VIDEO | PS4 Thursday, June 29, 2017 | 8:05 PM

Our videos of Crash Bandicoot Trilogy

Our videos of Crash Bandicoot Trilogy

Publishers sometimes work in mysterious ways, telling us they might not be able to provide us with a review code due to a sudden shortage. In such a case, we basically have two options: forget about the game coverage or find another to get it without having to slam our money down. Here comes Rouge, who happens to works for a well-known video game retailer in France. This faithful member is actually Gamersyde's Huggy Bear, so we got in touch with him and agreed to meet him in a dark alley for the transaction. That's basically how we got a hold of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy on PS4. Here are some videos on PS4 Pro, recorded in 4K though the game's resolution doesn't go above 1440p. More to come when we've finished encoding the rest of our footage.
Update: We finally received a code 30 minutes before the embargo lifts, so thanks to Rouge we are on time.
Update 5:One last video added.

Crash 1 - Gameplay #1 (PS4 Pro)
Crash 1 - Gameplay #2 (PS4 Pro)
Crash 2 - Gameplay #1 (PS4 Pro)
Crash 2 - Gameplay #2 (PS4 Pro)
Crash 2 - Gameplay #3 (PS4 Pro)
Crash 3 - Intro (PS4 Pro)
Crash 3 - Gameplay #1 (PS4 Pro)
Crash 3 - Gameplay #2 (PS4 Pro)
Crash 1 - Boulder Dash (PS4 Pro)
Crash 2 - Gameplay #4 (PS4 Pro)

All comments

Commented on 2017-06-29 16:11:53
The camera movement is 60fps?.....Or is it just me?
Commented on 2017-06-29 16:23:56 In reply to DFGHTENNIS
I think it's just you. :)
Commented on 2017-06-29 17:54:23
Ugh, Drift was that you playing? Your wastefulness of fruit and boxes gave me physical pain!! I was already planning on getting this but now I need digital so I can get it ASAP. I must untrigger myself!
Commented on 2017-06-29 18:15:28 In reply to Phaethon360
I've never played the series, was too old at the time to enjoy cute stupid heroes. :P

Plus I was lent the game at 1 pm and had to have videos ready for 4 with about 30 minutes of encoding for each so it's not like I really had time to try to play well. :)
Commented on 2017-06-29 18:51:55 In reply to Driftwood
Lol I gotcha. Crash was the first game I played on PS1 so it hits me in the feels.
Commented on 2017-06-29 19:04:17 In reply to Phaethon360
I hope I play better in the third one so you can sleep well tonight. Videos are encoding, but I've just added one more from Crash 2.
Commented on 2017-06-29 19:46:57 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
I've never played the series, was too old at the time to enjoy cute stupid heroes. :P
Blasphemous heresy!!!

I hope you at least redeemed yourself in the eyes of the lord by playing CTR - Crash Team Racing (much better than Mario Kart at the time). Otherwise your sinful soul will forever be damned.

Also, if you played Spyro: The Dragon games, but didn't Crash Bandicoot, not only will your soul be in eternal damnation, but it will also receive 1.000 times more punishment for an even greater sin!

PS. The games look lovely. :)
Commented on 2017-06-29 20:12:27 In reply to Sdarts
Posted by Sdarts
Blasphemous heresy!!!

I hope you at least redeemed yourself in the eyes of the lord by playing CTR - Crash Team Racing (much better than Mario Kart at the time). Otherwise your sinful soul will forever be damned.

Also, if you played Spyro: The Dragon games...
You're kidding? I was a grown-up then. :D
Commented on 2017-06-29 20:22:08
wow, the terminator spheres on Crash 3 look really bad and not really that well recreated, always liked how they were rendered on crash 3. its in the little things and
why VV is a mid-tier developer.
Commented on 2017-06-29 23:28:15 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
I was a grown-up then. :D
I was a teenager back then, what's your point? XD
Commented on 2017-06-30 01:03:18 In reply to Sdarts
"Much better than Mario Kart" .... Now that`s HERESY!
Commented on 2017-06-30 01:39:41 In reply to r2d3
Posted by r2d3
"Much better than Mario Kart" .... Now that`s HERESY!
He ain't wrong.

The nostalgia is strong with this one. I can't even imagine they've aged particularly well, but i still want it. Graphics are great.
Commented on 2017-06-30 02:46:40 In reply to r2d3
Posted by r2d3
"Much better than Mario Kart" .... Now that`s HERESY!
Absolutely not. I could write a "wall of text", but instead I will leave you with a GameSpot thread on which is better, Crash Team Racing or Mario Kart 64. You will see arguments by many people as to why one is better than the other. Though in the end, Crash Team Racing wins.

GameSpot - Which do you prefer? Mario Kart 64 or Crash Team Racing?
https://www.gamespot.com/forums/games-discussion-1...

Then there's the Reviews and User Scores:

GameRankings:

Crash Team Racing = 91.78%
Mario Kart 64 = 87.01%

MetaCritic:

Crash Team Racing = 88 (User Score = 8.9)
Mario Kart 64 = 83 (User Score = 8.7)

Outside of these, there's no way to argument which is better. But both critics and users gave Crash Team Racing a higher overall score than Mario Kart 64. So let that be the final word on the subject.
Commented on 2017-06-30 02:50:40
Crash Team Racing was all that and a bag of chips! Tbh I couldn't get back into Mario Kart until I played MK7.
Commented on 2017-06-30 08:54:48
How is it that your videos is 60 fps, but the game itself runs at 30?
Commented on 2017-06-30 09:03:21 In reply to nicolailarsen91
Video output on consoles is 59.94, so videos are recorded and encoded at the same framerate to avoid problems. We've already explained it hundreds of times. I know you're new, but I'm not going into details again. What you have to know is:

1. it does not change how the game looks in motion (it does not make it smoother in the videos).
2. if we encoded the videos at 30, it might ad some problems the game does not suffer from.

Hope it helps understand.
Commented on 2017-06-30 10:34:42 In reply to Driftwood
And 30 FPS games with bad framepacing would lose some frames, as the simplest way to convert a 60 FPS video to 30 is to remove odd or even frames.
Also, this type of game may look smoother sometimes when converted to 30 whereas in reality the bad framepacing introduces stutter, so that would not represent the real game.
Commented on 2017-06-30 12:15:25 In reply to Sdarts
Posted by Sdarts
Absolutely not. I could write a "wall of text", but instead I will leave you with a GameSpot thread on which is better, Crash Team Racing or Mario Kart 64. You will see arguments by many people as to why one is better than the other. Though in the end, Crash Team Racing wins.

GameSpot - Which do you prefer? Mario Kart 64 or Crash Team Racing?
https://www.gamespot.com/forums/games-discussion-1...

Then there's the Reviews and User Scores:

GameRankings:

Crash Team Racing = 91.78%
Mario Kart 64 = 87.01%

MetaCritic:

Crash Team Racing = 88 (User Score = 8.9)
Mario Kart 64 = 83 (User Score = 8.7)

Outside of these, there's no way to argument which is better. But both critics and users gave Crash Team Racing a higher overall score than Mario Kart 64. So let that be the final word on the subject.
sony need to get naughty dog to make a new one tbh.
Commented on 2017-06-30 15:35:06
This looks fantastic, well done VV.
Commented on 2017-06-30 20:03:14 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
sony need to get naughty dog to make a new one tbh.
I really, really, freaking really want a new Crash Team Racing. But that's just my very crazy dreaming brain's wildest wishes. (But... it's not impossible.)
Commented on 2017-07-01 02:43:18 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
I've never played the series, was too old at the time to enjoy cute stupid heroes. :P
oh my god blasphemy. even in my older years, i would never turn up the chance to play the remake.
Commented on 2017-07-01 16:16:18
So how old are you Drift? :D
Commented on 2017-07-01 16:23:01 In reply to aphex187
You don't want to know. :D
Commented on 2017-07-01 17:01:33
Haha ;)

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