For some reason, when the Crash N-Sane Trilogy was released on Switch, I bought it. I don't know why. I have zero nostalgia for the series. I think Crash is a pretty silly mascot, to be honest. And it was from an era of 3D platformers that I found clunky. I remember playing some of that first game with my high school girlfriend's little brother and thinking it was fairly terrible.
Anyway, I got that trilogy on Switch, and played some of the third game, which is generally considered the best one. At least that's according to HG101. And when I played it I thought it was... just okay. Not TERRIBLE. But not great. Or even all that good.
So why am I playing the first game now? Because I'm a glutton for punishment apparently.
I'll start with the (few) positives. Crash looks alright. I guess. For a remastered PlayStation 3D game, it looks alright. And it had some alright ideas. The running into/out-of the screen gimmick was at least unique and interesting.
But that's it for kind words.
This game sucks. I don't like Crash, the character. I don't like the music. Or the art style. Or the way platforming feels. Or the world. Or the hit detection. Or the unfair ramps in difficulty. I basically think this first game is trash.
I suppose I think it's somewhat important to look into games that have some place in video game history. I've had this project going for years where I try to play all the games that were featured on the covers of Nintendo Power and Game Informer, as it has become (in my mind) a list of games that were hyped in their day.
But Crash doesn't feel like a piece of history worth revisiting. I just don't enjoy this game at all. Yet sadly, I'll probably at least try the second game in the series as it was also featured on a GI cover. And I own it as part of this crappy trilogy.