I don’t know you’re gaming history, but if you had a PlayStation (I’m talking #1), then you probably played or at least heard about the crazy orange marsupial, Crash Bandicoot. I remember playing the Crash games as a child, and being afraid of the boulder levels- so much so that I would hand the controller off to my father so he could play the levels while I hid behind the couch (I’m not kidding).
Crash Bandicoot: The N’Sane Trilogy released less than a week ago and has already been a Crash, er, smash hit. Many adults are replaying the games and introducing their children to the classic 90s mascot platformer, and many that were a bit young to play the game when it came out 21 years ago are getting into it for the first time.
I know I went on a small rant about nostalgia earlier, but this is the exception. Crash Bandicoot literally remade the games. The characters look extremely good, the levels are exactly as I remembered them, and the boulder levels are just as anxiety-inducing (although I can play them without hiding behind furniture now). This isn’t bad, and this isn’t lazy of the developers-this is responding to the cries of many.
Playing through the trilogy has been exciting and incredibly refreshing. Not many games play like that anymore, and going back to a game that got me into video games is an absolute blast. Plus, since I played the games around 16 years ago, it almost feels like playing a game that’s new to the market.
If you have a PlayStation 4 I highly recommend the N’Sane Trilogy. I don’t care if you’ve played the games before-just go out and get them. It’s $40, you get three games, and a whole lot of gameplay hours.
What are you waiting for?