So for those who saw our small tease in a mention of our posts, saw the retweets, I thought that there would be more to the hands-on 6-paged coverage of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy than just the same old information with very little new. Granted, that disappointed me when I got my hands on the magazine via PocketMags for the May 2017 issue of the Official PlayStation Magazine, featuring the beloved bandicoot that we all know, Crash Bandicoot.
The feature talks about the intentions and motivation behind remaking all three of the games, how faithful are Vicarious Visions going for them and the technicalities behind all of the graphics and gameplay for them, typical details that we found out via Game Informer’s special interview. The few new details are that they also got the camera splines in addition to the level geometry, something that they haven’t explicitly mentioned before, they also brought the game to Naughty Dog via Sony and they really liked it, thought that it was bringing them back memories while staying fresh and new, they are making the boss battles more “Readable” in sense if you haven’t caught this bit yet. Before we go into the final detail, I have missed one thing: The box count screen you see on Crash Bandicoot (OG) is now present also for Hang Eight, perhaps confirming that it now applies to all 3 games together, according to the feature.
And finally, the writer asked Dan Tanguay about the possibility of including scrapped level(s) from Crash Bandicoot, like Stormy Ascent, in which he was hesitant in an awkward pause to reply, saying that they “can’t reveal much on that just yet”. Although anything new is good in this feature, I was disappointed to find out that we haven’t gotten anything regarding how Coco Bandicoot looks, or anything else from Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (I was expecting little to nothing regarding Warped). That’s all folks, this was my report on the hands-on feature from OPM and if you want to see all of it, just buy the magazine from any store online or in-store.