Review: Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (Steam)

our favorite marsupial, Crash Bandicoot, is back! He’s enhanced, entranced and ready-to-dance with the N. Sane Trilogy. Relive all your favorite moments in Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, now in fully-remastered graphical glory!

Pros:

  • Fantastic graphics.
  • Steam achievements.
  • 29901MB Download size.
  • Graphics options- Display, Resolution, FPS 30 or 60, V-Sync, Motion blur, Preset graphics, AA, Shadow/ambient/bloom settings, depth of field and fur blur.
  • Can rebind keyboard keys.
  • Controller support.
  • Three games in one! Original Crash Bandicoot, Cortex strikes back and Warped.
  • Includes the newly released DLC.
  • Can skip cutscenes and beginning video.
  • Runs really well on my GTX 970.
  • Autosave enabled/disabled.
  • Online leaderboard support.
  • Fast loading times.
  • Action platformer gameplay.
  • Apples- Collect 100 for an extra life. Collect them in level and from breaking crates.
  • World map level select.
  • Big boss fights.
  • A lot of replayability- Break all crate runs for a crystal, Time attack and alternate routes will keep you coming back time after time.
  • Bonus areas in levels.
  • Boxes/crates- Spin or jump on the many crate types.
  • Levels can mix up the perspective, Sometimes going side screen or you play a runner level.
  • The humor throughout including comical deaths.
  • Difficult.
  • In game collectibles from diamonds to Ankhs and more.
  • Classic soundtrack.
  • Can play any game at any time meaning no unlocks.
  • Checkpoints.
  • Can replay levels.
  • Play as COCO  in any game on any level near enough.
  • Fun to play.
  • Steam trading cards.
  • Nostalgic yet modern.
  • Plays differently from the original thanks to some tweaks and how the jump works. Basically making the game harder but also challenging pros and noobies alike.

Cons:

  • Doesn’t play well if you have your magnifier on in Windows. I do as I play on a big screen, Turning it off fixed it but otherwise, it makes the screen like 4 times bigger than it needs to be meaning you cannot see or select options.
  • Can be hard to read some button icons.
  • Difficult.
  • Hard to judge jumps.
  • The tweaks have made everything much harder.
  • Extra lives icon shows as Crash even if you are playing as COCO.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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