Crash Bandicoot Feels at Home on Switch
Although Crash Bandicoot has been a Sony mascot for years upon years, Activision has broadened the horizons of the loveable character and brought him to the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, making Crash 1-3 officially playable on all three major companies products. While the game looks better on Xbox One and Ps4, there is something special about playing it on Nintendo Switch.
Graphically, the Switch cannot compare, and the game can look pretty dismal at times when you look closely at the backgrounds, textures, and even at times, the frame rate. But like we at GamesReviews.com have said on numerous occasions, there is something special about playing games on a handheld device, on the go. Whether waiting in line at the doctors office or waiting for your oil change to finish, the Nintendo Switch really is the perfect hybrid system. On the base, it is fantastic, but when you gotta go, you gotta go, and being able to take the device with you, picking up right where you left off, is huge.
And while not every game is going to feel great on the Switch – Sports games come to mind, as do heavy first person shooter experiences – others really do. And in many situations, it just makes logical sense. Whether it is the latest platforming adventure, the newest cartoon RPG, or a fun arcade puzzle experience, they all have one thing in common, and that is that they would work really well on Nintendo Switch.
So back to Crash Bandicoot. Sure, it’s not as beautiful, and perhaps it doesn’t run quite as well. But at the end of the day, the user experience outside those elements is also important, and the gameplay of Crash Bandicoot is really what stands the test of time. We all loved it back on the early original systems, and we should love it today, regardless of how it looks on each specific unit.
Take Crash Bandicoot for a ride on Nintendo Switch. It will be one you enjoy throughout!