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Crash: Mind Over Mutant
12 May 2010
Excerpt: My first thought when the latest Crash Bandicoot game, Mind Over Mutant, arrived on my desk was “Oh no, another mascot platformer”. So have to admit I did not have high expectations for it given that I am slightly tainted by these types of games.
Excerpt: The back of Mind Over Mutant's box is misleading. It lists two-player co-op, monster control, and Crash's signature fighting style as the game's standout features. These elements are certainly present, but they take a back seat to the real feature set: unpredictable framerates, extensive...
Excerpt: If I was to start tossing out words, certain images or characters would leap into your brain. For instance, if someone spoke the word Nintendo, chances are that you would think of Mario, that iconic plumber known by practically everyone.
Summary: Despite all its flaws, I had genuine fun with
Crash Bandicoot: Mind Over Mutant
. I dealt with the annoying camera, backtracked as much as I could stand, and still ended up smiling throughout it all.
Pros: Hilarious one-liners and audio really make the game., Achievements galore for junkies., Interesting new mechanics that allow Crash to control creatures are fun and easy to control., The game is genuinely fun!
Cons: Graphics are only subpar., No camera control., Some may get annoyed with the game's repetitive nature and backtracking system.
Conclusion: and discovered that I had completed an optional mission. Although the adventures themselves are fun, there never seems to be a real point behind Crash’s actions and after a few hours of wandering, the main game can get tiring.
Excerpt: Crash: Mind over Mutant is (probably) the eleventy-hundred and fourth (Well… fifteenth) installment in the Crash Bandicoot series, and the latest game staring the games hero known as “Crash” to reach the market.
Conclusion: Mind Over Mutant has the building blocks of a great platformer, but with a dearth of content and an inexcusable amount of back-tracking, it's impossible to recommend this game for anything more than a rental.