We don’t often talk about console games, but the new Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is so good that we kind of just had to talk about it. It’s not often that you see a classic game remastered so well that you’d actually recommend it to someone, again two decades later.
Now normally, you can easily distinguish between a remake and a remaster. But in the case of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, you can’t really tell. It sitting in a nice middle ground between remake, and remaster. The game uses the same level data from the original Crash Bandicoot games but adds in new graphics, sounds and even throws in a few new challenges.
The original Crash Bandicoot games are among the pioneers of 3D console games. Back in the day, Crash games looked pretty good. But not enough to have people go wow over the graphics. But nobody was playing Crash for the graphics anyway so it’s fine. Anyway, take a look at what the original used to look like.
If you had to compare the classics to the new remasters, prepare to be blown away. Even though the levels might be the exact same, the game looks and even feels like a completely new game. Everything had been remade from scratch, animations and music included.
Even the cinematics have been remade and redone with the original voice actors! Additionally, Coco, Crash’s sister, will be playable across the trilogy.
All three games have been nicely bundled up into one package, so it doesn’t even feel like three separate games. If you’re looking for a trip down nostalgia lane, the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is the best way experience it. This is easily one of the best examples of nostalgia done right. Anyone else thinking of remastering a classic, please take notes!
Manish "Trigger-Happy" Rajesh
If he's not gaming, he's... no wait he's always gaming.