CTR: Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled - Start Your Engines! For A... An Activision Production? (PS4, XB1, NSW)

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PostRe: CTR: Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled - Start Your Engines! For A... An Activision Production? (PS4, XB1, NSW)
by Drumstick » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:45 pm

DarkRula wrote:You should certainly enjoy it. You have any experience of the original?

Nope, never played any Crash game.

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PostRe: CTR: Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled - Start Your Engines! For A... An Activision Production? (PS4, XB1, NSW)
by DarkRula » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:45 pm

Well, CTR is one of the best kart racers ever. This remake has packed a lot of extra stuff into it, and as I'm sure you've seen in the thread, is only let down by the game being built around a microtransaction system. Just play through the adventure mode first and ignore most of the other stuff, as that will allow you to experience the classic game.

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PostRe: CTR: Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled - Start Your Engines! For A... An Activision Production? (PS4, XB1, NSW)
by Drumstick » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:00 am

Cool. As a principle I never engage in DLC/Microtransactions so that won't be an issue for me (as long as I am still able to unlock everything).

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PostRe: CTR: Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled - Start Your Engines! For A... An Activision Production? (PS4, XB1, NSW)
by DarkRula » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:19 am

You should be able to get everything from the shop eventually if you want to try for it all, but I don't think that would be wise. And certainly not needed if you're just going to casually play it.

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PostRe: CTR: Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled - Start Your Engines! For A... An Activision Production? (PS4, XB1, NSW)
by gaminglegend » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:26 am

Throughly enjoyed the blast from the past. Even with my partner who some how having never spent her childhood on this game became an expert in about a week :slol:

I only wish the career/adventure mode was longer taking in the extra tracks. The game outright at times is frustrating as hell but fun. Not played online yet will look this week :D

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PostRe: CTR: Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled - Start Your Engines! For A... An Activision Production? (PS4, XB1, NSW)
by DarkRula » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:12 pm

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Sometimes, this game surprises me. Relic races are meant to be the hardest thing ever, even on easy, yet despite crashing into walls, losing boosts, and as you can see barely any crates collected, a platinum earned with plenty of seconds to spare.

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PostRe: CTR: Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled - Start Your Engines! For A... An Activision Production? (PS4, XB1, NSW)
by Kriken » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:38 am

On easy they are really easy. Some of them are really challenging on medium/hard - as far as I can tell, the requirements on those two difficulties are the same.

But yeah even on the harder difficulties there are some easy ones to get platinums on. A few I've gotten without even gunning for it or expecting a sapphire. The difficulty is all over the place. Some of them I've found gruelling like Sewer Speedway - bit of routing to do but that unreliable shortcut is a killer. Apparently they've fixed that now though. Been a while since I've been on the game so I'll need to try it again at some point.

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PostRe: CTR: Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled - Start Your Engines! For A... An Activision Production? (PS4, XB1, NSW)
by DarkRula » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:22 am

I don't think they fixed it fully, as even with sacred fire the kart can still just not jump up to it.

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PostRe: CTR: Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled - Start Your Engines! For A... An Activision Production? (PS4, XB1, NSW)
by BOR » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:36 pm

Spyro and the co are available to get from today.

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PostRe: CTR: Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled - Start Your Engines! For A... An Activision Production? (PS4, XB1, NSW)
by OrangeRKN » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:48 pm

I got this recently, forgot to add my thoughts:

1) This is definitely harder than the original
2) Loading times suck
3) Being constantly interrupted to be told about cosmetic unlocks and GP progress sucks
4) Not being able to fire missiles backwards is something I can't get used to

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PostRe: CTR: Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled - Start Your Engines! For A... An Activision Production? (PS4, XB1, NSW)
by Kriken » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:38 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:4) Not being able to fire missiles backwards is something I can't get used to

I'm guessing this was a thing in the original. I had no idea so I looked it up and found this: https://www.reddit.com/r/crashteamracin ... backwards/

Seems it's still a feature (kinda) but not as good.


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