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Freemium Field Test: Jurassic World: The Game might leave your wallet dino-sore

Andrew Hayward | June 16, 2015
Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it's difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. With Freemium Field Test, we'll take a recent free-to-play iOS game, put it through its paces, and let you know if it's really worth your time (and money).

The verdict

Leaning heavily on in-app purchases and sleazy special offers is off-putting, but it's not the biggest disappointment in Jurassic World: The Game — that honor goes to the total lack of depth to the park-building elements, and the wasted focus put on bland fights instead. 

Giving you the reins to make a Jurassic Park of your own is such a natural fit that maximizes the franchise's appeal, but Jurassic World punts it, simply using the premise to fuel another repetitive world-building grind. All told, I spent about as much as a movie ticket to try and pump some life into the game — and failed. Hopefully theatergoers end up with a more exciting experience than this one.

 

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