Someone seriously needs to reboot Dino Crisis!

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Written by Chris13,247 Reads6 Comments2018-01-05 15:14:16

Thrilling, engaging, scary and challenging. Dino Crisis is easily one of the most memorable and enjoyable games to have ever graced the Play Station 1. As a child growing up, this game had me shook to the core, anxious at every turn, wondering if a Velociraptor was going to jump at me through a fence or if a Tyrannosaurus Rex was going to burst its head through a window while I'm silently minding my own business in a random office. This game had it all - the right aesthetic, creepy music, suspenseful atmosphere and a legitimately challenging gameplay which kept you engaged constantly. Not to mention, it also had DINOSAURS! With so many classic properties being given the reboot treatment lately, why have we not seen a proper, next gen reboot of this iconic title?

For a little history lesson, Dino Crisis was produced by Capcom and created by Shinji Mikami. It was a survival horror game which placed players on a remote island where Dinosaurs had appeared following a disastrous science experiment. The first game released in 1999 and spawned two not-so-stellar sequels in 2000 and 2003.

Earlier this year Resident Evil 7 producer Masachika Kawata expressed interest in a Dino Crisis reboot, but admitted that rights holders Capcom did not share that enthusiasm... yet:

If you were to create Dino Crisis with modern gaming technology it would be a really exciting prospect, but there’s not currently any conversations happening at Capcom, that I’m aware of.

It's clear the dormant franchise still carries some heavy nostalgia factor for those of us who grew up playing this game over and over. Factor in the addition of film reboots such as Jurassic World and even Godzilla and Pacific Rim - all similar genres which echo the themes present in Dino Crisis. It would seem science fiction is once again taking center stage within the entertainment industry, so now would be the ideal moment to revisit such an iconic title, whether for a game reboot or even a theatrical adaptation.

If Capcom are ever to consider it however, the Dino Crisis reboot would need to hold true to the original and bring back all the scares and suspenseful moments which made the first game so terrifying. Perhaps Creative Assembly, the developers behind Alien Isolation could try their hand at developing it - we know they're capable of producing a game which truly terrifies you.

If you have the time and feel like taking a trip down memory lane, check out this gameplay walkthrough of the original Dino Crisis:

Are you all for rebooting this gem? Let us know in the comments!

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Super Godzilla

MemberNoobJan-06-2018 2:23 AM

There really isn't another game like it for me. Had so much fun in the past with this game.  I'm down for any Dino game honestly, but a franchise reboot would be Bad A. If a decent company picked it up, the game would probably be great, at the same time though, how many people are looking forward to it? I feel dino games don't have a great fanbase and that's why we see them so few and far between. Pure assumption though, regardless nothing will beat the classic and the impact it had for me.

dk

MemberLegendJan-06-2018 5:50 PM

Back in the day, DC reminded me a lot of Resident Evil. I see no reason why it cannot be revived.

dk

MemberLegendJan-06-2018 8:51 PM

 Dino Crisis, like RE, was a game with great atmosphere, story and one of the OGs of survival horror imo. It should have been more popular than it was but it didn't seem to take off. Perhaps it could go the route of RE7 from a FP POV and deliver some real terror/horror. 

I.Raptus

Moderator2KJan-07-2018 12:58 AM

Agreed, it did feel like RE with Dinosaurs! Top game!

In my experience ones take on DC hinged entirely on this scene lol

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Love it or hate it

 

dk

MemberLegendJan-08-2018 9:18 PM

Since it was similar to RE, it would probably have to evolve in a similar way. There were the tank controls with pre rendered rooms/environments, bad voice acting and backtracking with strange puzzle elements (those were all great back then too.) It seems survival horror has been using the FP POV lately. Good enemy AI is very important too. Imagine realizing you are being hunted, toyed with and tricked by these creatures instead of outright attacked. The potential is there but it would have to be pretty special since the survival horror market is more crowded than it used to be.

I Meme Everything

Member2KJan-20-2018 10:54 AM

I doubt a reboot would win everyone over. I hated Jurassic World even though it rebooted my favourite franchise of all time.

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