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