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If Crash Bandicoot Returned, Would It Be A True Platformer?

We're hearing conflicting evidence that Sony might bring back Crash Bandicoot.

It's one of the classic PlayStation IPs that just about everyone over a certain age remembers, and likely remembers with fondness. I was never that much into platformers but even I've played a few of these games over the years.

The question is, with pure platformers having long since blended with action and adventure elements, one wonders into which genre a new Crash would fall. These days, it seems like the only true platformers are found on the indie scene. Now, I suppose another Crash Bandicoot installment could be done on a smaller budget, but it seems to me that Sony would give a beloved company mascot a bit more love. And if it goes full-budget mainstream, does it not have to be more modern? In other words, won't it have to be a lot deeper than ever before?

And when I say "deeper," I'm just referring to the gameplay mechanics. Back in the ol' days, you basically had jump and attack and that was about it. Sure, Crash had different attacks and there were some unique sections of the adventure but in general, it all boiled down to jumping and attacking. We'd have to go beyond that with a new entry on PlayStation 4, right? Same would go for a new Jak & Daxter if Naughty Dog ever went in that direction. I'm almost picturing a more open, over-the-top Crash quest that is indicative of...Beyond Good & Evil, perhaps?

Any ideas out there? If they do indeed resurrect Crash Bandicoot, what do you expect?

Related Game(s): Crash Bandicoot

Tags: crash bandicoot sequel, crash bandicoot ps4, next gen crash bandicoot

2/15/2016 9:40:47 PM Ben Dutka

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mk ultra
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 @ 12:48:40 AM
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Does Sony own this again or does Activision still hold the rights? I know there was a dispute a few months ago.

Something similar to BG&E would be amazing in the Crash universe, that's a great idea. I know they would probably be unable to help themselves and make it mostly action, but they would have to capture that flavor and personality of Crash.

With everything old becoming new again, they could make it like the originals with some deeper elements of exploration here and there and the kids would probably think it's a new genre. Lol

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ethird1
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 @ 1:23:00 AM
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I played the hell out of the first CB. Loved that series. I even loved Crash Racing. :)

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tlpn99
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 @ 1:40:13 AM
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Crash Bandicoot was my 1st PS1 game. I loved it.

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Tonesy
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 @ 10:30:59 AM
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It would be most profitable if they were able to incorporate elements of uncharted, CB and CTR into one game. Majority of the crash lovers i know exclusively played CTR.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 @ 11:24:11 AM
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Sony Is Bringing Back Crash Bandicoot According to NECA Director of Product Development

By Ed McGlone
Posted on February 14, 2016

http://twinfinite.net/2016/02/sony-bringing-back-crash-bandicoot/

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shaydey77
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 @ 2:13:41 PM
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Yeah it could be ctr2!!

Remember at the end of crash 3 you had the wumpa gun, extra speed ability,super spin etc.

They could easily make it like that with new power ups.

Or flip it and play as cortex who has to free crash to help him out.

I loved the bike and plane missions. Hope they bring those back too!!

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Mortae3
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 @ 5:33:20 PM
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I didn't play a whole of Crash but I know it's a good game. I'd be curious to see what they do.

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