Dino Crisis 2
Dino Crisis 2
by Capcom USA
ESRB Rating: Mature
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• Sequel to the popular horror-survival game
• Fight off vicious man-eating dinosaurs
• Use 2 weapons simultaneously
• Spin-and-shoot feature allows you to cover more area
• Several weapons to choose from, including automatic rifles and tasers
Amazon.com Preview: Judging by early screen shots, sneak peeks at the game's opening movie, and prerelease demos of the game itself, there will be a lot to talk about when Dino Crisis 2 takes its first public bow. It's also plain to see that while the original PlayStation is heading down the road to extinction, this is one title that shows the machine still has enough bite for most game players.
The story won't surprise anyone familiar with the first Dino Crisis. The powerful, enigmatic Third Energy is at the root of a whole bunch of new problems, making it tough for ordinary people (those with no guns) and military people (those with guns that don't work as well as they'd like). Reprising their roles from Dino Crisis, Dylan and Regina are cool and effective. In the most current, playable incarnation of the game, players start out as Dylan right after the opening movie.
With a few exceptions (a warehouse, a lab), most of the environments are in the great outdoors. They consist of jungles, fields, and other terrific places to get suddenly jumped by dinosaurs (Capcom likes psychological terror, folks).
And when dinos attack, they do so in wonderful ways. Gaggles of raptors spring out of the foliage, immediately snapping and attacking. Unlike in the first game, your character can now use two weapons in conjunction, a nice feature. For instance, one demo had Regina equipped with a large automatic machine gun and a less effective (but more persistent) taser. Use either weapon effectively by aiming and firing, or do a 180-degree spin-and-shoot with the press of a button. Because you can quickly get surrounded by swarms of raptors, this feature is a must. It also lends the game more of an action feel than the previous game.
The spin-and-shoot feature, and others like it, makes it easy to spend your allotment of ammo, so use it judiciously. The taser is a welcome backup for various raptors and other pests, but it has no effect on a monster T. rex. For those, you need bullets--bigger and bigger bullets. By killing beasties quickly and efficiently, players are awarded combo points, which can be used for upgrading to bigger and better weapons.
Like a bad penny, those pesky T. rex bosses keep cropping up when you're low on ammo, health, or both. Stockpiling ammunition and safeguarding both your weapons for boss confrontations--as well as recognizing and countering the movements of the bosses--are the only ways to make it. Of course, that's like saying that all you need to win the lottery are the right numbers: easier said than done.
With new features and gameplay mechanisms, slick graphics, and a quick frame rate, this just might be a sequel that's worth the wait. --Todd Mowatt
about game., May 27, 2002
Reviewer: kashifshoro from hyderbad,sindh,pakistan
dino crisis2 is very good game and you can play two people at a time the dlyan regina the dirty place of game is research faciliy it is covered with plants and the whole place of research facility entrence is blocked for regina and place is almost scary. the t-rex is back still one thing is this the dino crisis1 is about dr.kirk and dino crisis 2 is about 3rd energy disk. the militray facility is to small for t-rex to enter the facility one bad news for you you came to rescue reseacrhers they where dead by dinos so the regina and dylan failed buy the game and enjoy it. is not also bad game and good grapics of dino crisis2 better grapics then dino crisis1.
about the game., May 1, 2002
Reviewer: shoukatshoro from jamshoro, sindh pakistan
the dino crisis2 has new places in research facilty there is jungle but dont know whey the dylan and regina have failed in edward city. the edward city is destoryed by dinos i have not seen dino crisis. i want to tell in edward city whey in begining of city it has scaring sound when t-rex apppeard the horror sound turn into action sound there is dino which have much larger then t-rex this lager than t-rex have to eat before your health is half. i cant tell you about fisrt part because i have didt seen it. dino crisis2 is almost horror. this game can be played in 3 hours if you have played it before it can be easy. if you are new it can be very confused about keys and cards and about dino files. collect 11 dino files and you have card which will help you without ammos. weapons will be easy to shoot without ammo.
This game rules!, April 23, 2002
Dino Crisis2 is almost as good as the original. The only downside is Dylan. He is well, a [fool] through and through. You can't use Regina the whole time and that is very bad. If you have read my Dino Crisis review you will know why I said this. If you don't feel like going to read my reviews on Dino Crisis than listen up. Regina is HOT! There, that about covers it. Speaking of covers, it is very annoying that you can't get alternate clothing for Regina. The leopard skin outfit is very nice and as my friend and I put it when we saw the army outfit: Oh YUM! Lets get back to the second installment shall we? The guns in 2 are much better, and the CG animation of Regina makes her much hotter. This is a great game and I love it!
what I think, April 20, 2002
Reviewer: A 10-year old gamer
this game is a nice game. you always need to carry guns with you everywhere you turn a dinosaur is there. read passages to get farther. This game is good for anyone.
dino mutater, January 16, 2002
Reviewer: conker from not given
Dino crisis 2 is very good. But it is kind of short.you get to fight all kids of dinos.the voilents in it is not as bad as the 1st one,or resident evil,but it still has reson for being Mature.they did put a little too many raptors in it has good wepons.it is not creppy,like dino crisis 1,or resedent evil 1,2,and 3.don,t be surprised when david dies,or the end were dylin dies. i hope this review helps.
Better Than The First!!!Lacks Alot Of Scares Though....., December 23, 2001
Reviewer: Blokodo from The Dark Cabin On Top Of The Hill
As far as Im concerned this is way way better than the first Even though this is not a survival-horror (I dont see how it could be). This game would fit in the action/adventure. You get lotz of sweet weapons like the 9MM,Heavy Machine Gun,Shotgun,and the cool Rocket Launcher and(my personal favorite) the almighty Anti Tank Rifle.Ragina also gets a preety awesome missle pod. There are way more dinosaures than you can shake a leg at. On every screen there has to be atleast 2 dinos if not 3 or 4. There are about 20 dinos on here for every single dino on dino crisis 1. There are also lots of different dinos like the swimming thingers that live in the water,the Flying thingers, Ovi Raptors,Allasaures and of course the main dinos the Raptors. Even our old buddy the T-Rex is back and there is an even LARGER dino that the T-Rex fears. Every time you kill a dino you get points called extinct points that you can use to buy tools, gunns, ammo and recovery items. The replay value is great because after you beat the game you get the extra crisis mode where you get to buy dinos and battle them with a friend and every time you beat the game you get a new dino.There is also anouther mode you unlock called the dino colliseum.I recommend this game to everyone,though some of the horror-survival lovers will be a bit dissapointed...Buy it!!!!
fun but easy...TOO EASY, December 14, 2001
Reviewer: A 10-year old gamer from no where you should know
yes this game is fun but it needs some work. the dinosaures are WAY to easy to kill but there are swarms of them comeing at you and that makes it REAL fun. What is good about this game is that it has MANY new wepons.the 180 deggre turn is nice i this game......YOU NEED IT.The game is real easy to beat...but it is fun to play the game more then once. WARNING: this game is not scary, if you like scary games this is not the one for you....this game is only action and that is what the makers must have consentrated on.if you like games that take HOURS and HOURS to play and with pulzells this is DEFINATLY NOT THE GAME FOR YOU...like i have said before it is to easy and not a challange. i have not even fishied the first game....(i have rented 3 times for a week a piece and borrowed it for a 2 months)so over all the game is nice.THere is that littel ad on at the end. it is the dino colloseum or something like that. that is fun and makes you want to play the game more then once to get more dinos to fight with....what is REAL nice about the dino colloseum is that you can play with rick and the other guy.....i cant remeber his name sorry. well if you want a break from the first one then get this it will help you clear your thoughts and you have an easy game for once....hahahahahaha(RENT IT DONT BUY IT)
An action game to follow up the SH opener, December 8, 2001
Reviewer: chris carrington from bradford, yorkshire United Kingdom
We all thought that Resident Evil: Nemesis was really as good as it gets for the survival horror series, the pre-renders, the character detail, and even the CGs were beautiful. Dino Crisis 2 takes all of that and makes it better. As usual just like any survival horror game, DC2 uses the pre-rendered backgrounds instead of real-time environments. The pre-renders look just slightly better than any RE game out there, and improving upon pre-renders is a pretty tough task. The I haven't seen many CGs, but the intro CG isn't as clean as those found in Nemesis. Though when I first took a glance at Dino Crisis 2, I noticed that the character detail was significantly improved. The body structures are far smoother than any game out there right now, the hands, legs and the head are all jointed to the body seamlessly. There is absolutely no polygonal clipping, everything is smoothed out properly and Capcom gave the game that little extra to please gamers like me. Dino Crisis 2 also displays three to four dinosaurs on one screen with absolutely no slow-down. The visual detail in each dinosaur is extremely realistic, I have never seen enemies as detailed as those velociraptors or that incredibly huge one-eyed Tyrannosaurus Rex, folks mark my words these are the best visuals of all the survival horror games (excluding Code Veronica). Overall I am deeply impressed with the graphics that DC2 boasts, this is without a doubt one of the best looking PS games of the year.
DC2 is survival horror but not exactly. What do I mean? Dino Crisis 2 takes the Resident Evil formula, throws it into the blender along with some new elements to create a game that feels like a whole new experience. Instead of the walking around picking up bullets, new guns and what ever, you now buy them! Yes buy them, but not exactly with money, you use your Extinction Points which are picked up by killing dinosaurs. Smaller dinos are worth anywhere from 100-600 points and at times more. The larger dinosaurs will grant you 2500+ points for your shopping needs. You buy equipment, med-kits, and back-up weapons from a computer like gismo which can be found slapped on walls. Accessing this little computer, will open up a menu that will ask you to Save or Shop. When you shop you can even upgrade your current weapon by adding more ammo to it by buying a new cartridge that can hold more bullets or flame power. If you are running low on ammo then you can also stop by one of the computerized shops to charge your weapon back to full power. Another new feature added in Dino Crisis 2 is the Combo System. The Combo System works like this; when you kill a dinosaur and then kill another one while the point score number is still showing then you will get a combo for that. If you have multiple enemies on the screen then use something that will hit at least two enemies at once, or just try to kill enemies as fast as possible. Every time you enter a new door your statistics and final score will show for what you had for that particular area, and if you are skilled enough and don't get harmed once you can earn an extra 2000 points.
Dino Crisis 2 starts out with what may be the best intro video that a game has seen, I won't get into it, I want to leave that for you to see. You start out as Regina and Dylan, the two main characters of the game. They arrive at the jungle via time-machine only to find out that the amount of dinos that inhabit in their is far too much for the troops to take care of. After some awesome sequences, the game sets you up as Dylan, a T.R.A.T trooper who is equipped with a blade that can be used for slashing away vines that have grown on a locked door. Dylan's main weapon is a shotgun with 200 bullets of ammo. As you walk around the game will waste no time throwing velociraptors at you, they will surround you so you better use the R2 button [to do a 180 degree spin] effectively. After Regina will take over because of an emergency that happens just a few minutes after you pick up the control of Dylan. She is equipped with a Handgun and a Stun Gun that can be used to zap electronically locked doors so they would open. A map is another inclusion that can be used to our advantage, blue marks mean open doors, red marks mean closed doors and an "S" stands for a shop. The map will pin-point your location and really help you out throughout the game, this is a very useful feature. Dino Crisis 2 can only be described as the best survival horror game that Capcom or any other company has made, and yes that is including Resident Evil: Code Veronica, it's that good!
The voice acting between RE1 and RE2 was a dramatic leap in both timing and quality, and the same can be said for Dino Crisis and Dino Crisis 2. The voice acting is superb, with excellent quality, voice comprehension and best of all near perfect timing. The screaming of the dinosaurs is the one thing that makes the sound such a killer (sorry about the pun), the T-Rex will scream so loud that it will actually move you backward. Background music also accompanies you when you are battling of dinosaurs, and best of all you can hear the dinos in the bushes as they are trying to attack you.
Controlling your characters is exactly like Resident Evil games. Nothing can be really said about the control except that you can side-step and do a few new things.
This game is awesome, it is highly recommended in every department 9.6 / 10
Little Brother, October 12, 2001
Reviewer: A gamer from Canovanas, Puerto Rico USA
I just think the game is too arcadeish and not spooky as Dino Crises.
Dino Crisis 2 the ultimate dino experience, September 17, 2001
Reviewer: spawn from Miami, FLorida USA
This game is really cool! I have played it with my best friend over 10 times. The graphics are great, the music is great, the dinosaurs-are great! There are ten different dinosaurs, plus two secret ones that you can unlock by code. The only downside is after a while the thrill and the rush just go away. The only thing that keeps you on your toes are the bosses. In the later levels though, there are fewer dinosaurs and more puzzles. I give this game five stars overall. If you have a playstation you should really buy this game!