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Entertainment Weekly (Apr 05, 1996)
While a find-your-lost-sister story line provides the impetus to explore the island, the game's true appeal lies in lively characters, humor, and the island's day-to-day life (puzzles involve fixing primitive machines and forging metal). Although Dinotopia sometimes leaves the CD-ROM drive huffing and puffing to keep up, it is, after all, a whole new world.
Quandary (Jul, 1996)
Though it is essentially a children's game, Dinotopia is a good title for everyone to join in and play. It's a little patchy in that a lot of help is provided for some specific puzzles though generally following the story line is left solely up to the resources of the player. Whilst this may well leave some children wondering just what to do next at various stages of play it also makes Dinotopia an even more likely candidate as a game for all the family.
Just Adventure (1999)
My general impression is that this isn't so much a game but a Dinotopia travelogue. A good deal of the world is mainly backdrop and window dressing. Waterfall City, for instance, has a lot of buildings, but only three that can be entered. The rest exist just to make the city. Only a few of the characters are relevant to the story; the majority either have nothing to say, or make some inconsequential remark that may shed some light on Dinotopia generally but otherwise don't mean a lot.
Computer Gaming World (CGW) (Sep, 1996)
Overall, DINOTOPIA, with its emphasis on exploration, easy puzzles, simple interface and generally laid-back atmosphere is most suitable for the young novice gamer who has little or no experience with adventures. Veteran gamers, and kids who have already played the liked of RIPPER or PHANTASMAGORIA, may find this one too simple, and a bit dull.