The new game will invite players to race as virtually any character in the Crash universe and zip their way over 17 high-speed raceways through four unique worlds featuring lush jungles, erupting volcanoes and futuristic cities and space stations. Single-player action in adventure, arcade and time trial modes will provide numerous hours of exciting gameplay, while intense multiplayer action allowing up to eight players to race against each other using multiple systems will make Crash Nitro Kart an ideal party game.
Firstly, I would say to all those who argue that the game is too similar to the first, to think what made the original such a classic! Surely it would have been lunacy by the developers to throw out a workable formula and replace it with something altogether new. Every racing game you play in a series, even the legendary Mario Kart has aspects that are similar from previous games; take the new Double Dash outing on the Game Cube and see what I mean.
I cannot see why the game is seen as slow, it runs along at a similar pace to all the other games I have on the PS2. Perhaps, the criticisms concerning these aspects are not from the game but from high expectations of the gamers. Although the game music is quiter to hear than the engine noises it doesn't really detract interest from the game.
However, where the game does fall is on the difficulty, just like the first it is too easy to complete and having to complete the whole game i.e. all gold/platinum relics, all tokens, all cups and gems for both Cortex and Crash to get Velo make the game slightly irksome.
Just like its predecessor and the recently released Mario Kart, Crash Nitro Kart works better when it is played with friends. The large number of options available for multiplayer are saving graces and have an excellent replay value.
I feel that the game is good and offers a variety of challenges i.e. relics and tokens to amuse, (as opposed to straightforward racing for cup-points/trophey's)the Game Cube version will be overshadowed by the release of Mario Kart.
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Weapons are really slow.
some of the bosses aren't riding karts, but things that look like ducati motorbikes!
But it also has Good points.
Graphics have shot up miles.
Cut scenes in adventure are quite funny.
Good fun game in multiplayer.
Cool tracks with loops and corkscrews.
It first sounds like it'd be just like CTR, but it's quite something else. For people who havent already got this game, well I wouldn't say no to it, but if I were you I'd wait till it comes out on platinum or something. It's pretty much cheapest on Amazon as usual.
If you buy it, hope you enjoy it!
If you completed the adventure challege of crash team racing, you will love this. A must to all crash fans !!!