Metal Arcade: Joseph Cifala writes:
Activision may have tried to put Crash Bandicoot out to pasture, but two die-hard fans are bringing him back in a new adventure called Crystal’s Wrath.
Crash Bandicoot will always be my hero.
I grew up at the height of the Mario and Sonic feud and was the odd one out who preferred Crash Bandicoot, mostly because I had a PlayStation. I’ve never played Super Mario 64 – no, my youth was spent in the virtual outback hunting crystals and gems and guys with Ns on their heads. Being a lifelong fan, I followed Crash into the next generations (after the series went multi-platform and was out of developer Naughty Dog’s hands). I’m even in the minority that believes the last game (Crash: Mind Over Mutant) was pretty good. After greenlighting a reboot of the franchise, Activision up and killed the series to focus on more profitable titles like Call of Duty. So for the past four years I’ve been waiting for the triumphant return of the marsupial, to no avail.
Then I discovered Crash Bandicoot: Crystal’s Wrath.