Gaming Nexus writes: "I'll be completely honest with you; I haven't played a Crash Bandicoot game since the second game on the original PlayStation back in the mid-1990s. It's not that I disliked Naughty Dog's smart-mouthed mascot character; it's that the Mario and Sonic series seemed to be doing the exact same thing, only better. I looked forward to taking Crash: Mind Over Mutant a spin, if only to see if the series brought back good memories. What I found wasn't exactly nostalgic, but it's also not the worst platformer on the Xbox 360 either. It's somewhere in the middle, which is exactly where I would expect a Crash Bandicoot game to be.
The Crash that I remember was a linear action game that had you running through narrow levels collecting fruit and spinning around. I was surprised to find out that this new Crash Bandicoot features larger levels with a lot more variety. And while in some ways this is a good thing, the result ultimately feels a lot less like the old school Crash and more like a cheap Jak & Daxter rip-off. Any way you look at it, Mind Over Mutant is an average action game peppered with a few moments of brilliance."