Crash Bandicoot Is Harder Now. Deal with it.
That’s right, after hearing the feedback regarding the recently released Crash Bandicoot N’sane Trilogy and specifically its difficulty, it has been confirmed by developer Vicarious Visions that Crash Bandicoot does not control exactly as the original did. The studio has clarified their approach during the development of the remastered trilogy, pointing out a few aspects which are the handling, collision & physics as well as the difficulty. In their recent blog post on the Activision Games Blog, Vicarious Visions stated:
“We spent a lot of time studying the three titles and chose the handling from Crash Bandicoot™ 3: Warped as our Trilogy’s starting point; it represented the most improved and modern approach as it gives players the most control.”
They went on to comment specifically on the jumping mechanic in Crash Bandicoot, saying:
“..there are a few subtle differences in Crash Bandicoot, chief among these being the fact that you fall more quickly upon the release of the X button than you did in the original first game.”
While the game has clearly been tweaked and does feel slightly different to the original, I believe the tweaks were done with the intention of modernizing the game in hopes that this version will stand the test of time. However, if you find yourself struggling a bit too much, Vicarious Visions did include the following:
“An increased precision is now required in the first game, which makes the gameplay experience different. Particularly if you are a new player, you may want to start with the second and third games first, and then come back to try Crash Bandicoot after you’ve had more practice.”
It has been quite a while since most of us have played Crash Bandicoot and I, for one, am glad that we are able to experience these games again as part of the N’sane Trilogy, tweaks and all. At the end of the day, it’s perfectly okay if the game drives us “N’sane” for a bit (excuse the pun). It’s all part of the fun!
What did you think of the remastered Crash Bandicoot N’Sane Trilogy? Let us know!
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A passionate lover of games who likes what he likes and is vocal about what he doesn't. Also enjoys long walks on the Phon Coast.