Hey there, Gamers and Game Makers!
It's that time again when I talk a little bit about what I've been playing lately. So, as of late I've been playing Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. Crash has a very special place in my heart because it was such a big part of my childhood but also because the original Crash Bandicoot game was one of the first games to spark my curiosity and interest in becoming a Game Dev.
So does Crash still hold up today? You bet your ass it does! Of course the remaster has the benefit of better looking art and animations but what shines through is its charm. A charm that comes from the original games. Crash is still that lovable goof, out to save the world. I had such a wonderful time remembering each character and feeling of nostalgia while playing through the games again.
Something that really struck me was how good the level design was after all these years. It really is such a well made game that even after all these years, it can still stand up against a lot of platformers today. Another thing that I love about the Crash Bandicoot games is how well they tell their stories through such simple mechanics. A limitation of the tech back on the originals games that made for a fantastic simple way of setting up the world and your goals.
They are the perfect games for simply picking up and jumping into without having to worry about getting focused on anything other than fun gripping gameplay. It also was interesting to play through the games as I'm currently working on a 2D Platformer and it made me appreciate the effort and design skill required to design a platformer of any kind. I personally loved the remaster and it brought back so many fond memories for me. If you played the originals as a kid or are looking for a game that's just fun and charming to play, then I urge you all to pick up the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and enjoy a blast from the past.
Until next time!