Unreleased Crash game from Radical / Activision

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  1. OKei

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    This could have been a competent Crash game. Of all the Crash games to be cancelled, this one looked like it had serious potential.

    I really like the art design in the game. It looked reminiscent to the first-gen ND Crash titles and the Japanese Crash character design of that time too, something I heartily enjoyed seeing here (I've always enjoyed the ND Crash games and their art style, so seeing that pre-production video enlightened me). And it doesn't look like it would have been too obnoxious in humor and zaniness too.

    I solute this unreleased game and it's developers. Talk about this game. I'm repressing now. :argh:

    (EDIT: Stupid link.)
     
  2. Dark Sonic

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    Hmm, a sort of de-design would have been pretty nice. I hated the style used in the mutant games. Shame this was cancelled. I always have a sort of love for Crash, at least the older PS1 games. I'm playing Crash 2 right now actually haha
     
  3. Ritz

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    <!--quoteo(post=493111:date=Aug 18 2010, 05:08 PM:name=Dark Sonic)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Dark Sonic @ Aug 18 2010, 05:08 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=493111"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Hmm, a sort of de-design would have been pretty nice. I hated the style used in the mutant games.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    What, <a href="http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs44/f/2009/090/5/3/Crasm_Mind_Over_Mutant_OST_by_Kassyaa.png" target="_blank">this</a>? I <I>love</I> that design. Actually, I kind of doubt I could go back to the original Crash at this point. The horse teeth, the fucking retarded eyebrows- nope, completely out of the question.

    Gee, I kind of miss Crash. I'm not sure if this is the game I wanted, though. Chihuahuas with anime eyes just isn't my scene, man.
     
  4. Endri

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    I find it sad how this franchise is threw around from developer to developer with nothing actuall successful being created. Just look at how many Crash games have been scrapped around the years. Hell, two of them were supposed to be released this year.

    The publishers are not treating this franchise right.
     
  5. Dark Sonic

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    <!--quoteo(post=493130:date=Aug 18 2010, 06:24 PM:name=Endri)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Endri @ Aug 18 2010, 06:24 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=493130"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I find it sad how this franchise is threw around from developer to developer with nothing actuall successful being created. Just look at how many Crash games have been scrapped around the years. Hell, two of them were supposed to be released this year.

    The publishers are not treating this franchise right.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    I wasn't even aware of other scrapped Crash games. I wonder what else was under the belt for Crash
     
  6. Phoebius

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    God, what a shame... This design is awesome. I hate the new design of Crash
     
  7. Agobue

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    Crash was one of my favourite games when I was younger, along with Spyro; I have almost every game on the Playstation 1. I remember renting out the then new Playstation 2 Crash games, and I personally didn't enjoy them. Even though the graphics were better, the gameplay unfortunately for me felt rushed. It's such a shame that Crash has ironically gone the same way as Spyro.
     
  8. Diablohead

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    THe new crash look is terrible, that footage in the video looked so good, the more solid colours work better for crash and give it that toon look.
     
  9. Thousand Pancake

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    The whole video game industry tends to reject good ideas that are even the slightest bit strange to them, often because disc based games today are very expensive to produce with little payoff. Downloads have gone some way to buck the trend, but the high cost of devkits for game consoles can still make this expensive. Moreover, the longevity of downloadable console games is questionable, as there is often no way for the average user to back up a download.

    I just wish there was a better way to do this. Specifically if it would lead to more games like this one to become un-cancelled.

    On second thought, it looks like Activision might have cancelled this because to them, the graphics looked a little too primitive for it to sell.
     
  10. Varion Icaria

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    Well that video is gone :\
     
  11. Lanzer

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    <img src="http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/9670/fuckyouactivision.png" border="0" class="linked-image" /> :argh:

    Why exactly is bungie having anything to do with these dicks?...
     
  12. OKei

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    <!--quoteo(post=493620:date=Aug 19 2010, 09:51 PM:name=Lanzer)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Lanzer @ Aug 19 2010, 09:51 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=493620"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><img src="http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/9670/fuckyouactivision.png" border="0" class="linked-image" /> :argh:<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    They can go to hell.

    Fuck.
     
  13. Quarterman

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    <!--quoteo(post=493620:date=Aug 19 2010, 09:51 PM:name=Lanzer)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Lanzer @ Aug 19 2010, 09:51 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=493620"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><img src="http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/9670/fuckyouactivision.png" border="0" class="linked-image" /> :argh:

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    It's Activision. Show of hands, who's shocked? I really lost my respect for this company. This whole "fuck the fans" attitude is appalling. No wonder Infinity Ward had such a problem with them.
     
  14. Phos

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    <!--quoteo(post=493121:date=Aug 18 2010, 08:43 PM:name=Ritz)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Ritz @ Aug 18 2010, 08:43 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=493121"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->What, <a href="http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs44/f/2009/090/5/3/Crasm_Mind_Over_Mutant_OST_by_Kassyaa.png" target="_blank">this</a>? I <I>love</I> that design. Actually, I kind of doubt I could go back to the original Crash at this point. The horse teeth, the fucking retarded eyebrows- nope, completely out of the question.

    Gee, I kind of miss Crash. I'm not sure if this is the game I wanted, though. Chihuahuas with anime eyes just isn't my scene, man.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    I don't like what they did with the eyes, always looked kinda strange to me, especially the way they form arches.
     
  15. Dark Sonic

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    Well, not as much old crash, but rather the Crash Twinsanity designs for all the characters. I think it worked well for all of them

    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9OsCnTOi0Q" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9OsCnTOi0Q</a>
     
  16. Ritz

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    Huh. Yeah, that design would suffice. Crash has always looked decent in-game, really, it's just when he starts looking like <a href="http://www.calshop.biz/gol_2005-2006/immagini/PS2/C/Crash_Bandicoot_Ps2.jpg" target="_blank">this</a> that my sinuses start acting up. I'd take either-or, but the new Crash has grown on me.

    Also, Twinsanity actually looks like a decent game here. What's the verdict on that?
     
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    The video was removed before I could see it but I would love a new Crash Bandicoot thats more like the old ones and less hardcore if you know what I mean.

    Twinsanity isn't bad. Cutscenes are seriously hilarious and the concept is very original.

    Sometimes it will have you shouting at how frustrating it is (camera, controls, cheap shots).

    All in all I would say get it because it's worth it, even if it does frustrate a little bit.

    Also the soundtrack wins it back, an entire acapella soundtrack with awesome tracks is WIN
     
  18. W.A.C.

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    There must be some other site that has that video. :/ Can someone find it?