History Videogame / DinoCrisis

17th Feb '18 1:29:06 AM nombretomado
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** Later received a port on the [[UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast Dreamcast]] and Windows PC in 2000; it was re-released on the {{PlayStation Network}} in 2011.

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** Later received a port on the [[UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast Dreamcast]] and Windows PC in 2000; it was re-released on the {{PlayStation UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation Network}} in 2011.



** Received a port on PC in 2003; it was re-released on the {{PlayStation Network}} in 2011.

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** Received a port on PC in 2003; it was re-released on the {{PlayStation UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation Network}} in 2011.
23rd Jan '18 10:48:29 AM costanton11
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''Dino Crisis'' is a SurvivalHorror game series by Creator/{{Capcom}} that debuted in 1999. The first game had a lot of similarities to the company's [[Franchise/ResidentEvil other survival horror]] series, and came bundled with a demo of ResidentEvil3Nemesis. Capcom originally insisted it was a new genre they called "panic horror", because, [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs you fight dinosaurs]]. The game was created by ShinjiMikami, of Resident Evil fame, and written by Shu Takumi, who would go on to create the [[Franchise/AceAttorney Ace Attorney]] series.

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''Dino Crisis'' is a SurvivalHorror game series by Creator/{{Capcom}} that debuted in 1999. The first game had a lot of similarities to the company's [[Franchise/ResidentEvil other survival horror]] series, and came bundled with a demo of ResidentEvil3Nemesis. Capcom originally insisted it was a new genre they called "panic horror", because, [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs you fight dinosaurs]]. The game was created by ShinjiMikami, Creator/ShinjiMikami, of Resident Evil fame, and written by Shu Takumi, who would go on to create the [[Franchise/AceAttorney Ace Attorney]] series.
10th Jan '18 9:59:43 AM SnivySomnia
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''Dino Crisis'' is a SurvivalHorror game series by Creator/{{Capcom}} that debuted in 1999. The first game had a lot of similarities to the company's [[Franchise/ResidentEvil other survival horror]] series, and came bundled with a demo of ResidentEvil3Nemesis. Capcom originally insisted it was a new genre they called "panic horror", because, [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs you fight dinosaurs]]. The game was created by ShinjiMikami of Resident Evil fame, and written by Shu Takmui, who would go on to create the [[Franchise/AceAttorney Ace Attorney]] series.

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''Dino Crisis'' is a SurvivalHorror game series by Creator/{{Capcom}} that debuted in 1999. The first game had a lot of similarities to the company's [[Franchise/ResidentEvil other survival horror]] series, and came bundled with a demo of ResidentEvil3Nemesis. Capcom originally insisted it was a new genre they called "panic horror", because, [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs you fight dinosaurs]]. The game was created by ShinjiMikami ShinjiMikami, of Resident Evil fame, and written by Shu Takmui, Takumi, who would go on to create the [[Franchise/AceAttorney Ace Attorney]] series.
2nd Jan '18 6:54:45 PM WarriorsGate
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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: The game avoids naming its location by awkwardly using "your country" and "your government" everywhere.
21st Dec '17 12:28:56 PM schoi30
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* StockDinosaurs

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* StockDinosaursStockDinosaurs: Besides ''Tyrannosaurus'', ''Velociraptor'', ''Compsognathus'', and ''Pteranodon'' returning from the previous game, we are also introduced to ''Allosaurus'', ''Oviraptor'', ''Plesiosaurus'', ''Mosasaurus'', ''Triceratops'', and ''Giganotosaurus''.



* StockDinosaurs

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* StockDinosaursStockDinosaurs: ''Pteranodon'', ''Velociraptor'', ''Oviraptor'', ''Carnotaurus'', ''Plesiosaurus'', ''Kronosaurus'', ''Triceratops'', and ''Tyrannosaurus''.


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* TyrannosaurusRex: A pitch-black one serves as the final boss.
21st Dec '17 12:24:18 PM schoi30
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* [[spoiler:DownerEnding]]: You spend Dino Stalker trying to fix it.

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* [[spoiler:DownerEnding]]: DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Paula ends up trapped in a building about to explode, with Dylan staying behind and sending Regina home so she can save them at an earlier time with the Third Energy data. You spend Dino Stalker trying to fix it.]]



* FunWithAcronyms / {{Heroes R Us}}: Dylan and David's unit, TRAT (Tactical Reconnoitering and Acquisition Team)

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* FunWithAcronyms / {{Heroes R Us}}: FunWithAcronyms: Dylan and David's unit, TRAT (Tactical Reconnoitering and Acquisition Team)



* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]: [[spoiler:David]] is presumed dead after the intro cut [[spoiler:but he dies for real later trying to save Dylan from an ''Allosaurus''. He gets eaten.]]
* [[spoiler:KillSat]]: [[spoiler:You need to use one to take out the Giganotosaurus once and for all.]]

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* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal]]: KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:David]] is presumed dead after the intro cut [[spoiler:but he dies for real later trying to save Dylan from an ''Allosaurus''. He gets eaten.]]
* [[spoiler:KillSat]]: KillSat: [[spoiler:You need to use one to take out the Giganotosaurus ''Giganotosaurus'' once and for all.]]



** The Raptors and Allosaurs can also accomplish this via headbutting, among their other attacks.

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** The Raptors raptors and Allosaurs ''Allosaurs'' can also accomplish this via headbutting, among their other attacks.



* LoadBearingBoss: After defeating the Giganotosaurus and stopping the missile countdown, said dinosaur gets back up and knocks over the missile, causing a massive explosion that all but destroys the missile complex. [[spoiler:It comes back as the final boss.]]

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* LoadBearingBoss: After defeating the Giganotosaurus ''Giganotosaurus'' and stopping the missile countdown, said dinosaur gets back up and knocks over the missile, causing a massive explosion that all but destroys the missile complex. [[spoiler:It comes back as the final boss.]]



* {{Minigame}}: Several in-game, such as a RailShooter fighting off the Triceratops and defending David from raptors with a turret as he opens a valve. After beating the game once, there's also "Dino Colosseum" and "Dino Duel."

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* {{Minigame}}: Several in-game, such as a RailShooter fighting off the Triceratops ''Triceratops'' and defending David from raptors with a turret as he opens a valve. After beating the game once, there's also "Dino Colosseum" and "Dino Duel."



* MorePredatorsThanPrey: This is particularly egregious in this game, in which thousands of dinosaurs, plesiosaurs, pterosaurs, therapsids and mosasaurs infest the place and there are only three dinosaurs which are not carnivores.

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* MorePredatorsThanPrey: This is particularly egregious in this game, in which thousands of dinosaurs, plesiosaurs, pterosaurs, therapsids and mosasaurs infest the place and there are only three dinosaurs which are not carnivores.carnivores, with only one being a herbivore.



* NighInvulnerable: The ''Tyrannosaurus''. No matter how matter how much you shoot it, it will never die, even with the arsenal you acquire over the course of the game. Same deal with the ''Giganotosaurus'', the most you can do is momentarily stun it, which in a cutscene also shrugs off the Tyrannosaurus biting it in the leg. Getting caught in an exploding missile silo doesn't scratch it.

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* NighInvulnerable: The ''Tyrannosaurus''. No matter how matter how much you shoot it, it will never die, even with the arsenal you acquire over the course of the game. Same deal with the ''Giganotosaurus'', the most you can do is momentarily stun it, which in a cutscene also shrugs off the Tyrannosaurus ''Tyrannosaurus'' biting it in the leg. Getting caught in an exploding missile silo doesn't scratch it.



* RespawningEnemies: Running so that the camera angle changes allows for continuously respawning enemies. If you have enough ammo and are able to avoid getting hit, racking up {{Combos}} is a good way to earn tons of Extinction Points in order to buy [[MoreDakka better guns]].
** You can rack up massive amounts of points by doing this with the Plesiosaurs at the 3rd Energy Facility. They are easy to kill quickly with Regina's submachine guns, which makes possible for massive combo kills. It's great for saving up points to buy the [[StuffBlowingUp Missile]] [[InfinityMinusOneSword Pod]], if you don't have it yet. After you kill enough of them, though, they'll stop showing up in that room for a while.

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* RespawningEnemies: RespawningEnemies:
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Running so that the camera angle changes allows for continuously respawning enemies. If you have enough ammo and are able to avoid getting hit, racking up {{Combos}} is a good way to earn tons of Extinction Points in order to buy [[MoreDakka better guns]].
** You can rack up massive amounts of points by doing this with the Plesiosaurs plesiosaurs at the 3rd Energy Facility. They are easy to kill quickly with Regina's submachine guns, which makes possible for massive combo kills. It's great for saving up points to buy the [[StuffBlowingUp Missile]] [[InfinityMinusOneSword Pod]], if you don't have it yet. After you kill enough of them, though, they'll stop showing up in that room for a while.



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: The ''Triceratops'' battle is caused by this. Regina and Dylan find a dead baby Triceratops, but then one of the adults shows up, and immediately thinks that ''they'' killed the baby. Cue rail shooter sequence in which you defend your jeep from two understandably pissed ''Triceratops''.

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: The ''Triceratops'' battle is caused by this. Regina and Dylan find a dead baby Triceratops, ''Triceratops'', but then one of the adults shows up, and immediately thinks that ''they'' killed the baby. Cue rail shooter sequence in which you defend your jeep from two understandably pissed ''Triceratops''.



* [[spoiler:SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong]]: [[spoiler:The military eventually realizes that dinosaurs and humans weren't meant to co-exist so they enact a plan that would eventually get the dinosaurs back to their proper time. At least, that ''was'' the plan before their Timegate overloaded...]]

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* [[spoiler:SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong]]: SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: [[spoiler:The military eventually realizes that dinosaurs and humans weren't meant to co-exist so they enact a plan that would eventually get the dinosaurs back to their proper time. At least, that ''was'' the plan before their Timegate overloaded...]]



* MakingASplash: The Miaplacidus (a mutant Spinosaurus) can spit high-pressure water as a (very damaging) long ranged attack.

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* MakingASplash: The Miaplacidus (a mutant Spinosaurus) ''Spinosaurus'') can spit high-pressure water as a (very damaging) long ranged attack.
21st Dec '17 12:16:09 PM schoi30
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* AdvancingBossOfDoom: Battles against the Tyrannosaurus almost always take this form. As it cannot actually be killed, your weapons are useful only in slowing it down.

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* AdvancingBossOfDoom: Battles against the Tyrannosaurus ''Tyrannosaurus'' almost always take this form. As it cannot actually be killed, your weapons are useful only in slowing it down.



* DullSurprise: Regina reacts to seeing the trail of blood that could be Gail's, as well as her very first Velociraptor, by saying, "What is this?" and backing away maybe half a step very slowly.

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* DullSurprise: Regina reacts to seeing the trail of blood that could be Gail's, as well as her very first Velociraptor, ''Velociraptor'', by saying, "What is this?" and backing away maybe half a step very slowly.



* ElevatorActionSequence: Subverted; the Large Elevator found outside the facility looks like it is inviting one, and it is where the Pteranodons are first encountered, yet no action sequence occurs when it is actually used. That's not to say it doesn't come in useful later, or that it isn't relevant to the plot.

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* ElevatorActionSequence: Subverted; the Large Elevator found outside the facility looks like it is inviting one, and it is where the Pteranodons ''Pteranodons'' are first encountered, yet no action sequence occurs when it is actually used. That's not to say it doesn't come in useful later, or that it isn't relevant to the plot.



* HopelessBossFight: The T. Rex is NighInvulnerable, and if it catches up with Regina, it will [[OneHitKill swallow her whole]]. Although it cannot be killed, it can be slowed down with gunfire.

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* HopelessBossFight: The T. Rex ''T. rex'' is NighInvulnerable, and if it catches up with Regina, it will [[OneHitKill swallow her whole]]. Although it cannot be killed, it can be slowed down with gunfire.



* JerkAss: Doctor Kirk. This is made very evident when Regina catches up with him in the B1 Warehouse, and his response is to act snotty and complain that he doesn't want to leave. Taken a step further when he holds Regina at gunpoint, then after Gail saves her, and the team point out how many of his scientists were killed by the dinosaurs he brought from the time continuum, he shamelessly admits that he couldn't care less...in fact, just before threatening Regina with the gun, he used it to [[MoralEventHorizon MURDER ONE OF HIS OWN]] [[KickTheDog (already dying) SCIENTISTS]].
** JerkassHasAPoint : [[spoiler:In the second game ending, it's revealed that the government wanted the disk specifications for Third Energy, so that they can use it as a weapon. Kirk, who clearly hates the government and holds the "government agents" in contempt, rubs it in Regina's face when Gail reveals this secret.]]

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* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}: Doctor Kirk. This is made very evident when Regina catches up with him in the B1 Warehouse, and his response is to act snotty and complain that he doesn't want to leave. Taken a step further when he holds Regina at gunpoint, then after Gail saves her, and the team point out how many of his scientists were killed by the dinosaurs he brought from the time continuum, he shamelessly admits that he couldn't care less...in fact, just before threatening Regina with the gun, he used it to [[MoralEventHorizon MURDER ONE OF HIS OWN]] [[KickTheDog (already dying) SCIENTISTS]].
** * JerkassHasAPoint : [[spoiler:In the second game ending, it's revealed that the government wanted the disk specifications for Third Energy, so that they can use it as a weapon. Kirk, who clearly hates the government and holds the "government agents" in contempt, rubs it in Regina's face when Gail reveals this secret.]]



* KnightOfCerebus: Somewhat; the Therizinosaurs in the underground late in the game. They are much harder to kill than raptors. And don't comically fall over when they hit the laser gates. Cutting the time they are stunned short. They are also more likely to burst through doors to chase after you, and can finish off a wounded Regina with what amounts to a Mesozoic curb stomp, arguably the most brutal way to die in the game.
* {{Knockback}}: Pteranodon attacks can knock Regina over, leaving her vulnerable if the pterosaurs then attempt to carry her away. Therizinosaurs can also knock Regina onto her back with a punch to the stomach.

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* KnightOfCerebus: Somewhat; the Therizinosaurs ''Therizinosaurs'' in the underground late in the game. They are much harder to kill than raptors. And don't comically fall over when they hit the laser gates. Cutting the time they are stunned short. They are also more likely to burst through doors to chase after you, and can finish off a wounded Regina with what amounts to a Mesozoic curb stomp, arguably the most brutal way to die in the game.
* {{Knockback}}: Pteranodon ''Pteranodon'' attacks can knock Regina over, leaving her vulnerable if the pterosaurs then attempt to carry her away. Therizinosaurs ''Therizinosaurs'' can also knock Regina onto her back with a punch to the stomach.



** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], however. Rick is the team's technical expert, and often spends his time trying to crack/fix the base's electronic security. [[spoiler: Gail, meanwhile has his own secret mission, separate from the recovery mission.]] Poor Cooper got separated during the parachute jump of the infiltration and turned into a midnight snack for a T-Rex. This leaves Regina the only one available who can do the more dangerous work the team needs done to find Dr. Kirk/escape.

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** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], however. Rick is the team's technical expert, and often spends his time trying to crack/fix the base's electronic security. [[spoiler: Gail, meanwhile has his own secret mission, separate from the recovery mission.]] Poor Cooper got separated during the parachute jump of the infiltration and turned into a midnight snack for a T-Rex.''T. rex''. This leaves Regina the only one available who can do the more dangerous work the team needs done to find Dr. Kirk/escape.



* MadeOfIron: Shoot the T-Rex all you want, none of your guns will kill it. The Therizinosaurs are also ridiculously tough, even taking shotgun blasts with ease.

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* MadeOfIron: Shoot the T-Rex ''T. rex'' all you want, none of your guns will kill it. The Therizinosaurs ''Therizinosaurs'' are also ridiculously tough, even taking shotgun blasts with ease.



* MightyGlacier: The Tyrannosaurus. The Therizinosaurs [[SmashMook to a lesser degree]].

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* MightyGlacier: The Tyrannosaurus. ''Tyrannosaurus''. The Therizinosaurs ''Therizinosaurs'' [[SmashMook to a lesser degree]].



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast:Iblis Island. ''Iblis'' means Satan in arabic.



* PteroSoarer: Painfully evident with the Pteranodons.

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* PteroSoarer: Painfully evident with the Pteranodons.''Pteranodons''.



'''Regina:''' "Yeah. Pteranodon, wasn't it?"\\

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'''Regina:''' "Yeah. Pteranodon, ''Pteranodon'', wasn't it?"\\



* StockDinosaurs: Tyrannosaurus, the raptors, and Pteranodon and Compsognathus. Averted with the Therizinosaurs.

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* StockDinosaurs: Tyrannosaurus, the raptors, ''Tyrannosaurus'', ''Velociraptor'', ''Pteranodon'' and Pteranodon and Compsognathus. ''Compsognathus''. Averted with the Therizinosaurs.''Therizinosaurus''.



* UnblockableAttack: The Tyrannosaurus has attacks like these [[spoiler: but only at the Heliport. Elsewhere, a shotgun blast will usually interrupt its strikes, though it gets notably tougher as the game progresses, and eventually only the Grenade Launcher will work against it]].

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* UnblockableAttack: The Tyrannosaurus ''Tyrannosaurus'' has attacks like these [[spoiler: but only at the Heliport. Elsewhere, a shotgun blast will usually interrupt its strikes, though it gets notably tougher as the game progresses, and eventually only the Grenade Launcher will work against it]].
1st Dec '17 5:56:11 PM schoi30
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* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: Every dinosaur has something wrong with it, or has been made unnaturally bullet-resistant for RuleOfScary. Apart from RaptorAttack and PteroSoarer, there are also the Therizinosaurs. They look barely like the real ones; they have crested heads, featherless bodies, and a less upright stance, with none of the pot bellies you would expect to see on real Therizinosaurs. They eat meat, crush their victims underfoot, and are MadeOfIron. Combines ScienceMarchesOn and RuleOfScary.

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* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: Every dinosaur has something wrong with it, or has been made unnaturally bullet-resistant for RuleOfScary. Apart from RaptorAttack and PteroSoarer, there are also the Therizinosaurs. ''Therizinosaurus''. They look barely like the real ones; they have crested heads, featherless bodies, and a less upright stance, with none of the pot bellies you would expect to see on a real Therizinosaurs.''Therizinosaurus''. They eat meat, crush their victims underfoot, and are MadeOfIron. Combines ScienceMarchesOn Even worse in that the game was made ''after'' the animal was discovered to have the long neck, pot belly, and RuleOfScary.beaked snout we now know it had.
9th Nov '17 8:23:47 PM Raven_257
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Dino Crisis was popular enough to earn a sequel, ''Dino Crisis 2'', in 2000. The sequel made the gameplay much more action oriented, but kept Regina as a main character. After that, the game received a Light Gun installment in 2002 called ''Dino Stalker''. Capcom released ''Dino Crisis 3'' in 2003 on the original Xbox, with a completely new cast and a space setting. Unfortunately, terrible camera controls, fan backlash, and the small audience for the game on the Xbox killed the franchise.

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Dino Crisis was popular enough to earn a sequel, ''Dino Crisis 2'', in 2000. The sequel made the gameplay much more action oriented, but kept Regina as a main character. character, and received good reviews. After that, the game franchise received a Light Gun installment in 2002 called ''Dino Stalker''. Capcom released ''Dino Crisis 3'' in 2003 on the original Xbox, with a completely new cast and a space setting. Unfortunately, terrible camera controls, fan backlash, and the small audience for the game on the Xbox killed the franchise.
9th Nov '17 8:20:25 PM Raven_257
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''Dino Crisis'' is a SurvivalHorror game series by Creator/{{Capcom}}, the first of which came out in 1999. The game had a lot of similarities to the company's [[Franchise/ResidentEvil other survival horror]] series, and has often been compared to it (curiously, the Umbrella Corporation logo [[FreezeFrameBonus can be found on crates at specific locations in the first game]], with more {{Easter Egg}}s appearing in ''Dino Stalker'' [[note]]in Stage 5, both the "Woman Drawing Water" statue from [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil1 the Spencer Mansion's exhibition room]] and a ruined Umbrella building [[FreezeFrameBonus can be seen during your drive through the city]][[/note]]), even though Capcom originally insisted it was a new genre they called "panic horror." Mainly because, as the name suggests, [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs you fight dinosaurs]]. The series has not seen a new installment since ''Dino Crisis 3'' in 2003, however, the main character of the original two games, Regina, does appear in the 2005 [[VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever crossover game]] ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'' and as a costume in the DLC for 2013's ''VideoGame/DeadRising3'', and the "Borginian Republic" the first game takes place in is reused in various parts of the ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' franchise ([[WildMassGuessing make of that what you will]]).

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''Dino Crisis'' is a SurvivalHorror game series by Creator/{{Capcom}}, the first of which came out Creator/{{Capcom}} that debuted in 1999. The first game had a lot of similarities to the company's [[Franchise/ResidentEvil other survival horror]] series, and has often been compared to it (curiously, the Umbrella Corporation logo [[FreezeFrameBonus can be found on crates at specific locations in the first game]], came bundled with more {{Easter Egg}}s appearing in ''Dino Stalker'' [[note]]in Stage 5, both the "Woman Drawing Water" statue from [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil1 the Spencer Mansion's exhibition room]] and a ruined Umbrella building [[FreezeFrameBonus can be seen during your drive through the city]][[/note]]), even though demo of ResidentEvil3Nemesis. Capcom originally insisted it was a new genre they called "panic horror." Mainly horror", because, as the name suggests, [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs you fight dinosaurs]]. The series has not seen game was created by ShinjiMikami of Resident Evil fame, and written by Shu Takmui, who would go on to create the [[Franchise/AceAttorney Ace Attorney]] series.

Dino Crisis was popular enough to earn
a new sequel, ''Dino Crisis 2'', in 2000. The sequel made the gameplay much more action oriented, but kept Regina as a main character. After that, the game received a Light Gun installment since in 2002 called ''Dino Stalker''. Capcom released ''Dino Crisis 3'' in 2003, however, 2003 on the original Xbox, with a completely new cast and a space setting. Unfortunately, terrible camera controls, fan backlash, and the small audience for the game on the Xbox killed the franchise.

However,
the main character of the original two games, Regina, does appear in the 2005 [[VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever crossover game]] ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'' and as a costume in the DLC for 2013's ''VideoGame/DeadRising3'', and the "Borginian Republic" the first game takes place in is reused in various parts of the ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' franchise ([[WildMassGuessing make of that what you will]]).


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* EasterEgg: The Umbrella Corporation logo [[FreezeFrameBonus can be found on crates at specific locations in the first game]], with more {{Easter Egg}}s appearing in ''Dino Stalker'' [[note]]in Stage 5, both the "Woman Drawing Water" statue from [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil1 the Spencer Mansion's exhibition room]] and a ruined Umbrella building [[FreezeFrameBonus can be seen during your drive through the city]][[/note]]
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