If you are an active gamer, you probably have noticed that most of the recent game releases are either remakes, reimagining’s or reboots. They are seldom original. Crash Bandicoot 4: it’s about time is however not a remake or a reimagining. It’s technically not a reboot game too. This game started the long-dormant Crash Bandicoot series.
Ever since the release of Crash Bandicoot 3 in the Halloween month of 1998, we haven’t got any succeeding sequel to Crash Bandicoot 3. Crash Bandicoot isn’t the only franchise that has long been dormant. There are others like kingdom hearts, streets of rage 4, or Windjammers 2. However, in this post, we have reviewed the latest Crash Bandicoot sequel, Crash Bandicoot 4.
Crash Bandicoot Was a Hero of the ‘90s
The game continues with the events we saw in Crash Bandicoot 3. You would notice that the tabular 90s cartoon comedy style is back again. The storyline follows the same zaniness. The playable characters include Uka Uka, Cortex, Coco, Crash, Aku Aku Doctor N. Gin.
The storyline again follows the events that take place while Crash and coco try to prevent Dr. Neo from conquering the entire universe with his evil steps. The classic gameplay mechanics have also been incorporated in this latest instalment. However, there are new additions to the gameplay too.
Crash Bandicoot 4 has perfectly brought out the challenging tightrope walk that we have seen so many previous reboots and remakes struggling with. Crash Bandicoot has rightly depicted the ability to create something new while maintaining the old features.
From the beginning, players take control of Crash. As you play, you notice new gameplay mechanics being added from YoPcGames. For instance, the Miyamoto-Esque design is a new element added. The game however preserves the basic 3D platforming style of the game. The character of Crash has also been proved. Crash can now do double jumps, body slam, high jumps, double high jumps, etc.
Besides having physical abilities, Crash can also gather masks that integrate with time shifts, gravity shifts, and object phasing.
While the latest instalment of Crash Bandicoot features amazingly improved gameplay, few things enhance the game’s aesthetic feel. Activision has become a new nostalgic element for gamers lately, especially after the release of the mind-blowing release of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater remaster.
However, to render the same nostalgia to a different title is a hard task. Crash Bandicoot 4 adopted a new gaming style, putting an end to the concept of a reboot. Overall, players have loved every aspect of Crash Bandicoot 4.
Coming to Crash, he is more perfect and detailed than ever. The character has been made cuter and softer, adding bright colours to his outfits and accessories. However, he still carries the cartoony essence with him, maintaining his previous style, with small amendments. Players have also loved the game’s graphical improvements. Technological progress is also praiseworthy. With every element of this game being revamped and improved, Crash Bandicoot 4 is sure to give you a fulfilling gaming experience, approximately 22 years later.