Though I was many years behind when it came to experiencing the original Crash Bandicoot trilogy (and even then, it was the N. Sane Trilogy on the PS4), I am pleased to say there is finally a Crash game that I got the opportunity to play not so very long after its release date. Yes, I’m talking about Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, a game I really loved despite some mixed feelings concerning the difficulty level….Continue reading Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time We Got a Crash Game This Good
I decided to start writing little status updates whenever we start a new gameplay series over on our Virtual Bastion YouTube channel. I’m a few days late, but I wanted to let you guys know that we recently started a playthrough of the recently released Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time! Come check it out if you’re interested!
At last, I have completed the entire Spyro Reignited Trilogy with 100% in every game, including trophies and skill points. That means it’s time to finally review the third and final game in the trilogy, Year of the Dragon…and provide just a little overview of my general experience with everyone’s favorite purple dragon. Continue reading Spyro: Year of the Dragon Review
I have now completed the first two Spyro games in the Reignited Trilogy, so it is time for another review. As is often the case with sequels, Spyro 2 adds a lot of new features to the Spyro formula. While there are a lot of improvements, there were plenty of frustrating moments, as well. Let’s get to it! Continue reading Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage Review
For the past decade or so, I have been trying to catch up on the major PS1 games that I had missed. For about $10 per game on Amazon (with a few exceptions), I was able to play all of the old PS1 Final Fantasy games, including a few SNES ones that were remade and bundled with other games. I caught up on the original Crash Bandicoot trilogy thanks to the N. Sane Trilogy. And last of all, to complete my PS1 tour, I have begun the Spyro Reignited Trilogy. I have played through the first game thus far, and below are my thoughts. (If you’re interested, we’re also playing through the full trilogy on our Virtual Bastion Youtube channel.) Continue reading Spyro the Dragon: A Short Review
Another top songs post because, well, why not? After completing the N. Sane Trilogy with the third and final game, Crash Bandicoot: Warped, I thought I’d share with you all my top 3 songs from the game I’m rather tired so this might be a little short, but just as musically informative. Continue reading Top 3 Songs from Crash Bandicoot 3
Not so very long ago, I finally had the pleasure of playing the original Crash Bandicoot game thanks to the N. Sane Trilogy on the PlayStation 4. As you may have noticed by now, I enjoy listing my favorite video game music, and I certainly couldn’t ignore the very first Crash Bandicoot game. Just keep in mind that this list includes music from the updated soundtrack, not the original one from the PS1. But seriously, you can’t deny that Vicarious Visions did an excellent job remaking this game in all respects, music included! And I’m doing a “top 6” list because I wanted to include an… Continue reading Top 6 Songs from Crash Bandicoot
After many long hours of platforming peril, both delightful and frustrating, the Duck has finally completed the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. And almost with 100%, too. While I was able to get 100% in the first two games (minus the relics), I was not able to get the final gem in the third game. Since it, you know, required me to get all those silly relics, gold or higher. Which is…not happening. Though I had planned on writing a separate review for each of these three games, I decided it would be more fun to write a single review comparing my experiences with all of them. Continue reading Comparing Crash Bandicoot 1-3
The Duck’s mission to experience all the classic games I possibly can has been mighty successful these past several years. I’ve played such beloved SNES titles as Super Metroid, EarthBound, and Super Mario RPG. I’ve even caught up on Squaresoft’s Final Fantasy 4-9 and Chrono Trigger. The next set of games I had set my sights on was Naughty Dog’s Crash Bandicoot series from the PS1, a feat that became much easier with the release of the N. Sane Trilogy on the PS4. As of writing this review, I have just managed to complete the very first Crash Bandicoot game, and here are my very interesting (hopefully) thoughts. Continue reading The Duck Finally Plays Crash Bandicoot
“Lost Kingdoms II” is much better than the first game, and the music is no exception. So I listed my top 10 songs from the game with links to Youtube.
10. “Cathedral” is played in the Grenfoel Church. The music, as expected, sounds like it’s played on an organ. It is a bit more dramatic than it needs to be, though.
9. “Obeonix Gorge” is an icy place with pretty music. I like the parts with the harp especially.
8. “Leod VIII’s Theme” is the theme of Leod VIII. I really don’t like this creepy guy, but he has a good theme song. It sounds like a harpsichord and has a bit of a sinister sound to it.
7. “Isamat Urbur” is a really weird place that seems to belong to the Isamat Urbur cultists. The music is simple, with a single sound repeated throughout the whole thing, with a few other sounds added in parts. That repeating sound does a good job at making one feel rather uneasy in that place.
6. “Runestone Caverns” is played in both parts of this level. I love how this music is calm during parts and then it gets all dramatic. It goes well with trudging along through the caves while nothing much is happening, then all of a sudden oh my gosh what is that weird ball of light waaah!!! That’s what it makes me think of.
5. “Krasheen Mountains” is played in the mountains. It is a rather epic song that definitely makes you feel like you’re high in the mountains. I especially like the part that starts around 0:50.
4. “Battle Theme” is the song that plays during boss battles. It is fast and epic.
3. “Bhashea Castle” is a creepy place that was swallowed up by the Black Fog 200 years ago. The music for this level is also very creepy and sounds almost like ghostly voices. I love this song, and it does a good job making me feel lonely and like somebody might be watching me.
2. “Ruldo Forest” is a beautiful, slow song. It fits the area really well and gives the place a mysterious feel. I didn’t really notice certain parts until I really listened, and there are almost mournful sounds at times that gives the place a bit of a lonely feel.
1. “Coliseum” is played in the Sacred Battle Arena. This music is fast and awesome and is the best song of the game.
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