With every new game comes a new wave of fans discovering it, opening up options for sequels to experiment with. Trying new things can be great when done right, but most of the time it goes from left to be confused and frustrated. Fortunately, Jurassic World Evolution 2 has done more than before, making for a worthy sequel that will delight fans both new and old.
Dinosaurs’ Social Lives
Jurassic World Evolution 2 has dramatically improved the dinosaur AI, turning what used to be simple interactions into full-scale combat. What you get most out of the group socialization in the original are simple audio cues, which can be an end point if there is a significant power gap. Now, the dinosaurs engage in brawls, go pack hunting, and gather larger dinosaurs for dinner.
Dinosaurs of the same species would get into a fight, injuring them and making them more vulnerable – a much more complex system. Running the park is now more than just a logistical challenge, you have to figure out if you can leave certain species or even specific specimens alone together.
Size Reduction – Jurassic World Evolution 2
Since the media started reporting on dinosaurs, there have been several miscalculations about their appearance and size. Some have been inflated to many times their actual size while others have endowed features to make them look more terrifying – an experience confusing to anyone savvy with science. Evolution 2 attempted to overcome some of those problems, giving many species a more accurate representation, even if it had to be scaled down.
The Liopleurodon is the most famous example, shown to be four times its size in Walking With Dinosaurs, and has been shrunk down to its natural 20-foot length. Contrasting examples are Stegosaurus and Triceratops, which receive huge incentives to match their terrifying stature in real life. These are both major differences compared to the previous game.
Chopping Down The Story
Jurassic World Evolution has an expansive storyline that takes you 24 hours to complete. This includes all missions around the islands. Some people think it takes too long when all they really want is to play the sandbox mode, give them maximum creative power, and start the training process.
Jurassic World Evolution 2 took the criticism seriously and cut the campaign down to five hours, focusing their attention on the mechanics and customizable options for other modes. Listening to the audience is a good move, but now there is very little that connects you to the title, giving the player a very loose structure with no strict guidelines to get through.
Needs Of Dinosaurs – Jurassic World Evolution 2
Dinosaurs’ needs ranged from food to the environment and dictated how they would behave. A change from the previous game, territorial behavior is now individualized, meaning it can vary between each dinosaur species. The type of environment the dinosaur needs and the other dinosaurs it can happily interact with are two factors that change the layout of your park.
The need for territory also applies to the same species, controlling how much of its fellow it can handle before becoming aggressive towards others. More complex mechanics mean you have to keep a close eye on them, using your ranger to scan each dinosaur and manage their environment before things start to go downhill.