Excerpt: Dino Crisis comes from the creators of Resident Evil and focuses on a special agent by the name of Regina, who is sent, with her allies, to a secret scientific base on Ibis Island to retrieve Dr. Kirk, a scientist who was supposedly dead. Once there, they run into a serious amount of trouble in the form of dinosaurs.
Pros: Nice change of pace from Resident Evil, Mixing system adds some personalization, Multiple story paths adds replayability
Cons: Bland backgrounds, Poor use of 3D environments, Not enough types of weapons or dinosaurs
Excerpt: Capcom claims to be the best in the business at creating survival horror games. It’s true that they have made some very good survival horror games over the years in the Resident Evil franchise, however many people simply didn’t care for the games or only liked a couple of them. Fearing that their franchise would grow stale and they’d lose a major money maker, Capcom set out to diversify its survival horror business.
Excerpt: It seemed as if it was only yesterday when Capcom announced the sequel to Dino Crisis earlier this year at E3. When the game was first shown it was clear that it had been nearing completion and that Capcom had been doing a great job on keeping the game very hush-hush. May and September were a measly four months apart from one another, and gamers all across the country were surprised that Dino Crisis 2 would be arriving so early.
Excerpt: Incredible Crisis brings you a story that has to be seen to be (dis)believed - in cartoonish 3D. Fans of Japanese animation will enjoy this nice little treat. While the graphics are somewhat simple, the FMVs are very entertaining. I DO have to warn you about the sound that Taneo makes when he's injured... it sounds roughly like 'YOU-WiiiiNN!!!'... but it obviously has a different meaning in Japanese. At any rate, it gets annoying rather quickly.
Excerpt: Capcom has another gem on their hands and their fourth "survival horror" game has a different edge to it. Instead of blowing off the heads of the zombies, this time around you have to shoot a dinosaur in the mouth. And who better to know how to make a survival horror game other than Capcom. Their previous titles like Resident Evil (both original and directors cut) and Resident Evil 2 were award winners in their category.
Excerpt: The "survival horror" genre has pretty much been defined by saying "it's like Resident Evil ." While some gamers have been expecting the well to run dry in terms of subject matter for these games, Dino Crisis proves that -- with a little imagination and the same developer as Resident Evil -- there's some life left in the genre yet.