Dino Crisis: It Deserves More Respect (A Look Back) | SYFY WIRE

WATCH: A look back at Dino Crisis, and why it deserves more respect

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Jun 14, 2018

Nearly 20 years ago, survival horror games were about more than just fighting zombies and monsters. In 1999, Capcom fused elements of Jurassic Park and Aliens to create Dino Crisis, a Resident Evil clone that pit gamers against dinosaurs.

Despite the challenging controls, Dino Crisis was a lot of fun. It may not have surpassed RE in terms of thrills or longevity, but the first game in the series successfully launched a franchise. Today, we're looking back at Dino Crisis and its two sequels to determine why it ultimately faded away and how it could potentially make a comeback.

Dino Crisis somewhat shamelessly made its leading lady, Regina, into a heroine who was almost physically indistinguishable from Resident Evil’s Jill Valentine. And the first game in the series was filled the same velociraptors over and over again, perhaps due to the technical limitations of the time. There was also as a very angry T-Rex that chased players throughout the game. Dino Crisis 2 solved the variety problem by adding a number of new dinos, and Dino Crisis 3 took things even further with wild mutations that weren't even really dinosaurs at all. And that game was set in space!

There were definitely some moments of unintended humor in the Dino Crisis trilogy, especially when it came to the wacky acronyms. But even 15 years after the last game in the series, Dino Crisis still has a great premise that would be ripe for a modern remake. Consoles have come a long way since the original PlayStation and Xbox titles, and a new Dino Crisis wouldn't be held back by the technology. Thanks to the success of Jurassic World, the time may finally be right for Dino Crisis to get another shot with gamers.

You can watch the entire video below, and then let us know in the comments if you want to see Dino Crisis return with a reboot or a modern sequel!