Kids from the 90s would easily remember Crash Bandicoot. The Playstation exclusive is coming back as the N. Sane collection on the PS4 console.
While the hardware on the newest Playstation 4 device is extremely powerful when compared to what a game like Crash Bandicoot would demand, for some reason the developers decided to remaster the old title in 1080p HD glory rather than making a new one for the younger generation. At the moment, this is the closest you can get to your childhood memories.
Instead of showing a simple gameplay video, the developers have shown an entire level that gives a very good idea of how crisp and sharp the game would look like. Besides, most players would have forgotten the fact that the original Playstation control never had an analog stick. It only had the D-pad using which you can to move your character around. Many classic games usually feel much better with an analog stick and Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Collection is no different.
The person playing the game continuously reviews how good it feels to move the character around using an analog. It is more intuitive, easy to use and most of all allow you to enjoy the action as it happens. The same cannot be said about the D-pad at any point. The fifth level in the game, Upstream is the one that has been fully explored in the gameplay video.
Everything right from the leaves to the trees and the water stream has been reworked to make it look like a modern title. The developers have put in immense hardwork to achieve something out of a title that is more than two decades old by now. The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane trilogy will be available on the Playstation 4 console from June 30th onwards. The game will cost $39.99 which is very close to any modern AAA title but given the perfection found in the video, it’s no wonder they have priced it high as it is not easy to remaster such an old title.
Besides, it is not just one game but a huge collection including Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot: Warped. The game is developed by Naughty Dog and published by Activision. The same developers are busy making blockbuster hits like the Last of Us and Uncharted 4 A Thief’s End in modern days. But, it’s always a joy ride to look back in time.