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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy PS4 Game Review

July 10, 2017

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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy PS4 Game Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Jul 10, 2017
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

Crash is back and running beautifully on the PlayStation 4! Check out Kidzworlds review of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy game!

By: Max Cannon

While we live in a world overrun with remakes of both video games and movies, it's hard to get excited about another remastered game but something about Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy really taps into something special and isn't just a fun game but an incredibly successful experiment in nostalgia. In a crazy twist, the return of Crash Bandicoot caught me off guard and wasn't just good but great.

Crash is Back

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a $40 package developed by Vicarious Visions that remakes the original 3 Crash Bandicoot games which were made by Naughty Dog on the PlayStation 1 back in the 90's. While Crash owned a big share of video gaming popularity in the 90's, the games were incredibly hard and never owned quite the love of Nintendo's competitive plumber. But something about Crash's character resonated with people in a way that's unlike anyone else, I mean how could he not leave an impact with commercials like what's below floating around.

Crash Bandicoot at Nintendo Commercial

 

Following the first weekend of this game's launch, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy was the 2nd biggest launch of the year (just behind another Sony exclusive called Horizon Zero Dawn.) Those sales are very well earned as Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is probably the most lovingly remastered game I've ever played and the bar has been set for future remakes of any other game series. If you're only going to get your hands on one platformer this year, and you aren't a Nintendo Switch owner, you'll need to pick up this game.

N. Sanely Challenging

Right from booting up the game it becomes immediately clear: this game is gorgeous and it sounds precisely like it should. While last year's Skylanders included Crash Bandicoot and was definitely a looker, something seemed slightly off about the look of the character. This remake/remaster rectifies that problem by delivering the perfect PlayStation 4 version of Crash, in looks and controls. The first Crash game only used the D-pad on the PlayStation 1 so this game's inclusion of the analog stick is very welcome, even if I still default to the D-Pad. 

Crash feels the same as he did 20 years ago.Crash feels the same as he did 20 years ago.Courtesy of PlayStation

Each Crash game seems to get better and better, with the third entry, Crash Bandicoot: Warped, being the highlight of the trilogy for me. The first game, simply titled Crash Bandicoot, is painfully simple and insanely difficult. Aside from your spin attack you're just moving and jumping in the first game while the follow-u[s start you out with a slide, crouch, and slide-jump (the third adds even more.) Warped even adds a handful of challenging vehicle sections, including Coco's iconic tiger riding sections. 

Final Thoughts

The bar has been raised for what a remake/remaster can be. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is the most well-made remaster I've ever played, by including the challenge and mistakes of the original this is truly the best way to enjoy the best outings of Crash. If you're looking a family-friendly, albeit fairly challenging, video game than you couldn't do much better than this. 

Pros

  • Faithful to Original
  • Gorgeous Graphics
  • Challenging

Cons

  • Maybe Too Challenging For Some...

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Game Rating:5

Available for PlayStation 4

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Box ArtCrash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Box ArtCourtesy of PlayStation
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