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  • Summary: Crash's worst enemy is now his favorite weapon! A new evil has invaded the island paradise of Crash Bandicoot with sinister plans of destruction. In a strange twist, Crash reluctantly pairs with his arch-enemy, Dr. Neo Cortex, in order to save his world. Through their unorthodox partnership, Cortex is abused as Crash's favorite weapon when Crash and Cortex are controlled as one in an hilarious all-new gameplay mechanic. Encounter reactive enemies, fully immersive environments, and a wacky cast of all new characters in Crash Bandicoot's craziest and funniest adventure ever. [Vivendi Universal] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 38
  2. Negative: 7 out of 38
  1. Creating a gamer's game through and through, Traveller's Tales has delivered a 60 fps cartoon epic without sacrificing expanse, dwarfing boss encounters or vivid effects by skillfully balancing model and environment integrity with performance. [Oct 2004, p.69]
  2. I was pleasantly surprised by what I found here. When it wasn't kicking my head in for little to no reason, Twinsanity's a fun and funny game that's well worth a few hours of your time.
  3. A decent game which is heavily pulled down by the lack of save points.
  4. All the ingredients for a nice simple and playable game are here, it’s just that carelessness and an unpolished roughness drags the game down to mediocre levels.
  5. The pinpoint difficulty of the proceedings also limits the game’s appeal to either small children that will play anything or hardcore “Crash” fans from the PSOne era.
  6. It doesn't do anything we've never seen before, but what it does do is usually done well.
  7. Full completion of the game takes time, and whilst there are some nice extras on the DVD to unlock, you can't get around the fact that it's time that could be spent doing something far, far better.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 38
  2. Negative: 6 out of 38
  1. Mar 8, 2014
    10
    Crash Twinsanity is my main childhood memory, & when I went back to it years later, I found that opinions of the game had not changed at all, in fact, I loved it even more.
    The main thing that really impressed me is that every single level in the game felt perfect, especially my favourite two levels, Classroom Chaos & Ant Agony, Classroom Chaos is complete chaos as the title suggests, whereas Ant Agony is an incredibly long, platform heavy blast through the evil twins lair, it was always my favourite when I was a child.
    Another thing I really love is the way you travel to 4 completely different locations throughout the course of the game, you go to Crash's island, Cortex's ice base, Nina's school, & the evil twins dimension, otherwise known as the 10th dimension, the 10th dimention is my favourite part of this game.
    The soundtrack is the best the series has seen so far, it's absolutely brilliant, fast & exciting.
    The story is also simple & fun, but can be a bit inconsistent, although I'm sure whether that's the story or the inclusion of welcome but unnecessary characters, but one of my favourite things about this game is the humour, Cortex is absolutly hilarious in this game, which is great, but my favourite thing about the game is how you can play as three different characters, Crash, Cortex, & Nina, & they all work perfectly, I admit I've had some irritating issues with Nina's section of the final boss, but she's still great & I hope she is playable again, when we eventually get another crash game, seriously it's been 4 years since the last Crash Bandicoot game, so if any video game developer from Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo, or all you third-party companies, we miss Crash Bandicoot, & my needs will not be complete until we get another Crash Bandicoot game, just don't make it like Crash of the Titans or Mind over Mutant, Thank you!
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  2. Apr 13, 2012
    10
    This game is amazing. Unlike wrath of cortex this game delivers upon expectations and exceeds those predicted with it's buetiful visuals, great music, and funny jokes mixed with good gameplay this game is a must own to anyone. Expand
  3. May 3, 2011
    9
    I own most of the older Crash games, along with some newer ones. And I have to say, this game is freakin' amazing! The story is quirky and is meant to be humorous, not deep or engaging. The gameplay is platforming, but it's done so well! The variety of movies is alot more varied then the usual jump and spin. Also, you play as multiple characters, and they all play differently. Also, my favorite part of the game - the music! Every song incorporates vocals; but they're not singing, they're humming, whistling, and making weird noises that makes some actually quite unique music. Highly recommended if you can still find it! Expand
  4. Apr 26, 2013
    8
    It doesn't feel the same as Naughty Dog's games, but that's simply not the case, Crash Twinsanity makes up that terrible Lacklustre Wrath of Cortex and takes Crash into a whole new direction without losing the plot or potential as a great platformer. After playing Wrath of Cortex, you may think "how can they take Crash any further?" well, Crash and Cortex meet the "Evil Twins" who come to their island, they plan to destroy their island paradise and has Crash & Cortex teaming up and working together, and yes, they do fall out several times. The levels are great and good for this Crash game especially the 3rd set of them. Often, you will be dragging Cortex via crystal and using him as a weapon. If you begin to get bored during the iceberg place, then just carry on because the game will get more interesting after that, it gets better. Only thing I don't like about this game is that you only get to play Cortex and Nina just once, this game should've been bigger. As for the "mixed" or bad reviews, they didn't like Crash Bandicoot 4 much because of the bad design, lacklustre gameplay and that the game was the same as its predecessors, they finally get a whole new game and they still don't think of it as much of an improvement or a great game. Oh yeah, whether this game was rushed or not, I don't know. I wish they did a direct sequel to this game, including with the same developers, sadly, this is the last Crash Bandicoot game before it all falls apart with that stupid Crash of The Titans & Mind Over Mutant. Although Crash Tag Team Racing is also a very good game as well, I mean chronically. To me, Crash Twinsanity is the last Crash game. While you might not go back and play the levels again other than to get the remaining gems and then be totally done with this game and not come back, this game is atleast fun while it lasts. Expand
  5. Jul 1, 2012
    7
    Playing Crash Twinsanity was a bitter sweet experience for me. I saw a preview for it on a Sonic X VHS and, being the Crash fan that I am, I wanted it so bad. But chance upon chance, I missed every single oppertunity to buy the game. Then I finally got it years later. Playing this game is a love it or hate it situation. There are a lot of problems in the game the bog it down and it is understandable why you would hate it, but down to the core gameplay, It's just plain fun. Twinsanity is the first game in the Crash series that seperates from it's roots. Up to now, Crash has been doing the same thing over and over again, so this is a breath of fresh air. Unlike...that abomination known as Crash Nitro Kart. The story revolves around Two evils creatures known as the Evil Twins trying to destroy the world for some reason that is dicovered later on. Crash and Cortex team up to fight these two and save their world. The story within itself is fine, but it's progression is just stupid. The appearence of The Evil Twins is just completely random and it just throws the player off guard. These two random characters pop out of nowhere and just start torturing Crash and Cortex and we have no idea why, and there are consistant plotholes, but nothing too big. This has got to be the most cartoony Crash game I have ever played in my entire life The whole world feels like a playable cartoon, and the music is...um...different from the rest of the series...I'm glad that they just didn't take the Crash Warped theme and sticked it onto this like every other game before it. It's different and even catchy, but it can get annoying and the boss music is the best out of all! I can't exactly escribe it. You really have tpo hear it to see how different the music is. The graphics are indeed Crash Bandicoot. This is the one Crash bandicoot game I have played that has come oh so close to the presentation that the original Crash Bandicoot had. Lushoious, 3-D enviorments keep the game's cartoony charm, and with a wide variety of places to explore, it's hard not to appreciate the game's presentation. The game is open world, so It's different from the past Crash bandicoot games. While it's supposed to be open world, I feel like I can't go whereever I want for some reason. The world is large and there are 4 individual worlds to explore each with 5 places inside them, making the world large, but I still feel restricted. Now to the gameplay. This is definetley a mix bag. First off let's talk about one thing that you will encounter countless times: Cheap Death. The game comes up with as many cheap ways for you to die as possible, and since life boxes do not respawn, the only way to regain lives are by collecting wumpa fruit. Why are there cheap deaths? 3 reasons the could have been obviously fixed by TRaveler's Tales: 1. Nitros kill you in one hit. In every other Crash game, the nitro could only kill you if you didn't have Aku Aku, but in this game, an explosion of any kind IS GOING TO KILL YOU!!! EVEN IF YOU'RE INVINCIBLE, THE NITROS WILL KILL YOU!!!! WHY THE SUDDEN CHANGE? IS THIS TO RAISE THE AMOUNT OF DIFFICULTY THE GAME HAS? WELL IT'S NOT WORKING!! THIS COMES OFF AS CHEAP! AND TRUST ME, YOU WILL DIE BECAUSE OF THESE THINGS, WETHER THEY BE HIDDEN OR YOU'RE RUNNING AWAY FROM A BUS AND YOU FORGOT TO HIT A CRATE HAT WOULD'VE DESTROYED THEM BEFOREHAND, THERE IS NO ESCAPE!!! 2. Glitches. Everything from Aku Aku not appearing to ammo boxes not responing to falling off a cliff thats too high WHICH HAS NEVER HAPPENED IN A CRASH GAME BEFORE, FROM PHASING INTO A WALL TO just touching a charcater, everything is here. 3. Camera. The camer can seriously screw you up in platforming sections because it views you at awkward angles making you unable to see your shadow, and some platforms won't cast your shadow which is a must in platforming! Sometimes the camera will spaz out on you, and you'll run into A NITRO AND FREAKING DIE ANOTHER CHEAP DEATH!!! I MEAN...JUST...FDSCGESRAKHFVGSUHYFUHGSSGUJNHFCU CXBVUYNHFDCUBVGDRTCBG...ok...I'm good now... at certain times, you can control Nina and Cortex. Cortex is just pathetic. He just mostly consitis of poor shooting sections and you can't even jump over boxes with him. Plus, you only get to play as him twice. They must've knew he sucked, since most of the game you'll be playing as crash. Nina is actually fun. They try to put her in platforming scetions, and they do it quite well. Sometimes, you'll controll both crash and cortex. This works, as well as the snowboarding section, although the control is ridiculouly awkward. I found myself in the air trying to turn, but i just rotate and NITRO BOXES KILL ME AGAIN!!! Wuth all of these problems, the best part is the core itself. All of these problems are small and if you can except the game for what it is, Twinsanity...can be a good game. I give it a 7.5 Expand
  6. Oct 10, 2011
    6
    For the first hour and a half of the game, it's all about pure addictive platforming, colorful visuals, and hilarious dialogue. However, at at least 50 percent into the game, that fun is crushed by seemingly rushed gameplay mechanics, bugs, and lack of dialogue, making the game ultimately passable. Expand
  7. Mar 24, 2013
    3
    I grew up being a huge fan of the Crash Bandicoot franchise as a child. To this day I can go back and play any of the PS1 games. I even remember liking the Wrath of Cortex for PS2, but Twinsanity is by far the worst Crash Bandicoot game if not the worst game I have ever played in general. The story is bad, the soundtrack is painful to listen to, the game was poorly edited, and it was just a mess. I do not dare try playing any of the Crash games that came after this. This game was nothing like its predecessors. Expand

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