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Crash of the Titans (Xbox 360)

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Manufacturer: Sierra / Genre: Action

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      18.03.2009 23:44

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      Classic

      This is a game for little children all for people who loved crash bandicoot as a child. It is not the same as the original crash bandicoot but is still very enjoyable. In this game the idea is to 'jack' the different animals which at the start i did not understand but as you go along it becomes easier and easier. Towards the end of the game it does get very hard but i am sure most children and adults could complete it. If you want to play with a friend then they can play alongside you in story mode as this game does not support xbox live. Me and my friend spent hours playing it so for any brothers and sisters im sure they would to. This game is really only for people who like platform, role playing or people who simply loved crash bandicoot as a child. Its a must buy for your children !

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      29.10.2008 14:53
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      only buy if you are a crash fan

      crash of the titans is a game that i find very very different from the other crash games but then comes the question is it different in a good way.

      i think it is but there are a few thing that could have been inproved for example the the length and time it takes to complete the game i played this game for 1 hour straight and had completed 75% of it and this is a real set back as i expected more from a game that had such a reputation. aswell as easy completion the extras and bonus items are unreasonable hard to unlock mking the game boring after completion.
      however the game is not all that bad the new aspect of being abl to take control of the enemy is a clever little twist that amuses younger players like a month old baby the way they made the abilitie to take control of the enemy was poorly done but with such potential it seemed worse than it was however if you are a crash fan then you may still like this game.

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        07.10.2008 14:27
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        A fun game, which anybody can pick up

        Crash of the Titans is a fantastic addition to the series, its a great new way to revamp the series and was a lot of fun to play.

        Graphics wise Crash Bandicoot is full of colour, and warped and weird enemies. The levels are so attractive, nothing less then I would expect from a Crash Bandicoot game. The new Crash looks bigger and tougher but still as scruffy as ever and the cut-scenes might not be on the level of games like Final Fantasy but so what!

        At first I did find it strange that Crash was punching his enemies rather then spinning but its a welcome addition to the platformer. Eventually you unlock the move "old school" which allows you to spin anyway. The different moves all make the experience so much more enjoyable however often you may find you rarely need to use the combos as just punching your way through can be enough. I suppose one flaw could be at times the game is too easy but then again it is supposed to be playable by all and does meet that requirement.

        Jumping and climbing as well as sliding around on ledges made me feel I was in a less serious version of tomb-raider, which was great, all the fun from the action game without the tensity.

        As for the titans each has their own special ability and it is pretty fun to use them and jump from titan to titan.

        In terms of longetivity the game has plenty of extras but not an impossibly ridiculous amount like some of the previous crash games. The only annoying thing is you may have to play the level several times just to unlock something like a new skin for Crash. There also Mojo rooms a small mini-game with different relativley challenging tasks such as collect crystals or defeat enemies within a time-limit.

        Overall I loved the game and thought it is great fun to play with family, it is definitely recommended to younger children, older gamers won't find the same action as Jak and Daxter 2 but the game will keep you busy for some time.
        Musically the scores are similar, each level with its own funky jungle beats.

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          25.08.2008 12:44
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          Good game.

          Crash Of The Titans is A action platform gamer for the Microsoft Xbox 360 games console.

          In this game you play as Crash Bandicoot the classic game icon from the days of the original Sony PlayStation. Crash must once again defeat your arch enemy Dr. Neo Cortex.

          In this game you will be doing lots of running around, jumping and solving basic puzzles. A typical platform game. The biggest new feature introduced is the ability to jump on the creatures in the game and take control of them .

          This is really quite fun as you can control of many different types of creatures with lots of special abilities. This adds a new Depth to the game and makes it worth playing as the creature's have different attacks, and strengths and weaknesses. There is also an upgrade system, by collecting orbs in the game you can upgrade Crash with new abilities which make the game more fun and adds more depth.

          The graphics are reasonable with good looking characters and colourful backgrounds, though you can tell this game does not really push the envelope when it comes to graphics.

          If you enjoyed the older Crash Bandicoot games you will enjoy this somewhat return to form of your favourite orange hero.

          You can get this fun game for about £30.00 which is a reasonable deal and it is fun for the whole family.

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          29.04.2008 14:25
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          A decent enough platformer for younger gamers

          For many years the Sony Playstation never had an iconic character to call its own and in many ways it still does not. Sega always had Sonic, a once proud blue hedgehog who will now appear in any game for food. Nintendo of course have the mighty Mario, a character who still has a decent reputation of only appearing in at least half decent games. So what of Sony? The likes of Solid Snake, Lara Croft, Jax and Daxter, all have their place but they have never appeared solely on Sony hardware, or if they have they are not as famous as Sonic and Mario. For a while the lead icon on Sony platforms was none other than Crash Bandicoot, now even he appears on other consoles. Can Crash relive the magic of yesteryear on the 360?

          Gameplay

          The basic Crash Bandicoot gameplay has not much changed in 10 years or so and the same happens here in 'Crash of the Titans'. You play as Crash and must traverse a series of platforming levels from start to finish. To aid you are a series of moves that help in a fight as well as a magic mask. The area that makes Crash different to other platformers is the perspective. Crash runs from the bottom of the screen away, rather than side to side. Even in a generation were more 3D platforming can be done this is mainly the type of platforming that occurs in 'Titans'.

          The one area that does differ from the previous games in the series is Crash's ability to hijack larger enemies. By knocking the enemy about a bit Crash will have the chance to jump on their backs and control them. He can now use their superior power and abilities to complete the level. In may parts of the game you must jack smaller enemies and make your way up to the largest foe. This means that end of level bosses in particular need some thought as to how you will become strong enough to defeat them. I found it a decent enough style of gameplay, but that it did not mix up enough over the many levels. For younger children looking for a first platformer it may suit, but older gamers will feel like it has not moved on enough from the PS1 days. (3 out of 5)


          Characters/Story

          This is one of the areas that I think 'Crash' has always done well and it remains the same here. Crash himself is rather mute as he is meant to be a little stupid. Luckily for us the surrounding cast are anything but and we are introduced to a genuinely amusing group of neurosis ridden characters. Dr Cortex and his niece Nina are probably the best as they bicker about who is the most evil. Sierra went as far as to allow you to ease drop on some of the smaller enemies' conversations as they gossip about the boss. Dr Gin also particularly amusing as he has a breakdown as you get closer to his hiding place. The fact that all the characters are slightly whacky may irritate some people, but seeing as the age group the game is aimed at is pre teen that is no problem for me. (4 out of 5)


          Longevity

          At around 10 hours there is a significant amount of game length here. In fact I felt that if the game had gone on for too much longer that it would have outstayed its welcome as level 1 and the last level are not too dissimilar. To add longevity for people willing to go back to the game is a series of hidden dolls in the game that can be collected for bonuses and achievement points. In terms of achievement points alone there are not a huge amount that are not earned just by playing the game through once. (4 out of 5)

          Graphics

          With colourful and clear graphics there is nothing to say that 'Crash of the Titans' looks bad. It's just that the simplicity means that it is not testing the HD consoles to their maximum. I would have preferred more detailed backgrounds with more activity like in 'Ratchet and Clank'. By keeping their design simple Sierra has only just managed to make their game look better than a previous generation title. This is probably due to the fact the game has been made for not only the PS3/360, but also the Wii and PS2. I imagine that the experience on the lesser consoles is not too dissimilar to the one I played. (3 out of 5)

          Level Design

          Perhaps the one area where 'Crash of the Titans' shows its last generation roots is in level design. As mentioned before the Crash series has always taken the unusual style of playing from the screen upwards. This originally would have been a way of coping with insufficient hardware, now this obstacle no longer exists. Unfortunately you would not think so as the linearity of the game is so obvious and the lack of freedom stifling at times. Another issue is that although enjoyable for a long time, the levels do become boringly similar before you conclude. (2 out of 5)

          Sound

          'Crash of the Titans' produces decent sound effects and music throughout. None of it really stands out, but it is all in keeping with the nature of the game. The voice acting is of a highly quality, with the actors used being similar to that you would find on a Saturday morning cartoon. (3 out of 5)

          Summary

          Overall it has to be said that 'Crash of the Titans' was an enjoyable game. However, after the initial few levels I began to feel a little fatigued at playing yet another similar experience. Thankfully, the game ends just before it become too tiresome to continue. If Sierra can manage to make the next title in the Crash series a true next generation affair and evolve the game mechanics then the games could go onto even greater success and perhaps make Crash the icon he once was again. (3 out of 5)


          Maker: Sierra RRP £50
          Amazon uk £24.96
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          In a nefarious plot to unleash destruction, Crash’s arch-nemeses, Neo and Nina Cortex, have mutated the creatures of Crash’s island into monstrous abominations! Never one to shirk from danger, our orange furry friend finds that with his potent mix of wacky bravado and daredevil action he is able to hijack the titanic monsters and wield their immense powers against each other! Bring on the titans!