I first began playing console games in the late ’90s. As a young boy who was new to games, I couldn’t have asked for a better series to start me off than Crash Bandicoot. Now here I am nineteen years since the release of Crash Bandicoot: Warped and, ladies and gentlemen, Crash is back.
The release of Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy marks a great day for fans of the series. Activision and Vicarious Visions have done an outstanding job recreating the original experience with updated visuals. The three remasters feel absolutely brilliant. The intense pressure of running away from giant boulders or massive polar bears has not changed a bit. The games still feel as challenging as they did when they first graced the market back in the mid-to-late ’90s.
I am very much enjoying reliving some of my favourite childhood experiences. Cortex Strikes Back, the second Crash game, has always been one of my favourite games and it runs brilliantly on the new engine. For newcomers to the Crash series, you may find the original Crash Bandicoot game a little bit tedious because of the limited move set. It is more enjoyable for seasoned veterans of the series who appreciate the nostalgia.
I haven’t completed all three games yet and am working on quickly getting through them to write a full review. For now, however, I can say that Crash Bandicoot is back and better than ever.