Dino Crisis (Dreamcast)

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Overall User Score (12 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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Digital Press - Classic Video Games
With it's multiple endings, fast pace, and seemingly endless action sequences, Dino Crisis is a game that everyone needs in their collection. With only the minor control issue and familiarity going against it, you really can't go wrong. Capcom has once again raised the bar for the genre they created, but if if you've never played played the PS One version extensively. Those who haven't quite been grabbed by the survival-horror bug might not be grabbed by this title either. .
Mega Fun
Ja, Dino Crisis macht nach wie vor Spaß! Der gekonnte Mix aus Dino-Terror und knackigen Rätseln kann immer noch vor dem Screen fesseln. Dass Capcom allerdings den ersten Teil weder angepasst noch in irgendeiner Beziehung verbessert hat, lässt die Annahme zu, dass es sich um Faulheit handelte! Erfreulicherweise sind viele Optionspunkte in der vorliegenden japanischen Version in Englisch gehalten und lassen auch dem europäischen Spieler eine Chance, den Plot erfolgreich zu beenden. Allerdings frage ich mich, wie sich der hohe Importpreis rechtfertigen soll, wenn man die PlayStation-Version bereits für 20 DM im Gebrauchtwaren-Markt auf jedem Flohmarkt finden kann.
Planet Dreamcast
Dino Crisis suffers a lot more than Capcom's other quick PlayStation ports. Whilst the game does boast some of the best Capcom survival horror gameplay yet, there is no excuse for such an obviously lazy port and a complete lack of tidying up of the game engine. Despite all this, the game is available at a budget price so if you can look past the aged graphics, there is a great survival horror title here to be had.
Capcom auf dem Recycle-Trip! Ihren PSone Klassiker nach ewigen Zeiten irgendwann mal ohne nennenswerte Veränderung auf Dreamcast zu portieren, war schon eine recht dreiste Leistung. Auf der anderen Seite freute man sich als Dreamcast Fan über jedes Survival Horror Spiel, wenngleich der Spielspaß hier übrigens nicht sonderlich lange währt - je nach Vorgehensweise seid ihr bei Dino Crisis nämlich schon nach 10-15 Stunden komplett durch. Bis dahin ist gute Unterhaltung aber garantiert!
The Video Game Critic
Finally, although the puzzles are clever, they all fall into three main groups: unlocking doors, rearranging boxes, and turning on power generators. I like Dino Crisis, but it's really just a "by the numbers" adventure.
Gut, aber zu spät. Die schöne Atmosphäre und der hohe Spannungsbogen beweisen, dass die Capcom-Entwickler immer noch die Meister des Survival-Horror sind. Wenn jetzt noch Zeit investiert worden wäre, um die Grafik auf das heutige Dreamcast-Niveau anzuheben und evtl. ein paar neue Features einzubauen, wäre das Spiel ein Top-Titel geworden. Dazu kommt noch, das Dino Crisis doch schon ein gewisses Alter vorweisen kann (immerhin gibt es auf der PSOne schon die Fortsetzung). Für alle diejenigen, die noch nicht das Vergnügen hatten, die Dinos auf einer anderen Plattform zu spielen und für eingefleischte Fans des Genres eine klare Empfehlung. Allen anderen sei RE: Code Veronica aus gleichem Hause ans Herz gelegt.
One strong reason for most people to get Dino Crisis is its cost. Priced under 20 bucks, it's definitely worth a purchase if you're a fan of the survival/horror genre that Capcom has mastered. It's just too bad there's really nothing the Dreamcast version of Dino Crisis has to offer to those of us that played it last year. I can whole-heartedly recommend this game to Dreamcast fans who have never played the game... just don't expect any huge bragging rights over those PlayStation owners.
While the upcoming sequel to Dino Crisis is its own beast entirely, the original is so similar in theme and execution to Capcom's Resident Evil series that it seems more like a side story to Resident Evil than a new game altogether. Replace the zombies and lickers with raptors and tyrannosuars, and you have the general idea. With Capcom remaining one of the Dreamcast's most staunch supporters since the system's launch, it comes as little surprise that the original title has made the transition from the PlayStation to the Dreamcast. Unfortunately, Dino Crisis is an example of what can go wrong while porting a game from an underpowered system to a next-generation system.
All Game Guide
Dino Crisis is an interesting and exciting experience for those that enjoy this genre, and any of you hooked by CODE: Veronica that haven't played this one yet are advised to give it a spin. However, if you've already played through the game two years ago, there's no real reason to spring for it again, as nothing new of note has been brought to the table.
Eurogamer.net (UK)
Capcom have released a lot of games on the Dreamcast lately, including quite a few ports from old PlayStation games, and unfortunately, Dino Crisis is not the best of them, not even the best of the survival horror games. Still, if you're new to the genre, it's one of the tidiest efforts, even if it's starting to show its age, and if you own the sequel, this demands to be played for the sake of completion. If only they had taken some time to refine it for the DC audience though. Ah well.
Official Dreamcast Magazine (U.S.)
Resident Evil with dinosaurs = big fun with big guns and very, very big teeth.