5 Features We Want Added to ‘Jurassic World Evolution’
Since its release in June, Jurassic World Evolution has proven to be a must-buy game for Jurassic Park fans. It allows you to incubate any of 48 species of dinosaur, build their enclosures, and create the ultimate park to go along with your prehistoric pals. Plus, you get to build your park on Las Cinco Muertes and Isla Nublar!
But, like all games, there is still room for improvement. Whether it’s the addition of new creatures, including more buildings, or little tweaks, there are changes and additions that could make the game much better. Here are five features that Frontier Developments should add in the near future.
FLYING AND AQUATIC REPTILES
Premiering in The Lost World and Jurassic World, respectively, flying and aquatic reptiles have been staples of the Jurassic franchise as much as their land-faring counterparts. Though Frontier has been hinting at their inclusion for a while now, we’ve yet to hear exactly when either of these types of creatures will be added. But we can be sure that when they are in the game, they will instantly give it a whole new Jurassic flare.
It’s still unknown exactly how they will be showcased in the park, but it’s clear that both the aquatic and flying reptiles will require special enclosures. An aviary like the one we see in Jurassic World would work for the pterosaurs. But the marine reptiles would prove to be more of a challenge. Perhaps a special enclosure surrounding a pre-existing body of water will do the trick.
(Plus, I’m sure we all want to reenact the scene from Jurassic World when all the Pteranodons and Dimorphodons break free and wreak havoc.)
BUILDING CUSTOMIZATION AND PERSONALIZATION
Perhaps one of the biggest letdowns in the game is how few buildings are available to build. We have access to several buildings that are essential to park operation, like the ACU Center and the Hammond Creation Lab, but the options are slim when it comes to guest recreation. There also isn’t much diversity when it comes to the building types. There is only one type of gift shop, one type of restaurant, and so on.
Plus, the buildings that are available are pretty boring to look at. Though skins are available for a few of the vehicles, it would be great if there were a way to decorate and modify the buildings. If we could at least change the color scheme of the buildings, maybe they would feel more like our own.
MORE OUTDOOR ATTRACTIONS FOR THE GUESTS
Though the dinosaurs were intended to be the focal point of both Jurassic Park and Jurassic World, the parks in the films also included other fun things to do. The park in Jurassic Worldhad safaris in Gallimimus Valley, golfing, botanical gardens, and the several other outdoor activities and venues. But Jurassic World Evolution features none of those things. The only real “fun” places that the guests can go to are the bowling alley, an arcade, and other indoor activities.
The game does allow guests to hop into the gyrospheres and zoom through the enclosures, but that’s the only activity for the guests outside. The inclusion of more outdoor attractions like golfing and the Cretaceous Cruise would tick a lot of boxes when it comes to overall game satisfaction.
VISIBLE DINO AGING
One of the greatest parts of having animals in Frontier’s Zoo Tycoon series and its predecessors from Blue Fang was that the animals actually grew up. When you first bought them, they would be adults, but when they bred and gave birth, their offspring would actually look like they were young.
Unfortunately, when you incubate dinosaurs in Jurassic World Evolution, they are full-grown adults. Though they are unable to reproduce, as they’re all female, it would be nice to see young dinosaurs coming out of the Hammond Creation Lab and watch them grow in real time.
VISITING OTHER PLAYERS’ PARKS
Besides screenshots, playthroughs, and livestreams on Twitch and YouTube, there’s no real way to see other people’s parks. It’s a shame considering Hammond’s original philosophy for his park was to show it to the whole world. So, to make the game even more spectacular, it would be great if we had the ability to visit other players’ parks. Not only would it give us inspiration to make our parks even better, it would also help us know what we can expect later on in the game.
Perhaps once our islands receive a 5-star rating, our parks would be accessible to other people. Plus, Frontier could also create a way to buy and sell dinosaurs between players. This also opens the door to even more cooperative gameplay and multiplayer features that could be added in the future.