Sure did, welp let’s see… I’ve been playing this game since just before the first Jurassic World movie came out. I know it wasn’t right when this game released, so I must have started playing back in either late May or early June 2015. So just over four years now, and I’ve also been a VIP Member since that became available for purchase.
This game has definitely grown on me over the years to become my favorite cellphone game… Initially it came off as a bit of a money grab to me compared to JP Builder (JPB), which was the spiritual predecessor to this game. I think I felt that way because I was able to beat all of JPB and max out every creature without spending very much money… Matter of fact I could have done it without buying anything if I had been a little more patient, which I always appreciated about JPB. When JWTG premiered there was definitely some sticker shock when I realized how much the packs cost and it definitely felt like this game was reaching for my wallet way more than JPB.
But aside from a few features that didn’t make it over, JWTG has definitely proven to be a worthy successor to JPB. The quality of the graphics and animations are vastly superior and the creatures definitely look better in JWTG.
I do miss the format for the tournaments in JPB, but that’s mostly just nostalgia talking there… JWTG’s battles and tournaments are definitely better and I don’t think anyone would have wanted the exact same thing in that department anyway.
The only features that I really miss from JPB, which I’m still shocked about that JWTG lacks, are:
- Moving guests on the roads.
I still don’t understand why we don’t have this. There are roads, but nobody to fill our beautiful parks with. This was in JPB, granted via moving vehicles and not people, but I always loved this feature in the previous game… If there were issues incorporating this into JWTG four years ago, I get it… But this is definitely something that’s possible to put into this game now and would make it so much better and more immersive. I would go as far as to say that one could reasonably expect this in any game in the tycoon genre in 2019.
- The ability to add friends, view other parks, and trade resources
I miss this part of JPB a lot. It was always nice to peek into other parks and see what other people created in JPB (if for nothing else, just some creative inspiration). This always felt like a tangible way to interact with the community, especially when gifting and/or trading resources that I didn’t really need to others.