Dino Crisis to me is like "Resident Evil meets Jurassic Park" type of game, and it's really enjoyable. This time, you don't fight the walking dead, but your prehistoric friends, the dinosaurs.
Plot. Taking place in the year 2009, on a fictional location known as Ibis Island. An agent named Tom was sent to investigate a research facility on the island. During the recon mission, he learns that Dr. Edward Kirk, a world-renowned scientist reported dead three years ago, was leading a secret weapons project within the facility. The Secret Operation Raid Team (SORT) sends out four agents to acquire Kirk and return him to custody. They arrive to the island via parachute, but Cooper is blown off course and lands in a jungle, where he is killed by a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Unaware of his death, Regina, Gail and Cooper proceed with the mission, soon knowing what they will be up against.
Danger sequences occurs when players are unexpectedly attacked by dinosaurs, in which they have to press all buttons excluding the analog sticks, start, and select buttons. The five types of dinosaurs encountered in the game are: Velociraptor, Pteranodon, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Compsognathus, and Therizinosaurus. They are very hard to kill, because the Pteranodon and Therizinosaurus require more firepower to kill.
Concept. The game takes place mostly at night, and you have to guide Regina throughout the research facility to find Dr. Kirk and escape alive from the island with your teammates. However, there are multiple endings depending on your actions. Interesting, isn't it?
Design. The game was developed by Capcom, and it features the same in-game and CGI graphics that the old Resident Evil games on the PlayStation have. However, though this is survival horror and does not feature a fight against the walking dead, the whole fighting against dinosaurs makes RE fans feel like if Resident Evil was mixed with Jurassic Park.
Memories. In 2001, I managed to play the game on the Sega Dreamcast. The game belonged to a friend of mine, and I spent hours of fun and excitement playing this great game. When I played the game, it made me wish I had a PlayStation back then, but my parents actually wanted me to become a bookworm and sportsman, but well, only people can choose who they want to be. I wanted to be like one of the biggest gamers ever, and also a writer.
Rantings. My most hated enemies were the Pterodactyls and the Therizinosaurus. These two were very hard to kill, and you could barely hit them at all. Also, what bothered me is that health is found more often than ammo, because ammo for your weapons is very scarce. Anesthetics can help, but it has a time limit. Also, you have to know when to kill and when not to, so that you could not waste ammo on your practical weapons later on.
Good Aspects. I must be proud of this game, because it is one of those that define the survival horror genre. Survival horror games existed with the rise of Resident Evil, long before Dead Rising and Left 4 Dead ever existed. The game has moderately high replay value, and can be purchased on the PlayStation Network.
Overall. Dino Crisis gets a 7 out of 10.