To celebrate the release of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, let’s check out some Crash flash games.
Aku Aku is a chicken. Deal with it.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy just launched! So far, the game feels like a trip back to 1996, where players get the chance to re-experience the challenging gameplay of Crash Bandicoot as if it was their first time ever. Vicarious Visions has done an awesome job bringing back the fun and colorful environment of this nostalgic series.
Crash Bandicoot 1 in my opinion is no joke when it comes to difficulty. Comparing it to Cortex Strikes Back and Warped, the first instalment is definitely the most difficult one. As for the controls, they feel very similar to the classic, where the player has to master them and pretty much have good timing.
N. Sane Trilogy is out, but I didn’t get a copy. I did a review on the other Crash Bandicoot games, it’s time for Crash Team Racing
Crash Team Racing, or CTR as it’s known by the cool kids, was a racing game made by Naughty Dog during the era of Mario Kart rip-offs. But that Crash Team Racing does better than others is give us an instant connection to all the available racers, and…somewhat of a “story.” Look, you don’t play old racing games for stories.
CTR has the bane of all completionists when it comes to racing games: near impossible time trials. I’m talking super-human reflexes to control Crash and his mates through drifts, boxes, and sheer luck.
That being said, I’ve went through hell. Enjoy my Crash Team Racing review for this week’s episode of the Completionist! Or CTR review for you hip cats out there…or…hip bandicoots.
Let me know what you thought about Crash Team Racing below!
Tomorrow’s the day, everyone, because we just got the reviews to round up this long-anticipated comeback of one of the most beloved mascot gaming franchise characters, Crash Bandicoot. Let’s see how he did in terms of scores all around, based on average overall score from Metacritic and OpenCritic with how many have been listed.
Let’s start with the average right now on Metacritic: 81 with 31 reviews, many going 80 and above, some going for 70 and finally, few going for the 60 tier.
Now, for OpenCritic: 81 with 23 critic review and 1 contributor review, many going 85 and above, most going between 75 to 84 and few going below that.
Select quotes from few reviews over the board:
Vicarious Visions has smartly made the visual update matter to the gameplay as well…
No matter what you think of the original games these are an excellent trio of remasters, that will please existing fans and help to create new ones…
Whether you are running from a boulder or riding on a polar bear, these games have not lost their charm. They are a fascinating (and fun) look back at the early days of 3D platforming
Now, please note that these scores will change over time, but the consensus is that Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a great collection of 3 completely remade games from the PS1 days, making it a great buy at $40 USD, a worthy comeback for the bandicoot. Some will still dispute the bandicoot’s might, we will see how it will perform.
Vicarious Visions retains what made the original Crash games so great while adding a new polish to the first three games.
Written Review – Score: 8.5/10