Today in Retro Gaming – Dino Crisis (PS1)

Dino Crisis Ad

RAWR!!  Today in retro gaming, we celebrate the release of Dino Crisis on the Playstation with this classic ad culled from the pages of GamePro Magazine.  Capcom’s insidious crossbreed of Jurassic Park and Resident Evil began hunting gamers back on this day in 1999, and we think it’s still just as scary fourteen years later.

What’s more frightening than shambling hordes of the undead all hungry for your brain?  Try some not-so-shambling hordes of velociraptors all hungry for your flesh.  Dino Crisis took everything Capcom learned while developing two Resident Evil titles and cranked it up to eleven to produce this awesome action/survival horror hybrid.  Playing as Regina, one fourth of an elite military squad tasked with retrieving a rogue scientist from his fortified island, you arrive to find your radioman missing in action, only partial power to the security and computer systems, and a deserted lab complex that should be teeming with people.  Either everyone’s sleeping off the mother of all hangovers, or something went horribly wrong.

While there’s no denying that Resident Evil’s a great series, Dino Crisis upped the ante by introducing new game mechanics like bleeding damage and the ability to walk and fire a weapon simultaneously.  The puzzles got a more cerebral treatment too, moving away from RE’s more simplistic find-the-item-to-get-the-key mechanic and into the territory of simple logic puzzles, substitution cyphers, and environment manipulation.  Oh, and did we mention the T-Rex?  Man, that guy’s a bastard…

So: new player abilities, branching story lines to increase replay value, enemies that open doors and stalk you from room to room, new jump scares, and one of the best opening cinema sequences of any survival horror game to date?  Dino Crisis brought so much awesome to the survival horror table that it’s still eminently playable today.  Plus it’s available for download on the PSN, so all you need is a few bucks, your PS3, and a night alone in front of your big flat screen TV to experience the horror all over again.  So even though you should be off playing this game right now, here’s the ad we promised.  Now get going–you’ve got a scientist to catch!

Dino Crisis Ad

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  • Elronza Williams Jr.

    Nice!

    • Jeremiah Enrile

      yep these vita game graphics are nice

      • Elronza Williams Jr.

        No asshole the PS1 game is nice!

        • Jeremiah Enrile

          Hypocrite, Praising android and nvidia shield and yet you like a “playstation” game. bro Dino crisis is on PSN, can be played on vita, PSP and PS3 and cannot be found on android nor your unpopular nvidia shield. ;P. if you love android so much, stay away from PS games haha. android pride huh?

          • Elronza Williams Jr.

            Hey stupid ass it was a PS1 game first. Also yes I do own and play Dino Crisis on my Nvidia Shield thanks to Emulation!

          • Jeremiah Enrile

            Hahaha pathetic gaybitch, so you need emulation to play “playstation” games. If android games are so good, why do you need to emulate dino crisis?? whats next metal gear solid 1 and resident evil 1-3 emulation. Hehe yeah right android is the best….. my ass!! ;P nvidia shield, bro, that system is dead. im seeing the next nokia ngage hahaha. it will not reach vita sales even half.

          • Elronza Williams Jr.

            Hey fuck bitch not my fault s Sony made weaker inferior hardware! Hell not only is my Nvidia Shield far more powerful than my PS Vita but it also has a fan and full console control’s and better battery life! Also emulators just prove nothing is special about the Vita. So keep using your outdated rear touch pad sub HD device that Sony is fucking you raw with the prices of memory cards and games lol fanbitch!

          • Jeremiah Enrile

            Hahaha you forgot that nvidia released late so yes its of course more powerful. But power isnt everything is it?? im betting 2-3 years max for the shield to fail and nvidia will be back making GPUs. emulators, pathetic, i only just need a moded PSP for that. nvidia shield is Humongous!! just like the PS2 and orig Xbox. xbox is powerful yet its been raped by PS2 in both sales and games. same will happen to your shield. and such a bad name, Shield?? hahaha. gaybitch, keep on dreaming. you buy a shield just to play emulated PS games?? really pathetic hahaha. so where are the games that shows how powerful tegra 4 chip?? none!! hohoho. anyway, i’ll just leave you to your awful giant controller pasted screen. still need to finish silent hill book of memories, ninja gaiden 1,2 assassins creed, gravity rush, ragnarok odyssey, soul sacrifice, killzone mercenary, shinobido and lots more. Goodluck with android jaggy graphics and flat textures hahaha. Ciao!! sayonara!!

          • Elronza Williams Jr.

            Your shitty modded PSP can’t do Wii/GameCube emulation the way my Nvidia Shield can fanbitch! Also what rocks are you on? Cause there are tons of 3D Android games that Shit on the Vita and PS3 as well which I also own lol!

          • Jeremiah Enrile

            Damn can’t help it. there are android games that shit on PS3 as well?? WooooooWWW. I think I know who is the one on crack or weed here. Give me any game on android which is better “graphically” than Uncharted 3, last of us and God of war 3. If you did cite an example, your the most idiotic blind gaybitch in the whole universe. I own an android phone and an iphone 4s. I searched the plays store and app store. sorry no game their is going to beat console or PC games. i think i better off talking to a wall because a wall might be more intelligent than you. “android games better than PS3″ yeah right says no one but you faggot!!

          • Elronza Williams Jr.

            Too many games to list!

          • Jeremiah Enrile

            You wish fag.

          • Elronza Williams Jr.

            Funny the Gay Sony FanBitch calling me gay lol! My wife is laughing at you with me!

          • Jeremiah Enrile

            Yeah, Hahaha you with that handsome face. you just can’t win the argument by just saying to many games to list. sorry fag,

          • Elronza Williams Jr.
          • Jeremiah Enrile

            Bro Just give up. I never said vita is more powerful than the shield. shield released a little later so it has more advanced specs. So they picked shield as the winner 3-2 score. But gamingwise and the video you provided me with said that vita wins in the “gaming category” gaming category bro and that all that matters not some “low” budget android games shit. If android were better all big devs like EA, capcom, DICE, activision, sony, MS studios and more will not create games. if you have “Common sense” they produce games that android can dream about. android games most of them are created by indie and small devs. while sometimes the big devs like square, konami, epic games releases games for mobile like infinity blade 3 or the deus ex tablet game. Dont get me wrong, im not totally bashing android games or anything. my point is, and you admit too that PC and console games are the best there is. nothing else. period. Its your opinion shield is better, still i stick to the “real” handheld system because it has all the games i want. Android games i can download on any phone and even emulate on PC. So goodluck on your nvidia shield, it will need it.

          • Elronza Williams Jr.

            Actually EA has been making Android games for years. And Microsoft is already porting Halo to mobile. And that video was from a guy who admittedly isn’t a big Android gamer or he’d have mentioned emulation and Onlive and the tons of good console ports like GTA and the awesome Android First Person Shooter Game’s. And that you can play PC games both at home and about the town with gaming tablets. By the way did you read the other articles?

          • Elronza Williams Jr.
          • Elronza Williams Jr.
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