You know what the problem is really enjoying a game that you’re going to write about? You’re going to forget about making time to write the article for the game…
I’ve really spent a lot of time playing and streaming this game on Twitch, that’s because really love the Crash Bandicoot series, I really love platformers in general, but Crash holds a special place in my heart. A critic compared the new Crash game to Dark Souls… Personally I find that rather lazy, and untrue. Just because a game can get a little difficult doesn’t mean that it’s instantly comparable to Dark Souls, Dark Souls isn’t that difficult in the first place… compare it to at least Ghost N Goblins, beause of it’s wonky jump mechanics.
The jump mechanics/pshysics in this game are more than likely to kill you in this game. People have shown that you land a little sooner than the original, but it’s only by milliseconds. What I think can kill you is the ledges and objects that you can bounce off of. DingDongVG on Twitter made a video showing how jumping and bouncing can push you off one way or another
Vicarious Visions (VV) also had to rebuild the games from the ground up pretty much, so their engine could have something to do with it, but still, that’s not enough to make me get upset about the game, for the fact that VV had carefully and beautifully recreated the games that I once played as a child is the reason that I haven’t been able to put it down, wonkiness and all. Overall what VV did for the game is great! Personally, I’m pretty impressed that they were able to recreate with the limited resources from the originals. That’s to be expected from them though, when VV worked on Crash Nitro Kart they really made the game feel like Crash Team Racing.
The game lets you start off by choosing the game you want, like any decent collection should, so I started with the first game, that’s the only one that I haven’t had the chance to own when I first got the Playstation. Boy, the difference is like playing Mega Man 1 and then playing 3. You don’t realize how much the sliding mechanic in Crash 2 makes a difference in how I played the games. Crash 1 also has this pretty cool Donkey Kong Country vibe to it with the World Map and the music.
The N.Sane Trilogy gives each gme it’s own set of Trophies, which for trophy hunters and completionist is a fantastic thing! Also the games give you the option to play as Coco, Crash’s kid sister. While she doesn’t have a different moveset than her older brother, it’s fun to play through most of the stages as someone else. Coco cannot play boss stages nor levels that require Crash to pilot something, like Hogs, motorcycles or airplanes. You can get a few trophies from playing as Coco though, so there’s that. She even has her own little victory dance as well!
Overall the game is fantastic! I’ve been loving every minute of the game so far! If you love 3D platforming with a challenge, love games with cartoony animals or feels like you’re playing a Looney Toons cartoon or just have a strong feeling of old Playstation one era games, this could be something right up your alley.