• Vasco "RaginRamen"

Updated: Dec 27, 2020

My park ranger hat is now firmly on!

Yes, that's right, you can start your very own Jurassic Park this minute. Don't miss out!

Of all the releases this month, Parkasaurus is the baby for me. I had only discovered it recently thanks to an article by Gideon’sGaming, in which he talked about his most anticipated releases of August, so thank you.


If a dinosaur could give you a big warm hug that felt soft and safe and you never wanted to let go, that would be exactly how Parkasaurus feels. The adorable art style consists of dinosaurs with their big googly eye, low res vegetation and soft pastel colours.

It goes without saying, relax and enjoy this very casual game, that doesn’t take itself seriously. Dinosaurs crash-landed on earth on a rocket ship? Wait, hold on, it gets stranger

You then go through a portal to dig up bones that are then mixed with gems and stuffed into a chicken, That my friends are how we get dinosaur eggs. #DinoFacts.

With all this in mind, it shouldn’t be a big surprise that the game feels laid back, giving you all the space you need to get creative and build the park of your dreams.

Everything is sounding great, almost too great in fact.


Yes, you indeed have unbelievable freedom to build your park to your liking, but that is only because the business side of the Tycoon genre has taken a back seat.

I found this a little frustrating if I’m honest. Here we have a brilliant game with beautifully cute dinosaurs and satisfying mechanics that are not being taken advantage of.

Shops, food and building placement is key to customer happiness, as different food has different effects on their mentality, that’s awesome. The heatmaps are very clean and user friendly. The biomes, easy to build with handy graphs telling you how much water and other essential are needed.Dinosaur privacy, such an important feature not seen anywhere else before. It makes sense, they need privacy, and this adds to the challenge of balancing what the dinosaurs need and what the customers want.


You can see there is a lot to love when experiencing this game. Unfortunately, it wears out (depending on the person) when there is no way to lose. No penalties for dinosaur escapes and customers will ALWAYS give money. Without any challenge, I can’t recommend to most Tycoon players. However, if you just want to relax and build beautiful parks without a care in the world, this is a MUST BUY!


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LINKS: STEAM / HOMEPAGE


For more reviews of incredible IndieGames that were released in August, check out The DIG, my monthly magazine by clicking here.

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