Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

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by Damian » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:53 pm

Got a big game backlog. Have played all these.

Still has to be Day One.
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by gamerforever » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:31 am

Never played these on the ps1, so will pick it up at some point on a digital sale no doubt.
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by Monkey Man » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:56 am

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by bear » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:03 pm

I'm curious to see just how different the games are compared to the originals.

Crash 1 doesn't hold up at all.


Crash 2 (which I'm currently playing) is a big step up but the lack of analogue control is really noticeable and sections like the Tiny boss fight are a nightmare. The boss fight isn't hard as such but not being able to see the full set of tiles turns into a game of luck rather than skill. The side scrolling sections are a pure pain to deal with with the long jump being very hit and miss. And there's too many ice levels. Which are bad.


Crash 3 is the most approachable of the games and the only one I could recommend playing now. One thing that is noticeable is how flat the levels are compared to 1&2. I'm guessing part of that is to avoid the camera issues 2 still has where it's very hard to judge how close something is. The level types are much more varied and the whole game has plainly been designed so that most players can still see at least the first ending with the really challenging stuff left for collecting the gems and time trials which is a much more friendly approach. And the controls are analogue. Which is nice.
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by BOR » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:53 pm

Check out the first gameplay of the 'Hang Eight' level from Crash Bandicoot 2, now fully remastered in the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy!


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by BOR » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:50 pm

Some sources confirmed it will be running on 4k with 60FPS.
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by Preezy » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:02 pm

Looks pretty good in that last video. Crash was one of the earliest PS1 memories for me so does hold a nostalgic place in my heart, even though I don't recall ever playing it all that much. More a game that my sister loved, I was always too busy playing MGS and Tomb Raider.
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by Photek » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:47 pm

Never got into these games, had the first one and thought it was pants, especially became obsolete when Mario 64 launched.
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PostRe: Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
by Fade » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:31 am

Photek wrote:Never got into these games, had the first one and thought it was pants, especially became obsolete when Mario 64 launched.

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by Mafro » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:54 am

Photek wrote:Never got into these games, had the first one and thought it was pants, especially became obsolete when Mario 64 launched.

I still don't get the fuss over them. Mediocre games back then and they haven't aged well at all.
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by Harry Bizzle » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:50 am

Mafro wrote:
Photek wrote:Never got into these games, had the first one and thought it was pants, especially became obsolete when Mario 64 launched.

I still don't get the fuss over them. Mediocre games back then and they haven't aged well at all.


This can basically applied to all the retro stuff people relentlessly fawn over.

The games were simple enough and controlled well enough to be very playable now.

Hopefully they'll do a CTR port.
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PostRe: Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
by BOR » Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:55 pm

Crash Bandicoot PS1 v PS4
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by IAmTheSaladMan » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:27 pm

Having played through original trilogy recently and getting the good ending in each I'd say despite some major frustration particularly in the first two these are still reasonably fun games. The one major issue with them all is the fixed camera, there are levels that required you to double back on yourself to find all the crap and you just couldn't see where you were going, that and the boxes not being saved at checkpoints in CB1 :x

I'm not sure I'd pay for them again unless they were in a sale. I think I'd rather see a tarted up Spyro collection. I own all three and though I've only beaten the first it's an infinitely better game than Crash 1, 2 or 3.
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PostRe: Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
by Moggy » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:23 am

I used to enjoy Crash but not sure I am willing to pay more than £10-£15 for this. I'll buy it in a sale at some point.
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by jawafour » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:28 am

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:...I think I'd rather see a tarted Spyro collection...

Definitely, Salad! I'd love to see a Spyro remaster - I hugely enjoyed the original!
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PostRe: Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
by KK » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:51 am

Have they altered the save system in 1? Because that was bollocks.

What with Resident Evil and Tomb Raider, they were all about artificially increasing the difficulty because you usually had to go back and replay vast swathes of the game all over again.
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by BOR » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:26 pm

KK wrote:Have they altered the save system in 1? Because that was bollocks.

What with Resident Evil and Tomb Raider, they were all about artificially increasing the difficulty because you usually had to go back and replay vast swathes of the game all over again.

Yes I believe they have altered the save system for the first one and add the time trials as well.
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by Errkal » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:28 am

jawafour wrote:
IAmTheSaladMan wrote:...I think I'd rather see a tarted Spyro collection...

Definitely, Salad! I'd love to see a Spyro remaster - I hugely enjoyed the original!

Hopefully if it is a success we will see a string of these.

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