. There were many times when I felt like I was playing an older laserdisc based game like Dragon's Lair or Space Ace.
More times than not, the game has you responding to a series of on-screen key commands in order to do everything from dodge enemy dinos to cut your way through thick jungle brush. When you aren't performing quick-time button presses, you are clicking the on-screen icons that show you exactly where you need to go and what you need to do in each location. From start to finish, you never really feel like you are playing a game, just coaxing the movie to keep playing out.