This game is made by the same survival horror masters who brought us Resident Evil, and while the gameplay isn't all that different, it just fails to captivate you in the same way that the zombie franchise did. I think my main problem with it is the fact that there isn't really an interesting back story. Resident Evil's biggest strength is the fact that an amazing story surrounds the events that are ongoing, whereas in Dino Crisis it feels like Capcom were bored one day and wanted an excuse to rip you apart in different ways.
Could've been so much better. There is something more terrifying about dinosaurs, they're quicker, more intelligent and harder to kill than zombies, but I never felt the same amount of dread.