Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy Review
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One of the most popular games of all time is back with with a complete graphic enhancement. Incorporating remastered versions of: Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2 Wrath of Cortex and finally Crash Bandicoot Warped.
All three games look absolutley incredible and plays really well using the higher end graphic capabilities of the Playstation 4. As soon as the game loads you are transported back to the 90’s with the classic menu sounds and music, the cut scenes for each game have been modernised to get gamers old and new stuck into the story of the loveable, crazy bandicoot. The looks and sounds of the game tick all the boxes for any fan of the Crash Bandicoot franchise and the guys over at Activision have done a great job at bringing Crash to the next generation and really doing the game the justice it deserves. Ever since this was hinted at back at E3 I could not wait to get my hands back on this game, counting down until the release and I am really happy that the game did not disappoint. I even went as far as making the move back to Playstation over the Xbox just so I could reconnect with my younger self.
For anyone who had played this game before you will know the story of how Dr Neo Cortex is experimenting on different animals without success, until he comes across our unlikely hero. Crash escapes the lab and is then out to stop Cortex and save the female bandicoot from this crazy scientist. From the beginning it’s a full pace sprint back up to the lab by smashing and spinning your way through many levels, each with its own hazards aimed at stopping Crash, with the help of Aku Aku and his sister Coco its up to Crash to save the world.
Over the 3 games the story remains the same and I for one am really happy that this reboot has stayed close to its routes, there are a few minor changes along the way but this is forgivable and does not have an impact in the overall product. For example there are a few sound alterations regarding the bad guys throughout your journey, when they perform their animation/attack the sound has been changed for a few of these minions of Cortex, like I say nothing major but is noticable for the hardcore fans that have followed this little bandicoot from his PS1 days. Also in this new edition of the game you are able to play almost every level as Crash’s sister Coco which was not available in the original, this opens up a new way to play through all these memorable levels.
I have been playing through trying to find a negative within the game to report on but this has not been easy (well played Activision and Vicarious Visions) and the only thing that I found at all was the jumping mechanic seemed a little slow… Sounds petty I know but when you are playing a game where in many levels timing is everything and this can mean the difference in completing a level in a quick, simple 5 minute dash and spending 20 minutes trying again and again to overcome a simple obstacle. I don’t think it is just me that has noticed this, reading over other forums it appears to be a recurring complaint. I have heard plenty of people also moaning that the game is too hard and that it is harder than the original, I am a huge gaming fan and I can honestly say that this game is a challenge but it is not difficult, the game has the right balance of difficulty and fun.
Overall I am going to give this game a steady 3/5 – not perfect but a great way to relive your childhood memories.
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