Is there still a place for the 1996 mascot on current gen consoles?
ofcousre can stand, easily and even create a new fans ...it depends what studio will develop the game. While many say for ND i disagree. ND lost all its original staff and has specialized in other type of games..though many other studios could bring him back correctly (imo Japan Studios), even could use original creators (Gavin etc) as advisors ...but one thing is undisputed to be a quality game again --> must be bought back by Sony and be treated as 1st party game or mascot....any multiplatform try by Activision will be futile and by default failed
Maybe it can, maybe it can't, depends on the quality of the product.
sometimes nostalgia can get the best of us. not sure if that type of game is still just as fun today. all i remember was smashing crates
It won't work in today's market in the sense that it'll be a huge seller. It'll be on the level of something like Knack for sales purposes - regardless of how well the game is reviewed.
Thekhurg you will be suprised.. knack sold really well and there was even talk of a sequel. Some higher profile games this gen struggle to sell a million but knack sold over 1.5m.
It depends on quality yes, but they need to modernize all its mechanics and add even more. Plus linearity has to go and be replaced with smart 3D level design. Crash has a big chance to succeed in the hands of talented dev that can appreciate this IP.
It's a different world. Kids these days plays FPS rather than platformers. The first PS1 audience would appreciate.
It has "meh" chances. It would have to change a bit
Wow wth, everyone suddenly friggin forgot about one similar game, Ratchet and Clank which ONLY RECENTLY released, is a huge success, having high metascore and breaking its own record, proving with concrete evidence the genre still has a big market. lol, look at the username of 'concerned' people, most of them are XB fanboys. Well thanks for your 'concern' but don't worry dudebro... the market is there, now it's up to Sony whether they make it a great game or no.
R&c gameplay is very different to the basic Crash gameplay though.
Yes, It can stand. I am not trying to be mean but Crash Bandicoot doesn't need this NaughtyDog anymore since they moved on with a new crew who make more realistic and serious stories now rather it need Jason and original crews to make it to keep its original state so either PlayStation make a new studio just for Crash Bandicoot or make a third team/ sister studio of NaughtyDog.
It would need some new gameplay mechanics other than the spin attack and jumping on crates
Getting advice from a pure Xbox fanboy like you is like asking an oil company in what ways we should transition to alternate source of energy.
Lol did my opinion raise your blood pressure? Lol
Yeah it did. I had a blood pressure monitor next to me while I read your comment
He's terrible usually but in that case he's spot on.
I agree. I just don't see crash bandicoot making a impact in today's market with just a spin. I'll get boring fast
But Mario can stick to the same gameplay? I think Crash will do well. Yes, it also needs new stuff, but the core gameplay shouldn't change
Only If the originators, Naughty Dog is developing it. Anybody else doing it is a waste of time. This game been past to 7 different developer studios after Naughty Dog and the series just got weaker and weaker, sales got worse and worst until nobody wanted to be bothered with it, which is pretty much why the franchise died in the first place. If it's not ND, Don't even bother. Only ND can revive the Crash Bandicoot franchise.
Problem with that is the actual creators of Crash Bandicoot, Andy Gavin and Jason Rubin have left Naughty Dog. The last ND Crash Bandicoot was released in 1999. How many of the original team that made the ND Crash Bandicoot games do you think are left at the studio anyway?
Beats me, All I'm saying is I don't trust the Crash franchise with anybody else but Naughty Dog.
I wouldn't say that. There's many developers out there capable of handling this franchise. The main problem was that the franchise was passed on to half-ass developers (and were giving very rushed development schedules). Developers like Ready at Dawn (Daxter PSP), Sanzaru Games (Sly4), etc. have shown that they can handle Sony platformers. It doesn't have to be Naughty Dog developing it.
Only if its at $40 like Ratchet and Clank
I don't get why you're getting dislikes for that. This is a very logical way to market the game.
Why? because it's SP only?
games like that can only be $40. its a great price range. mainly because its SP only and once you collect everything the game is useless. like to me Ratchet and Clank is useless, i got the platinum trophy for it and traded it in right after. not because the game is bad or anything, its just that i did everything i needed to do and i will never play it again until the sequel comes out. remember when Twisted Metal came out for Ps3 and it was $60...and the game wasn't that good...and it got bad reviews. imagine if Crash came out at $60 and the same thing happens to it, people are more likely to give a game a shot if its at $40 over $60
I wonder that too... a new crash game would be awesome though!
By looking at ratchet and clanks success one can see how the franchise can thrive in today's world. There's a lot of people out there that want these platformers back.
If it's made by the right people yes it can
Exactly this. I'd be intrigued to see a new Crash game but some things are best left in the past.
Well they could do a reboot of a old game like insomniac did for R&C
As a $40 game like Ratchet & Clank, it could be successful.
On Nintendo maybe
Let's be honest, Nintendo is doing way better than your console of choice, lol.
Honestly, the PS4 is my console of choice for multiplats. Mostly because of the controller and buddies. It's not any more complicated than that. Nintendo isn't doing better than Microsoft either though.. What a random thing to say lol. I don't want them or Nintendo to fail. That's a pretty dumb way of looking at things.
I'm a huge fan of Sony but i honestly think ppl are way off base in thinking Crash can be a contemporary AAA game, and be successful. Jak and Dax, Ratchet and Clank, even Medievil could be made into a compelling and modern AAA game. I just don't see Crash in that same light. He doesn't really talk, nor is he very relatable. What type of story could they make? He doesn't even use weapons. Crash is a product of the 90's and i see nothing more than a $20 digital download in his future. Let Sumo Digital make a fun Crash platformer, release it for $20 and call it a day. Ppl are putting too much stock in this.
Mario barely even talk plus Mario power are almost the same and still very popular today so I don't see the problem with Crash Bandicoot. (Mario main series he can jump, double jump, slam, punch, fire ball, Glyde, ice ball, turn little or bigger or giant or turn rainbow, swim under water, sacrifice yoshi.) (Crash main series he can jump, double jump, slam, Spin, slide, hukahuka, dance(Mario can't dance), ride a motorcycle, swim under water, ride a jet pack, troll it's creator) This shows Crash Bandicoot can live on today, only on PlayStation.
Answer: Yes , Why? If Ratchet & Clank then so is Crash Bandicoot !!
If done well, yes. The question is will it be done well? If Activision are involved I doubt it will, as they'll probably do a cheap cash-in like they do with pretty much everything not called Call of Duty.
yes if done right. ratchet and clank on ps4 just sold quite well for sony/insomniac there is a market for games like this on playstation
Hell yeah! There's definitely still a market for mascot platformers if theyre done right. Hell why doesn't someone make a spiritual-successor ala Yooka-Laylee?! The Crash and Spyro games along with Final Fantasy is how Sony stole the industry from Nintendo. If you were gaming then those were the classics of the era. Id definitely play a new version of any of those.
Activision can't do right with the Crash Bandicoot IP, so I'd say no
Why yes it does. Strange question. It's like asking somebody if they like sex.
Why the he'll wouldn't it!?!
Don't know. For it to be a full price game, for me it would need to be open like 64 or Sunshine....who am I kifding all I really want is a true 3d Mario again...😥
Of course, there's always going to be a younger crowd who may not be ready for T/M rated games, so i wouldnt see why a parent or someone who's a big fan of the series wouldnt pick up a copy and support the franchise. My only 2 cents is they should have a realistic budget cap for the game since its clear its not going to sell as other games intended for a older audience (GTA/COD/BF/DARKSOULS).
Short answer, no. Long answer, not even worth writing. Nostalgia is a bitch for sure, but this game in modern times would be a joke without MAJOR evolution, and even then, it would be a fallback to ps1 gamers more than modern competition beside giants like FF15, Star Citizen, Bloodborne or any modern masterpiece. It would be just like the Ratchet and Clank reboot. Yea, on PAPER it sounds super great, and due to PS's rating system and culture, it got super great ratings, and nostalgia boys hopped all over it... But in the end, it was just a really cringey relic from the past with a new coat of paint. Boring story, boring/linear as FK gameplay. Game got praised because 1: It's on it's way to having pixar movie graphics, and 2: It's a PS exclusive, which is heavily bias. And tbh?... 3, because games released this year SUCKED and people were desperate to play something.
Obviously you didn't play it. Jackball
Mr. Troll you can't trick us with your false words.
Definitely. It's a great classic platformer that would do well in this gen. I mean, if Mario can still sell well on Nintendo platforms, Crash Bandicoot sure can as well. It's not really about the number of consoles out there to be honest, but about the attach rate. There's plenty of PS fans that have played all of the consoles up until now that will most definitely buy the game. Ratchet and Clank is a great example of this.
Uncharted 4 spoilers: When Drake was playing Crash Bandicoot, he aaid Crash should climb like he does. What if the next Crash plays mostly like a traditional Crash game, but mix elements of Uncharted (like climbing, swiging from vines instead of rope). It would continue a somewhat Uncharted-like gameplay (minus the guns) while still feeling like a Crash game. This could modernize it more.
With Ratchet & Clank managing to top the UK charts beating out games like Dark Souls III I'd say HELL YEAH it could stand a chance. Plus arguably Crash has the bigger fan base, since it's existed for one more console generation then R&C has as well.
I'd have to say it would depend on how much funding and attention they put on it. Anything can be good or bad depending on those things...
I liked it a lot back then, but personally have no interest in that sort of game anymore .
no it doesn't
It would need to be completely rebooted before having any chance at today's market. Kind of like what Rayman Origins did. Personally, I wouldn't care much for it unless they changed it a lot. Even back when it came out, I found it too simplistic besides the likes of Mario 64, Spyro, etc. MediEvil though is a different story. I want a new atmospheric gothic adventure through The Kingdom of Gallowmere!
Nostalgia will definitely play a huge factor in this. However, I think 3D platformers still have a place in this gaming landscape. Take a look at all these games released: Ratchet and Clank Future sereis (PS3) Ratchet and Clank 2016 (PS4) Mario Galaxy 1+2 (Wii) Super Mario 3D World (WiiU) Sly 4 (PS3) All these games were very well recieved. A couple of them mentioned above are considered to be some of the best games on their respective consoles. 3D platformers still have a welcoming audience within this industry. Obviously, for the new Crash game, they'd have to tune things up a bit. They can't just make the games play exactly like the first 3 (which were pretty much the Donkey Kong Country games on the SNES but in 3D platforming perspective instead of 2D sidescrolling). They'd have to make the games a bit more open, maybe even like Crash Twinsanity. That game was considered to be one of the best Crash games outside of NaughtyDog.
Maybe if handled right, but I doubt it. It would be a better fit on Nintendo.
Yes it can, but IMO the formula needs some shaping up. They intented Crash to go the way of the first Jak game before the departure, so I guess they (whoever is going to make the next Crash) should take some inspiration from there, but dividing the world from larger hub areas and "adventure levels" (like transistioning from one major area to another in Jak 1) into smaller classical Crash type of levels with certain goals.
ND should develop new IPs, now that they are done with Uncharted. With Crash, it's a lose lose situation. If u keep the same gameplay formula as the classic PS1 games. Then people will complain that its the "same old thing in hd graphics". If u change it too much, then people again complain that it's not Crash anymore. Honestly its nostalgia getting the better of us. Take FFVII Remake, they had to change the gameplay to appeal to the modern audience.
Maybe but they would obviously need to add some things to the gameplay. The old games were just way too simple.
I think yes, if did well
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