Here we are. Yet again. The content for Jurassic World Evolution 2 never ends, seemingly. This time, it’s the Jurassic World Evolution 2: Prehistoric Marine Species Pack that arrives to underwhelm with a high price point and limited content. Only on this occasion, the dinosaurs aren’t even as cool as previous packs. How lame. Kill it with a meteor, or something.
Just Keep Swimming
Look, I really, really liked the original release of Jurassic World Evolution 2. Truly, check my review if you don’t believe me. However, I’ve not been a fan of the species packs, and this is no exception.
However, I’m here to serve. So, let’s dive into Prehistoric Marine Species Pack and see if there’s waves being made this time around. Spoiler alert: there isn’t.
Entering the now bulging library of prehistoric beasts are the Archelon, Dunkleosteus, Nothosaurus and the Shonisaurus. The best of the bunch is Archelon, a big ol’ turtle. Yep, a turtle is the highlight of this pack, says a lot. Anyway, they’ve got a pretty high appeal rating and watching them float around your lagoons is nice.
Dunkleosteus is weird cross between a shark and a sea slug, Nothosaurus’ are mouthy and gangly, while Shonisaurus has a long snout. They’re all fairly low in terms of appeal rating and are unlikely to add much to the value of your parks.
As a consequence, they all feel fairly superfluous. Unless you’re aiming to have the greatest digital collection of now-extinct animals in a particular video game for some of kind of personal medal, there isn’t much worth shouting about.
That’s it. Nothing else to really report. Each species has a few animations but once again, they’re repeated models from every other dino in the game. It’s nice to see the lagoon roster be filled out a bit more though, so the Jurassic World Evolution 2: Prehistoric Marine Species Pack does a bit of that.
Having said all that, it’s £6.49 for… well, not a whole lot. It’s the price point that’s been stuck with for all of the packs and it’s still just as egregious. Only now, the dinosaurs feel even less worth it, incredibly. There’s nothing in here particularly captivating nor worth over a tenth of the original releases’ price tag.
Wait for a sale on the packs if you’re so inclined and want a complete roster for Jurassic World Evolution 2. As standalone packages at full price, they’re about as necessary as a T-Rex’s arms.
This one does have turtles though, and turtles are cool.
Another measly and unfulfilling dinosaur addition, the Jurassic World Evolution 2: Prehistoric Marine Species Pack is an overpriced and underwhelming offering. You can stick to the base game with little concern on this one, save your £6.49 for an old-school classic game instead.
Jurassic World Evolution 2: Prehistoric Marine Species Pack is available now on PlayStation 5 (review platform), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X and PC.
Developer: Frontier Developments
Publisher: Frontier Developments
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