Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy had me concerned for a while because I love the original games on the PS1. I was worried that it just wouldn’t be able to live up to the original trilogy, and that there was just a lot of nostalgia that would be lost on the new iteration. My worries were completely washed away, however, as I have finally gotten my hands on the game (for about seven minutes) at PAX East 2017!
I only got the chance to play N. Sanity Beach because we could only play one level (long lines, as you could imagine). That one level brought me right back to sitting in my brother’s room as a little kid on his PS1, playing Crash Bandicoot. The music was right there, the gameplay was tight and responsive, and, best of all, it felt like the game that I knew and loved as a kid.
After my demo was over and I had a chance to talk with one of the guys from Vicarious Visions, I watched a couple people play “Hang Eight” from Crash 2. I wish that I had time to wait to play again and check out the level for myself, but from what I got to see (and the video released a couple days ago), it was also awesome! Again, the music was right on point, the gameplay looks fast-paced and more upbeat than the original game (which is how it was back then), and the level was a perfect recreation of the original. If anyone has any doubts about the remake, don’t fear. It’s every bit as good as the original trilogy. The remake of Crash 1 actually felt better than the original in terms of things like hit detection and platforming–it all just felt a tinge smoother.
The N. Sane Trilogy comes out on June 30th, 2017, which also happens to be my birthday (wink-wink), and it’s already a must-buy for anyone with a PS4! Check out the video above and some screens below, and let us know what you think about the game and whether or not it’s on your hit list!
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