The time when Naughty Dog did the first Crash Bandicoot games are long gone, heck it must be like 20 years now since i tried the first one.
Crash Bandicoot has to be one of my most loved franchises, not only was the five games on PSone like perfect, i am actually one of those who loved most of the games that came out on the PS2 too.
It is now well over 15 months since i last posted anything about the new game, well the game for PS4 anyway, little did we know back then how all the rumours would come to fruition and a few more just added for fun.
Well, as most know by now is that it is actually the first three PSone games that are being remastered by the awesome guys at Vicarious Visions for the PlayStation 4.
The games look incredibly detailed and cleaned up, it is just like you remember them looking like so when you see the new gfx you go like, hmm did they do anything at all?.
Well, they did a lot actually, details are still scarce albeit more and more stuff is coming each week now and yes the game is only a mere month away from release now.
The best thing about the series, especially the very 3 first games is that they never did actually get dated/old as they just managed to do that little-known mix between 3D and 2D that so many games on the PSone never did which now looks like turds sadly.
Even the 2D parts look and feel spot on, we have yet to see the more pushings ones but i have a feeling it will be just as good as what we have already seen.
Here you can see the original, looks exactly like the new one?… well, not when you compare the pictures i guess, but it did before you saw these images right?. So my point still stands i guess, as long as it doesn’t get too sterile in this remake that is.
Here is another thing, you know, when you update old games then why not update the rest too and not just the game?
This is the PS4 version of the cover art from the very first game.
I look really good if you ask me…
Here is the PS4 box for the second game, it is exactly the same as the original PSone version albeit yet very different.
It is quite funny how it plays with your mind and all, let’s just say that.. it may look the same but it is not .. ok, check this picture.
The third cover does the exact thing…
The new boxes are kinda moot indeed as every game is included on the same disc in the same package but these will fit perfectly in a menu selector or as postcards or even art cards for a Limited Edition version and so on.
What an insane year this has been, it went from rumour to rumour and now it looks like the actual thing is even getting released without any problems what so ever. The release date over here is the 30th of June 2017, for some odd reason that is the same day as i take my summer vacation… *wink* *wink*
2017 looks like it will be a proper year of a win for classic remakes, in case you missed out… WipEout collection due next week, Loco Roco came out a month ago and Parappa a month before that!…. Oh, and yes, even a Patapon remake is due this year.