Hello and welcome to today’s blog post on Stephen Niven – Mainly about video games! In this, I am going to be reviewing my history of the video game franchise Crash Bandicoot; which debuted back in 1996 with ‘Crash Bandicoot’.
The main reason of why I am writing this blog post today is because of the very recent release of a new game in the series – Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. When planning this month’s blog posts beforehand, I thought that I should do a ‘straight on’ review of the new game, but eventually, in the end, I decided to write this type of blog post in its place. Crash Bandicoot is a video game series that I have adored for many years, with myself owning near enough all of the games; ranging from the PlayStation to the GBA.
First of all, I am going to start with undoubtedly the best games in the series, which is the PS1 era, and I would say right from the get-go that my favourite in that is Crash 2: Cortex Strikes Back or even Crash 3: Warped! On a nostalgic factor however, the first game would win, and I also feel that Crash Team Racing and Crash Bash are good too. Secondly, I am now going to speak about the PS2 generation, and I would say that honestly, the games were a mixed bag; with games such as Wrath of Cortex, Nitro Kart and Twinsanity getting good reviews, while others such as Mind over Mutant not faring as well. I would say overall in my opinion that these were the best Crash games.
Secondarily, I am now going to talk about the handheld series of video games that was released for the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS; and while I do not own each one of them, I do own the more frequently known games. To explain this, I do not own the GBA version of Crash of the Titans, but however, instead I do own games such as Crash Bandicoot XS and Crash Boom Bang. In my honest opinion, I feel that these games are on the same level critically as with most of the PlayStation 2 games, because they were great, but also not fantastic at the same time. I would say that Crash XS and N-Tranced should be the two ‘handheld’ games from the Crash Bandicoot franchise that you buy.
So to conclude this blog post about the Crash Bandicoot series, I think it is quite easy to see what my views are on the franchise itself. Overall, I would say that the PlayStation games were the best; and I’m sure that’s an opinion of many others too – but I also take a liking to the PlayStation 2 games and Game Boy Advance handheld titles. Finally, you could be wondering what my thoughts are on N. Sane Trilogy, and basically, I feel that the game is really great, and has lived up to the expectations I set up before it.
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