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  • Summary: The devious villains Neo Cortex and Dr. N. Tropy have finally escaped their interdimensional prison, leaving an evil scientist sized hole in the universe. Now they’ve got their eyes set on not only simply conquering this dimension, but ALL dimensions, and it’s up to Crash and Coco to saveThe devious villains Neo Cortex and Dr. N. Tropy have finally escaped their interdimensional prison, leaving an evil scientist sized hole in the universe. Now they’ve got their eyes set on not only simply conquering this dimension, but ALL dimensions, and it’s up to Crash and Coco to save the day. N. Sanity Beach is where Crash’s adventure first started, and where it begins in Crash 4. But there have definitely been changes since players first saw N. Sanity Beach all those years ago, and throughout Crash 4 you’ll notice changes to gameplay and even the art style. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Oct 1, 2020
    98
    Crash Bandicoot arrives spinning and jumping in a new release that solidifies even more the great work that Toys for Bob has been doing with its resmasters. Crash Bandicoot 4: It's about time could easily be on the podium of the best of Crash.
  2. Oct 1, 2020
    90
    Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is an incredible return from a beloved franchise that hadn't had a new game for a decade. It takes everything that made the original trilogy great and expands it in a way we only think it could surpass... Naughty Dog itself.
  3. Oct 6, 2020
    90
    Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is a reminder of how good platformers can be when in the right hands. Taking you through several diverse dimensions with their own unique challenges, Crash Bandicoot 4 combines responsive controls and a gorgeous art style to create an exciting adventure. Do I remember the story? Not too much, but the gameplay is where Crash shines. A new Modern mode in addition to its Retro mode makes it even more accessible for everyone.
  4. Oct 1, 2020
    86
    Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time has everything that they asked of a new numbered installment of the saga. It is fun, varied and with a multitude of things to do. A must have for fans.
  5. Oct 11, 2020
    84
    Activision and Toys for Bob successfully manage to deliver a proper and direct sequel to Crash's original trilogy, doing justice to the franchise's classical gameplay formula but also adding more gameplay variety and lots of content. A game to play, both for nostalgic players and new platforming enthusiasts.
  6. Oct 1, 2020
    80
    Even more so than playing the N.Sane Trilogy, which literally remade the original Crash games from my youth, playing Crash 4 felt like getting back in touch with the series. It's an injection of new ideas into now-classic gameplay that surprises and delights, even as it feels like a homecoming. Truly, games like this are why we come running back to long-dormant franchises with open arms.
  7. Oct 2, 2020
    60
    There’s a lot holding Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time back from being the leading platforming experience it could be. Its lack of accessibility is a real issue, and it’s still plagued with problems that existed in the original Crash games, like awkward camera angles and imprecise jumping. But it is a beautiful-looking game, and fans of the series will undoubtedly get a serious kick out of being back in control of Crash – even if they will need god-like patience for some of the game’s more trying sections. Its extra content is a let-down though, and the full RRP for a game that most players will be done with in around eight hours leaves a big question mark over whether Crash Bandicoot 4 is a worthwhile purchase.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 41
  2. Negative: 4 out of 41
  1. Apr 20, 2022
    10
    Its taken a good 20 years but crash 3 got a sequel and japanese box artists were mocked in the process. First of all, it looks brilliant, itsIts taken a good 20 years but crash 3 got a sequel and japanese box artists were mocked in the process. First of all, it looks brilliant, its the best looking crash game yet I would say. Its gameplay and controls are also spot on with a very useful feature in a little yellow circle that indicates where you will land. I also like how emphasised the new mask power-ups and crate breaking goals are. Its a fine story too. You can also watch n tropy flirt with himself and dingodile start cursing and blinding. For nostalgia purposes I would like crash to stay family friendly ( even though tawna ) but if this keeps him relevant I am ok with it. But I must say, christ was getting 106% hard. It took me 80+ hours. But a great game nonetheless and I hope crash 5 will build upon this game. Top marks. Expand
  2. Oct 3, 2020
    10
    The return of one of the best franchises. A challenging, but fair platformer with new additions like the Quantum Masks, N Verted mode andThe return of one of the best franchises. A challenging, but fair platformer with new additions like the Quantum Masks, N Verted mode and Flashback Tapes. This expands the classic formula without breaking the core gameplay. If you are a fan of the franchise or of the genre, i recommend it.
    PD: Crash is back.
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  3. Oct 6, 2020
    10
    Sin dudas después de varios años, sin una entrega completamente nueva, Activision y Toys for Bob han sabido cómo rescatar la franquicia deSin dudas después de varios años, sin una entrega completamente nueva, Activision y Toys for Bob han sabido cómo rescatar la franquicia de Crash Bandicoot al estilo de la trilogía original. El juego ofrece horas de diversión, con el toque esencial de los niveles de plataforma que hacen a Crash especial. La dificultad que tiene es absolutamente retadora, todos los que jugaron los primeros juegos de Crash valorarán cada uno de los niveles del juego. Ya era hora de una nueva aventura. Expand
  4. May 3, 2021
    9
    Easily the best crash bandicoot game I have ever played. The visuals and art style are amazing, it had some of the best graphics in any crashEasily the best crash bandicoot game I have ever played. The visuals and art style are amazing, it had some of the best graphics in any crash bandicoot game, the level design is top notch with some of the most creative and varied levels in any platforming game, the gameplay is superb the controls are very tight, almost every level have unique characteristics and enemies with cleverly designed platforming sections and the quantum masks are extremely fun to utilize with epic and awesome boss battle and I enjoyed the other playable characters and the soundtrack is very catchy, I enjoyed the story it had fun characters and the cutscenes are fun to watch with great dialogues. However can't give it a 10/10  because of the loading times and other few nitpicks, getting the box gem can be a fun challenge but some of the levels have boxes hidden of screen so you will miss boxes a lot and it's a cheap way to force you replaying the levels and wait for a long loading times, but collecting boxes is not the only side stuff you can do, you have time trials of course and the no death gem and the perfect relics, and the perfect relics are ridiculous the levels are too long and difficult so beating them while breaking every box and not dying just don't work it's not fun it's just tedious because you have to wait around half minute every time you replay the levels, a solution for this is just remove the loading screen and the completion will be more than fine and manageable, the inverted mode is cool but I don't know why you have to collect six gems in every level again, the flashback tapes are the only great side content it'll give you new levels and extra dialogues, those things are optional so don't bother doing them if you are not interested, playing the game casually and just going from level to level and enjoying the level design until you beat the story it's one of the best platforming games ever made Expand
  5. Jun 16, 2021
    8
    Aparentemente Nuestro marsupial preferido a vuelto a sus raíces de su época dorada. Y tenían razón. El inicio es canónico y coherente, Se veAparentemente Nuestro marsupial preferido a vuelto a sus raíces de su época dorada. Y tenían razón. El inicio es canónico y coherente, Se ve hermoso y buen framerate (A veces en xbox one donde juge tiene un poco de caídas de fps pero nada grave), nuevas jugabilidades y personajes, y controles muy cómodos. Pero también tienen puntos neutrales como la actitud de personajes como crash o cortex. Y sin duda el punto mas terrible del juego es su tremenda dificultad. Tienes que conseguir 6 GEMAS en cada nivel y eso incluye a los extras(Y repetir la segunda mitad del nivel con crash y coco sin morir), Y también en el modo n.vertido se tiene que repetir TODO. Y los niveles son muy largos. Y cuando completas TODO, Solo te dan una reliquia extra, Atuendos y un final...y ya. Pero sin duda recomendable para jugar. (Hagan lo que hagan no lo hagan en 105% en la primera vez. Exhausta mucho. Hagan casual run en la primera vez)

    Apparently our favorite marsupial has returned to its roots from its golden age. And they were right. The start is canonical and consistent, It looks beautiful and good framerate (Sometimes on xbox one where it plays a bit of fps drops but nothing serious), new gameplay and characters, and very comfortable controls. But they also have neutral points like the attitude of characters like crash or cortex. And without a doubt the most terrible point of the game is its tremendous difficulty. You have to get 6 GEMS in each level and that includes the extras (And repeat the second half of the level with crash and coco without dying), And also in the inverted mode you have to repeat EVERYTHING. And the levels are very long. And when you complete EVERYTHING, you just get an extra Relic, Outfits and an ending ... and that's it. But definitely recommended to play. (Whatever you do, don't do it at 105% the first time. It tires a lot. Do a casual run the first time)

    -TangoRingo
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  6. Jan 15, 2022
    7
    Un crash bandicoot que te recuerda a los antiguos, con alguna pantalla muy muy difícil. Quizás lo veo demasiado infantilizado. Si te gustó enUn crash bandicoot que te recuerda a los antiguos, con alguna pantalla muy muy difícil. Quizás lo veo demasiado infantilizado. Si te gustó en sus tiempos lo disfrutarás ahora también! Expand
  7. Jul 8, 2022
    0
    the game is really bad and not creative and it is boring to play it is a boring game

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