Jurassic World Evolution 2 Xbox One REVIEW – It Does All The Boxes
The original Jurassic World Evolution was an essential purchase if you grew up during a time when Jurassic Park was in its peak. Simulators such as Rollercoaster Tycoon, Sim City, and Theme Park World were all wildly popular. Jurassic World Evolution 2 is a sequel to the Jurassic World Trilogy. With dinosaurs still wildly popular, and the release of the Jurassic World 3 film trilogy coming up next year, it’s a perfect time.
JWE2 will be set after Jurassic World’s last film. This means that dinosaurs roam free in America. To get the dinosaurs under control and in a safe environment, you will need to work together with the DFW (Department of Fish and Wildlife). You will be able to capture and drive around dinosaurs in the wild, which is a unique challenge. However, it will only give you a little more exploration as the area where they roam is very limited.
You will learn the basics of the game through the campaign mode. It has only five levels. This is a great starting point, especially for those who have not played the original JWE. These levels shouldn’t take more than two hours, which is a bit disappointing considering the main campaign. There are many other modes that can keep you busy.
It is very similar to its predecessor and benefits from the same issues. The thrill of creating your first rare dinosaur using the DNA from excavated fossils is still thrilling. JWE2 adds flying and swimming dinosaurs to the mix, as well as the tasks associated with caring for them. This is the biggest difference between the two games and it’s a nice addition to the dinosaur list. You can now provide more details about each dinosaur, as well as its needs, by designing environments that are more tailored to their needs.
There are many different genomes and DNA types of dinosaurs that you can use to create your own crossbreeds. This game is all about making your dinosaurs stronger with smaller appetites, longer lives, and other great benefits. Although JWE2 might seem intimidating at first, each mode is clearly explained. There are many exploration options, research areas, and menus, but you will eventually find what you are looking for.
After you are done with the campaign, there are three additional modes that you can play with. Sandbox, as the name suggests, allows you to make whatever you like without any restrictions. Sandbox can be made easier or more difficult by altering the presets prior to you start. This makes it appealing for both creative and serious players. You have the freedom to choose whether you want it to be as simple as possible or as difficult as possible.
The Challenge mode is a good option for casual players. You can choose to play at an easy, medium, hard, or jurassic level. This will affect your cash, costs, and a variety of other conditions. You have a time limit to build a 5-star park once you are selected. Stars get rewarded with increased earnings. This includes rare dinosaurs that can be brought to your park to entertain more visitors. Although it sounds simple, these can be a challenging task and become more difficult as you move up in the ranks. It will be difficult to decide whether you can pay your staff and heal your dinosaurs when needed. Bad decisions could lead to a loss of rating.
Chaos Theory is a new mode for JWE2. It allows you to jump in to one of five Jurassic Park films to try to prevent things from turning into chaos. This mode allows you to create Jurassic Park, Dr. Wu and John Hammond, or help Jurassic World succeed. There are also some slow-moving stills included in each introduction. Chaos Theory is great for fans of the films, because you can put yourself in familiar situations with faces and names you recognize (and some voice actors).
You’re basically doing the same thing in all these modes, but under different circumstances. Each mode offers a different approach to the game, but they all have the same basic mechanics. This gives the game an almost repetitive feel. You have the option to control actions, such as scanning and treating dinosaurs or giving orders to staff. You can choose to play entirely disconnected by clicking buttons or you can drive around the park fixing problems.