They actually made a park and dinosaur exhibit simulator painfully boring and unfun to play. Breed dinosaurs and modify their DNA to make them stronger and more attractive to the public. Carry on the torch of John Hammond’s dream and create the best dinosaur theme park. The game has a pretty good autosave system – basically any time anything happens – so you don’t ever lose much progress, but having it crash to the dashboard every other play session (and it’s never consistent, either) gets old after a while.
We had a base lighting setup in Katana for all the setups and scenes… and we allowed the dinosaurs to fall in and out of that lighting setup, which adds realism – the fact that they don’t always catch a perfect rim or back light”. There are a number of animatronic dinosaurs in the film, and there was a strong collaboration between VFX and special creature effects . The second balancing act ILM faced was matching perfectly to these extensive animatronics. If a perfect match was not possible, or the design changed, it would need to be replaced in every shot with CGI. For shot to shot consistence, “either the CGI matched perfectly or not all all” explained Vickery.
Fortunately this was mostly fixed in a patch, with the animals’ detecting of their surroundings redone in a much better way. During the Secrets of Dr. Wu DLC, the player’s first cloned Spinoraptor will immediately and unexpectedly break out of containment regardless of what the player does, and raise hell in the facility. The only thing you can do is clone a bigger, badder dinosaur to take it down. « Jedi Knight Ceratopsian » due to a graphical glitch where all ceratopsian dinosaurs like Chasmosaurus share a hitbox with the much larger Pentaceratops. This means when they try to stab or gore a predator, their smaller horns seem to whiff the air and yet still hit, looking like they were using the telekinetic « Force ». The finishing move can even make it look like they’re « Force Choking » the enemy.
After learning of Lulow’s agenda, Nick and Sarah free the caged dinosaurs. Hammond explains to Malcolm that Isla Sorna was also known as “Site B,” the actual island where the dinosaurs were cloned before they were moved to Isla Nublar. After the park was closed, a storm destroyed Isla Sorna’s containment facilities, and the dinosaurs have been running free on the island ever since. Hammond wants Malcolm to lead a team to go to the island and observe the creatures in their natural habitat, hoping that positive public support will stop his nephew from making the same mistake he did and exploiting the creatures. Malcolm wants nothing to do with Hammond’s request until he learns that his girlfriend, paleontologist Sarah Harding , is already part of the team on the island.