Xbox Evolved writes: "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs has a very smooth and understandable story unlike a lot of games geared toward the younger audience. Cut scenes and load scenes follow every one of the levels in which the lovable Sid the Sloth and candid Diego the Sabretooth are telling stories of their family adventures leading up to the birth of Ellie and Manny's children. Each story leads to a level in which you are meant to find three crystals, (more if you check out the trade shack), that are being hunted to appease Ellie. Along the way you are chased by dinosaurs, attacked by plants and introduced to Buck. He then becomes their hero leading the way with wall jumps, rock climbs, and "surfing" through the jungle."