Summary: The platform world is a strange one indeed. Personally I think they represent all that is bad about the games industry. While the graphics may have improved, every platformed I've seen in the last 5 years seems to have been a clone of the others. This unfortunately is no different.
Summary: I got this game to play on my 360, as the 360 itself has disappointingly few platform games of its own. Be warned, this game is fun, the graphics are great, the gameplay is good, music is ok (though I agree how some can find it annoying) HOWEVER as others have said, it can be difficult.
Summary: It is the best platform game on the x-box right now.... but that doesn't make it a great game. The camera is poor, and the levels are confusing... too much graphical flair. BUT, and it is a big butt (see Sir Mixalot), it's an enjoyable romp that will keep you vaguley entertained.
Summary: Great Bandicoot fun but quite a lot tougher than Crash Bandicoot - the wrath of Cortex! Kids are starting to feel a bit defeated by it as struggling to get beyond the second level. Enjoying the Crash/Dr Cortex power struggle element though. Perhaps it will get easier with practice....