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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy review
by wdtruine04

My thoughts on Crash Bandicoot: The blurry maze of remasters and remakes and the balance of fair vs. unfair challenge in video games

 Played Via: PS5 physically as part of N. Sane Trilogy
 
Platinum Status: Pain, I AM SO CLOSE BUT THOSE F**KING TIME TRIALS AND THAT GODAMN STORMY ASCEN…*ahem* I mean no.

 Originally Developed By: Naughty Dog

Remastered By: Vicarious Studios

Rating: 3.5/5 (Liked)

Introduction

Okay so as of writing this I have been stuck on the free DLC mission added to this game, (stormy ascent) for what seems like an eternity and considering a good chunk of my sanity may still not have returned to me at this moment in time I thought it might be time to actually just start writing about what I thought about game before I end up hating it and in turn result to dolphin diving out of my bedroom window. Now this may be slightly oxymoronic (that’s a word I have decided) considering what I just said but I must say I thought this game, while challenging, was so fun and earnest in what it wanted to be and how it respected the franchise it’s a part of, which really is what is what ALL remasters should strive to be. If you want a game that you can just play whenever you like without having to follow any complex story or overwhelming game systems then this is what you should be playing.

Read more on my blog: http://anidiotwithfreetime.com/
«Just one more turn»
«OST on repeat»

Other reviews13

Stunning looking. Now I can agonize over Boxes in HD
«Constantly dying and enjoy it»
«OST on repeat»
A phenomenal remaster of the best platformer trilogy of all time.
3 dias pa aprender a dar doble salto pero so good 
Review In Progress:
First one:
Weird controls. The depth feels off. It’s hard to tell where crash is going to land. Pretty frustrating at times. Also semi-satisfying when successful. 

I like that the game has vertical, horizontal, and towards/away from the screen challenges. That keeps it fresher. The difficulty is quite high. It’s keeping my interest because it’s challenging. The problem is that the difficulty is often due to the game not feeling super tight. Still I am enjoying it. It’s nice to just be able to pick it up right away and play for a bit. It’s not a long commitment. I like having a game like that on the go. 

The controls are frustrating. It feels like it has a half second lag before crash starts moving. The depth is hard to see. And I don’t like how he slides off the edge of platforms so often if you don’t squarely land on it. This might be a game that I slowly chip away at for awhile. I hope the second and third feel tighter.

Beat the first game. I hope the second feels better. 

Current Score: B
Definetely worth playing 9\10
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
8.5/10
«Can’t stop playing»
«Constantly dying and enjoy it»
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Exactly same mindbreaking feeling like in old days just with better grafik. didnt played very far but ill take my time soon for it. feels exactly same difficult and movement behavior like on psx rly well done for this remaster :) thanks its rly worth it. if its too expensive for you wait for next sale. but rly worth getting it 10/10
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Very good Port. I'm very pleased. The Game runs with 60 Fps with me and the Graphics are just 1 A. If you only have 48 fps, G-Sync should be more decactive and then you can set it to 60 fps after a Reboot. Unfortunately, you can't exhibit the Vibration of the Controller in the Game. That's the only Negative. This is how every PC Port should be!
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Finally there Is Crash Bandicoot Now also on the Computer and the Game is the Hammer. After about 7 Hours, no Bugs or Crashes of the Game have happened to me so far, which is why it is a good Console Port from my Point of view. You can even set some Graphic Adjustments, change Resolution and the most important thing: It supports Controllers and Keyboards, which works very well in Reality. Top Game!!! Can I recommend anyone, even if someone doesn't know the Game from earlier Times. One of the Best Jump and Run Games of the 90s.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Thanks for this GEILE Remake Activision! I had all three Parts for PS One at the TIME and it's still as Hard as it used to BE, but it still makes FUN:) Child memories are awakened. ^^ I find the Graphics beautifully polished, the Gameplay and Physics is almost like back then. :D In addition, I think the Intro is really cool and that all three Parts were packed into one Game. ^^ A clear thing must be for all those who also played and loved it at the time. And thanks to my GTX 1060 3Gb, it even runs on Ultra liquid with 60 FPS.