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Jurassic Park III: The DNA Factor (Game Boy Advance)

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Written by  :  pocketgamer2000 (22)
Written on  :  Mar 20, 2003
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Summary

Beautiful graphics, but the gameplay is far from how good it could have been.

The Good

Mainly, the still shots that appear when you enter a new area of the island are extremely well done, and don't have that "pixelated" touch that some GBA games have for images. The in-game graphics are also wonderful. The gameplay is pretty addictive, and it's almost like a side-scrolling "Space Invaders", but with a JP3 twist. Being a fan of the Jurassic Park movies and books, that helped me enjoy this game more.

The Bad

There were many instances when the gameplay was just too hard, and left you in the middle of a forest with absolutely no clue what to do. Also, it's practically impossible to fight dinosaurs without a weapon, because all you have is a high-jump kick, and that doesn't even hit 90% of the enemies in the game. Also, the sound was sometimes choppy and annoying.

The Bottom Line

Jurassic Park III: The DNA Factor is a quite fun game but is strangely more suited to being a "pick-up 'n play" type of game, despite its adventure/RPG style. The levels are well-detailed graphically and it's quite fun to dodge dinosaurs while picking up blocks of DNA along the way, though it gets tedious after a time. Overall, JP3 DNA should be enjoyed by fans of the movie and arcade/adventure gamers alike, but it does have shortcomings that may inhibit your enjoyment of the game.