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Crash is back!,
This review is from: Crash Bandicoot: Wrath of Cortex (PS2) (Video Game)
Crash Bandicoot is, in fact, the best platform game charectar since the great and powerful Sonic the Hedgehog. A colourful and original chap, who has been inspired by admirable sources (Sonic, Mario, Indianna Jones, and judging by the plot of the first game,H.G. Well's "The Island of Dr Maraeu"), Crash has been around since 1996.
The gameplay of the Playstation 1 games was instantly accessible, seamlessly fun, and blissfully gripping.
This offering from Traveller's Tales does the series justice.
However, Uka Uka no longer seems as menacing as he did in the Crash 3. Instead of the genocidal, apocolyptic nasty demon of wrath in the third game, he is a naughty bit of wood that is once again up to his naughty tricks. Cortex is no longer begging him not to kill him. At one point, he even calls him a cretin!
The plot of this title is that The Baddies are getting sick of Crash beating them all the time, so Dr Cortex decides to create a super bandicoot specifically designed to eliminate Crash.
To help him, Uka Uka awakens some of his ancestors, the Elementals, who, suprise, hve power over the elements.
This is a welcome and original idea.
But it doesn't seem to explain how Cortex, Uka Uka, and N. Tropy escaped from being trapped in the past at the end of the third game.
But, in a plain of reality where triangular pink crystals float in mid-air, geneticlly-altered marsupials spin (indeed, like Taz), fly air-planes, work at lap-tops, and say "Whoa!" a lot, SURELY you can stretch your imagination over the continuity blanks?
As is the style of the originals, the game draws from excellant sources, such as "Aliens," in a fun and irreverant manner.
The loading times are absurdly long. But that doesn't really matter.
THe graphics are lush. The voice actors seem to have returned, which is lovely.
This is n excellant adfdition to a classic series. Trveller's Tales, I take my hat off to you!