Crash of the Titans
Our favourite Bandicoot returns in CRASH OF
THE TITANS that once again reunites Crash with his arch-nemeses Neo and
Nina Cortex who have unleashed their deadly plan to turn all the
creatures on Crash island into genetic monstrous abominations.
Without even thinking about danger, Crash
valiantly speeds into battle as he attempts to restore harmony to Crash
island before Neo and Nina Cortex threaten the very planet. With this
classic arcade storyline, CRASH OF THE TITANS is a blend of action and
humour in this 3D arcade game that involves puzzles, combat and a
thoroughly entertaining time as players taken on a variety of strange
beasts and their masters.
Don't beat 'em –
Jack 'em! Control, play and BATTLE as 15 different outrageous and
totally unique enemies, including Scorporilla, Ratcicle and
Shellephant – multiple playable weapons! Use their special
abilities, breathe fire and strike with earth-shaking attacks. Use
one enemy as a weapon to blow away the others…and then collect their
skins to replay a level with their powers!
For the first time
ever in a Crash game Crash now has a powerful acrobatic fighting
system: punches and flying kicks, multiple attacks and special
counter moves. Power up skills to unlock new attacks and blazing
combos! Sure, he still spins, but now he's got some serious moves to
back it up!
With an amazingly
expanded moveset, Crash can now interact with his world in totally
new ways. Climb trees, swing from ropes, flip off springboards – but
that's just part of the package. Crash can even toss Aku Aku on the
ground and surf, skate, grind and shred.
Ready for some Crash
on Crash action? That's right – it's twice the Crash! At any point
in the game get your buddy to join in and play as Carbon-Crash, and
work together to unleash total chaos! Crash can even jack
Carbon-Crash (or vice versa) for some hysterical Crash/jacked-Crash
Unlike traditional Crash games, the
developers of this current incarnation have added a variety of new
features and gameplay options into the title making this the most
innovative title to date.
Crash now has the ability to interactive
more with the gaming environment due to his new acrobatic skills,
allowing him to climb ropes and even perform some great snowboarding and
skating moves as he races through Crash island. The player must also
assist Crash in a variety of mini-missions that are all linked with the
The difficulty level of CRASH OF THE TITANS
ranks between easy to moderate, depending on the gamers experience level
and most novice players will have no difficulty in mastering this title.
This is helped by the almost perfect control system on the DualShock
controller that is perfectly mapped. Although most of the buttons are
used, players will have no problem navigating the gaming environment and
challenging the various foes in the game. The game also uses various
checkpoints throughout the levels, ensuring that the player does not
become too frustrated.
Combat is extremely entertaining in this current incarnation of Crash as
the main character can perform a plethora of new fighting moves which
are all easy to master. The new fighting maneuvers of the title make
this game a "light" fighter that allows for flying kicks and even
counter moves which come in handy with some of the opponents you face.
The AI of the title ranges from easy to difficult with some of the boss
characters being quite frustratingly difficult to defeat but each of
these bosses have a "trick" in defeating then.
Graphically, CRASH OF THE TITANS is a
visual candy treat on the PlayStation 2 that features a real Saturday
morning cartoon feel to it with its "cartoony" graphics that suits the
genre perfectly. The gaming environments are extremely detailed and
quite colourful that are matched with a variety of special effects such
as fire effects and gorgeous lighting effects. The main characters are
also well animated with great use of textures, colours that almost make
the characters come to life.
The soundtrack of CRASH OF THE TITANS goes hand-in-hand with the
graphics with its modern yet cute musical score that will make even the
most staunchest of gamers bop along to the theme. Add in a variety of
strange and bizarre sound effects of the universe of Crash and you have
everything you need to compliment your audio experience.
In conclusion, CRASH OF THE TITANS is a very impressive game on the
PlayStation 2 with its detailed yet "cartoony" graphics, addictive
gameplay and amusing storyline that will suit gamers of all ages.
Definitely recommended to those players who are in need of a good arcade
fix and CRASH OF THE TITANS is definitely that game. Go Crash!