It is difficult to see a veteran title coming back on the scene and powerfully again after a long absence. Well, Crash Bandicoot 4’s About Time did it in a very special way that is credited to its developers at Bob and Toys, the company that publishes it and its popular series.
The game Crash Bandicoot 4 it’s About Time is completely different from any other part of the series. In our review of the game below, we will mention the positives that made this title truly distinctive and completely different from what we experienced in the previous parts, without any lengthening of the introductions to start.
It should be noted that this title is the eighth part in the series as a whole and the fourth as the main non-sub-part, and it complements the story of the N.San Trilogy game and directs to the story of the third part of the main series. The events of this new part begin when Dr. Cortex returns again to his evil plans. To dominate the world, but his plan this time was different as it opened new horizons that allowed us, players, to experience things completely different from what we were used to.
The Uku mask accidentally opens a time dimension that penetrates all other times and allows the characters to move around and tamper with the worlds however and whenever they want. The mission of "Crash" begins to search and investigate with his sister "Coco" to save the worlds from the absolute evil of "Cortex" and close the dangerous time dimension.
Well, Crash Vacation stumbles in a funny way, but it is known and common that the hero does not know the meaning of comfort, and you too, dear player, will not know it, especially with the many stages and the multiplicity of ideas that I have always found many and difficult to absorb inside the game, which of course did not personally form me a major negative in the game.
The style of play is the best, most beautiful, and wonderful within this part specifically from other parts and copies of the remaster as well, especially since we clearly noticed the great change made by the development team by adding some special touches to them, which in turn will enjoy the player and show him a change that can be described as satisfactory and not only an increase In the number of stages and characters.
The crash will climb, roll between the ropes, and slide on the branches. These are the completely new things that Crash will do throughout the game and through many stages and beautifully designed tasks. As for the facial expressions resulting from each action, this is a story in itself.
The game preserved its distinctive and unique classic character that we saw in the generation of the nineties, and at the same time, we noticed some modern touches from the development team on the style of play in particular, for example in one stage the camera will switch from three-dimensional to two-dimensional in just seconds and smoothly You won't notice when it happens.
Crash now has new moves that he does against the enemies, for example, the spinning movement that we used to see in the previous parts, as well as jumping over the heads of enemies, and we also have masks that give the character supernatural abilities such as the ability to temporarily stop time and give the character a temporary shield against the strikes of enemies and this is what we consider an immigrant New to the series.
You, as a player, have two options. The first is that you play the game in a modern style, which in turn will ensure that you get save points inside the stage so that when the character dies, it returns to the last point of preservation, also in this particular option you will get completely new stages and new enemies with surprising abilities, this is an option From two distinct options, we will talk about the last one below.
The second left, which is the Retro phase, we can say that this developer of Hardcore Gamers, this phase is more difficult than its predecessor, as one of its characteristics is the absence of conservation points within the stages, and this means that when the player dies inside the phase, he will have to start it again, personally if not I advise the player to jump to this phase directly, but rather to warm up in the first modern phase.
We will devote aside in this review to talk about the design of the distinct stages within the game, for honesty the game developers are counted to make a great effort and invest it inside the game, the design is, to say the least beautiful and distinctive and one of the best designs I have seen in any platform game released this year, you will notice the ingenuity of the development team In using each design with its own world, the fact that the game talks about worlds and times, for example, we have the stages of the Stone Age and the stages of ice and others.
He developed the online competition as beautifully as possible. Its idea is simple, light, and nice. The idea lies in the topic of competition where players will be able to compete with each other within a distinct idea, which is whoever breaks the largest possible number of boxes wins, or we have another idea for this phase which is the Time Trial stages and I think that everyone knows the meaning of this difficult phase.
- A touching story and in the right direction.
- A fun and entertaining style of play suitable for all types of players.
- The graphics are the coolest in the current generation among the recently released parts.
- Design the stages carefully and give it a varied character.
- The voices of the characters make your day laughing.
- Huge population in stages.
- No significant recurrence.
- Technical bugs that require a set of modest updates.
- Difficulty finding players in the online mode.