new Crash Bandicoot design spotted at Vicarious Visions office

#515kittleMonsterPosted 1/5/2013 2:28:06 PM
ImDyinSquirtle posted...
IHeartJessAlba posted...
Huge post, so I'm sure I'm gonna get a lot of TL;DR's, and I really don't care. I've never really talked about Crash before, but people keep bringing him up like some golden idol from PlayStation's heyday, which he never, ever was.

So full disclosure here, while I was the PERFECT age to have got into Crash from jump, I never liked him. I thought he was rather... well, pedantic is not the right word... I guess the best example would be like, Poochy from Itchy & Scratchy. Mario and Sonic were Itchy & Scratchy, and then Crash comes along, and dies on his way to his home planet. He just seemed bogus to me.

Anyways, that's all weird, because action platformers are my jam. So he should embody what I love about video games, and be a part of my PSX memories.

Instead I know absolutely squat about him or the characters. I know him, and that Neo Cortex guy. That's it.

So when I see character updates of him or his "crew" that I know nothing about, it just looks like a cheap Insomniac knockoff. Like, the characters and everything seem fine to me in that "titan" pic that was posted... Aside from Crash, actually. Because he's the only one that I recognized from before. So as far as a "rebranding" is concerned, I see absolutely nothing wrong with that team, save for it looks like a third party developing an Insomniac title for PSP or something. I'm not really feeling the whole fuss about it at all.

As for Popeye-Crash, if they made his hands normal size, he'd be fine, in my book.

But I have absolutely zero care about the character at all. I get that it's akin to a Nintendo fan hating on Metroid or something, so my points are probably invalid. But I come from the exact demographic that Crash was aimed at, and he's NEVER struck a chord with me. If some dev could potentially remake the character, and update him enough to actually get someone like me to be interested in him, why not try?

I don't get all this hate for rebranding Crash. Yes, the tattoos and tiny head are dumb. I was also under the impression that he was given a cheesy Mohawk at some point, too. So I guess they never really rebranded him, and just sunk him deeper and deeper into that punk/rebel/moron hole that he teetered on at the beginning, and now wallows in.

They've tried to make him work. They've pumped out remodels, they've adjusted him and his games. But at the end of the day, he's just a generic platformer. He's not really a mascot. Sure, people love him, and he has a series of games. But he's along the lines of say, a Gex, or even a Banjo-Kazooie. His games are dece, his character is dece, but he's never going to carry a system or franchise on his own.

So while I sympathize with the fans of the games, because he's part of your childhood, or nostalgic in your minds, he really isn't some super mascot. I get that he's a top requested character. But I just feel like he's pointless now. You'll never have PSX Crash again. Any dev that touches him will want to put their mark on him...

So instead of crying about how he looks now, or how he looked then, just realize that the character, and franchise, is completely and utterly dead. And I really cannot foresee them ever touching "old" Crash ever again.


Summary: I have no idea what I'm talking about


That about sums it up
#52CrabhammarPosted 1/5/2013 2:30:49 PM
ImDyinSquirtle posted...
IHeartJessAlba posted...
Huge post, so I'm sure I'm gonna get a lot of TL;DR's, and I really don't care. I've never really talked about Crash before, but people keep bringing him up like some golden idol from PlayStation's heyday, which he never, ever was.

So full disclosure here, while I was the PERFECT age to have got into Crash from jump, I never liked him. I thought he was rather... well, pedantic is not the right word... I guess the best example would be like, Poochy from Itchy & Scratchy. Mario and Sonic were Itchy & Scratchy, and then Crash comes along, and dies on his way to his home planet. He just seemed bogus to me.

Anyways, that's all weird, because action platformers are my jam. So he should embody what I love about video games, and be a part of my PSX memories.

Instead I know absolutely squat about him or the characters. I know him, and that Neo Cortex guy. That's it.

So when I see character updates of him or his "crew" that I know nothing about, it just looks like a cheap Insomniac knockoff. Like, the characters and everything seem fine to me in that "titan" pic that was posted... Aside from Crash, actually. Because he's the only one that I recognized from before. So as far as a "rebranding" is concerned, I see absolutely nothing wrong with that team, save for it looks like a third party developing an Insomniac title for PSP or something. I'm not really feeling the whole fuss about it at all.

As for Popeye-Crash, if they made his hands normal size, he'd be fine, in my book.

But I have absolutely zero care about the character at all. I get that it's akin to a Nintendo fan hating on Metroid or something, so my points are probably invalid. But I come from the exact demographic that Crash was aimed at, and he's NEVER struck a chord with me. If some dev could potentially remake the character, and update him enough to actually get someone like me to be interested in him, why not try?

I don't get all this hate for rebranding Crash. Yes, the tattoos and tiny head are dumb. I was also under the impression that he was given a cheesy Mohawk at some point, too. So I guess they never really rebranded him, and just sunk him deeper and deeper into that punk/rebel/moron hole that he teetered on at the beginning, and now wallows in.

They've tried to make him work. They've pumped out remodels, they've adjusted him and his games. But at the end of the day, he's just a generic platformer. He's not really a mascot. Sure, people love him, and he has a series of games. But he's along the lines of say, a Gex, or even a Banjo-Kazooie. His games are dece, his character is dece, but he's never going to carry a system or franchise on his own.

So while I sympathize with the fans of the games, because he's part of your childhood, or nostalgic in your minds, he really isn't some super mascot. I get that he's a top requested character. But I just feel like he's pointless now. You'll never have PSX Crash again. Any dev that touches him will want to put their mark on him...

So instead of crying about how he looks now, or how he looked then, just realize that the character, and franchise, is completely and utterly dead. And I really cannot foresee them ever touching "old" Crash ever again.


Summary: I have no idea what I'm talking about


This, seriously.
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#53TheBestGman2007Posted 1/5/2013 2:40:59 PM
I wish they'd use the Twinsanity model. I've played every crash, and asides from Cortex Strikes Back, Twinsanity is my favorite.
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#54Charizard18Posted 1/5/2013 2:44:33 PM
TheBestGman2007 posted...
I wish they'd use the Twinsanity model. I've played every crash, and asides from Cortex Strikes Back, Twinsanity is my favorite.


They used the Twinsanity designs for his latest game (an iOS racing game), so maybe there's still hope...
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#55ShorydoukenPosted 1/5/2013 2:51:04 PM
KagePakkun posted...
Crabhammar posted...
Alright, I picked a bad example. Crash is probably the least changed out of everyone: http://crashmania.net/images/cott/art/promo/titans5.jpg

Still don't like it >_>


Crush is his name, right?


Get out. Get out now.
#56Hazmat963Posted 1/5/2013 2:53:30 PM
TheBestGman2007 posted...
I wish they'd use the Twinsanity model. I've played every crash, and asides from Cortex Strikes Back, Twinsanity is my favorite.


Twinsanity was so amazing.
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#57Myles98Posted 1/5/2013 2:54:45 PM
They can make a new crash game as I don't mind his redesigns (they all look pretty standard crash) but I SWEAR TO GOD if they don't restore Aku-Aku to his former self (not the mentally challenged monkey face with the s***-eating grin but the proper rectangular mask) I will flip my s***
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#58TheBestGman2007Posted 1/5/2013 2:54:56 PM
Hazmat963 posted...
TheBestGman2007 posted...
I wish they'd use the Twinsanity model. I've played every crash, and asides from Cortex Strikes Back, Twinsanity is my favorite.


Twinsanity was so amazing.


Agreed, too bad it was so short though.
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So he replies: "and how do I manage?"
I dodge the blast, and apologize for collateral damage.
#59SnovvbubPosted 1/5/2013 2:57:44 PM
Now, I'm not a fan of Crash, but when Cole's new look was revealed for Infamous 2, Sucker Punch received enough hate mail and whatnot that they ended up changing it back very shortly thereafter.

You don't suppose something like that could happen here?
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#60Charizard18Posted 1/5/2013 3:04:55 PM
Myles98 posted...
They can make a new crash game as I don't mind his redesigns (they all look pretty standard crash) but I SWEAR TO GOD if they don't restore Aku-Aku to his former self (not the mentally challenged monkey face with the s***-eating grin but the proper rectangular mask) I will flip my s***


Presumably they're going to give him 12 inch biceps.
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