Videogame Hot takes



  • @sheria
    A bear, using a bird. It's preposterous.



  • Crash Bandicoot(2017) is one of the worst remakes! It is just a graphically enhanced PS1 game with awful mechanics, this kind of game in this age is unacceptable while there are a lot better platformers out there. They should have touched and upgraded the gameplay too.

    It is just a torture and not fun at all. And don't get me start on those camera angles/perspective of the world, platforms, space etc.



  • @scotty said in Videogame Hot takes:

    Crash Bandicoot(2017) is one of the worst remakes! It is just a graphically enhanced PS1 game with awful mechanics, this kind of game in this age is unacceptable while there are a lot better platformers out there. They should have touch and upgrade the gameplay too.

    I'd say the Crash, Spyro, SotC and Demon's Souls remakes are the best examples out there personally.
    I may be sensing sarcasm, but then given the thread...



  • @sheria

    No sarcasm here.



  • @scotty said in Videogame Hot takes:

    @sheria

    No sarcasm here.

    Fair enough. Is that a failure of the remake though or just a dislike for the type of game?



  • @scotty I agree they managed to make a mediocre 3d & 2d platformer in the same game. Also the difficulty made my son cry.



  • @scotty Crash Bandicoot N'Sane Trilogy seems like it's nothing more than nostalgia bait with fresh visuals.



  • @paulmci27 said in Videogame Hot takes:

    @scotty I agree they managed to make a mediocre 3d & 2d platformer in the same game. Also the difficulty made my son cry.

    I'm confused. I get you think Crash isn't very good, which is fair enough, but what you're actually agreeing to is that the recent release is one of the worst remakes.
    What exactly makes it a bad remake specifically?



  • @sheria I think it's a great Remake the game is gorgeous along with Spyro. I don't think the games are great. I actually think 2 & 3 are just okay at best.



  • @paulmci27 said in Videogame Hot takes:

    @sheria I think it's a great Remake the game is gorgeous along with Spyro. I don't think the games are great. I actually think 2 & 3 are just okay at best.

    That's more than fair. I disagree personally but thats what hot takes are about. 😁
    You agreed with someone saying it was a bad remake though, that's the only reason I questioned it.



  • @sheria Apologies for the confusion.



  • @sheria

    Let me explain like this: If a game's core mechanics are good enough, just changing the techinal parts graphics etc are nice(SotC for example) but in this situation core game's mechanics are awful and so old, those controls etc. I would like them to also touch the controls, camera angles etc. Think it like RE2, I probably wouldn't care about it if it came exactly like PS1 controls with "that" camera angles, slow gameplay etc. But I love it how they touched everything and still make the even most of the core fans happy along with the people like me who didn't care about the original one.

    @paulmci27 said in Videogame Hot takes:

    Also the difficulty made my son cry.

    Same. I was swearing all the time. Ahahahah



  • @scotty He wanted it for Christmas I warned him he's only 4, way to hard for him. Had to buy him Spyro as well digitaly the same day to keep him happy.



  • @paulmci27

    Aaawww! 🤗 Bro fist the little fella for me. ✌️



  • @scotty said in Videogame Hot takes:

    @sheria

    Let me explain like this: If a game's core mechanics are good enough, just changing the techinal parts graphics etc are nice(SotC for example) but in this situation core game's mechanics are awful and so old, those controls etc. I would like them to also touch the controls, camera angles etc. Think it like RE2, I probably wouldn't care about it if it came exactly like PS1 controls with "that" camera angles, slow gameplay etc. But I love it how they touched everything and still make the even most of the core dans happy.

    Makes more sense now, thanks.

    I personally love remakes that remain faithful, In fact I think they best fit the term "remake".

    That said I'm not really aware of many 2D/3D platformers that did it a lot better than Crash. Pandemonium and Klonoa strived for a mix of perspectives and then you had Croc & Gex which were pushing full 3D like Mario 64. Thing was though, Crash was still pushing its own thing for three games and played it very differently.

    I'd hate to lose a style of game just because of technical advances. All of the games mentioned above are distinct and unique. It would be like denying Shovel Knight its existence just because there's people who'd argue it's old and out of date.



  • @sheria

    I think what should stay exactly like it is and what should change a lot of its features while holding the core when remaking it is more of a personal choice.

    For example, I'm sure there will be people who will defend RE4 Remake should keep the shooting mechanic where you can't move while I find it very ridiculous thing to keep.

    I don't think it's fair to compare retro style games with these remakes where what it was is obvious and how they can improve it while trying again.



  • @scotty said in Videogame Hot takes:

    @sheria

    I think what should stay exactly like it is and what should change a lot of its features while holding the core when remaking it is more of a personal choice.

    For example, I'm sure there will be people who will defend RE4 Remake should keep the shooting mechanic where you can't move while I find it very ridiculous thing to keep.

    I don't think it's fair to compare retro style games with these remakes where what it was is obvious aand how they can improve it while trying again.

    There's a lof of variables I guess.

    Sticking with Crash though, the game you agreed was a poor remake. What exactly would a Crash 1 remake look like and play like to you?



  • @sheria

    I wouldn't mind it looking like it is, it is looking good enough.

    What I would change: Jumping(it's been a month since I finished it but I guesss my main problem was its speed if it makes sense, didn't felt tight enough), camera angle(how far or near the platform is, I usually couldn't understand in 3D chapters), hitbox of Crash is ridiculous I was like "When did I touched that turtle!?" most of the time.


  • Banned

    @sheria It's a floaty, generally janky as hell platformer that only got by because there wasn't really anything else like it at the time.
    The music was pretty good too I guess.

    Most of Rare's 3D platformers were pretty terrible tbh. Don't get me started on Donkey Kong 64.



  • @el-shmiablo said in Videogame Hot takes:

    Don't get me started on Donkey Kong 64.

    You said it first so I'm not even coming in hot but I also really don't like DK 64. It just isn't very fun...

    I liked Banjo from the vibes but keep in mind that I was really young and didn't think critically of it. But I've gone back and played DK 64 since I own it and I just don't enjoy it at all now let alone then.

    Quite honestly, I don't even like Mario 64 that much. The game is so ugly and the camera is infuriating to me. I didn't like it at all when I was little and it was mainly those deep colours that grossed me out. I much preferred Sunshine, but to be fair, I was older and understood games a lot more by then.