|a game by||Travellers Tales (UK) Ltd|
|Platforms:||XBox, Playstation 2|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||8.5/10 - 4 votes|
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|See also:||Crash Bandicoot Games, 3D Platformer Games|
Crash Bandicoot was for a while for PlayStation what Sonic is to SEGA, the most iconic pet character of the company. Sure there were some other characters like Spyro the Dragon that would be fit for the role two. But it's clear that there was something special about Crash, they even released racing games and party games full of mini-games. Today we'll talk about Crash Twinsanity, one of the most popular games in the series released for the PS2 and the Xbox. So, let's see if this game is up there in par with Crash 4.
Crash Twinsanity opens up with the classic humor that's been emblematic of the series since its beginning. But thanks to the much more powerful capabilities of the PS2 over the PS1 we can enjoy more cartoony humor with better voice acting quality and animations. Overall the story goes on much more differently than in other Crash games.
There are no warp-zones either, so each level is more connected through the story. Instead of being randomly teleported into different dimensions where the levels take place, you get to see how they actually get there. This also allows the story to have more moments of humor and character development, however basic it may be. There are small cutscenes that connect the levels and make the story progress instead of seemingly going through random portals.
This time exploration takes a much stronger spotlight in the general game. Back in the older Crash games, we were limited to having the camera stuck behind our character throughout the level. In Crash Twinsanity they implemented the use of the right thumbstick to move the camera around. With this, we can further explore the amazing and crazy levels, and this also adds difficulty to find all the collectibles hidden throughout the levels
In this game, you can control Crash, Nina, and even Cortex, this changes drastically the mechanics on each level as they are all different. Many elements in the game are taken directly straight out of the classic titles. But there are even more new elements than ever before, levels are incredibly original. Even though the basic gameplay is the same you know and loves from most other Crash games, the originality in the visuals and story here are an excellent addition.
Crash Twinsanity is a great game and one of the most original ones in the series up to that point. The excellent level design plays an incredible role, and the exploration is much better than what we've seen in any other Crash game. Overall this feels like a mix of everything we all love from the classic Crash the Bandicoot games and adds a ton of features we never knew we even needed. The biggest downside to the game is that it's a pretty short game, you shouldn't expect more than 10 of gameplay.
A bit more if you really want to collect all the hidden gems in each level. But overall it's definitely one of the best Crash games to that point. So if you like the series we highly recommend Crash Twinsanity.
- Great Gameplay
- Nice story
- Very Original
- Fun script
- Excellent world-building
- Too short