During last E3 one of the most exciting photos I’ve ever seen is that of Jason Rubin, founder of Naughty Dog and father of Jak & Daxter, in front of a large Crash statue at the entrance to the Convention Center The caption of the photo told how proud Rubin was, at present, working on Oculus Rift after having served as chairman of THQ, to re-discover his 20-year-old son still playing the protagonist.
It is probably the sum of what transmits the N. Sane Trilogy,which has sparked a plethora of video game players to its announcement and that it will get even more out of the release.
An action that not only meets the fans of a time, now grown up and over with the years, but always eager to remember how it was impersonating a bandicoot, a gigantic marsupial of Wumpa fruits, but that also accommodates that new generation who has not never had a chance to confront Crash Bandicoot, a platform that, although it may seem somewhat anachronistic today, remains a milestone in the Sony era.
Let’s go, however, for degrees and try to provide narrative elements that can enhance the work done by the Rubin-Gavin duo in the ’90s.
We are in a geographically better located archipelago near Australia: here the wretched Dr. Neo Cortex is trying to create an army of anthropomorphic animals to conquer the world and part two bandicoots, Crash and Tawna, a pair of orange marsupials. The experiment clearly fails and Evolvo Ray returns to the doctor a marsupiale capable of agile athlete movements but completely restless.
Despite his escape, Tawna, Crash’s girlfriend, remains in Cortex’s hands as a prisoner, forcing the protagonist to return to the crime scene to retrieve her and take her away with her. From this base started the first Evolvo Ray returns to the doctor a marsupial capable of agile athlete movements, but completely restless. Despite his escape, Tawna, Crash’s girlfriend, remains in Cortex’s hands as a prisoner, forcing the protagonist to return to the crime scene to retrieve her and take her away with her.
From this base started the first Evolvo Ray returns to the doctor a marsupial capable of agile athlete movements, but completely restless. Despite his escape, Tawna, Crash’s girlfriend, remains in Cortex’s hands as a prisoner, forcing the protagonist to return to the crime scene to retrieve her and take her away with her. From this base started the firstCrash Bandicoot , which in 1996 was set to become the real and only mascot of PlayStation, as opposed to Sonic and Mario. A success Naughty Dog was called to replicate a few years later with Crash Bandicoot 2: The Return of Cortex.
After being defeated by Crash, who in the meantime managed to recover Tawna, Cortex fell into a cave of N.Sanity Island, where he discovered the existence of purple crystals. Abandoned by any kind of friend, the only way to seize all the twenty-five crystals that will help him dominate the world is to trust an enemy, Crash. The bandicoot, moving along with his sister Coco on the coast of the Island, is immediately hesitated by Cortex and forced to collect all the crystals needed to rule the world. Even this time, interfering with other parts of the game will complicate Crash’s tasks, soon convinced that gems are more important than crystals.
The new gameplay mechanics, which we will face shortly, and the novelties from the stylistic point of view and the level design convinced Sony once again, which immediately claimed a third chapter of Crash. In 1998 he arrived Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped , the definitive chapter of the Naughty Dog adventure.
After collecting the 42 gems, in addition to the 25 crystals, the orange marsupial managed to destroy the Cortex Vortex in which the Doctor was hiding: the explosion of the ship in so many pieces has led some of them to crash on an ancient monument, all inside of which Uka Uka, the wicked brother of the sorcerer Aku Aku, had been imprisoned since Crash as a bodyguard since his first adventure. Husked Dr. Nefarius Tropy, Uka Uka forces Cortex to recover lost crystals in the past, but at the same time Aku Aku can instruct Coco and Crash on using the time machine so that they can travel over time and move on of the antagonists in turn.
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Crash Bandicoot had an evolution over the course of its three-year period, which greatly enhanced the final trilogy: the escalation from the first chapter to the Warpedit was commendable that if you are well-versed, you can not wait to return to that time machine created by Nefarius, perhaps looking at the other two chapters with some basic mistrust.
However, if Crash’s first chapter put us in front of a strongly linear hub, from this point of view the other two chapters were able to give a fresh breath to the division of the levels: the hubs became level with the 25 split in groups of five, with the freedom to choose the order and how to deal with them. Also, if the first Crash was concerned about bringing us through N.Sanity Island and within a strictly insane, tropical, design level, from Crash 2 to Crash 3, the music had to change strongly, allowing us to confront ourselves in snowy environments,Crash Bandicoot .