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Dino Crisis 2 (PlayStation)

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Written by  :  Slinker (16)
Written on  :  Feb 26, 2006
Platform  :  PlayStation
Rating  :  3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars

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Summary

Second-Best game I own.

The Good

Although the graphics may be considered a bit poor in our more modern society, the interaction and complexity of the game more than make up for it. When first starting out the game, it took mere seconds for me to understand the movement and weapons systems needed for the first bit of the game.

Now usually game's start out with (and trust me, I know) a nice, calm, tutorial like level. I personally can't stand this. Let's get to the damn action! However in this game, they hit you right off the bat with THREE enemies to destroy. It's a wholey enjoyable way to start off the game, thrilling you, while not providing too much of a challenge.

After exploring a bit, the storyline begins to unfold. Perhaps this isn't the greatest plot, but I've seen worse in modern movies than in this older game.

The dialogue, if maybe a bit wooden (which you can expect from a made-for-japan game), really helps to carry the story along. Aiding in this is easy play-ability and a sense of constant thrill. I found myself spending all my spare time at the game.

I recommend if the first time you play the game, you don't do so great, try and try again. It wont become boring, and you can only improve.

A great game in my opinion, and one of my favourites.

The Bad

Character detail is a bit sloppy, but the backgrounds and interactivity make up for it. Cliché plot and dialogue are rescued by the thrill of the game.

Only main bad point - not enough variety in the dinosaurs.

The Bottom Line

If you're looking for an intriguing, action-filled, and fun to play game, then this is it. 3.5 stars.