Crash is back, and better than ever in this new remastered collection of the Crash Bandicoot Trilogy.Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is a platforming video game compilation developed by Vicarious Studios and published by Activision for the PlayStation 4. Originally developed by Naughty Dog (of Uncharted and Last of Us fame),  The first three in the Crash Bandicoot series of games came out originally for the first PlayStation in 1996, 1997, and 1998 respectively. The Games, titled Crash Bandicoot, Cortex Strikes Back, and Warped, were all met with favorable views and the Crash Bandicoot series was seen as a signature staple of the PlayStation brand until the series became Multiplatform in the early 2000’s.
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Now thanks to Vicarious Visions and after almost fading into obscurity due to Hiatus on the character, Crash Bandicoot is back and better than ever, with all three of the original games remastered in high definition platforming glory. In terms of gameplay mechanics and structure, if you ever played the original Crash Bandicoot games and pick up this trilogy, it will be like you never left. Returning to the Lush jungles and Futuristic settings of the platforming game is a blast, and the mechanics and gameplay that Naughty Dog first brought to the gaming world in 1996 still holds up better than ever.

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In the graphics and audio department, Vicarious Studios knocks it out of the park. This is a remaster in every sense of the word, with the entire visual look of the game completely re designed to fit the modern day standards of what platforming games should look like. Not only that, but now gives an example of what is possible from any remastered game to come after this. Every single game in the trilogy is given a graphical upgrade, and it looks a million times better than it ever did before on the original PlayStation, which goes without saying.

The audio is also revamped, with new and enhanced audio for certain cut scenes, as well as the soundtrack for the game sounding better than before. The struggles of late 90’s platforming controls meant for a older gaming system might upset some gamers (myself included, at times), but you get your money’s worth from this game with it’s slick $40.00 price tag. The addition of time trials for levels also gives some veteran and more experienced gamers some fun to do after they beat the games, and in the end, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy delivers on what it aims to be, and that is a fun remastered collection of Platforming Games. – Ernesto Valenzuela

GRADE: 8/10

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Is Available Now For the PlayStation 4

 

 

 

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