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Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Hands-On Impressions: Nimble Nostalgia Ride | Wccftech

Is Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled the next evolution of kart racing? Does it top what Mario Kart 8 did five years ago? Get the full lowdown!

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-Foxtrot1823d ago

" Does it top what Mario Kart 8 did five years ago? Once again, no "

Mario Kart 8 didn't have a campaign like mode and the battle mode, compared to previous games, was half finished which they only fixed in the new Deluxe version

That alone in my opinion lets CTR top it.

Jackhass1823d ago

Eh, Mario Kart 8 definitely wasn't "half finished," but if you prefer CTR, more power to ya!

-Foxtrot1823d ago

I said the battle mode

It was, I don't know why people can't admit it, Mario Kart 8 is the only Battle Mode in the entire Mario Kart franchise to use actual race courses.

Compare the battle mode in Mario Kart 8 to the battle mode in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, you'll see the difference straight away. They didn't even have full battle arenas

Block City, Tart Top, Chain Chomp Wheel, Skyscraper,Sweet Sweet Kingdom? Nope

Why use actual race courses for the types of modes offered and how they are supposed to be made? It made zero sense.

Razmiran1822d ago

In content
But no other Kart game plays as well as Mario Kart 8

EddieNX 1822d ago

CTR is no no way near as Good as MK8. Stop kidding yourself. MK8 is a perfect game.

-Foxtrot1822d ago

Perfect? Despite my battle mode point above? Lol it’s really not. You do know what perfect means right?

To be honest you think any Nintendo game is perfect anyway so...

Profchaos1822d ago

It's not meant to be it's a re make of a 20 odd year old game if they deviated from the remake aspect fans looking for a nostalgia hit would hate it.

Re make of 20 year old title vs a relatively new Mario kart feels like that comparison is a bit like why didn't crash Bandicoot nsane trilogy feature the same things that Mario odesessy did

yoshatabi1822d ago

Mk8 is pretty boring tbh. That's just my opinion though. Crash was always so much more fun compared to Mario even back in the days

Newmanator1822d ago

Help me here Foxtrot. This guy says there’s no Red Shell and no Super Star powerup.
I’ve only played Mario Kart around 5 times; but isn’t the Bomb the exact same as the red shell and the Masks the same as the super star power??

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Chris_Wray1823d ago

It looks like it could be interesting, certainly seems to have a decent amount of extra content gameplay wise than the mentioned MK8, as -Foxtrot says. I can't say I'm enthused about the 'live service' nonsense though, but I'm sick to the back teeth of live service games already.

KaiPow1823d ago

I could use a better kart racer in my life after Sonic failed to deliver.

Jackhass1823d ago

Yeah, Sonic kind of left it wide open for Crash.

Alexious1822d ago

I'll wait for the inevitable PC release.

zodiac9091822d ago

I bet they will screw up the feel of the controls like they did with N. Sane trilogy -.-

Newmanator1822d ago

Felt the same to me. I know the impact boxes were slightly off or whatever they are called but it just meant a bit more skill was required.

Profchaos1822d ago

Apples to oranges in a way retrospectively the game originally released as an attempt to give PS players a kart racer that could rival the giant that was Mario kart 64 and they did make a solid game but it's unique in its own way I don't think it needs to be compared to Mario kart as the game is a remake of a 90s game it's not meant to compete with Mario kart 8 it's a nostalgia product.

If Nintendo re release mario 64 would they get unfair comparisons like the game doesn't control as well as galaxy

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Obsidian CEO responds to worries Xbox could shut them down, too: 'I'm not worried about tomorrow'

A gray cloud loomed over this year's big summer game showcases: Over 16,000 game developers have lost their jobs since 2023, many of whom were casualties of success at companies that reported huge profits this year. One of the largest cost cutters has been Xbox, which in January cut 1,900 jobs at Activision Blizzard and in May shut down four studios: Tango Gameworks, Arkane Austin, Alpha Dog Games, and Roundhouse Games. The closure of Tango was taken especially hard, as the studio was still basking in the light of Hi-Fi Rush, a critical and commercial success by all of Microsoft's metrics.

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SimpleSlave12h ago(Edited 12h ago)

I mean, you should be. Because we now know and understand that even if Avowed is a hit it doesn't mean the studio is safe.

I hope that they're able to buy out their own Studio, like Toys for Bob's did, maybe some of their IPs as well, and go the Larian Studios route instead. We still need a sequel to Alpha Protocol after all. So here's hoping for the best.

Listen to your leaders, rather, good luck!

Einhander197211h ago

Ok, fair enough.

As much as we all want another Alpha Protocol only Sega can make that happen.

porkChop10h ago

Honestly, it would be pretty cheap to get the IP rights from Sega. They've done nothing with it and weren't interested in a sequel. But I'd be fine with just a spiritual successor that builds on what they were trying to do with AP.

SimpleSlave10h ago

@Einhander19721h
It's all good.

But to be fair, while SEGA does own the IP and Published the game, it was Obsidian who created the IP and helped bring it back from the dead. So it's only fitting that they should be the ones to work on a proper sequel. And hopefully with a proper budget this time around.

My point is that I want them to stick around for this to happen. But on the current position they're in, things are bleak is all I'm saying.

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shinoff218311h ago

I would imagine. They've been around for awhile.

Hotpot9h ago

Well I mean, even if he's actually worried there's no way he'll say that publicly..

just_looken8h ago

na this team tossed out the outer worlds grounded that both made money and they have outer worlds 2 on the back burner sense 2021
https://www.pcgamer.com/the...

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Lightning7712h ago

Of course they're gonna feign confidence. They're about to release a game so they wanna look strong as possible. I know for a fact they're deathly afraid, I would be to and they absolutely should be.

I'm afraid for them right now. MS can't be trusted.